Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$130
Weight
M: 198g | W: 179g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 22mm | W: 21mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • Many appreciate how fast and light the Adidas Adizero Prime is.

  • Some runners noticed the high quality and durable materials of the shoe.

  • It is very comfortable.

  • It has enough room for toe splay, according to some testers.

  • True to size.

The bad

  • It is super expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Adizero Prime is a lightweight and fast racing shoe. Some runners feel that it is highly expensive but it does not disappoint based on performance and quality. This is a great racing partner that delivers a combination of speed, comfort and protection.



World wide, Adizero Prime is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 8 ratings

5 star
51%
4 star
12%
3 star
37%
2 star
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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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78 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 86
    DropdateLevel 1 expert
    by Drop Date
    Despite the crazy amount of innovations crammed into the shoe Adidas have managed to stop the Primeboost looking too cluttered, keeping the same futuristic knitted ZX vibe that the (very very) limited edition Primeknit Pure Boost had, but beefing it up for more serious athletic use.
  • 82
    Rhalou AllerhandLevel 1 expert
    by Runner's World UK
    Worn by the winners of no less than 17 major marathons and weighing in at just 240g, adidas BOOST foam cushioning provides consistent energy return, which should make every run feel lighter underfoot. 
  • 77
    Charles RodmellLevel 2 expert
    by Gear Selected
    The advantage to the runner is an upper design that should be flexible in all the right places and a bit firmer in others, whilst only having one seam where the entire seamless upper material is then curved around the sole and glued together.
  • 70
    James PooleLevel 1 expert
    by AR Endurance Sports
    Having spent the last few months avoiding drain covers and slowing on corners while running in the Nike Hyperfeel, the outer sole on the Prime Boost is a breath of fresh air.
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Updates to Adizero Prime

The Adidas Adizero Prime features the Primeknit upper technology. It delivers same amount of breathability while being stretchable. It naturally expands with the foot for a more comfortable and irritation-free feel.

It also features the non-marking AdiWear carbon rubber that delivers enough amount of traction while giving added durability on high wear areas. It can survive the damaging properties of the road.

Adizero Prime size and fit

The Adizero Prime is true to its size. It delivers a snug fit in the heel and midfoot area. It also comes with a medium sized forefoot that has enough room for toe splay. This shoe is available in standard D width for men’s and B for women’s.

Outsole

The outer sole of the shoe utilizes the continental rubber outsole that provides reliable traction on both dry and wet surfaces. The non-marking AdiWear carbon rubber delivers durability on high wear areas while improving traction.

Midsole

The Adizero Prime uses the brand’s notable midsole that is lightweight and soft. It is designed to deliver a more responsive and comfortable ride. The Torsion System allows the rearfoot and forefoot to move freely during the run for an enhanced stability.

Upper

The upper of the Adidas Adizero Prime features the Adidas Primeknit that is engineered to give comfortable fit. It expands naturally to adapt to the foot’s shape. This is also designed to reduce irritation and to give added support. It also comes with an external heel counter that wraps the foot securely and allows the Achilles to move.


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