Facts

  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $140
  • Weight
    Men: 8oz
    Women: 6.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Dec 2018
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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94 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The ride is snappy with plenty of heel cushion and a thin responsive forefoot.

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Smooth, efficient, snappy, powerful and duh...fast!

  • 95 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Buttery smooth and so natural that the shoe disappears on my foot.

  • 92 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    For someone of my frame (5’9”, 130 lbs.), I’d consider making this a daily trainer for all but the easiest of recovery days - it’s just a fun shoe to run in, all around.

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Updates to Adidas Adizero Adios 4

  • The Adidas Adizero Adios 4 is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It utilizes a full-length boost™ midsole to cushion the landings and maintain a hearty performance throughout the running session. A thermoplastic support frame maintains the structural integrity of the midfoot.
  • The upper unit of this road companion features Open Mesh which is a highly breathable and lightweight material. It is flanked by a moisture-resistant interior lining and a memory foam collar to complete a form-fitting in-shoe experience.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 size and fit

The Adidas brand has advised consumers to consider a pair that’s half-a-size bigger than their regular choices as the Adizero Adios 4 is apparently smaller than the usual. Trying on a pair or check out user feedback from online sources greatly help in locking in the right size.

When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. This entry in the road running category welcomes runners who have medium foot dimensions.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Adidas Adizero Adios 4 is made up of Continental™ rubber, which is one of the most durable technologies in the market. The material is commonly used in race car tires, giving a long-lasting performance during those multi-tiered races. Now, it extends its protective and skid-resistant nature to outsoles, heightening the quality and value of the shoe.

Adidas external pads are known for their grid-like designs. This seemingly optical trait offers an elevated purpose: to increase the potential for precise traction and foot flexibility through textured nodes and shallow multi-grooves.

Midsole

Boost™ is the Adidas Adizero Adios 4’s midsole unit. This full-length foam is made up of thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) pellets that have been fused together to create a bouncy and shock-resistant piece. The job of the boost™ foam is to maintain comfort without diminishing in form or weighing down the foot.

A thermoplastic skeleton called Torsion System is placed in the midfoot section of the platform. The purpose of this visible add-on is to preserve the structural integrity of the boost™ midsole. It also supports the muscles and tendons of the underfoot, making them feel as though they’re buoyed continuously by a sturdy but unobtrusive frame.

A sock liner is placed above the main cushioning system. This extra piece adds some more cushioning for the foot-pad. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if desired.

Upper

Open Mesh is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Adizero Adios 4. This porous textile accommodates air into the foot-chamber, allowing the foot to experience an airy and dry interior throughout the running session.

The interior sleeve of this running shoe is made using Coolever Mesh Lining. This fabric technology has a softness that prevents chafing and a capacity to wick off moisture. Such a feature may prevent odor and any unpleasant sensations generated by a sweaty run.

Geofit is memory foam, and it’s used for the Adizero Adios 4’s collar. This foam-accommodating feature is tasked with delivering a customized hug that adapts to the exact shapes of the wearer’s ankles and heel. Memory foam has always been touted as a solid choice for those who want guaranteed security and comfort without feeling restricted.

A mix of faux-leather, printed overlays and stitch-reinforcements make up the fit system. These elements work with the flat laces to provide a snug yet adjustable coverage. The stitched portions are holdovers from the very early versions of the Adios series, proving to be helpful in securing the foot and keeping it in place.


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