Who should buy the Adidas Adizero Adios 6

Whether you're training or racing, you can rely on the Adidas Adizero Adios 6. It can be your go-to shoe for tempo-paced training runs and is just as reliable as a competition shoe for your next 5-10K race. The shoe is best for moderate-to-fast paces on road and track.

Adidas Adizero Adios 6 Mesh

Who should NOT buy the shoe

If you want to run a marathon and set a new PB, consider getting the Adidas Adizero Boston 10. It is a max-cushioned carbon-plated competition shoe.

A speedster from Adidas

Unlike other modern-day tempo shoes and racing flats, the Adizero Adios 6 from Adidas does not make use of any carbon-fiber plate to up the runner's pace. Instead, it gains speed through its utilization of Lighstrike Pro tech (also present in the brand's propulsive elite racer Adidas Adios Pro). The foam is not only light but is also very energetic and bouncy, which are the essentials of a fast-paced run.

Adidas Adizero Adios 6 Midsole

The Torsion System shank at the bottom also helps to make the ride more stable and snappy.

Adizero Adios 6 vs. 5

  • Just like the Boston 10, the Adidas Adizero Adios 6 integrates both Lighstrike and Lightstrike Pro foam for a more stable, peppy ride
  • The shoe now has an increased stack of 32/24 mm from 21/12
  • For a more comfortable lockdown, the heel collar is made more flexible and "less aggressive"

Adidas Adizero Adios 6 Heel collar

Highly breathable upper

With its see-through upper it's hard to find a more breathable shoe than the Adizero Adios 6.

Adidas Adizero Adios 6 Upper

A durable shoe for hundreds of miles

The Continental rubber shows little-to-no signs of wear even after 50 miles. It will take at least 500 miles for it to start getting serious wear and tear.

Adidas Adizero Adios 6 durability

Great value for money

As one expert puts it, "the price is spot on for what you’re getting." Being $18 cheaper than the average in its category of tempo shoes, the Adizero Adios 6 is considered a bang for the buck.

Adios 6 is lighter than average

At 244 g per shoe, the Adidas Adizero Adios 6 is noticeably lighter than running shoes on average (280 g). And if we take the average for speed shoes (247 g), it is still a few grams lighter.

Adidas Adizero Adios 6 Insole

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.6oz / Women 7.8oz
Drop: Men 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Adidas Adizero Adios 7
Forefoot height: Men 24mm
Heel height: Men 32mm

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