Adidas Adizero Adios 6: Another plateless speedster

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. 

What is it for? 

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 in your next 5-10K race. 

Pace: Moderate to fast


  • Road
  • Track 

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." 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.6oz / Women 7.8oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 24mm
Heel height: 32mm
Collection: Adidas Adizero, Adidas Continental, Adidas Lightstrike

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