Adidas Adizero Adios Pro
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Overview of this review
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro: A record-breaking running shoe
Designed to be the fastest running shoe from the brand, the Adizero Adios Pro is here to deliver speed while breaking racing records along the way:
- The Adizero Adios Pro was on the feet of Kibiwott Kandie (Kenya) when he broke the world record at the Valencia Half Marathon on Dec 6, 2020. His time was 57:32, which is 29 seconds faster than the previous record.
Paving the way with new shoe technologies
EnergyRods. The Adios Pro is the first-ever running shoe from Adidas to feature EnergyRods. It is a game-changer in midfoot support. EnergyRods are carbon-infused rods that mimic the movement of the metatarsals (part of the midfoot bones that connect the ankle to the toes), which helps in reducing the physical impact on the body.
Lightstrike PRO. The Lightstrike PRO is also introduced in the Adios Pro. It is an ultra-lightweight foam that stores and provides better energy return compared to the Adidas Boost technology. And for a more stable ride, a carbon-fiber plate in the heel complements the Lightstrike PRO by providing additional stability for a smoother run.
Celermesh. Not new to Adidas shoes, but still a remarkable addition to the Adios Pro is the Celemesh. Previously seen on the Ultraboost PB, this thin yet sturdy upper material has been tweaked to provide enhanced comfort.
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro vs. Adidas Adizero Pro
It's very easy to confuse the two not only because of the name but also due to the identical uppers and the presence of carbon plates. But here is what makes the two different at the core:
Adizero Adios Pro:
- better for long runs: 10K and up
- higher stack (39/31.5 mm)
- lighter (8 oz/227 g)
- more cushioning
- more propulsion
- better for mid-distance: 10K to half-marathon
- lower stack (32/22 mm)
- heavier (8.3 oz/235 g)
- firmer ride