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Arch support
M: 180g | W: 138g
Heel to toe drop
M: 9mm | W: 9mm
Heel height
M: 25mm | W: 25mm
Forefoot height
M: 16mm | W: 16mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Feather 4 is very light.

  • The decent cushioning in the Adidas Feather 4 makes it a doable option as a high-mileage option or marathon shoe.

  • It is very flexible.

  • Some runners heaped praised on the shoe’s outsole durability.

  • A fit that hugs really hugs the foot encourages runners to pick up their pace.

  • The responsive features of the midsole are very noticeable, according to a handful of users.

  • A few runners loved the smooth transition of the Adizero Feather 4.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of the reviews mentioned a toe box that could use a little more room.

  • The price is a little expensive.

Bottom line

A feather in the cap of Adidas’ collection of shoes is the Adizero Feather 4. It seeks to carve a niche in the increasingly popular lightweight shoes with decent cushioning for long-distance running. The Feather 4 excels because of the foot-molding comfort and a barely-there arch support that is a minimalist’s dream come true.

World wide, Adizero Feather 4 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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Expert reviews

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85 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 83
    Running MagazineLevel 3 expert
    by Running Magazine
    Targeted at fast, biomechanically efficient runners, the Adizero Feather combines shockingly low weight with a plush yet responsive ride.
  • 94
    My Running AddictionLevel 2 expert
    by My Running Addiction
    Nothing is more important for me than lightweight footwear and the adizero shoes are definitely the lightest training and competition shoes I have ever worn.
  • 93
    Christy StreamLevel 2 expert
    by Running Footwear
    This Adidas Performance Adizero Feather, Unisex-Adult Running Shoes has made me and my family so extremely happy. I like this item highly very much, it is excellent for me.
  • 87
    Tennis WarehouseLevel 1 expert
    by Tennis Warehouse
    I liked the style, traction, cushioning and medium width fit. The outsoles also held up better than expected.
  • 82
    BrianLevel 1 expert
    by Running Technique Tips
    As the foot flattens from forefoot to heel, the springy spike is pushed down and then as the runner’s foot starts leaving the ground, the shoe springs back and helps the runner leave the ground with a bit more purpose.
  • 81
    TrgLevel 1 expert
    by Triathlon Running
    A responsive, well cushioned shoe in a lightweight package.
  • 62
    BigdhLevel 1 expert
    by Beginner Triathlete
    The drop height does bother me from time to time though, I probably would not purchase them again for that reason.
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Updates to Adizero Feather 4

The 4th version of the Adidas Adizero Feather is a low-profile running shoe that delivers maximum comfort and flexible performance when tackling those races or training sessions. It has a minimalist vibe to it, with its subtle use of shades & hues, as well as a one-piece upper that moves along with the foot.

Highly breathable yet durable materials are used for the upper unit of this running shoe. They’re meant to deliver a comfortable and well-ventilated coverage that’s reliable and sturdy. A cloth-like disposition is observed in this section of the shoe, but it’s strong and it can last long.

The mid-sole unit of this running shoe uses a lightweight foam that’s durable and efficient in delivering comfort and cushioning. The material itself lasts long, so the underfoot experience remains in a standard of quality that is reliable.

One of the most dependable outsole rubber compounds has been used in the Adidas Adizero Feather 4. Placed in critical areas where wear and abrasion are most likely to occur, this rubber compound protects the shoe from the damaging effects of surface friction.

Adizero Feather 4 size and fit

The Adidas Adizero Feather 4 has a regular running shoe length. The men and women’s versions follow the standard measurements when it comes to this shoe size. The available width is medium, so it makes sure that the runner with a medium-sized foot is able to acclimate well to this shoe when wearing it.


The ADIWEAR® is one of the most efficient outsole layer rubber units on the market. It essentially protects the shoe from abrasion and wear, but it is also able to make sure that the runner gets responsible traction when handling the surfaces. It’s a high quality material that lasts a long time.


The CS LITESTRIKE EVA is a compound that delivers responsible cushioning and shock absorption, so that each step remains comfortable and free from any strain. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, making it a great mid-sole foam to get a speedy performance.


The Air Mesh is a material that covers the upper unit of this running shoe. The open construction of this fabric ensures that the foot is afforded a well-ventilated interior experience, while also maintaining overall support and responsible coverage.

The Engineered Mesh is a cloth-like material that gives additional comfort to the running experience of the wearer. It is not an unwieldy material, so it allows the foot to move more naturally without feeling limited by additional layers or stitched sections.

The Adidas stripes are bonded onto the upper unit. They make sure they maintain the structure of the unit, while also keeping a customizable fit that follows the preferences of the wearer. They cause the upper fabrics to react to the adjustments made to the lacing system.

A heel tab in the rear section makes wearing and removing the shoe much easier.

A lightweight, but responsive foam insole makes sure to add more cushioning to the foot immediately after stepping into the Adidas Adizero Feather 4. It fully supports the underside of the foot, making sure that throughout the gait cycle the foot is well-supported.


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