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
    $200
  • Weight
    Men: 4.5oz
    Women: 4.5oz
  • 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
    Aug 2017
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89 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    I like this shoe. It is not a shoe I would run in every day. The Parley is better for days you feel like picking up the pace.

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  • Adidas has partnered with Parley, an organization that focuses on educating the masses on protecting and preserving the ocean, to present an ultra-lightweight, environment-friendly shoe: The Adizero Prime Parley. This shoe is made from recycled plastic from the ocean. As a road runner, it delivers speed and claims to make each step super-charged, thus ideal for racing.
  • It features the brand’s exclusively developed Primeknit Parley upper, which wraps the foot in adaptive support and lightweight comfort. The material fits like a sock, comfortable yet snug.
  • The shoe also uses boost™, which Adidas prides as their most responsive cushioning. The technology works by returning as much energy as the runner gives. Beneath the boost™ cushioning is the outsole that consists of two kinds of rubber material: ADIWEAR® for durability and Continental™ for traction.

The Adidas Adizero Prime Parley runs true to size. The forefoot area has a slightly wider construction than the rest of the shoe, allowing a comfortable fit even for wearers with a high foot volume. The Adizero Prime Parley is a unisex shoe with a width profile of men’s medium.

With two types of material in the outsole, the Adizero Prime Parley excels in both durability in traction. First, the Continental™ rubber uses the same technology as automotive tires to deliver increased traction in both dry and wet conditions. Second, the brand’s ADIWEAR® rubber is a durable material that has a high resistance to abrasion. It also has a flexible quality that encourages a natural movement of the foot.

The midsole of the Adizero Prime Parley uses boost™, which is the brand’s cushioning technology that offers an efficient energy return property, as well as superior cushioning. The boost™ foam also brings a more responsive ride compared to Adidas’ other midsole technologies.

Working with boost™ is the Adidas Torsion System that comes in the form of a thermoplastic unit in the midfoot area. This system enables the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently, resulting in increased stability. The Prime Parley's base shoe, the Adizero Prime, also has the Torsion System in its midsole.

The Primeknit Parley upper is from a seamlessly knitted textile. It provides a framework and promotes natural mobility by moving with the foot. What makes the material exceptional is the fact that it is comprised of recycled plastic bottles, putting them to beneficial use instead of letting them end up in the ocean.

Assisting the Primeknit upper is the Microfit, a fit technology that is exclusive to the Adizero series shoes. It gives the foot a smooth and locked-down security.

There is an external heel counter that wraps the heel, thus bringing support and allowing the Achilles a steady movement.

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