Our verdict


The Adidas Adizero Prime SP is an exceptionally lightweight track shoe that's great for sprinting and hurdle events. It is a combination of comfort, speed, and performance. The Adizero Prime SP is reviewed by most users to be compatible with athletes looking for maximum energy return. Although some users commented its sizing running small, the majority of athletes still like and recommend the shoe for its optimum power and overall performance.


  • Superb comfort
  • Lightweight
  • Natural on-foot feel
  • Versatile fit
  • Great design
  • Solid speed performance


  • A bit expensive
  • Non-removable spikes

Who should buy the Adidas Adizero Prime SP

The Adidas Adizero Prime SP is best for track athletes who want an ultra-light sprinting spike for: 

  • sprinting and high hurdle events  
  • 60m, 100m, 200m sprints 

Adidas Adizero Prime SP logo

Delivers maximum performance

The Adidas Adizero Prime SP is for athletes seeking maximum performance. The shoe uses Nano-ceramic Compression Pins which are unique to Adidas track shoes only.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP delivers maximum performance

It is 66% lighter than similar non-removable steel pins, and its placement by the Adidas Innovation Team yields the highest possible return of propulsion forces.

Adizero Prime SP maximizes energy return

The Adizero Prime SP features a state-of-the-art Nano Plate for maximum energy return. The Nano Plate also maximizes the shoe’s energy return by reducing torque on the wearer’s foot.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP maximizes energy return

Its construction also allows the power to move seamlessly from the foot to the track.

Ultra-lightweight and durable

The Adidas Adizero Prime SP uses the SPRINTWEB seamless upper. The shoe's laminate composite design locks the foot down during event-specific motions of high-level acceleration while maintaining a barefoot feel.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP seamless upper

This leather-touch synthetic upper material is ultra-lightweight and durable for optimal fit and comfort. 

Great for faster runs 

This Adidas track shoe is also equipped with a SPRINT PLATE which is reinforced with nanotubes.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP sprint plate

It is the thinnest sprint plate ever bringing the foot closer to the track for a more natural, stable foot strike. The SPRINT PLATE also optimizes forward momentum for faster runs.

Provides maximum support 

The shoe has a laser-welded Spaceframe in the midfoot which provides maximum support. It reduces bending with the help of two separate pieces that are welded together to create a plate that is 27 times sturdier than the actual materials used to create it.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP provides maximum support

The Adidas Adizero Prime SP comes in men’s scale sizing. Women’s sizing is obtained by subtracting 1.5 from their usual shoe size. It is suggested that the best way to get the best fitting Adizero Prime SP is to have the track shoe tested out in athletic retail shops.

Improves sprinter's efficiency and performance

The Adizero Prime SP has a SPRINT PLATE outsole that is reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes which makes it the thinnest sprint plate available.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP outsole

With the use of the Nano Plate, it ensures the feet remain as close to the track as possible for a more stable, more natural footstrike. It maximizes efficiency and improves the sprinter's performance.

Minimizes the amount of braking forces 

Also equipped with six non-removable nano ceramic compression pins, it helps in both conserving energy and minimizing the number of braking forces that may occur when sprinting. 

Adidas Adizero Prime SP six non-removable pins

It also allows the foot to fall closer to the track to increase and maintain ground contact. These nano ceramic compression pins are 66% lighter than similar steel pins which aids in conserving energy found in other conventional spike elements.

More natural feel and stable footstrike 

Lastly, the Adizero Prime SP features an S-Curve heel shape that delivers a structure to the shoe and optimizes power. The midsole of the Adizero Prime SP uses a state-of-the-art Nano Plate that is reinforced with nanotubes.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP s-curved heel shape

This Nano Plate is the thinnest sprint plate available from Adidas. It aids in bringing the runner's foot closer to the track for a more natural feel and stable foot strike. 

Reduces unnecessary movements 

The Nano Plate also helps in transferring the energy of the stride through the foot while reducing unnecessary movements. This maximizes energy return, making the wearer move faster and more swiftly and seamlessly.

The shoe's midsole also incorporates the Spaceframe which is a laser-welded support in the midfoot. It helps provide maximum support using geometry.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP midsole

27 times sturdier 

It works by reducing the bending of the midfoot area through the two separate pieces welded together. It then creates a plate that is twenty-seven times sturdier than the actual materials used to develop it.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP midfoot

The Adidas SprintWeb is featured in the Adizero Prime SP’s upper. It is a seam-free synthetic fabric web material that offers lightweight support. 

Adidas Adizero Prime SP offers full breathability 

The SprintWeb encourages a barefoot feel and helps lock the foot down during event-specific movements. It also allows full breathability to the foot.

Adidas Adizero Prime SP breathability of the foot

The shoe’s upper uses a durable leather-touch material that adds durability to the upper by being abrasion-resistant. It protects the runner's foot against friction and irritation such as chafing.