Arch support
Daily running
M: 255g | W: 215g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 29mm | W: 29mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 19mm
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:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Boost midsole provide dependable responsive cushioning in the Adizero Tempo 8.

  • The Tempo 8 looks sleeker and a bit more sophisticated than the past version.

  • Loyal fans of the line noticed an even improved flexibility from a shoe that is designed with stability features.

  • Comfort remains fantastic in the Adidas Tempo 8 based on several reviews.

  • A few testers called the shoe a sturdy trainer.

  • The traction is really good, even in wet areas, according to a handful of runners.

  • Several runners have used the Tempo 8 for gym workouts.

  • More than several users call it a reasonably-priced shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Limited colorways.

  • A small number of runners find it a bit stiff out of the box.

Bottom line

The Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 may not be the speed demon that the name suggests, but it is still considered by experts as a great option for high-mileage runs. It shines, though, as a workhorse trainer because of the solid medial support and the tons of comfort.

World wide, Adizero Tempo 8 is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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    The Active GuyLevel 4 expert
    by The Active Guy
    The minor updates to this shoe have improved the upper and offer a shoe that is light, responsive, and supportive.
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Updates to Adizero Tempo 8

The 8th version of the Adidas Adizero Tempo is a performance running shoe that gives a stable underfoot platform, a comfortable upper coverage, and a reliable external sole unit, which all work in tandem when it comes to getting the best out of the wearer. Its eye-catching red hue is visually appealing, capturing the essence of a sports shoe that has high quality designs and features.

The upper unit of this running shoe makes sure that the foot is covered with soft and secure fabrics. Air is constantly introduced to the foot because the fabrics have an open construction. The interior sleeve uses a soft mesh to help the foot stay free from irritation and uncomfortable warm spots.

The mid-sole unit uses proprietary platform technologies to make sure that the underfoot experience is comfortable and responsive. A stability mechanism makes sure that the rate of over-pronation is reduced, keeping the foot at a neutral stance when running or when standing idly.

Two rubber compounds were used for the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8. Both of these compounds provide durable protection and traction over the surfaces, though one of them offers more hold when it comes to wet conditions. So, runners can now perform with confidence, even when running in puddles.

Adizero Tempo 8 size and fit

The Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in men and women’s sizes that adhere to the regular measurements. The available width is medium, so those whose feet are medium-sized are the ones who are going to acclimate well to this running shoe.


The Continental™ Rubber is one of the most reliable outsole components on the market. Made from high quality rubber and compounds, this layer delivers superior grip on surfaces, both wet and dry. It also protects the rest of the sole unit from damage and wear.

The ADIWEAR™ compound is made from durable rubber that’s lightweight and responsive. It protects the shoe from wear and tear, and it also makes sure that the runner is able to maintain control over the surfaces.


Boost™ is one of the most lightweight mid-sole compounds that Adidas has released. Composed of TPU pellets that have been clumped together, this mid-sole unit gives the runner smooth and responsive ride.

The EVA Stable Frame is a unit that gives stability to the pronation of the runner’s foot. It works in tandem with the Boost™ technology to make sure that the platform is able to adapt to the wearer’s style of running, never limiting their movements.

The TORSION® SYSTEM is a thermoplastic component that’s placed in the mid-foot section. It lets the rear and front sections of the foot to move more individually, ensuring increased stability and efficiency in motion.


Open Mesh is the main upper material used for the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8. It’s lightweight, comfortable and breathable, allowing air to seamlessly enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry at all times.

The Coolever Mesh Lining keeps the foot dry while inside. It’s soft and comfortable, thus reducing skin irritation or any discomfort.

The respoEVA Sock Liner is molded to provide an anatomical fit that supports the entire underfoot with ease and sureness. The heel and arch are given comfortable surfaces to rest on because of this insole’s design.


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