Who should buy the Adidas Alphabounce AMS

You will love the Adidas Alphabounce AMS if:

  • You want a neutral running shoe that can double as casual wear 
  • You want a durable, appealing shoe that provides sufficient stabilization support

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Enhanced shoe tractions with the Adidas AlphaBlounce AMS outsoles

The outsole of the Adidas AlphaBlounce AMS is made of an abrasion-resistant material called adiWEAR. This material is rubbery, non-marking, and very durable. It has been formed into circular nubs that have been positioned on different pressure points under the feet. Aside from the nubs, wave patterns have been set to further enhance the traction of the shoes.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS white outsole

Adidas' Bounce technology in the midsole

The midsole of this shoe is made up of Adidas’ infamous Bounce technology, which was introduced in the original version of the Alphabounce. It is a material that provides a springy sensation to every step. The Bounce technology on the AlphaBounce AMS is firm yet responsive, making the running experience feel adaptable.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS white

Lateral ridges found on the upper can also be found on the midsole.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS white ridges

The insoles of the Adidas AlphaBounce AMS are removable. If additional support is needed, as with the case of runners with overpronation, the inserts can easily be replaced with orthotics.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS insole

The Adidas Alphabounce AMS  FORGEDMESH upper

The FORGEDMESH upper offers both support and a custom fit to the wearer. The stretchy characteristic of the material allows certain areas of the upper to adapt to the shape of the foot as well as the foot’s action with every movement.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS fordmesh upper

The construction of this shoe is sock-like. The inner lining, as well as the tongue, is made of a soft textile that provides a snug fit. Both sides of the tongue are sewn in, simulating the experience of putting on a pair of socks.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS collar

As for the lacing system, the AlphaBounce AMS was designed with five eyelets and a lacing system that’s less traditional in pattern. The setup of the lacing system further secures the correct fit of the shoe on the foot.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS laces

A molded heel clip is placed in the rear section of the upper unit. It keeps the heel in place and prevents it from accidentally exiting the shoe.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS rear heel cup

A pull tab in the rear section makes it easier for runners to insert their feet into the shoe.

Adidas Alphabounce AMS pull tab

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11oz / Women 9.4oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Adidas Alphabounce
Forefoot height: 12mm
Heel height: 22mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.