Who should buy the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond

The Adidas Alphabounce Beyond is a mid-priced neutral running road shoe that most reviewers found to be multi-functional yet fashionable. You might be compatible with this shoe if:

  • You want a daily running shoe that is comfortable and versatile enough for various activities, such as walking and jogging.
  • You have neutral pronation and prefer a cushioned running shoe that can easily support your gait.

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Updates to the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond

  • Seamless Forgedmesh upper for support and flexibility in all the right areas
  • Bounce cushioning technology for easy movements
  • Durable Continental rubber outsole for traction on tough road conditions, as well as wet and dry surfaces

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Heavy-duty rubber for tough conditions

The shoe is made for the road, but the material the outsole is made of withstands tough conditions. It is called Continental rubber, and it runs the shoe’s full-length. Interestingly, this technology is also used on high-performance tires. This outsole rubber enhances grip and traction on wet or dry surfaces by 15% to 30%.

Adidas Alphabounce Beyond continental rubber

The Bounce midsole technology

On the midsole is Adidas’ Bounce technology. It is a cushioning material that’s springier and more responsive compared to standard foams. Structured components allow the platform to expand when pressure is applied. As soon as the pressure is lifted, it springs back into its original shape, propelling the runner powerfully.

Adidas Alphabounce Beyond bounce midsole

Supportive upper elements

The seamless Forgedmesh covers the dorsum part of the foot. Key parts of this upper material provide support. Other areas provide the foot with flexibility. The combination of these engineered areas makes runners feel like the shoe was custom-fitted, providing reinforcement and flexibility in the right areas.

Adidas Alphabounce Beyond forgedmesh upper

The heel is minimally stabilized by an extra plastic insert called the Fitcounter. It helps to anchor the foot to the shoe. Heel counters have varying firmness. This particular one has just the right amount of firmness to allow the heel and foot to move optimally.

Adidas Alphabounce Beyond heel counter

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 12.2oz / Women 9.9oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Adidas Alphabounce
Update: Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0
Forefoot height: 12mm

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