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Boasting a futuristic design, the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 is the newest addition to the Alphabounce family. This road running shoe is equipped with advanced technologies that aim to provide a combination of style and function. Its contemporary design is ideal not only for running and cross-training but also for everyday wear. 

This high-performance running shoe features an updated upper design that delivers better support and protection compared to its previous version. It incorporates a breathable mesh upper that can also repel moisture, enabling the platform to keep the foot dry and cool even when running on wet surfaces. 

The manufacturers also incorporated a new midfoot cage that works with the traditional lacing system. These elements deliver an adjustable midfoot lockdown, giving a snugger and a more secure fit. 

To continue providing the same level of flexibility, responsiveness, and underfoot protection that the people loved, the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 still uses the Bounce™ midsole and Continental™ rubber outsole.

Size and fit

The Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 utilizes the standard running shoe length. Consumers are welcome to get a pair in their usual sizing preferences. However, it should be noted the there are a few wearers who complained that the shoe felt a bit narrow for them. It is recommended to test the shoe first or utilize the general feedback of users about sizing to ensure a perfect fit. 

Several factors affect the fit of this running partner. This includes the shoelaces that allow the user to easily adjust the tightness or looseness around the shoe. Other elements are the tongue and footbed that help provide a snugger in-shoe feel.

Outsole

Like most of the high-performance Adidas’ running shoes, the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 utilizes the Continental™ rubber outsole. This element is made from a highly durable rubber compound that is also used in car tires. It offers reliable protection against abrasion and uneven surfaces. The Continental™ rubber outsole also delivers a firm grip on both wet and dry ground. 

Other popular running shoes from Adidas that feature the Continental™ rubber outsole are the Adidas Ultraboost 19 and Adidas Solar Glide ST.

Midsole

Bounce™ midsole technology is incorporated into the Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 for long-distance support and flexibility. It is a bouncy and responsive midsole material that is made from ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA foam. It allows the shoe to bend and move naturally with the foot. This energy-filled cushioning technology allows the user to have a stable and distraction-free run or workout. 

For added comfort, a cushioned footbed is placed above the Bounce™ midsole. The footbed helps absorb shock and provides a soft and comfortable ride. It also has antimicrobial properties, which keep the foot feeling fresh all day long.

Upper

The sock-like construction of the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 offers a high level of comfort. The seamless, one-piece upper utilizes a new mesh material called the Forgedmesh. This upper material has a moisture-repelling feature that prevents the entry of moist even when running on wet surfaces. It effectively keeps the moisture away while allowing for continuous airflow, providing a healthy environment for the foot.

The mesh top offers a personalized fit with support and flexibility in specific areas that need them most. It is used to support linear and lateral movements. The mesh is coupled with a soft lining that can help prevent irritation and deliver a pleasant in-shoe feel. Synthetic overlays are also infused in the upper for added durability and structural integrity. 

The traditional lace-up closure with a synthetic midfoot cage is used for a secure and customized fit. The shoelaces and midfoot cage are working together to deliver a midfoot lockdown. This design helps keep the foot in place and prevent it from wobbling while walking or running. 

The tongue and the heel collar are one unit for a better fit. The tongue helps deliver a snugger fit and protects the top of the foot from rubbing. While the collar delivers comfort around the heel. A pull tab is also added at the back of the heel to allow for an easy on and off.

Rankings

How Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 20% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 14% Adidas running shoes
All Adidas running shoes
Top 18% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Adidas Alphabounce Beyond 2.0.
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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.