Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mm
Release dateOct 2017
Updates to Adidas AlphaBounce EM CTD
- The midsole has been equipped with the Adidas Bounce cushioning technology; users of the original Alphabounce shoe would be familiar with this feature. This material enhances the comfort felt underfoot. It also delivers a good amount of flexibility and shock attenuation as the density of the material is softer rather than firm.
- On the upper are two main materials – Engineered mesh and Forgedmesh. The first type of mesh is lightweight and breathable, acting similar to a second skin. The Forgedmesh, on the other hand, provides areas of support and flexibility.
- To protect the foot from conditions that could potentially get it wet, the upper was coated with a water-resistant film.
Adidas AlphaBounce EM CTD size and fit
It’s important to take note that the Adidas Alphabounce EM CTD is only available in men’s sizes. Those who would like to get a pair can make use of their usual preferences regarding shoe lengths and widths. 7.5 is the lowest size for this pair while 13 is the biggest. It would be ideal to double check the sizes available from online and offline retail stores. As for width, it comes in B-medium.
The outsole of the Adidas Alphabounce EM CTD was made with a durable rubber manufactured by Continental. This material grips to most surfaces, even wet ones, ensuring that the runner doesn’t slip or slide when running on surfaces that are slippery.
The lug pattern on the outsole has was specifically meant to improve traction. This part of the shoe mimics a type of tire tread that’s suitable for the usual kinds terrain. With this pattern, runners can move with confidence whether on the road or non-technical trail.
The Bounce midsole technology provides the runners with a soft and cushy platform that feels comfortable when runners step on it. With this technology, the foot can move freely and optimally while it does its job in sufficiently attenuating impact upon landing.
The upper is made up of Engineered mesh, as well as Forgedmesh. The first material delivers breathability and comfort while maintaining the shoe’s lightness. The second material ensures that the runner’s foot is not limited in its movements. Also, Forgedmesh delivers specific reinforcement to key areas, delivering minimal support.
To protect the foot from harsh weather conditions, the upper was coated with a special film that repels water. The tongue and the heel compliment this feature as they are made of a waterproof material called Neoprene. Runners will be able to continue running even during light rain or snow.
The construction of this part of the shoe is sock-like, delivering a snug and comfortable fit. This allows runners to feel secure while in motion.