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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WeightMen: 11ozWomen: 10oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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: 22mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateNov 2016
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80 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
These alphabounces, in my opinion, look sharper, sleeker and more accelerating as if you're watching a shoe running in fast motion.
For $80 less than the Ultra Boost, there's honestly not too much difference in the comfort and style. I'd say go for the Alphabounce.
At a $160CAD, I definitely see good value for this sneaker.
Updates to Adidas AlphaBounce Engineered Mesh
- The shoe was named after the technology employed in its upper—the lightweight and breathable Engineered Mesh, which allows good circulation of air inside the shoe and leaves the runner’s feet feeling healthy after long runs.
- The heel area utilizes the Molded EVA clip, which ensures the needed support for the heel and prevents the foot from exiting the shoe accidentally.
Adidas AlphaBounce Engineered Mesh size and fit
Made for neutral runners, the shoe comes in the standard running length and is most suitable for runners with medium feet in terms of width. The shoe is available in the medium width of D and B for men and women, respectively.
The rubber material used in the shoe’s outsole possesses very good traction and shows high resistance to slippage, even on wet surfaces. This is one of the reasons why this shoe performs highly on a variety of surfaces.
BOUNCE™ offers great responsiveness and a nice springy feel with every stride. As a result, the runner feels energized and motivated for everyday running, even for long periods of time. The BOUNCE™ technology was initially presented in the original iteration of the Alphabounce shoe.
The intelligent design of the ‘engineered mesh’ distinguishes this shoe from its competitors in the market. The material expands as per the shape of the foot and adapts itself to the changing movements during the run. It’s breathable, so it’s able to accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber.
The FORGEDMESH, along with the textile lining, results in a seamless surface inside the shoe, which feels very smooth against the skin. Also, it ensures a sock-like fit for the users. This design makes it possible to wear these shoes without any socks.
A Molded EVA Heel Clip secures the rear of the foot in place and prevents it from accidentally slipping off the shoe.