70 users: 4.6 / 5
Terrain: Road
Weight: Women 8.7oz
Heel to toe drop: Women 10mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 8.1 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • Most customers called the Alphabounce Lux a pair of highly comfortable shoes.
  • Most customers appreciated the good fit of the shoe; it felt soft against their skin and fit snugly around their feet.
  • Runners liked how their feet did not slide inside the shoe; the shoe had a good ‘lock down’ on the foot.
  • A few runners also admired the light weight of the shoe; one such runner described his experience in these shoes as just like walking on air.
  • A few customers praised the supportive feel of the shoe; they were able to wear a pair the whole day and they didn’t feel tired.
  • Many runners also liked the look and color of the Alphabounce Lux.
  • A user mentioned that, in addition to running, these shoes could also be used for training and walking.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A customer thought that this running shoe was big and bulky.
  • The design didn’t sit well with a few runners; they felt that it wasn’t very fashionable.

Bottom line

With its long-lasting cushioning and sleek design, Adidas AlphaBounce Lux happens to be a lightweight, neutral running shoe designed especially for women. It wraps itself comfortably around the user’s feet and its clever design ensures a seamless experience that’s free from chafing or irritation. These running shoes may also be used for training, walking and casual walks.

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  • The shoe features several interesting technologies. The BOUNCE™, as the name suggests, is a lightweight foam unit that’s meant to add a bit of ‘bounce’ to every step. This cushioning technology is not only durable, but it also provides increased responsiveness to the runners.
  • The seamless FORGEDMESH upper feels silken against the skin. On the outside, the fabric adapts to the movements of the foot during the running session while staying snug at the same time. Also, the material, being very durable in nature, stays robust for a long period of time.
  • The shoe also has the inner stretch cleatie construction established for improving the fit of the midfoot and collar even further. It also uses a Molded EVA Clip in the heel for added support and responsible lockdown.

Women’s specific Adidas AlphaBounce Lux Shoes comes in the standard length for neutral runners. The available width is medium - B and it’s specifically made to accommodate women.

The shoe utilizes the technology of ADIWEAR™ on its outsole; Adidas claims that this rubber is impressively resistant to abrasion and does not wear off even at high strain values. It ensures a firm grip on both dry and wet surfaces and keeps the sole’s foam unit in nice working condition for a long period of time. The ADIWEAR™ promotes an easy and comfortable experience on all types of road conditions. Another Adidas running shoe, the Duramo 9, also features this outsole material.

In its midsole, the Adidas Alphabounce Lux uses the BOUNCE™ technology which contributes to the shoe’s cushioning system. The material is soft, durable and lightweight. It also has a high energy return and is therefore responsible for the shoe’s excellent responsive behavior.

The shoe uses a seamless engineered mesh on the upper which ensures a seam-free feel inside the shoe and a durable smooth surface on its outside. The material, known as the FORGEDMESH, follows the natural shape of the foot and gives a snug yet agreeable coverage.

A molded EVA heel clip holds the rear of the foot in place and prevents it from wobbling while inside the shoe. It also averts the occurrence of accidental shoe-removals.

The stretchable cleatie design makes it easier for the foot to stay secure and hugged by the mesh and the fabrics.

A traditional shoe-tongue isn’t used here, but the security and conformity of the upper still go nicely with the wearer’s foot.

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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