Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 12.3oz
    Women: 10.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Apr 2018
  • Special editions
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Updates to Adidas AlphaBounce Parley

  • Parley Ocean Plastic™ is a revolutionary material that has a purpose that’s true to its name: to reduce plastic buildup in the earth’s most immense body of water. The result of this recycling process is a mesh upper that resembles woven cloth.
  • The midsole unit of the Adidas Alphabounce Parley features a full-length foam that is springy. It is also responsible for attenuating impact shock. A full rubber outsole protects the rest of the platform from wear and tear. Spherical nubs heighten traction over the surfaces.

Adidas AlphaBounce Parley size and fit

The Adidas Alphabounce Parley was designed using the standard measurements. It accommodates the regular preferences of consumers when it comes to length. The women’s version features the B – Medium width profile while the one for men has the D – Medium option. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

Adiwear is the material that’s used for the outsole of the Adidas Alphabounce Parley. This layer of rubber runs the entire length of the platform, shielding it from wear and tear. It is also responsible for doling out surface traction. The same technology is utilized in the original Adidas Alphabounce, as well.

Rounded nubs are patterned on the contact points. These protrusions heighten surface grip and underfoot support.

The external pad isn’t inflexible. It’s designed to accommodate the natural movement capacity of the foot, giving more space to bend as it goes through the gait cycle.

Midsole

The midsole unit uses the Bounce cushioning technology, which is a full-length foam that carries the foot throughout the running session. It is responsible for attenuating the impact forces during the landing phase and giving a springy toe-off. The comfort level provided by the Bounce cushioning allows for problem-free daily runs.

Upper

Forgedmesh is a cloth-like material that serves the Adidas Alphabounce Parley’s main upper façade. It has a closed construction for durability, yet it features a bevy of ventilation pores on the front and sides for breathability.

Parley for the Oceans, a cooperative effort that converts plastics into sustainable components, configured some of the yarn that’s used in the making of the Forgedmesh upper. One of these environmentally friendly materials is the Parley Ocean Plastic™. It has the look and structure of regular yarn but entirely made of recycled plastic.

A soft interior construction with a seamless design allows the foot to be free of hot spots and skin irritation. Such an in-shoe experience is a catalyst for the prevention of blisters and other injuries. One can even wear the Alphabounce Parley without socks.


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