Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $90
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.5oz
    Women: 9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Several runners loved its color variations.
  • A good number of wearers appreciated its affordable price.
  • A few testers lauded its breathability and flexibility.
  • Many buyers commented that the shoe was well-padded.
  • A lot of reviewers admired its stylish design.
  • Some purchasers mentioned that the shoe has a good quality.
  • According to those who have tried it, the Adidas Alphabounce RC has an excellent fit.
  • The majority of the consumers noted that the shoe provided enough traction on a wide variety of paved surfaces.
  • The shoe was lightweight, based on some reviews.
  • The Adidas Alphabounce RC was supportive, according to many testers.
  • A handful of purchasers agreed that the shoe was comfortable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some of the users said that the shoe was narrow.
  • Several testers agreed that the Adidas Alphabounce RC runs half a size or full-size smaller than their usual sizes.
  • Based on observations, the shoe was not suitable for high volume training activities because its construction was not meant for rigorous and uneven terrains.

Bottom line

A good number of purchasers commented that the Adidas Alphabounce RC was a well-padded running shoe. They were contented with its stylish design and color variations. They loved its perfect fit and quality. Although several of them said that it was not best for high-level training activities, others still recommended the shoe because of its breathability and flexibility. Some were also disappointed with its smaller shoe measurements. Overall, the majority of the wearers said that the Adidas Alphabounce RC was a good option for those who want a supportive and comfortable yet lightweight and affordable running shoe.

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Updates to Adidas AlphaBounce RC

  • The Adidas Alphabounce RC is a road running shoe that is best for those who have neutral foot motion. It uses the FORGEDMESH upper to ensure a more customized fit and proper air circulation.
  • The midsole features the BOUNCE material that delivers a more energized cushioning throughout the running activities.
  • Utilized in the outsole area is the ADIWEAR. This material aims to provide additional durability especially on high-wear areas.

Adidas AlphaBounce RC size and fit

The Adidas Alphabounce RC is available in standard running shoe sizes. With its stretchable upper, it provides an adaptive, comfortable and snug fit to medium-footed runners. This shoe has a standard D - Medium and B- Medium widths for men’s and women's version respectively.

Outsole

The ADIWEAR technology is utilized in the outsole of the Adidas Alphabounce RC. It is described as a durable and non-marking rubber material that is highly resistant to wear and tear. It aims to ensure that the rest of the sole unit is safe from any abrasion. Its flexibility does not disrupt the foot's natural movement. It also provides added traction.

Midsole

Featured in the shoe is the Adidas’s BOUNCE technology. This material is springier and more responsive when compared to other standard foams that are used in most shoes. When pressure is applied, structured elements enable the platform to stretch, then spring back into its original place when the pressure is removed. This material is essential in popping the foot forward in every stride.

Upper

New technology is integrated into the upper area of the Adidas Alphabounce RC, called the FORGEDMESH. Without any feeling of restriction, this mesh material allows the foot to undergo its natural range of motion. It can expand and accommodate the shape of the foot, making it feel secure and snug.

The possibility of wearing the shoe without a pair of socks is encouraged by the comfortable textile lining. This material is made up of smooth textiles, the goal of which is to eliminate irritation in the skin.

A breathable mesh tongue is integrated into the shoe for added support, especially on long-distance walking and running sessions. It also provides proper air ventilation.