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.
WeightMen: 10.5ozWomen: 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
Updates to Adidas AlphaBounce Reflective HPC AMS
- The Forgedmesh upper has a haptic print overlay, delivering seamless support on the areas where runners need it most. Some areas were left to be stretchable to allow the foot to move with ease during runs.
- The ARAMIS testing image inspired the allover graphic on the upper. Adidas has also used this pattern as an upper design on other running shoes. It gives the shoe a haptic and eye-catching texture which reflects light in dim or dark conditions.
- On the midsole is the Bounce cushioning technology which provides sufficient comfort underfoot. Aside from this, the platform also ensures that runners have the flexibility that allows easy bending and straightening of the foot while in motion.
Adidas AlphaBounce Reflective HPC AMS size and fit
The Adidas Alphabounce Reflective HPC AMS just like the popular Adidas Duramo 9 is available in standard running shoe lengths. Those interested in a pair will be able to use their usual sizes as a reference. Regarding the width, the shoe is also available in standard measurements, B – medium for ladies and D – medium for gentlemen.
The outsole is made up of a grippy rubber material. It runs the shoe’s full-length, providing enough protection for the bottom of the foot. Its firmness allows it to move freely together with the runner, permitting movement which doesn’t feel hindered or limited.
To improve the traction delivered by the sole, the tread has been designed with a pattern of circular protrusions of different sizes, as well as liner indentions. These outsole elements help the improve the grip on surfaces, whether smooth or rough.
The midsole technology the Adidas Alphabounce Reflective HPC AMS is equipped with is called Bounce. As its name claims, it is responsible for giving runners a bouncier or springier step. It is a comfortable platform that attenuates impact and helps runners toe-off more efficiently.
The main upper material that covers the foot is called Forgedmesh. It has both supportive and stretchable characteristics. The material was specially engineered in key areas to provide support, while other areas were left as is to allow the foot to move optimally.
A haptic print overlay was incorporated on the upper to give it a unique texture. Haptic means that the pattern is prominent enough to be felt when touched. This graphic design was inspired by the ARAMIS testing image which maps out the amount of strain and tension caused by different materials, on a runner’s foot.
The upper extends to the ankles, providing a fit that feels sock-like. This extra extension minimally aids in stabilizing and protecting the Achilles, while delivering enough comfort.
The entire upper was made to be reflective. This greatly benefits runners, as the reflectiveness allows them to be seen when running in the dark or low-light conditions.