Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 12oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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95 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    These are really solid training shoes.

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Updates to Adidas Alphabounce Trainer

  • The Adidas Alphabounce Trainer caters to both men and women who are in search of a training shoe that can keep up with high-intensity workouts. It uses the Forgedmesh upper which is stretchy to allow movements, yet supportive to keep the foot locked in place.
  • The midsole uses Bounce, a highly responsive cushioning platform. This foam technology also allows the foot to bend naturally but has a low profile that keeps the foot stable during weightlifting sessions.
  • The underside is lined with Traxion. This rubber material is intended to grip soft and hard surfaces so users can quickly change directions without slipping.

Adidas Alphabounce Trainer size and fit

The Adidas Alphabounce Trainer is made for men and women. It is available in US sizes 7.5 to 14, including half sizes, and in a D - Medium width profile for men. For women, it comes in US sizes 5 to 10.5, including half sizes, and a B - Medium width profile. The material of the upper is crafted to hug the foot but still allow it to move and expand when needed. The lacing system also allows users to adjust the snugness of the upper.

Outsole

The bottom of the Adidas Alphabounce Trainer is protected by the Traxion outsole. This rubber compound features a tread pattern with tapered edges that allows it to penetrate the ground and deliver a better grip, be it on soft or hard surfaces. It is also designed to relieve pressure points to prevent discomfort to the user.

Midsole

Cushioning and protecting the foot against impact is the Bounce midsole. This foam technology is engineered to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. It is also created to be responsive by converting the absorbed shock into energy to push off the ground. Another workout shoe from Adidas which employs the Bounce cushioning and has received mostly positive feedback is the Adidas CrazyTrain LT.

The platform is raised at the lateral and medial sides of the midfoot and the heel. It cups the foot to keep it steady during lateral and dynamic movements. It also has a low heel-to-toe drop to provide a stable base during weight training.

Upper

The Adidas Alphabounce Trainer features a seamless Forgedmesh material for the upper. This material is constructed to deliver a sock-like fit that hugs the foot for optimal support and comfort. The fabric is also stretchy, providing a custom fit that adapts to the movement and natural expansion of the foot.

The footwear sports a slip-on style. The stretchy instep allows it to accommodate the foot sliding in and out of the shoe, but the lacing structure permits users to customize the snugness of the fit.

The exaggerated collar aims to keep the Achilles supported. It also protects the rearfoot from chafing. A fabric overlay at the back of the collar forms two pull tabs that wearers can utilize when they’re putting on the trainer.


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