Adidas Alphatorsion: A versatile road running shoe

The Alphatorsion from Adidas delivers a good blend of comfort, support, bounce, and versatility. Because of the Bounce cushioning, the shoe is comfortable enough to be worn all day at work or during long walks. The Torsion System delivers multi-directional support for lateral moves and quick cuts, making the shoe a good pair for moderate cross-training workouts.

The shoe is best for:

  • Long-distance, quick-paced runs
  • All-day wear
  • Runners looking for a pair of shoes that can double as a gym trainer

Good to know:

  • Reflective - The Adidas Alphatorsion has some reflective materials on its upper, giving additional visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Boost variation - The shoe is also available in the Alphatorsion Boost model. This variation is equipped with the responsive Adidas Boost technology instead of Bounce cushioning.


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Top 44% road running shoes
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