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- A stylish yet performance-ready silhouette, that’s the design philosophy behind the Adidas Asweego. This product features a sporty yet sneaker-like façade, with subtle color schemes and a slip-on construction to further emphasize the design that doesn’t traditionally follow the template of running shoes. Such visual uniqueness allows it to straddle between the realms of athletics and fashion.

- The midsole unit of this neutral running shoe is composed of a full-length Cloudfoam™ unit and an OrthoLite® sockliner. Both these features work together to maintain comfort and effective transitions over the asphalt. Rubber layers cover the heel and forefoot, protecting them from the abrasive nature of surface exposure. 

The outsole unit of the Adidas Asweego is mostly comprised of ground-contact foam. There are ridge-like patterns and crisscrossing textures on this compound that allow it to dole out traction. The direct relationship of the foam to the ground also heightens the protection against impact shock during the foot-strike.

Adiwear™ is a rubber that covers the contact points of the forefoot and heel. This layer was created to resist abrasion, protecting the areas that are frequently exposed to the ground from getting damaged due to surface exposure and continued use.

Flex grooves line the surface of the external pad. These canals help the foam midsole when it comes to becoming more flexible. The natural motion capacity of the foot is enabled because of such a design. The toe-off phase of the gait cycle is the obvious benefactor as it is the part of the step that involves the foot to bend the most.

The midsole unit of the Adidas Asweego is comprised of a full-length Cloudfoam unit. This feature has a soft and responsive nature that maintains underfoot comfort. Its bounciness encourages an invigorated step, thus resulting in a potentially speedy perception of the performance. Cloudfoam is a staple in many of Adidas’ products, including the widely-known Duramo.

An OrthoLite insole is placed right above the primary cushioning foam. This separate piece adds an extra oomph to the underfoot experience. It also has an antimicrobial and anti-moisture coating to prevent odor-causing bacteria from proliferating and turning the interior chamber into an unhealthy environment for the foot.

The exterior part of the Adidas Asweego’s upper unit is made up of a breathable mesh. This textile covers the foot and acclimatizes to its natural curve. Its breathing holes welcome air into the foot-chamber, thus maintaining a ventilated interior environment for the runner to enjoy.

The interior sleeve is comprised of a smooth textile, the purpose of which is to embrace the foot and protect it from hot spots and chafing. It doesn’t impede the upper’s breathability because it has tiny pores that permit airflow.

A one-piece opening gracing this product, which means that the collar and instep are fused into one unit, forming a slip-on design. Runners are given a quick and effortless way to wear the shoe because of such a configuration.

The padded interior of this shoe is tasked with cushioning the topmost portions of the foot. It also averts accidental shoe removals.

A traditional lacing system is employed in the Adidas Asweego. Semi-round laces snake through multiple eyelets on the instep section. These shoestrings cause the fabrics to adapt to the fit adjustment preferences of the wearer, thus exhibiting a custom in-shoe experience. Extra eyelets are placed near the collar to give the choice of fine-tuning the heel cupping capacity of the upper’s rear.

Synthetic prints reinforce the front, the sides and the back of the façade. These thin overlays are meant to bolster the structural integrity of the silhouette. They also assist the lacing system when it comes to holding the foot in place and preventing it from wobbling.

A pull tab is stitched onto the collar. Runners only need to pull on this fabric loop to widen the one-piece opening and funnel the foot into, or out of, the interior chamber. This accoutrement can also be used as a means to hang the shoe after washing it or when storing it.


How Adidas Asweego ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 26% road running shoes
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Bottom 29% Adidas running shoes
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Bottom 27% neutral running shoes
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