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Adidas is going back to its for-everyone pool of neutral running shoes with the Edge Gameday. This model utilizes an uncluttered and near-seamless construction to welcome the foot at all times. Printed overlays complete the smooth upper design. The lightweight Bounce+ works with a midfoot Torsion® System to ensure comfort and steadiness. Rubber covers the whole bottom part to protect against abrasion.

Size and fit

The standard sizing scheme is used for the Adidas Edge Gameday. However, if one needs to be sure about the quality of the in-shoe experience, then personal testing or observation of other users’ reviews that cover the aspect of size can better the chances of being secure with the choice.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Adidas Edge Gameday uses a rubber compound. This layer is meant to protect the bottom portion of the midsole foam from the wear-and-tear that is sure to be doled out by surface contract and continued use. It is also responsible for traction as it has a naturally grippy nature that helps it to adhere to the ground.

Additional traction is afforded by the set of hexagonal traction nodes that pockmark the outer pad. Also, the shallow grooves that result from these non-prominent protrusions help with flexibility.

Midsole

Bounce+ serves as the cushioning unit of this road running shoe. This full-length midsole piece is tasked with providing a responsive ride throughout the running session. The spongy quality of the materials does the bulk of the springy performance. It also has a lightweight nature that doesn’t limit the speed requirements of the wearer.

The medial and lateral sections have raised portions. These sidewalls are designed to provide some steadiness. A centered foot placement can result in a feeling of balance and confidence when taking each step.

The Torsion® System is a thermoplastic midfoot cage that offers steadiness for the foot and heightened durability for the foam midsole.

A sockliner is placed right above the main cushioning unit. This add-on offers a bit more oomph to the softness that the underfoot can perceive. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the wearer wants to do so.

Upper

A multilayered textile mesh is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Edge Gameday. The purpose of this material is to wrap the foot securely in place while also giving it the chance to move freely through the gait cycle. It has plenty of breathing holes to maintain the flow of air into, and through, the foot-chamber. Many shoe series, such as the Nike Downshifter, feature meshes for their uppers.

Printed overlays grace the front, the sides, and the rear of the upper unit. These synthetic prints act like incognito reinforcements that bolster the durability of the fabrics. They also help the lacing system when it comes to delivering in-shoe security.

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Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.