Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
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Updates to Adidas Essential Fun 2.0
- The Adidas Essential Fun 2.0 is a shoe that caters to both fitness aficionados and fashion-forward individuals. It looks similar to its predecessor, the Essential Fun, but some of its features have been updated to improve its performance. A noticeable change is that the midfoot panel now encompasses the medial and lateral areas for increased lateral support.
- It also uses a new mesh fabric that is more breathable. The heel area sports a new textile fabric instead of synthetic leather.
- The rubber outsole utilizes a different tread pattern and has flex grooves that promote flexibility.
Adidas Essential Fun 2.0 size and fit
The Essential Fun 2.0 is only available in women’s version. It is true to size, but consumers are advised to try it in person to acquire the right size. The available width is B – Medium. It accommodates people who have average-sized feet.
Though the upper features a mesh fabric, the toe box is not stretchable because of the synthetic overlay. It also has panels on the medial and lateral sides that deliver a snug fit.
The Essential Fun 2.0 uses rubber in its outsole. This compound is durable, but it has enough flexibility to facilitate proper bending of the foot. It extends partially to the toe box, protecting this area during movements that require pushing off from the tips of the toes. It is also non-marking which means that it will not leave scuff marks.
The tread pattern on this model is not as pronounced compared to other training shoes. This type of outsole is designed to be more efficient on flat surfaces. It also features shallow grooves that facilitate multidirectional movements and foot flexibility.
The Essential Fun 2.0 utilizes a lightweight, full-length foam that promises to deliver all-day comfort. It is durable and resilient to keep up with rigorous workouts. It is also thick in the heel area to absorb shock during high-intensity training, but it thins out towards the forefoot to allow it to bend naturally.
The Adidas Essential Fun 2.0 uses a mixture of textile and mesh in its upper. The textile, which is stronger than mesh, appears in the high-abrasion heel area. The mesh fabric is on the forefoot section. It allows heat to dissipate while working out.
Supporting the midfoot is a cage-like structure that integrates with the lacing system. Tightening the laces causes the panels to react, therefore heightening the lateral support.
It uses round laces that pass through a single slot on the padded tongue to keep it from moving out of place during workouts.
The toe box has a synthetic overlay that protects the mesh from abrasion. It also protects the toes from impact during training.
Both the tongue and collar are padded to keep the instep and the Achilles tendon comfortable. The collar also prevents the heel from accidentally slipping out while the user is in motion.
An external clip anchors the foot to the midsole. It also keeps the heel locked and stable during workouts.