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  • The Adidas Puremotion is a running shoe that’s crafted for the roads. It is also made for neutral pronators who desire comfort and style in a single package. The upper unit is made of mélange mesh, amalgamating the soft feel of cloth and the structure of traditionally plastic-looking textile. A TPU heel counter prevents accidental shoe removals.
  • Cloudfoam serves as the primary cushioning unit of this running shoe. The full-length compound is flexible, and it offers springy toe-offs. The rubber underside provides traction and shielding against the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

The external pad of the Adidas Puremotion is made up of a rubber layer. This component is tasked with protecting the rest of the midsole from wear-and-tear. It is also meant to provide traction over the surfaces. Its grid-like pattern heightens grip and flexibility.

Just like the popular Adidas Duramo, the Adidas Puremotion uses Cloudfoam which is a cushioning foam that runs the entire length of the Adidas Puremotion. This white-colored platform is responsible for carrying the foot throughout the running session, saving it from impact shock and the abrasive surface. Its flexible nature accommodates the inherent bending capacity of the toe joints.

The Ortholite® float sockliner is an extra layer of cushioning that supports the underside of the foot. It maintains a clean and health in-shoe environment through antimicrobial and anti-moisture capacities.

The external part of the Adidas Puremotion’s upper is comprised of mélange mesh. This fabric has the texture of woven cloth and the plastic-y look of synthetic mesh. Both these traits contribute to a one-of-a-kind look that may be visually appealing. Airflow is encouraged by tiny ventilation holes.

The interior lining is made up of smooth fabric. Such a configuration allows the runner to wear this road shoe without socks as the soft structure of the foot-wrap staves off irritation and hot spots.

A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) counter is placed on the back portion. This add-on has the job of holding the foot in place and preventing it from unintentionally exiting the interior chamber.


How Adidas Puremotion ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 23% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 18% Adidas running shoes
All Adidas running shoes
Top 21% neutral running shoes
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