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  • The midsole of the Adidas Response Limited is unique because it has a combination of the boost trademark material on the outer sole, supplying the majority of the energy return. The Cloudfoam technology, on the other hand, composes the insole, delivering a higher level of cushioning and comfort underfoot.
  • The outsole was made with a StretchWeb design, making the sole lightweight and flexible. The design is also adaptive to the ground, enabling the runner to be more stable when landing.

The Adidas Response Limited comes in standard running shoe lengths for women. Female runners will be able to get a pair using their usual size preferences. As for the width, it comes in B-medium, the standard width for females.

The outsole is made up of a lightweight and springy rubber. It delivers enough protection on the bottom of the shoe without restricting the movement of the foot. Because it is non-marking, it is ideal footwear for indoor activities.

The pattern designed on the outsole is called StretchWeb this is same outsole pattern used in the popular Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged. Instead of covering the entire underfoot with rubber material, the StretchWeb design allows more flexibility through the incorporation of rectangular spaces which have been strategically placed after each line of lugs.

To provide a decent amount of grip and to prevent the runner from slipping, the tread pattern made use of circular lugs of varying sizes. These lugs grip unto surfaces to help propel the runner forward.

The midsole of the Adidas Response Limited is made with the Boost material. This Adidas patent was made with blown up Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) which was reshaped into small pellets. Doing this allows any Boost platform to have a considerable amount of energy return while maintaining the light weight of the shoe.

The upper is made up of breathable mesh material. This material allows air to enter the shoe freely, preventing hot spots and keeping the inside environment cool and dry. The mesh is also stretchy which makes it easier for the upper to move together with the runner’s movements. Some areas have been reinforced to strengthen key zones on the upper.

The Adidas’ three stripes were introduced to the sides of the upper, minimally keeping the midfoot in place. These stripes are the only overlays that can be seen in this part of the shoe.

From inside the shoe, the insole is made with the Cloudfoam technology which levels up the step-in comfort felt underfoot. The insole also acts as an extra layer of cushioning that aids in impact attenuation, making the running transition smoother.


How Adidas Response Limited ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 16% road running shoes
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Bottom 15% Adidas running shoes
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