Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Ventilation is provided by the mesh material in the upper.
  • Synthetic overlays and underlays adjust with the lacing system to customize the fit as noted by a few testers.
  • The Layered Tongue and Interior Sleeve assist in keeping moisture off while maintaining a snug wrap.
  • The Energy Boost Mid-sole absorbs the impact from every foot strike, then releases it for a better forward motion.
  • Reviewers welcomed the Stable Frame and the TORSION System, which offer high levels of mid-foot stability and control.
  • The rubber outsole is durable and capable of providing reliable traction over the roads.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Revenge 2 has a moderately heavy weight.
  • There were reviewers who thought that the upper needed waterproofing instead of just moisture wicking.
  • It has a slightly expensive price.

Bottom line

The Revenge 2 from Adidas offers protection, durable coverage and stability for runners who need it. This stability running shoe is robust when it comes to its components and reliable in terms of its capabilities, making it ideal for daily training and exercise sessions.

Facts

Update:
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 10.8oz | Women: 9.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 30mm | Women: 30mm
Forefoot height: Men: 22mm | Women: 22mm
Brand: Adidas
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow
Size
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  • The Revenge 2.0 brings slight changes for runners to enjoy. Adidas uses a lighter mesh to reduce the shoe’s weight. It should help runners have a faster and longer ride.
  • Adidas also made the upper a bit more flexible by introducing a less rigid toe protection while the rib cage is no longer as stiff as before. While the updates still give the 2nd version of the Revenge enough protection and support, these improvements enhance overall comfort in this Adidas running shoe.

Adidas offers standard fit and sizing in this model, which is similar to the past version. It provides a decent space in the heel and forefoot while the midfoot is quite snug and comfortable. This should be a great option for the majority of runners. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 13 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


The outsole is a blend of Continental Rubber for maximum grip on different areas while the heel is covered with the extremely tough Adiwear carbon rubber. Adidas has put this combination to good use in many of the shoes in its arsenal.


Adidas’ revolutionary Boost midsole sits in the engine room of the Revenge 2.0. This is the same midsole used in the popular Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged.  The Boost gives the shoe superb responsive cushioning. The stability features of the shoe include a plastic shank in the medial side to support the excessive inward rolling of the foot while a Torsion System keeps the foot balanced with every stride.


The upper brings more than adequate breathability and support through the mesh netting and the synthetic overlays. A rib cage helps support the foot and superbly locks down the midfoot. For added stability, an external heel counter snugly holds the foot from any unnecessary movements.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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.

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