Updates to Adidas Solar Glide ST 19

  • The Adidas Solar Glide ST 19 is a product that is designed for those who have an unusual inward rolling of the foot as it takes each step. The midsole unit features the Energy Rail foam topsole and a stabilizing Boost™ bottom for full-bodied steadiness and midfoot support, respectively.
  • While the upper unit initially looks like the one that’s featured on the previous iteration of the Solar Glide ST, the one on the 2019 version has a toned-down design that removes the excess seams and panels. The thermoplastic heel counter and the printed overlays are the elements that are retained.

Size and fit

Standard sizing schemes are the basis of the Adidas Solar Glide ST 19 and its creation. Potential purchasers can use their usual sizing expectations when vying for a pair. However, it is recommended to test the shoe first or observe reviews from other runners to achieve an accommodating in-shoe experience.

When it comes to the fit, the semi-curved shape of the lasting board and the cloth-like structure of the upper are the elements that contribute to the perception of snugness and sideways security.

Outsole

Continental™ rubber is the material that is used for the outsole unit of the Adidas Solar Glide ST 19. This compound, typically used for the tires of cars, offers protection against abrasion, as well as traction over the surfaces. Many running shoe series from Adidas use this technology, including the Solar Boost line.

Midsole

Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of several technologies, one of which is the Solar Propulsion Rail, a foam topsole that has sidewalls that center the foot inside the shoe. This layer also offers a soft surface for the underfoot, potentially yielding comfort and additional shock attenuation.

Boost™ is a technology that is made from the amalgamation of thermoplastic polyurethane pellets (TPU). The purpose of this accouterment is to bring responsive steps and well-attenuated foot-landings.

A dual-density version of Boost™ is found in the medial midfoot part of the platform. This element is designed to stabilize the arch and keep it from collapsing when taking each step. Overpronators are the ones who are likely to benefit from this feature.

Upper

The upper unit of the Adidas Solar Glide ST 19 is made of a mesh that is engineered to have a cloth-like and seamless structure. The flexible yarns accommodate the natural shape and motion of the foot. Sipes and holes permit air inside the interior chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry ride.

Printed overlays grace the sides and the bridge of the upper unit. These synthetic prints are meant to bolster the structural integrity and upright position of the facade while also helping in the attainment of a snug and secure fit.

A thermoplastic counter is placed on the rear of the silhouette. This accouterment is designed to hold the heel in place and keep it from exiting the shoe unexpectedly.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.1oz / Women 9.4oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: 22mm
Heel height: 32mm
Collection: Adidas Boost, Adidas Solar Glide

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