Adidas went unconventional when it came out with the Adidas Stycon, mid-top athletic footwear that’s suitable for all-level players. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that features stability and also works well for aggressive movers.
- Need a shoe that has elastic straps across the top and a padded section behind the heel that together provides a snug fit.
- Need a shoe that is cradled by a dual-density midsole that features responsive Bounce cushioning.
Like most durable hard court tennis shoes by Adidas, the Stycon Laceless Hardcourt trainer is equipped with Adiwear technology, a non-marking rubber material that is resistant to abrasion. This rubber compound is used to strengthen the ball of the foot and heel sections.
The distinctive solid walls of the footwear are also reinforced using Adiwear, while the toe is fortified with Adituff. These sturdy components aren’t only designed to prevent early signs of wear but to supply a high level of protection for the feet.
The herringbone grooves are crafted to give the wearer reliable traction on the hard court. The same pattern is used on the extended rubber sections on the sides of the shoe for stability during slides and sharp turns.
The middle section of this mid-top court trainer is made of dual-density foam, a combination of the Three Stripe-patented Bounce cushioning technology and the standard EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) sponge. Together, these elements are intended to deliver a plush and responsive cushioning during landings and toe-offs.
Bounce is a middle-of-the-road type of cushioning developed by Adidas, which serves as an ideal alternative to the ultra-responsive Boost system. Its dense quality can be firm, but it grants optimum responsiveness and energized comfort to the wearer.
Whether the user darts towards the net or attack at the baseline, the shoe is aptly structured to keep the foot supported. The sculpted sidewalls are meant to keep the foot steady during multidirectional runs and, at the same time, lock the heel for stability.
The midsole sits very low to the ground to give the user full control of their movement and flexibility when pivoting and sliding. The colored section of the sole is firmer, while the lighter region delivers a plush feel.
The Adidas Stycon is wrapped in textile up to the ankle, giving a sock-like fit. Anti-abrasion mesh design on the medial side serves as an added layer of protection for the foot, especially during toe dragging. Such an outer feature also delivers a lockdown feel. The knitted collar is devised to organically stretch out to the shape of the foot.
No more frayed shoelaces with the Adidas Stycon. Internally it has elastic straps across the midfoot that securely lock the foot during movements. Though it comes with a laceless form, the Stycon has thick bands that offer the same feeling of having tightly cinched laces. By getting rid of the laces, Adidas creates a seamless connection between the shoe and the foot.
This stability shoe is built with an inner sleeve that’s made of mesh at the forefoot and thick padding on the rear side. The padded area at the back of the shoe aids in locking the heel in. It has a mid-top collar that embraces the ankle for added support, much like other mid-high trainers like the Wilson Amplifeel 2.0 and Nike Court Flare.