Who should buy the Adizero Adios 4

The Adizero Adios 4 from Adidas is for marathons and competitions. This running shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You want a road running shoe that can support moderate to high arches
  • You prefer a cushioned running shoe that works best with heel strikers
  • You are looking for a flexible and comfortable long-distance running shoe

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 name

Updates to the Adidas Adizero Adios 4

  • A full-length Boost midsole cushions the landings and sustains performance during the running session
  • A thermoplastic support frame maintains the structural integrity of the midfoot
  • Highly breathable open mesh upper provides a lightweight coverage
  • Memory foam collar brings a form-fitting wear

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 logo

Long-lasting traction and protection

The outsole unit of the Adidas Adizero Adios 4 is made up of Continental rubber, which is one of the most durable technologies in the market. The material is commonly used in race car tires, giving a long-lasting performance during those multi-tiered races. Now, it extends its protective and skid-resistant nature to outsoles. This elevates the quality and value of the shoe.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 outsole

Adidas external pads have grid-like designs. This seemingly optical trait offers an elevated purpose: it increases the potential for precise traction and foot flexibility through textured nodes and shallow multi-grooves.

Bouncy and shock-resistant Boost  

Boost is the Adidas Adizero Adios 4’s midsole unit. This full-length foam is made up of thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) pellets that have been fused together. The resulting material is bouncy and shock-resistant. It maintains comfort without diminishing in form or weighing down the foot.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 boost

A thermoplastic skeleton called Torsion System is placed in the midfoot section of the platform. This part preserves the structural integrity of the Boost midsole. It also supports the muscles and tendons of the underfoot. Wearers feel as though they’re buoyed continuously by a sturdy but unobtrusive frame.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 torsion

A sock liner is placed above the main cushioning system. This extra piece adds some more cushioning for the foot-pad. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if desired.

Airy and dry interior

Open Mesh is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Adizero Adios 4. This porous textile accommodates air into the foot-chamber. With this, the foot experiences an airy and dry interior throughout the running session.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 mesh

The interior sleeve of this running shoe is made using Coolever Mesh Lining. This fabric technology prevents chafing and wicks off moisture. Such a feature prevents odor and any unpleasant sensations generated by a sweaty run.

Geofit is memory foam, and it’s used for the Adizero Adios 4’s collar. This foam-accommodating feature delivers a customized hug that adapts to the exact shapes of the wearer’s ankles and heel. Memory foam offers security and comfort without restricting the foot.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 collar

A mix of faux-leather, printed overlays and stitch-reinforcements make up the fit system. Together with the flat laces, these elements provide a snug yet adjustable coverage. The stitched portions are holdovers from the very early versions of the Adios series, and they secure the foot and keep it in place.

Adidas Adizero Adios 4 overlays

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8oz / Women 6.6oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Adidas Adizero Adios 7
Forefoot height: 17mm
Heel height: 27mm

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