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Adidas adizero adios Pro Performance Review

With Nike’s NeXT % with thick carbon plates taking up a favorable foothold in all kinds of marathons,  brands are also starting to use carbon plates as a research and development focus for running shoes. But anyway, as the saying goes, “One man’ s meat is another man’s poison.” ; therefore, no matter how good a pair of running shoe is, it is the most suitable one  that is just the best one. And before making a purchase, one is highly recommended to have a try.

The Adidas adizero adios Pro I got here seems to be glowing like the sun. It is the bright fluorescent yellow which I think is more energetic than the fluorescent pink. And you are sure to be the most eye-catching guy wearing the shoes.

What is new here is that there are some innovations in its design.  Adidas has changed its routine design. That is the three stripes has changed from the small ones to almost covering the side vamp, which is quite visually shocking.

The knitted net vamp of the shoes is very thin and there are big gaps between the fibers, which ensures the air ventilation and heat emission during running. And the tongue is directly connected to the lining and sole on both sides, so we won’t be affected by the movement of the tongue when exercising.

A single shoe weighs only 246 grams which is relatively light and brings no burden to our feet. Besides, the heel of the shoe is 39.6mm thick while the forefoot is 29.6mm, with a height difference of 10mm.

Before this Adidas adizero adios Pro, I have also tried the  adizero pro, the boston 9 and the adios 5 before. And they are all bouncy enough that I could obviously feel the feedback underfoot. But this Adidas adizero adios Pro is no less inferior in this respect. It also offers me a very nice cushioning performance.

The Adios Pro looks very similar to the Adizero Pro, which was launched almost around the same time, but the biggest difference between the two lies in the thickness of the two shoes’ soles. And on the other hand, the Adizero Pro also uses Adidas’ traditional LightStrike Boost midsole, while the Adios Pro uses the latest LightStrikePro midsole, which is much lighter and more flexible.

From an objective perspective, this Adios Pro  isn’t like the Nike Fly 3 I copped before; the former actually feels softer and more elastic. On top of the above performances, the shoes also have a nice wrapping. During my testing it, the shoe wraps my feet very well and my feet are also firmly fixed inside.

While the sole differs significantly from other running shoes in that there is no lumpy grains and looks quite smooth, tests on plastic grounds and asphalt roads showed that the anti-slipping performance of shoes is not inferior to other running shoes. However, when the shoes  run into rainy days, it would become another story: the anti-slipping performance would be greatly decreased. And because of this, the shoes are not wear-resistant and won’t last long.

Overall:

As a pair of running shoes with carbon plate, Adidas adizero adios Pro focuses more on helping improve runners’ speed, so its support is relatively inferior. Therefore, it is recommended that runners having weak ankle strength should be more cautious when wearing carbon-plate shoes with thick soles.