The answer from german brand Adidas to its competitor Nike's latest running shoes is the Adidas Adizero Adios Pro (not to be confused with the Adidas Adizero Pro). There is no doubt that Nike has struck first with a series of racing running shoes like the Zoom Fly 3, the coveted Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% and our beloved friend Kipchoge's exclusive AlphaFly. Perhaps the biggest problem with the Adizero Adios Pro (obviating the retail price) is that it has a sole that wears out at a glance so it has very limited use, making the process of adapting to that piece of midsole more difficult.
There is no doubt that the Adizero Adios Pro is a different shoe than the more conventional Adizero Adios or german brand collection mates like the traditional Adizero Adios 5 shoe. The upper is as close to the usual although the Celermesh is so thin and light that its durability seems only slightly more durable than the outsole despite the mesh-like latticework that gives some consistency to the whole. Following the Adidas racing shoes trend, the mythical "3-Stripes" are oversized on the outer side, even a notch above what's seen on the radical racing flat Adizero Takumi Sen 6.
How could it be otherwise, the really interesting thing about the Adizero Adios Pro takes place in the imposing midsole. The main component is the new LightStrike Pro and it does not have a single carbon plate along the entire length, but the technological innovations are divided into a more or less conventional plate (combined with another Nylon plate) at the rear and what Adidas calls EnergyRods, a series of carbon rods arranged in such a way as to provide greater momentum in each stride. The outsole has no cleat and only presents a thin layer of rubber that somewhat helps in traction (in fact they are inspired by climbing shoes), but that looks to be quite short-lived.
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