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Adidas – Still Cool After All These Years

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I haven’t had something so lightweight and cool looking on my feet since the invention of the Nike Huarache! But shoes have come a long way since then in terms of durability and weight!

adidas sent me two pairs of running shoes to test out – The adidas adiZero Rush and the adidas adiZero Adios. Both pairs came shipped in a single box, and when I picked up the box, I was amazed to find that BOTH of these shoes were lighter then my ONE pair of running shoes that I was wearing currently!

The weight of these shoes is just ridiculously light. The adiZero adios 2 weighs 7.4oz, and the adiZero Rush weighs 7.5oz.

When I opened the boxes up, that glorious new shoe smell wafted out of the box, getting me immediately high! I was immediately smitten by the striking “traffic cone” orange color with the electric yellow heel of the Adizero Adios – How gorgeously ugly! (And I mean that in a good way) They stand out and make you feel fast, even when you’re standing still!

I’ve made several runs in both pairs, ranging between 5-10 miles. It’s a different world, like wearing nothing at all.. Without having to worry about picking up a nail or something!

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have good mechanics, and I generally require a stability shoe. My compromise will probably end up being the Mana. Sure, the Mana weighs a little more, but it’ll provide a little more stability for my foot.

Nonetheless, I’m so excited about these awesome sneaks, and I plan on running 1-2 lower mileage runs per week in them. I’m hoping to pick up some speed, improve my foot strike, and enjoy more of a natural run!

I can’t see a more perfect shoe for racing, especially for that cross country or track team!

Adidas, still so cool after all these years!

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Ryan Thomas

    February 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    If these things get any lighter they might as well just be the Vibrams!

  2. Francesco

    February 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    They’re much nicer than the Vibrams. I could never see myself wearing a pair of Vibrams, but these Adidas on the other hand, I could see myself in a pair.

  3. Ron E46

    February 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

    How much are they? link?

  4. Rich Lavene

    February 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The Adios:
    http://www.shopadidas.com/product/running-adizero-adios-2/

    The Rush:
    http://www.shopadidas.com/product/mens-running-adizero-rush-m/SP612?cid=G47896

    They are awesome, I can’t wait until I’ve exhausted them from running and can just wear them as my normal “everyday” shoe! They are so cool!!

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