adidas Pushes the Envelope with Its First Pair of Runners Boasting STRUNG Tech

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adidas may have grown synonymous with streetwear thanks to the tireless rise of Kanye West’s sub-brand, but the athletic-centric manufacturer continues to innovate itself to deliver optimized performance.

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The German athleisure giant touts its unique STRUNG textile as “the first that transforms athlete data into dynamic performance material.” Moreover, each thread that composes STRUNG is data-mapped to deliver a lightweight, glove-like fit — for comparison’s sake, think Nike FlyWire. While it has shown off the innovative tech before, this is the first time STRUNG appears in a production model, as it overtakes the shoe’s upper.

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As far as looks are concerned, it is pre-dominantly grey and off-white, then touched up with bright pink and orange accents. In addition to its new-age upper, the shoe sits on a remarkably cushioned midsole, boasting three layers of the three stripes’ signature LIGHTSTRIKE PRO foam that provides maximum energy return during your run. Additionally, it features adidas’ carbon-infused ENERGYRODS to diminish energy loss upon toeing-off. Lastly, the runner boasts a Continental compound to provide idealized traction on your next road run.

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Premium running shoes are easy to come by these days, especially from up-and-coming manufacturers. That said, you’re typically better off going with a brand that’s been doing in the game for over half a century.  The ADIZERO Prime x STRUNG is available on the adidas’ webshop for $300.