As running shoes have increased in complexity over the years, so too have they in their specialization. For though there was once a time when you could use a single pair of sneakers for just about anything, these days, there’s highly specific footwear for everything from recovery runs to tempo training to race day.
Just take the all-new Adizero collection from adidas, for instance. Comprised of two markedly updated models — the Boston 10 and the Adios Pro 2.0 — as well as an entirely new offering in the form of the Prime X, it comes purpose-built for running longer and racing faster. Across the board, you’ll find responsive Lightstrike Pro cushioning, propulsive carbon-infused Energyrods, and grippy Continental outsoles. However, each shoe has been developed for a slightly different purpose, with the Boston being a long-distance daily trainer, the Adios Pro an elite-level racer, and the Prime X a boundary-breaking high-stack concept. When you consider that they all make use of recycled materials — be it in the form of Primergreen textiles or Celermesh uppers — the result is a collection that’s as performance-optimized as it is planet-friendly. Available now, pricing for the Adizero range starts at $140.
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