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Triathlete’s Fall Running Shoe Review

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Nov 20, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Adidas AdiPure Motion

7.2 oz.; 6.1 oz.
$110, Adidas.com

Fit: This low-volume, low-to-the-ground training model comfortably wraps around every part of the foot. It’s reliably snug in the heel and mid-foot, and has an elastic upper that secures the forefoot while still giving toes a little bit of horizontal wiggle room. (Our testers almost unanimously suggested it felt better barefoot than with socks.)

Feel: This is exactly what a functional minimalist shoe should be: lightweight and low-to-the-ground, with a good combination of semi-firm cushioning and protection. It allows a runner to feel enough of the ground to cue good form but not enough to let a stray pebble shoot into your foot.

Ride: Infinitely flexible and completely unstructured aside from a dual-density midsole, this shoe moves with your foot through the gait cycle. “It was light and flexible, and performed well during short, fast training runs,” reported one tester. There is plenty of cushioning for heel strikers, but it seems to flow better with lighter foot strikes.

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