Adidas has delivered a new shoe, the Adizero Feather, into the Adizero range of performance oriented running shoes, which fits snugly into the marathon racing shoe category. There are plenty of great shoes on the market for runners at the moment, and as someone who favors shoes that are a little less bulky that a traditional trainer, I’m currently being spoilt for choice. The Adidas Feather is another tempting addition to the marathon racing and minimalist shoe range. It is felt like we barely wearing anything when we put them on.
For anyone who is new to running, it is recommended that visit a specialty running/walking store to be properly fitted for the right shoe for you. If a shoe like the Adizero Feather 2 is one of your options, you might consider giving them a try.
In terms of profile, the Adidas Feather feels slightly flatter than the Adios, but it is not a true racing flat. The addition of the stiff sprint frame feels like it makes the shoe quite responsive and fast and it could be good for runners who don’t wear spikes to use racing on the track. The design of the sole and cushioning precludes this shoe from being taken off-road and onto trails. It is a road or track shoe only.
As the foot flattens from forefoot to heel, the springy spike is pushed down and then as the runner’s foot starts leaving the ground, the shoe springs back and helps the runner leave the ground with a bit more purpose.
Adidas Feather is good for following:
- Runners with a relatively neutral foot strike – runners with a moderate heel toe pattern will be ok, but if you’re an exaggerated heel-striker, the Feather could get slappy and uncomfortable.
- Runners looking for a performance shoe for short road races 3k to 10k.
- As an alternative to spikes for racing on the track.
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