adidas Adios LiteStrike

This Adios LiteStrike typifies the performance that neutral runners have come to expect from adidas shoes. Essentially a slab of durable LightStrike EVA with a feather on top, the Adios LiteStrike’s ride and transition are ideal for faster-paced running. The midsole/outersole provides a good measure of flexibility, cushioning and durability. The open mesh upper is well ventilated and fits high- to low-arched feet. While not as light as adidas’ racers—it’s aimed at efficient, high-mileage runners looking for a daily trainer—it can manage racing duties for larger runners accustomed to highly cushioned shoes. One weartester concluded, “This one’s a keeper.”

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Price: $80

Sizes: Men 6.5-13,14,15; Women 5-11 • Weight: Men 10.8 oz. (size 9); Women 9.4 oz. (size 7) • Upper: open mesh • Midsole: LightStrike EVA, adiPRENE (heel) • Shank: Torsion • Outersole: outsole-grade EVA, QuickStrike • Innersole: CM-EVA • Shape: semi-curved • Construction: Strobel slip lasted • Strength: durable, cushioned performance • Recommended for: high- to medium-arched feet with neutral biomechanics