adidas adiStar Adapt

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The Adapt is the second round of trail shoes that incorporate adidas’ GCS (Ground Countrol System), their top-of-the-line motion stabilizing technology. In developing the Adapt, adidas carried over the traction and cushioning from its adiStar Trail while focusing design attention primarily on the upper. HF-welded overlays provide support, and the open mesh, even though it’s not the wide-open mesh of the adiStar Trail, provides breathability. The laces have a high-friction surface to keep them tied, and therefore, better maintain the support of the upper. Support in the midsole from the Torsion System shores up the midfoot, making the shoe more stable and maintaining traction and balance. One enthusi- astic weartester summed up the Adapt this way: “Love the fit and performance of this shoe.”

Price: $110

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14,15; Women 5–12 • Weight: Men 12.9 oz. (size 9); Women 11 oz. (size 7)

Upper: mesh, synthetic overlays, reflective accents • Midsole: CM-EVA, GCS (Ground Control System) heel, adiPRENE+ forefoot

Outersole: TRAXION, carbon rubber

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip lasted, Strobel board with adiPRENE heel

Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics