If you’re a runner looking to set a personal best without breaking the bank on a new pair of shoes. Then adidas is hoping that their newest running shoe will be catching your attention. Introducing the adidas ADIZERO SL road running shoe. Featuring the same Lightstrike Pro foam as the brands record setting Adios Pro. Just at a much lower, consumer friendly price point. With the initial release receiving an MSRP of $120. But how will this model perform on the road? Below is everything we know about the new adidas ADIZERO SL. Including links to purchase the brand new model!
Introducing the adidas ADIZERO SL – Road Running Shoe
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Weight: 8.6 ounces (size 9)
Stack: 35 mm / 25 mm
Lucid Blue / Lucid Fuchsia (mens)
Sizing Available: 6 – 14
Quick Feature Review
- Lightstrike Pro foam in the forefoot.
- Lightstrike EVA frame running through the midsole.
- 10 mm drop with a stack of 35 mm / 25 mm.
- Engineered mesh upper for comfort and breathability.
- Made from 50% recycled material.
- Extra padded tongue for comfort.
- The first release is only available in two colors, Lucid Blue / Lucid Fuchsia (mens) for men and Mint for Women.
adidas ADIZERO SL Overview
Designed to be an elite level running shoe at a more accessible price point, the adidas ADIZERO SL features a mix of the brand’s latest technologies. With the prime focus being in the forefoot and the Lightstrike Pro foam. The same foam featured in adidas pro line of shoes that were involved in breaking seven running world records in 2022. Behind that, the shoes feature a molded Lightstrike midsole frame. Designed to provide cushion and protection while pounding out the miles. The shoes upper is designed from an engineered mesh that provides a comfortable yet secure fit. And the tongue of the shoe has received a bit of extra cushion for max comfort.
On the bottom the ADIZERO SL features a smooth sole designed to create less friction while running. While sitting on what can be considered a tall stack height of 35 mm / 25 mm. Giving the shoes an aggressively fast feeling 10 mm drop. With these specs it’s clear these things are meant to feel fast. And will probably be better suited for short to mid, 5k to Half Marathon distance races.
As for weight, the ADIZERO SL comes in at 8.6 oz for a size 9. This makes them a mid weight shoe. Lighter than a lot of running shoes designed for max cushion or logging training miles. While being heavier than the true super shoes like the Vaporfly, which weigh under 7 oz. Making them a great balance of speed, cushion, and weight.
adidas ADIZERO SL Video
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For me, the adidas ADIZERO SL screams mid distance performance. And being priced at $120, they are priced perfectly for the majority of runners looking to try out some new running technology. Now do they fall into the same class as the carbon plated “super shoes”, probably not. But for the price, I think adidas has hit a home run with the release.
Have you had a chance to run in the adidas ADIZERO SL? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.