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The gap is closed. adidas is back where it was for years: at the top. All thanks to the successes of the adidas Adizero Adios Pro. This seems only a beginning. The enthusiasm about the latest version suggests the best.

adidas Adizero Adios Pro hijacks marathon podiums

In 2021, the adidas Adizero Adios Pro family accounted for the highest number of wins in the World Major Marathons, the most prestigious city marathons on the circuit. Also at the Olympics, adidas was showing off on the marathon stage. As icing on the cake, no fewer than seven world records were run off the tables with a shoe on which the famous “3-stripes” shone.

2021 was a succesfull year for adidas, even though there was no mention of the adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 yet. The third version of this fast carbon shoe only made its appearance early this summer and was immediately received very positively.

Resem notable updates

The only downside to the adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3? The weight of the shoe has gone up by two mere grams over its predecessor. Feel free to call it negligible. You don’t feel it AND in return it provides a laundry list of benefits. In a nutshell, the adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 is softer, more stable, feels faster AND features more cushioning.

More stability

The most striking improvement over the adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2 is the wider base of the shoe. With this adjustment, adidas guarantees more stability. Indeed, the aggressive geometric shape of version two was perceived by some as unstable. Notable: put the best-known carbon shoes in a row and the Adizero Adios Pro 3 comes out as the carbon shoe with the widest base.

Softer cushioning

In addition, both the middle and outsole were updated. In the forefoot, the extra cushioning provides a remarkably softer feel while running. The extra material in the forefoot has reduced the heel drop, the height difference between heel and toe, by two millimeters. This puts the new heel drop at 6.5 millimeters.

Responsiveness remains

Typical of adidas are the five strong, bend-resistant carbon rods, called EnergyRods, found in the midsole. Though as of now you may refer to them as EnergyRods 2.0. The carbon rods are connected at the end for the first time, but can still move independently. Thanks to this technique, the shoe is slightly stiffer, again more stable and running with these carbon shoes feels more natural.

Sustainability extended

Finally, there is the outsole. The outsole received an additional rubber injection that reduces wear and tear and makes the shoe last longer.

Opinion of Runners’ lab experts ánd athletes

The best way to judge a shoe? Testing him in his natural habitat. You don’t have to ask us twice. Our advisers and the athletes of the Runners’ lab Athletics Team participated in a five-kilometer road race.

“The shoe seems rather unstable due to the cutout. While running, this premonition immediately disappeared. The adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 feels very stable. You also feel the push of the energetic foam on the one hand and the carbon plate on the other. With my narrow feet, I immediately noticed that the forefoot has become wider, but that does not bother me at all. I find it an ideal shoe for setting top times.”

Speaking was adviser Julie. She immediately did full credit to this fast competition shoe by setting a new personal record. Advisor Bjarne was also enthusiastic.

“I am very pleased with this fast, responsive carbon shoe. The notch, which should make you roll off more along your big toe, does its job. The EnergyRods that mimic the midfoot bones encourage a smooth roll-off and explosive push-off. I definitely recommend this shoe. One point of interest. Be sure to wear socks that are long enough. The heel cap comes up quite high and can cause friction.”

Marathon runner Dorian Boulvin can compare to the previous version like no other.

“I find it a lot more comfortable and stable than the second version,” he told us. The adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 has become my best friend in my marathon preparation. I use it for all my long workouts at marathon pace and will also use it during the marathon. It’s an ideal shoe for going fast and at the same time your calves are put under less strain, reducing fatigue.”

Come test the adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

Want to be able to judge for yourself the adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3? Then come test the shoe in one of our stores or shop it on our webshop. Feel free to contact our WhatsApp team for more info (+32 479 05 65 99).