Mercury ran like the wind with wings on his shoes. These days wings aren’t required, just some advances in construction that allow for lighter and lighter shoes. This week adidas unveiled the new adizero Rush, which weighs 7.5 ounces. At that weight, you could shave a few seconds off your training run.
The 7.8 ounce shoe is designed with maximum cushioning and support. It features the same adiPrene+ midsole technology used in the adidas ClimaCool Ride shoes. The adiPrene+ midsole provides resilient cushioning in the forefoot, which offers a responsive ride. The shoe’s SprintWeb provides lightweight support. A nylon mesh construction makes the shoe breathable and yet keeps the foot locked in place for stability and speed. A SprintFrame helps return energy to each stride. The shoe’s Lightstrike EVA reduces midsole weight by 15 percent.
Adidas’ adizero Rush comes in nine color combinations, and an additional pair of shoelaces, in a contrasting color, comes with the shoes. A pair of adizero Rush shoes costs $100.