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The adidas adipure Gazelle 2 offers lightweight protection for training and racing, featuring minimal cushioning and an extra-firm ride.

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Go low and light with the adidas adipure Gazelle 2. A flexible platform provides just a touch of impact protection and offers plenty of responsiveness for fast running. A stretch mesh upper molds around the shape of your foot, while the adidas 3-stripes and a padded heel collar hold your foot securely. A 6mm drop brings your foot closer to the ground to encourage an efficient stride.

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Weight: 5.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (17mm), Forefoot (11mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Very low
  • Arch Structure: Medium 
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

INTRODUCTION

The adipure Gazelle 2 is a minimum featured, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork, racing, and daily training.

CUSHIONING

  •  adiPRENE Insert is a resilient EVA-based foam made to cushion the forefoot on impact.

MIDSOLE

  • Full Length EVA is a lightweight, full length EVA midsole for light, resilient cushioning.
  • Protection Plate protects the foot from rough ground and sharp objects.

UPPER

  • Tech Fit Upper provides support while still providing flexibility.
  • PU Print placed on top of the Tech Fit Upper for increased durability.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design better follows the shape of the foot for an improved fit.
  • Velcro Loops allow for a fast and smooth shoe step in.
  • EVA Sockliner is shaped to mimic the curvature of the heel and arch for increased comfort and support.

OUTSOLE

  • AdiWear is a non-marking carbon rubber in the heel for durable, improved traction.
  • Pure Motion Outsole mirrors the movement of the human foot.

Comments: Wow adidas has a winner here!!!!! I have used altra and saucony virrata....this Gazelle 2 has the best upper and adidas has firm but there cushioning..I have also used the mizuno shoes ....and this adidas shoe hits the sweet spot...I agree one must lock in a good form ... not crazy about looks of shoe...standard shoe size...be prepared for lightness and best upper out there!!!
From: shoutscout, Northern Cali. 2/4/14

Comments: I've been running in minimalist shoes now for 5 years. I've evolved to the Adidas Gazelle and use them as my everyday trainer. I love this shoe in every way - please continue to make it, Adidas! It is a real winner for those that have locked in a natural running form. It provides just the right amount of cushioning for road running, not too much, not too little, the responsiveness is totally consistent and reliable. The upper is completely comfortable at all times and in all temperatures (I run down to zero degrees F outside). The shoe requires good natural running form, but when you are conditioned to provide that, these shoes perform like a dream!
From: Greg, Bloomington, Illinois, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+