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The adiZERO Adios Ekiden is a limited edition version of the marathon racing shoe worn by Haile Gebrselassie. With few overlays and a light, more open mesh upper, the Adios has a great minimal feel on top. Full forefoot adiPRENE+ delivers a responsive yet fairly cushioned ride that goes the distance. Designed for serious runners, the Adios is great for road races, intervals and tempo runs.

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Weight: 7.4 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (15mm)

Sizing is based on the men's scale. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Average width
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch structure: Medium height
  • Release date: September 2010 (new color), model release date December 2008
  • Color discontinued: December 2010
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: adiZERO CS


The adiZero Adios is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing. It is built with a curved shape.


  • adiPRENE is located in the heel and is a resilient EVA based foam engineered to cushion the heel at impact.
  • adiPRENE+ is utilized in the forefoot and is a resilient EVA based foam intended to provide cushion under the metatarsal region.
  • CMEVA is compression molded EVA which is an industry standard midsole material designed to offer durable cushioning.
  • Torsion System runs along the bottom of the midfoot and is a wishbone shaped thermoplastic unit that is gender engineered to allow the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently for increased stability.
  • Open Mesh is used throughout the upper and provides breathability.
  • Perforated Tongue is composed of EVA for lightweight comfort and improved ventilation.
  • Adidas Logo overlays are strategically placed to wrap the upper around the foot.
  • respoEVA Sockliner is molded for anatomical fit and is intended to provide additional step in comfort.
  • Slip Last involves wrapping and stitching the upper in a bootie-like shape before it is glued to the midsole to increase flexibility and decrease weight.
  • Quickstrike is utilized in the forefoot and is a pattern of rubber "cleats" that is designed to increase flexibility and durability while reducing weight.
  • Blown Rubber is lightweight and offers grip for increased traction.

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