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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.

Model Number:

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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.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I love adios as a racing shoe. I have raced 2 marathons in the adios and really like it for that. But the adios also performs really well all the way down to 5k for me, and I use it at every distance from 5k to marathon as my racer. Hard to find a shoe that spans that gap really well, but for me, the adios does just that! Great for lighter, efficent, neutral runners who want a shoe to race in. The adios will go fast and also hold up over the longer distances. Great shoe!
From: Chris, NY, USA

Comments: I have been running in pairs of the Adios for the last year or so.  I do a lot of triathlons and have used them to win 3 age group victories this summer.  I use the Adios for races and for training.  I am a fast runner and often run 4-6 miles a day at around a 6 minute mile pace. Great shoe for the neutral fast runner.  A couple of years ago, I switched to the Adios from the Adidas Boston running shoe.
From: Zach, Indiana, U.S.

Comments: I have trained/raced in the Adios (5k's up to marathon's and have used them in Tri's up to ironman distance) ...They are very light and comfortable. I love them on the road and even better on the track.  The size run's large so order a 1/2 size up.  The down side of the shoe is that it lasts for about 250-300 miles, then time for a new pair.  Buy more then 1 and rotate them out frequently. I have been having some back of the heel problems since wearing this shoe.  Not sure of the cause but does anyone else have same pain? Overall, I am happy with the Adidas Adios and would recommend you try them.
From: Richard R., Sugar Land, TX USA

Comments: I own several pairs of the Adizero Rocket (favorite 1/2 marathon and trail shoe) and tried the Adios for Ironman Louisville.  Incredible shoe.  Just enough cushioning for that distance while still retaining excellent road feel.  The shoe is relatively lightweight, too.  At no time did the shoe feel heavy or sluggish while running off the bike on tired legs.  Looking forward to the forthcoming Adios 2 in 2012.
From: Anonymous

Comments: The perfect running shoe. Sufficient cushioning for marathons and training. Incredibly fast. Really aids turnover rate and efficiency. Superior to both the more cushioned models and the more extreme racing flats. Unbeatable as a long-distance racer and trainer. No wonder world records are being run in this shoe. I've certainly improved my personal bests with them.
From: Uli, Elmhurst, IL, USA

Comments: Was wearing Adidas Tempos but transitioned to a more natural footstrike / gait cycle after losing 60lbs from a 10 year hiatus from running due to an injury.  I am running low 7's in these bad boys - they are SUPER light, suprisingly durable, and offer a responsive, firm ride.  They are a bit snug in the toe box and littler roomier in the heel than my Tempos - I'm in between my normal Adidas shoe size (half size than my regular shoe size) and up another half size.  I went with a snuger fit despite what shoefitter recommended and have no issues.  I've done daily training for a half marathon in these, as well as, speed work - Yasso's, tempo's, hill sprints, and shorter intervals.  It's no wonder why Haile has a preference for this shoe.  I only wish Adidas would bring back the inaugural colorway.
From: Tarek, Arlington Heights, IL, USA

Comments: This is my favorite shoe for road races, tempo's and even track work for intervals when we don't spike up.  Super light, durable and race ready.  Would not wear any other pair of flats.
From: Robert, Cheektowaga, NY

Comments: Great shoe fits to size and performs well. I normally do not wear a shoe I just bought in a race before trying it out on a couple runs. I purchased the Adios and wore them around to see how they felt, which by the way was great, and decided to run my half marathon the next day in them. Prd my time by 3 minutes in the rain on the hills. Love this shoe.
From: Rodney, Parkersburg, WV, USA

Comments: These are better than what I'd expected. Adios are very light for its looks and these are comfortable, especially if you are considering a long distance road races. I love the Adios and am considering a second pair if this series continues.
From: Ricky, Arcadia, CA, USA