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The adiiZero Pro Ekiden is a limited edition, elite level racing flat designed for the bio-mechanically efficient runner who seeks a racing shoe that is suitable for distances ranging from 5k to the marathon. With a great road feel and excellent flexibility, the adiiZero Pro Ekiden is an ideal go-fast racing shoe.

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Weight: 6.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (22mm), Forefoot (15mm); non-removable insole

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: Narrow-to-average width
  • Midfoot: Medium to lowvolume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow width
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch height: Average

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: September 2010 (new color), model release date December 2008
  • Color discontinued: December 2010
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: adizero Pro

INTRODUCTION

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

CUSHIONING

  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
MIDSOLE
  • adiPRENE+ is utilized in the forefoot and is a resilient EVA based foam intended to provide cushion under the metatarsal region.
UPPER
  • Open Mesh is used throughout the upper and provides breathability.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design better follows the shape of the foot for an improved fit experience.
  • Adidas Logo overlays are strategically placed to wrap the upper around the foot.
OUTSOLE
  • AdiWear is utilized in the lateral heel and is a durable carbon rubber.
  • Quickstrike is utilized in the forefoot and is a pattern of rubber "cleats" that is designed to increase flexibility and durability while reducing weight.

Comments: I am a stocky 5'4" 160ish lbs with flat feet and bowed legs.  I've always loved the feeling of a minimal flat on trails but I could never really find and ideal one for my city running especially since most of them have too big of a heel to toe ratio to really encourage a proper barefoot running form.  These are the best minimalist shoe for running on pavement for someone with as many issues as me.  They provide just enough forefoot cushion but still well short of being mushy.  The heel to toe ratio is perfect for "ALMOST" barefoot runners.  And on top of it all, they look great in black once I changed the pink shoe laces.  I loved them so much I got a pair for my wife.  I only wish they had more in my size so I could stock up.  Hopefully adidas will come out with a newer version of this in black as well. 
From: Ed, Racine, WI, USA

Comments: Good shoe all around, but not really for me.  The sole is a bit narrow, so I found myself landing on the medial edge of it, and thus collapsing in somewhat, thus suffering from some knee pain.  Also, my first-ever black toenail in 5 years of running came with this shoe - either go with a regular training shoe size and/or up half one. 7/10.
From: Jay, CA, USA

Comments: It is a really nice shoe, did a 5 mile workout in them straight out of the box, and they felt great. Nice and light, with a nice low heel height. They definitely run true to size, but going a half size up won't hurt.
From: Tyler, Delaware, USA

Comments: Adidas fit and sizing (which is good for me).  Shoe is very similar to Rocket, except slightly lighter and more flexible.  This is not a "mushy" shoe and not for heel strikers, but is excellent for efficient runners and forefoot/midfoot strikers, and has good spring / pushoff (feels springy and fast).  Very good road racing shoe, but due to minimal outsole probably not great for much offroad with rocks.  I use the Rocket for training.
From: Ken

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+