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As the name implies, the adizero Rocket Ekiden is super fast. This racing flat has a super-low profile to allow your speed to come. With full forefoot adiprene, the Rocket will deliver protection up to half marathon. An ideal 5k, 10K road racer. Do some XC racing, if the terrain is not too rugged.

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Weight: 7.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (23mm), Forefoot (17mm); 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 low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow width
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch structure: Medium-low

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: September 2010 (new color), model release date July 2009
  • Color discontinued: December 2010
  • Model discontinued: Unknown

INTRODUCTION

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

CUSHIONING

  • adiPRENE+ is utilized in the forefoot and is a resilient EVA based foam intended to provide cushion under the metatarsal region.
MIDSOLE
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
OUTSOLE
  • AdiWear is utilized throughout the outsole and is a durable carbon rubber.

Comments: One of my favorite shoes. I have multiple pairs.  Very comfortable to walk in and run in. Almost effortless to run midfoot. The heel toe ratio is apparent occasionally, but rarely do notice.
From: Charles, New York, NY, USA

Comments: I am a race walker.  This shoe fits great and is very comfortable.  It has good traction and is very flexible.  On short runs of 5 to 8 miles I have no issues.  Once I get to 10 miles on a track work out, my feet start to ache. If I take the shoes off at 9 miles and change to another type of shoe I can continue with no problems.
From: Tilden, Birmingham, AL, USA

Comments: Very efficient and fast. Almost zero Forefoot to Heel ratio. I'd consider this a good minimalist shoe, even it's not trying to be. Fits true to size and has better width than most racers. I use this shoe for all runs from 5K to Half Marathons. It's by far the best road shoe I've ever worn. I can handle light trails too. The sole is very protective, but the upper would not protect in more extreme places. If I had the money, I'd buy a lifetime supply of these shoes.
From: Jeff, Tampa, FL, 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+