Hey guys! Today we have something special from adidas company – the adidas AlphaBounce. This is the new running model for men & women. They released this model out of now where. Adidas tried to surprise us and you know what? They did. Surprisingly, the AlphaBounce quickly became top selling shoe, I was very lucky to cop a pair. So let’s see why they are so special. Welcome to my adidas AlphaBounce Performance Review!
Adidas put the brand new technology – Forged Mesh. This is a seamless mesh material designed with areas of support and stretch to help ensure a custom fit that adapts to every move. I’m now a big fan of Forged Mesh, looking forward for another adidas model with this technology. This was a different experience, different feel, it just was DIFFERENT. Of course, in a good way.
The upper offers great flexibility & support at the same time, I had no problems at all. In addition, lacing holes are covered with Fuse for better durability and the “wavy” mesh on the sides stretch really nicely to make lateral movement more natural and enjoyable for you. In result, amazing upper.
Nothing sensational in this category but at the end of the day, this is a running shoe. The adidas AlphaBounce has a small external heel counter to keep your foot in the right place and that’s it. The main support for this model comes from materials & a right size. As I said, nothing special but if you are using this model for training, running or casual wear (as you suppose to be), than you don’t need solid support.
We have a full-length BOUNCE cushion. Guess what? AMAZING cushion, as I expected. The AlphaBounce cushion setup is very similar to the adidas Dame 3 or D Lillard 2 tooling.
I enjoyed every step in these bad boys… Superb impact protection, great stability and at the same time big bounce. Also, I had zero pain in my feet after a long run, just a super dry mouth.
The adidas AlphaBounce has a nubbed pattern simillar to other adidas running models like Ultra Boost. Not much to say really. It’s very simple… They performed great inside & outside: nice transition, good grip with different surfaces, no problems at all.
However, it will be nice to see more durable rubber compound because it seems like the rubber is a little bit sensitive for outside surfaces.
This is adidas shoe so like usually, I recommend going half a size down for perfect fit. Widefooters should be happy going true to size.
The adidas AlphaBounce fits really comfortable because of great material choice. The midfoot area wraps the foot nicely to make thar perfect snug fit. Stretchy materials make this shoe wide- foot friendly.
Adidas continuous a PHENOMINAL job with their sneakers and the adidas AlphaBounce is not an exception. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with these: you will get premium materials, very comfortable & flexible fit along with responsive cushion to survive long runs or hard trainings. Also, solid traction and support make this a perfect running/training shoe. The best part is price – $100… Wow adidas, you surprised me again.
Better than Ultra Boost? No, AlphaBounce isn’t better than Ultra Boost but it’s up there, no question. You see, adidas Ultra Boost has BOOST cushion but AlphaBounce is way cheaper, so it’s really up to you. If you are looking for great running/training shoe with low price or just want to try something different then The adidas AlphaBounce is perfect choice for you. Go grab it!
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