The Tempo series goes on a diet for its fifth version, releasing in July 2012 at an MSRP of $110.00. Already a lightweight trainer, the Tempo 5 slims down about 1.5 ounces in both Men’s and Women’s models compared to its predecessor.
Expect a more streamlined shoe that now lives up to its name as a true tempo trainer. As you can see, the Tempo 5 shows off its speed with much brighter colors than prior generations.
What to Watch For
- Lighter Weight: The Men’s Tempo 5 is estimated to weigh 9.0 oz (size 9). The Women’s model is set to come in at 7.6 oz (size 8).
- Mid/Outsole Updates: Adidas removed the FORMOTION decoupled heel to reduce weight and added flexibility to the outsole in the forefoot.
- Lower Heel: The Tempo 5 is spec’d out to drop 1.5mm in the heel compared to the Tempo 4. We’ll give you full stack height and heel-to-toe offset measurements when the first production models arrive in our warehouse.
- Upper Updates: Sprint Web overlays are strategically placed on the microfiber suede upper to provide lightweight structure and durability.