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Adidas Adipure Collection Sneak Peek

June 21st, 2012


Looking for more options for lighter and lower running shoes? These three fresh models from Adidas will give you more choices for how low you want to go when it comes to a more minimal running experience.

All three shoes are built on the idea of providing less cushioning and a more streamlined fit than traditional running shoes. Heel-to-toe offsets have also been reduced on the lineup to encourage a more mid-to-forefoot footstrike.

The collection will be releasing in late August 2012.

The Models

Adidas Adipure Motion Women's Shoe

Adipure Motion
8mm Offset
Weight: 7.5 oz (M) / 6.3 oz (W)
The most traditional shoe in the Adipure range, the Motion is designed for heel strikers to take their first steps toward a midfoot strike pattern. The dual-layer midsole still provides a good amount of cushioning, and the mesh-sock upper provides a close, near-seamless fit that still gives plenty of room for your foot to flex. Additional structure in the upper is provided by the rubberized print overlay. The Men’s Blue/White Motion shown above at left and the Women’s Black/Purple Motion at right will be available at launch. MSRP $110.00

Adidas Adipure Gazelle Men's Shoe

Adipure Gazelle
6mm Offset
Weight: 6.0 oz (M) / 5.0 oz (W)
The intermediate shoe in the Adipure lineup, the Gazelle brings your foot a little more level with the ground. The upper construction is very similar to the Motion, with the mesh-sock upper, rubberized print, and minimal overlays. The platform provides some protection and a bit of cushion, with a ride that’s more on the firm side. Expect a very flexible and nimble experience. A Women’s Black/Purple Gazelle will be available at launch, in addition to the Men’s Red Gazelle shown at right and above. MSRP $100.00

Adidas Adipure Adapt Women's Shoe

Adipure Adapt
4mm Offset
Weight: 4.8 oz (M) / 4.0 oz (W)
A near-barefoot shoe with just 15mm of material underfoot in the heel and 11mm of material in the forefoot, the Adapt is just about as low as you can get and still have some protection from pebbles and debris. The laceless upper is easy to slip on thanks to the Velcro loops, and the mesh-sock upper keeps the shoe securely on your foot. The platform provides a good amount of protection for how little material it contains. Women’s Purple Adapt (right) and Men’s Blue Adapt (above) are available at launch. MSRP $90.00

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  • bso

    These are really nice looking shoes & looks comfortable as well. eagerly waiting them to be available.I will go for the purple one, as it has a unique look out of all.

  • Morath

    What’s the use of the two velcro straps?

    I’m trying to find it and, for Motion and Gazelle, the one that is on the “tongue” could be used for something like holding the laces but, what about in the Adapt that has no laces?

    And besides that, what about the Velcro strap that is on the heel zone for all three models?

  • Matt

    We’ve found the straps helpful for pulling on the shoes, particularly the Adapt. They’re certainly not an essential feature, but an interesting detail.

  • Andrea

    As expected from adidas. Another beautiful and awesome design! I would love to have this on the net pat day!

  • Fj

    Yeah those gazelles look awesome, ive already preordered mine. I would like to have the 4mm drop of the adapt but i prefer a shoe with a tongue and laces. Not really a fan of the booty construction. One quesion though. On your site the gazelles are listed as having a 6mm drop but on your youtube video the guy says that it has a 7mm drop. Just wondering which one it is.

  • Matt

    Thanks for the question. We measured several sample shoes at a 6mm offset, but the official measurement from Adidas is 7mm. We’ll measure the stack heights again when the shoes arrive in stock to confirm which measurement is most accurate.

  • Johnny

    When are you guys going to get the Black/Silver Gazelles?

  • Alice

    Thank you for your question, Johnny. The Black/Silver colorway was not made available to us, but thanks for checking with us.

  • Jon

    Could you comment on the sizing of the Motion? Do they run large, small, or true to size?

  • Matt

    The Motion runs true to size, though keep in mind that it has an extremely low toe box made of stretch fabric that hugs right against your foot. Otherwise the shoe has a medium to narrow fit throughout.