Adidas Adizero Tempo 5 Sneak Peek

Adidas Adizero Tempo 5 Men's Running Shoe

Adidas Adizero Tempo 5 Men's Running Shoe

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.

Men’s Colors

Women’s Colors

  • Alex

    Lower heel, lighter weight, and that color scheme… Pretty hard to imagine a better upbeat trainer for Lawrence.

  • nick

    What is the difference between this and the Mana now? The Mana has been beefed up to 9 oz, and the Tempo has been stripped down to 9 oz, both in the stability category.

  • Matt

    When the Tempo 5 is released, it will be pretty similar to the Mana 6 on paper. The big difference is that the Tempo 5 will remain a “moderate feature” shoe, packing more features like the Sprint Web overlays and better build quality into a weight similar to the Mana 6. The Tempo 5 is also going to be more race-oriented, and should feel a little faster underfoot than the Mana.

  • Joe

    That looks a lot like the original Adios, though that picture doesn’t show the bottom or medial sides. With the whole line getting lighter and lower, it’s almost as if each shoe is just replacing the other from top down.

  • DWrek

    So about the same weight as the F50.2. Any idea what the difference may be? Mainly with the cushioning, will one be more firm than the other?

  • Matt

    You’re right that the Tempo 5 looks a lot like the F50 v2 on paper. We haven’t had a chance to try these on side by side yet, but we think the F50 will be a better lightweight shoe for heel strikers. The new Tempo will be oriented toward midfoot strikers – it loses the decoupled heel of the prior version and sits on a more level platform. The Tempo 5 will likely have a more firm ride than the F50.

  • Adidas Training Top

    which size should i buy? 6 or 271 mm in USA?

  • JRunningMan

    The new tempo 5 I must say is much better than the tempo 4. I personally like adidas and currently wear the Glide, but was never a fan of the tempo. Not anymore. It is a little lighter, but still feels very protective. The Pro Moderator has been modified to an arched bridge, more like in the sequence. This really adds to the comfort as it no longer feels like its pushing into the arch. It’s still feels stable enough for someone who slightly over pronates. I have not though watched myself or anyone in it yet. The best part of the shoe, is it is much softer.

  • Max Freund

    Do these come in wide widths? I really need a 4E — even 2E’s won’t cut it. If not this model, does Adidas make any lightweight trainers in 4E?

  • Matt

    Thanks for the question, Max. We do not carry any Adidas models in a 4E width, and aren’t aware of any of their running models being available in this width. The lightest shoe we currently carry in a 4E width, with a bit of pronation support, is the Asics GT 2000: