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adidas adiZero Hagio – First Look *Update

September 12th, 2011

adidas adiZero Hagio Men's Shoe (Hagio sample with incorrect "Feather" name shown)

Come January 2012, the hugely popular adidas adiZero Rocket will be gone and in its place will be the adiZero Hagio (MSRP $90).

The Hagio carries over the midsole from the adiZero Pro. And with a light weight upper and new outsole, the Hagio is expected be an ounce lighter than the adiZero Rocket. The featherweight upper utilizes vast areas of open mesh for superior breathability and weight reduction. Strategically placed laminated overlays help secure the foot and deliver a sleek appearance.

By stripping away oustole material, the Hagio is more flexible than the Rocket and additional weight savings are found in the outsole design.

All of the standard adidas technologies are still here. Full forefoot ADIPRENE adds durable comfort and provides good rebound for a responsive toe-off. The TORSION SYSTEM maintains structural integrity of the midsole’s midfoot. ADIWEAR provides durable wear at the heel and blown rubber in the forefoot provides added cushioning is light in weight.

Built on a 6mm heel-toe offset, the low-profile Hagio is ideal for faster running and racing. Specified at 6.0 ounces (sample men’s size 9.0), this shoe weighs the same as the Brooks T7 Racer, but should deliver greater durability. Expect this shoe to compete directly with the Asics Hyperspeed 4 and Saucony Type A4 ( the Hyperspeed 5 and Type A5 will be available February 2012).

Of note, the Hagio name  pays homage to the shoe designer of the same name who has had a great influence over the development many adiZero racing shoes.

adidas adiZero Hagio - outsole view (sample shown)

*The original post stated the adiZero Hagio carried over the midsole of the adiZero Rocket. However, the midsole of the Hagio is carried over from the adiZero Pro. The Rocket midsole was derived from the Pro midsole.

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Special Edition adidas adizero Shoes

July 20th, 2010
adidas adizero Pro Ekiden Shoes

adidas adizero Pro Ekiden Shoes

Adidas has garnered a great following with their adizero line of shoes. Light in weight and built following a philosophy of including only what is essential, the adizero shoes fit perfectly in the current trend of less is more. The line has had great success over the past several years, so this September adidas is introducing a special edition Ekiden series of adizero shoes that will be available at Running Warehouse.

An Ekiden is a long distance relay race popular in Japan. The adizero Ekiden series draws inspiration from Japanese culture and the result is a unique look that, in this writer’s opinion, is fantastic. The only difference between the adizero Ekiden shoes and the normal adizero shoes is the cosmetic appearance of the upper.

Covering a spectrum of neutral shoes, the Ekiden series will include versions of the adizero Pro (the high performance racer is back), adizero Adios (the marathon shoe of choice for Haile Gebrselassie), adizero Rocket (versatile flat) and adizero Boston (lightweight trainer). So if you want to stand out this Fall be sure to pick up a pair. View all the shoes after the jump. Read more…

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Hot New Road Flats In at RW!

January 22nd, 2010