Introducing the adidas Adistar
The all new adidas Adistar is a departure from the brands recent relentless pursuit of speed, moving away from all things carbon and lightweight, focussing more on mileage, recovery and comfort. The shoe is not about speed or breaking a new personal best, utilising a sizeable rocker sole made of dual density foam. You’ve got Repetitor at the front, and the firmer Repetitor+ foam under the heel, working in tandem to mitigate the impact force from each step.
We ask two members of the community to give them a spin and provide us with their thoughts...
Phoebe Di Tommaso | @phoebeditommaso
My Initial impression of the look/colourway was great, those that know me know I love me a bit of colour and I’m a fan of the blue and red combo! I'm traditionally not an adidas girls so this was a positive start.
My first on-foot impression was firm, this could have been because it was a slightly heavier shoe than I'm used to and due to high stack aesthetic. I was expecting them to feel more cushioned, however one I was started moving around i found myself liking the firmer, more stable ride.
Straight outta tha box, they were very comfortable to run in, I couldn't help but compare them to a Nike Infinity React or a Hoka Clifton in terms of shape and on-foot feel. I can definitely see myself adding these to my rotation as an easy/recovery day shoe.
Daniel Virgona | @danjelvirgona
Upon first seeing the Adidas Adistar, my thoughts centred around its high-profile shape and eye-catching colourway. The shape even got me thinking about how it would also look good as a lifestyle trainer. After I moved on from the heel’s stack height and laced up, the shoe felt cosy and secure thanks to its plush, padded upper mesh and heel cup.
Once I got running those feelings of comfort and security only became more prevalent. The lacing system gave a stable lockdown and the Repetitor+ foam in the heel made for a very stable ride, particularly when running at a gentler pace and striking from heel to midfoot. As my run went on and the pace increased, I noticed the shoe transitioning well off that heel to the midfoot’s main Repetitor foam. Whilst always feeling firm and supportive, the shoe did offer some response through a faster pace which I enjoyed.
I’ll work the Adistar into my weekly rotation as a shoe for easy and recovery runs, like I would a Nike Infinity Run or Hoka Clifton - I think these are comparable models. You might even catch me wearing them with a beer in my hand.