● The collection is led by the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2, the latest iteration of
adidas’ record-breaking performance shoe.
● Developed with some of the world’s fastest distance road runners, the
ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 is lighter than its predecessor.
● Utilising the legacy and elite race day technology, the collection brings the
ADIZERO BOSTON 10, ADIZERO PRIME X and the AVANTI track spike
● ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 and ADIZERO PRIME X will be available at
adidas.com with early access for Creator Club Members on June 16th with
the global launch from June 18. ADIZERO BOSTON 10 will be available at
adidas.com and select retail partners from June 16 [excluding North
America, available from July 1st]
Kuala Lumpur, June 16, 2021: Today, adidas reveals the latest evolution of
adizero footwear built for speed on the road and the track. Led by the next
iteration of adidas’ record-breaking elite performance shoe, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2, and introducing the all-new ADIZERO BOSTON 10, ADIZERO PRIME X and AVANTI Track Spike, the running shoes will be worn by some of the world’s fastest this summer.
ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2
Debuting last year, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO took the road running world by
storm, when our athletes broke world records. During the shoes’ first season, Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir broke the existing women’s only half marathon world record twice, whilst Kibiwott Kandie set the fastest ever time, taking 29 seconds off the previous record he held.
Peres Jepchirchir, adidas athlete and world record holder, said: “Every time I line up at the start of a race, I stand there for my family. All the hours we spend apart is never easy, but it is something we accept. I use it as motivation, I want to make sure that every time I race, I make them proud by racing my hardest. Since stepping into the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO last year, I ran my fastest ever time and broke world records in the process. I proved to my family that all that time spentapart from them was worthwhile. Since then, I’ve been working closely with the adidas running team to identify areas that we can refine to help improve the new shoe. Developing a product that gives me the confidence and performance I need to do it all over again in 2021.”
The updated ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 is a symbol of adidas’ ambition to constantly evolve elite performance running footwear. It has been designed, developed and tunned with some of the fastest athletes in the World resulting in a silhouette that is lighter than its predecessor.
The ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 features two-layers of re-sculpted LIGHTSTRIKE
PRO midsole – a revamped construction to support with energy return. Signature carbon-infused ENERGYRODS – now visible within the newly sculpted midsole deliver lightweight stiffness and are designed for a more anatomical driven transition, limiting energy loss.
The re-engineered midsole combines with an ultra-lightweight, partially recycled polyester, CELERMESH 2.0 upper. Created for speed with flexibility, breathability and support based on athlete data.
In addition, a CONTINENTAL™ RUBBER OUTSOLE has been added to the toe tip to create a traction zone to support faster acceleration and a new lightweight heel construction keeps the foot tightly locked in through anti-slip lockdown, whilst softening the heel structure to help increase comfort.
ADIZERO BOSTON 10
Building on the adizero heritage and design evolution, the collection brings the ADIZERO BOSTON 10. Offering runners the best of the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 race day set up in a versatile, every day running shoe. Featuring the same LIGHTSTRIKE PRO combined with a durable LIGHTSTRIKE EVA midsole foam, ENERGYRODS, a soft upper construction and CONTINENTAL™ RUBBER OUTSOLE, to support every day long distance training runs with a durable lightweight ride.
ADIZERO PRIME X
Continuing the collection, the ADIZERO PRIME X has been created as a
boundary-breaking conceptual long-distance running shoe. Designed without limitations to amplify key features of the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 and explore and push the limits of the technology. Sharing the same LIGHTSTRIKE PRO midsole and ENERGYROD technology, stiffening blades, that spring back, have been added within a 50mm heel.
AVANTI TRACK SPIKE
Rounding off the collection, is the all-new AVANTI TRACK SPIKE, bringing the very best of the record-breaking road running shoe to the track for the very first time. Set to be worn by some of the world’s fastest on the biggest stage this summer over 5,000m and 10,000m, it’s specifically tailored for speed. Retaining the signature ENERGYROD technology, honed for the track surface by switching to a glass fibre composition – ensuring stiffness whilst adding flexibility for the track. A SLINGLAUNCH HEEL construction has been placed around the back of the shoe, inspired by rock climbing silhouettes, designed to lock in the foot to create a secure and anti-slip fit from the first to the last stride.
James Foster, Vice President Product at adidas Running said, “The adizero
silhouette is in a constant state of evolution and designing elite equipment like the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 is all about identifying the right marginal gains. With such a successful shoe in the first ADIZERO ADIOS PRO, it wasn’t about going back to the drawing board – it was about digesting all our athlete feedback in incredible detail, breaking down every single component of the shoe, and looking at where we can refine, optimise, and improve. The same goes for the ADIZERO BOSTON 10 which we’re particularly excited about. With outstanding athlete feedback so far, the shoe is yet another vision brought to life in our endless mission to create only the best for the athlete and continue to enable world record-breaking performances.”
The adizero collection has been developed using insight and data from some of the world’s fastest athletes. During training camps in Kenya, mechanical, biomechanical, and physiological data was captured from leading endurance athletes to inform the present and future of adidas racing shoes.
This summer, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 is set to be worn by some of the world’s fastest athletes including Peres Jepchirchir, Joyciline Jepkosgei, Rhonex Kipruto, Kibiwott Kandie, Stephan Kiprop, Philemon Kiplimo, Amos Kipruto, Bernard Kimeli, Abel Kipchumba, Bethwell Yegon and Bravin Kiptoo.
The AVANTI TRACK SPIKE will be worn by some of the world’s fastest athletes on the track, as they compete at the highest level this summer. This includes Rhonex Kipruto, Nicholas Kimeli and Muktar Edris.
The ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2 and ADIZERO PRIME X will be available at
adidas.com with early access for Creator Club Members on June 16th with the global launch from June 18. ADIZERO BOSTON 10 will be available at adidas.com and select retail partners from June 16 [excluding North America available from July 1st]. Every purchase of one of the three new silhouettes within the adizero collection, via the adidas app and in adidas stores, will unlock a three-month free Premium Membership in the adidas Running app. Follow the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using #adizero and @adidasrunning.