Rated 4 out of 5Â by Flat foot New to minimalist
I am flatfooted and a relatively heavy pronator. Ive always found solace in stability and motion control shoes. As a repeat Adistar Salvation user, I was a little standoffish about going to a shoes with such little support. Just on a whim I decided to give the new "barefoot" craze a try. I couldn't have been any happier with the results. Immediately, on the first run, I could feel how the shoes forced my feet to touch down differently. For me, they pushed me to run more on the balls of my feet rather than letting my heal touch first as with regular shoes. Ironically, there is substantially less stress and feeling of impact wearing these shoes with less cushion than from wearing the more traditional type. I'm definitely now a believer in these shoes.
February 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Epidemos Very Good
Very good shoe. Beautifully styled. Incredibly light. My only reservation is that the sole is about a 1/4 inch too thin. Hence, the shoe is fine for walking and easy gym workouts, but I'd never run in it or participate in high-intensity activities in this shoe. And that's a bit in contrast to the very purpose Adidas offers for the shoe: namely, running. So I'd give it an A for "looks", and a B for function/support. Your choice to take that as an A- or a B+. I'd say it's a B+. But be aware that although the shoe is beautiful, and the quality appears [after my first week wearing it] to be excellent, the sole is VERY thin.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by krad Sick shoes
Dang I bought these shoes and they are fantastic . I wear these things literally everywhere and also workout in them. They are extremely durable and do not worry about them getting dirty they stay really clean actually. They are my everyday shoes. As far as working out with them they are excellent shoes for running. You literally move like a gazelle in these suckers. You feel like you are gliding
December 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by BrianH Purely a running shoe
I should preface this review by noting that I bought them for CrossFit and because they look so darn awesome. When I got them, though, I realized they were purely a running shoe, and didn't have the sort of sole that would work for my activities. I've seen others indicate that they wear these for CrossFit and I think that's just crazy, but you can decide for yourself (I personally wear the Adipure 360 Trainers for CrossFit. Similar shoe but with a sole more appropriate for lifting and agility.)
If you want a running shoe, I'm sure these are some of the best. But if you want more functionality/versatility in your shoe for activities other than running, perhaps buy another pair to supplement/compliment these.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mattomattt Amazing Racing Flats
These shoes are perfect, I see people say the shoe fits lose but that isn't the case; normally I wear a size 8 and this shoe fits perfect as a size 8 and that's coming from a guy that's very picky about how his shoes fit.
I train in these shoes and I race in them as the title says, they are absolutely perfect in both ways; just don't over train at first as you will need to build muscle in new parts of your leg the first few weeks.
There's only one downside to these shoes and that is I cant seem to find them in Canada at all so Ive had to order online.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ejaram light comfortable speed demon=]
just got these shows today ran at the highschool track improved my time by 3 min for 3 miles there amazing shoes feels like im running on air there fit is great just gotta get used to how light they are but overall an amazing shoe
August 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by wowdudec Not worth the price
I disliked this product because as soon as I opened my box there was a disclaimer saying that the colors are going to wear and run.
Also, I ran and walked in these for about 3 weeks before I started the refund process. I started the refund process because the sole of the toe box was wearing and I haven't put 15 miles in them.
You can't tell by the picture, but the top is made of a sock-like material. The shoe just seemed cheap.
The fit was great, the shoes looked great.
Overall, the price is way too much to pay for shoes that lasted me about 3 weeks, before I noticed problems.
April 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Dan C Don't play sports in these shoes
On the first day I got these shoes, I ran a few miles, and liked the barefoot feel. They have good padding for forefoot-striking runners. However, after running i played some indoor soccer with friends in my gym, and after the mild game i discovered three rips in the upper, above the socket of my big toe, on each shoe. There was minimal contact during this game so I was perplexed as to why the upper had these tears. BEWARE and wear this product only for running, lest yours tear on the first day like mine.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bb_in_nyc Most comfortable shoes I've ever run in.
I'm 36 years old and never really enjoyed running. It always felt too painful and janky on my bones (I'm very skinny). About a year ago, I started learning how to run with a fore-foot strike and I started enjoying running for the first time.
After getting used to my stride, I found my normal running shoes (New Balance) clunky and awkward. I bought these Adipure Gazelle as my first minimal shoe and I love them. They are hands-down the most comfortable shoe I own. Not only do I wear them when I run, I bought a 2nd pair that I use for everyday walking around. They are incredible.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DanG Only the laces aren't great
The shoe is extremely comfortable in general, but actually feels amazing when running. That being said, the laces get untied VERY easily if you run with small and quick paces or sprint. I've never had that issue with any other running shoe, it could still be my fault but it just seems like it shouldn't be a problem.
I'm sure most people wouldn't consider such an usual shoe in the first place but take it from me they're great. I can't vouch for durability, but in terms of comfort when running these are amazing.
Oh and given the flexibility and material (stretches) you could probably get away with 1/2 a size less than usual. I didn't think about it until after using them several weeks but it could help you.
Lastly I guess it is a bit sleazy of Adidas to have originally had these shoes (at least in blue, the more "normal" looking version) at 120, and now they're all 100.
October 27, 2012