No. 1 – adidas adizero Adios 2
Ideal For: Any runner looking for the ultimate marathon sneaker.
Weight: 7.2 ounces
Just about every other runner that breaks the tape at any major marathon seems to roll through with the Adios. FIVE sub 2:04 marathon finish times have been blasted with this shoe. Patrick Makau broke the World Record for Fastest Marathon, kicking his way to an earth-shattering 2:03:38 with the Adios 2. It didn’t hurt that Makau was running that race to establish himself as Kenya’s top runner, done and done.
It should come as a relief that you don’t have to run a 2:03 Marathon or train to be “Kenya’s Fastest” to enjoy the racing experience the Adios 2 will unravel for you. The Continental rubber pieces under the shoe ensure that you won’t slip and will have maximum grip for each lunge. This shoe is meant for high quality Marathon racing and performs best when you’re trying to push the tempo, particularly on the forefoot strike. With a snug heel cap to ensure a secure race, these should be the kicks for your next big race.