Forefoot Running Shoe – Adidas Adipure

If you like the Vibram Five Fingers KSO, you’ll experience a similar ride in the Adidas Adipure, except that the Adipure has a tad more cushioning in the midsole.

Why It’s a Great Forefoot Running Shoe

Like the Vibram Five Fingers, the Adipure is an excellent forefoot running shoe because it is ergonomically correct — no arch support and they allow your toes to spread.

Forefoot Running Shoe - Adidas Adipure
A great alternative to the Vibram Five Fingers!

The Adipure are also very lightweight, similar the Vibram’s, maybe even lighter. The toe sockets are also perforated at the top which helps cool your toes as well. The material in between the toes is neoprene, adding more breathability to the shoe.

Adidas Adipure Review for Forefoot Running
Smooth outsole that is similar to the bottoms of our bare feet.

Other notable features of the Adipure:

  • Fits and flexes perfectly with your foot
  • Wide toe-sockets
  • Durable on any terrain
  • No-marking rubber outsole
  • Optimal barefoot-feel
  • Super Flexible
  • Anecdotal reports suggests they help shin splints and back pain
  • Dries quick
  • Upper mesh is very breathable, great for summer runs

Overall, to achieve your full potential in terms of optimizing your biomechanics, you need to be completely aware of how your foot interacts with the ground, and the Adipure makes this happen. You’ll notice a significant difference in your foot and ankle strength in the Adipure because they deliver the barefoot experience, too.

More Forefoot Running Shoe Reviews:

Vibram Five Fingers KSO EVO

Vivobarefoot Ultra

Vivobarefoot Achilles Running Sandal

Sockwa G4

Most Popular Minimalist Shoes for Forefoot Running:

Men’s Vibram KMD Sport 

Men’s Vivobarfoot EVO Pure

Women’s Vibram Bikila EVO

Women’s Vivobarefoot EVO Pure

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Run Forefoot Facebook Page, it's a terrific place to ask questions about forefoot running, barefoot running and injury. I'm always happy to help!

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