adidas continues to roll out innovative ultralight footwear. Their latest entry, the adiZero Feather running shoe (for men’s size 9), weights only 6.7 ounces. The Feather incorporates adidas’ SprintFrame and SprintWeb technologies, together with more familiar design elements, such as adiPrene+.
Adrian Leek, adidas’ global running VP, says, “The lighter your shoes, the faster you can go…We are offering the lightest shoes in their class and will continue to push the boundaries of what is believed possible with today’s technology and material to help athletes be better.”
The adiZero Feather offers runners the same technology and performance benefits as the adiZero Prime—a lightweight sprint spike that adidas athlete and current World and European Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will wear at the 2011 IAAF Track and Field World Championships in late August. Ennis says, “Nothing is more important for me than lightweight footwear, and the adiZero shoes are definitely the lightest training and competition shoes I have ever worn. What I love about them is that they are not only light but also give me the stability I need when it counts.”
Featuring a SprintFrame platform, which helps reduce its weight, the adiZero Feather also uses SprintWeb, a lightweight mesh construction for comfort, support and breathability. Other high tech features include adiPrene+, a rubber outsole for durability and traction; foam strategically placed to facilitate a dynamic push-off; and a Torsion system to allow independent movement of the rear and forefoot.
The adiZero Feather, in an eye-catching infrared colorway, is available now at selected retailers and on shopadidas.com.