Adidas is a popular company that is known for their AdiStar weightlifting shoes. These shoes have been on the market since 2008 and have gained a lot of loyal customers. However, they now have changed their construction completely and released the Adidas AdiPower as their new model.
The AdiPower adds some new features and solves some of the old that were consistent with the AdiStar’s. This review will take a look at the AdiPower and see how they match up with other shoes.
The Look of the Adidas AdiPower Weightlifting Shoe
I should preface this entire article by saying that I love the look of Adidas shoes. I don’t know if it has something to do with my days of playing Run DMC on repeat on my tape deck, or the fact that Adidas always seems to come out with very unique looking and colored shoes, which I love.
While some shoe companies try to add color schemes to their shoes and fail miserably when doing so, Adidas seems to continually nail this right on. This is the same to be said with the Adidas AdiPower. I feel as if the current red and black setup looks electric and empowering without being tacky or distracting.
Performance and Design of the Adidas AdiPower
Okay, with that out of the way, how do the shoes perform? And to no surprise for me, the answer is, quite well. The Adidas AdiPower has changed to a synthetic material, from the leather material that was found on the AdiStar. I feel like this makes the shoe a bit lighter (we confirm this by weighting it against the romaleos 2 and it was lighter). It also allows my feet to breath a bit easier. Also an upgrade, the inside of the AdiPower, including the tongue, is now similar to a sock lining. Many people were quite frustrated with how poorly the tongue on the AdiStar was designed, so this new feature is greatly appreciated.
One thing to note about the AdiStar is how durable the shoe was. I had my pair for more than two years and with regular use, they were still durable and fit my feet perfectly. So far, the Adidas AdiPower is following that exact pattern. If these shoes can keep up their durability and the way they fit my feet, plus with the new improvements on the tongue and material, I can see this becoming my go-to shoe.
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- Took an already good shoe, the AdiStar, and made it even better.
- As stable and durable as the first time I put them on.
- The Adidas AdiPower allows for more ventilation than the AdiStar, which was one of my biggest gripes about the previous line.
- I love the color scheme. Depending on how much emphasis you put on this, this is a beautifully designed shoe.
- Much like many of Adidas products, the Adidas AdiPower are priced on the higher end of weightlifting shoes.
We only have one con for the Adidas AdiPower line?! Wow, I guess I didn’t realize how much I loved this shoe till I wrote it out. For me, I am used to spending my well-earned money on shoes. So to drop the coin on the AdiPower was not a problem. And to ease the minds of those who may be looking at the price as a bit far fetched for a pair of shoes you only wear for a few hours a day, I can tell you that they will last your longer and be more comfortable than many other shoes that you may consider purchasing. Think of it as an investment that you are putting towards making yourself a better you. It’s truly worth it.