adidas adiZero MD 2 $110
The approach of the London Olympics signals a new rollout of high-end spikes for adidas for all of the track events (field event shoes have received color-ups). The MD has received a redesign from top to bottom.
The upper, which was a smooth, synthetic leather, moves to a very breathable, closed MINI-mesh called “Sprint Web.” A matrix of welded overlays provide support without adding much weight. The redesigned Sprint Frame spikeplate adds a touch of support with a trio of spines that support the shank more effectively than the previous version. The plate is still as flexible as necessary, and the addition of a screenlike TPU array of teeth on the heel adds traction to your touchdown. The proven 6-spike configuration provides effective traction. This is a quality product that delivers performance.
Sizes: unisex 4–13,14,15
Weight: 6.4 oz. (w/spikes, men’s 11)
Spikes: 6, replaceable
Upper: mini-mesh, welded synthetic overlays
Innersole: sheet EVA
Midsole: CM-EVA heel
Outersole: full-length, thermoplastic spike plate
Recommended for: 400 meters to 2 miles, on synthetic surfaces