The last few years, long-distance runners have been closing in on a new milestone: finishing a full marathon in two hours. And, yes, everyone’s pushing hard to be the first to break past the barrier. The Adizero Sub2 is Adidas’ play to help achieve that goal.
Yep, these are the shoes Wilson Kipsang wore to win the just-concluded Tokyo Marathon, where he clocked in a respectable 2:03:58. We know, that’s almost four minutes past the two-hour goal, but it does skirt the milestone close enough, despite falling a full minute short of the standing world record of 2:02:57.
The Adidas Adizero Sub2 is a very new silhouette, so new, in fact, that it isn’t even available to the public yet. As with any shoe aiming to beat such a significant milestone, it comes with the outfit’s most cutting-edge innovations, turning out runners that are lighter, faster, and more supportive than anything before it. These include a weight-reduced single layer mesh upper for lightweight performance, as well as internal reinforcements and an advanced version of Adidas’ Microfit, which boasts an optimal mix of comfort, fit, and support.
That upper is fused to a Continental Microweb outsole, which boasts maximum grip and less chances of slipping, regardless of race conditions. It also uses a new midsole compound they’re calling Boost Light, which delivers the same energy return as standard Boost while coming in at a much lower weight.
You can learn more about the Adidas Adizero Sub2 from the link below.