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Adidas adiZERO Rocket

Adidas adiZERO Rocket is a versatile flat designed for 5Ks, to10Ks to full marathons. It has a unique look compared to the other adiZEROes because of the asymmetrical design of the upper.

The adiZERO Rocket has an open mesh allowing it to breathe easily creating a comfortable environment. It is very good for very temperate climate. However, a tradeoff for this kind of design is that, testers cannot use these flats during the wet season. Water and snow can penetrate through the mesh which is not comfortable for the runner. Added synthetic overlays can also be seen on the upper that makes the shoe sturdier and more stable.

The adiZERO Rocket is very lightweight and has a smaller heel-to-toe drop. It sports a minimalist design, but still with a little bit of cushioning. It features technologies like adiWEAR for a more long-lasting outsole, and Torsion system for midfoot stability and support.

Reviewers pointed out that while running on an adiZERO Rocket, runners should use socks and not use it barefoot. The interior of the shoe has some rough spots that bent down into the big toe, and it will cause blisters in the long run.

These flats come with forefoot adiPRENE+ which is supposed to provide extra support and comfort for the forefoot. It also adds propulsion and responsiveness to the ride. Some users complain that the forefoot is a little stiff, and the shoe needs breaking in.

A good feature of the adiZERO Rocket is the improved rubber outsole which is softer and more durable. It gives more protection and cushioning to those who need it. Adidas also lessened the grooves on the sole. The result the shoe does not pick up any stones or debris anymore.

Reviewers and wear-testers reported that the low heel-to-toe drop created a more responsive ride. It gave them more energy return on their runs and it propels them forward, making their performance faster.

The Adidas adiZERO Rocket is recommended as a transition shoe for runners seeking a more barefoot experience without the danger of road pricks. These flats retail for $84.99 but can be bought significantly cheaper online. Check were we found it at less than half retail.

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