Adidas Adicross Bounce

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The Adidas Adicross Bounce is the perfect crossover between a golf shoe and a casual sneaker that has gotten the best of both worlds: the laid-back, stylish look of the sneaker and serious cushioning and a durable adiWEAR sole from the golf shoe. The result is a golf trainer that you can wear on a grass court as well as in your local café or a restaurant. The cushioning, lug placement and number, midfoot support and comfort are all great, and the light weight of the shoe will guarantee comfortable, well-rested feet for days and days.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Great design
  • Versatile
  • adiWEAR rubber outsole with Puremotion technology
  • Bounce midsole
  • Customizable offset saddle with multiple eyelets
  • Durable sole
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Amazing cushioning
  • Good traction
Cons
  • The upper isn’t flexible from the start
  • Poor breathability 

 

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The non-marking outsole of the Adidas Adicross Bounce golf shoes features the adiWEAR rubber that provides great longevity, as well as the Puremotion technology, which allows your feet to move in a natural way. The spikeless outsole ensures a cushioned feel while maintaining efficient traction and versatility. The Puremotion technology features 181 lugs strategically placed so as to provide ultimate flexibility, as well as stability and grip on the surface. Other than the lugs, the outsole of the Adicross Bounce remains minimalist and sticks to bare necessities, which are more than enough, on and off the golf course.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

As the name suggests, the Adicross Bounce features a full-length Bounce midsole built specifically to cater to the needs of golfers, providing much-needed cushioning, comfort and grip on the surface. The Bounce midsole provides powerful performance and swing stability, while also enabling an enjoyable walking experience. The midsole also features a Cloudfoam Sockliner which further increases the cushioning of the sole, offering a plush, spongey feeling without letting the foot sink completely into the sole. The sides of the midsole also feature shallow flex grooves which have an aesthetical role, much more than a functional one.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Adidas Adicross Bounce features a sock-like construction that is sleek and minimal, without any stitched overlays. The textile used in the upper construction is stretchy and provides a snug and comfortable fit, while also supporting the foot in the twisting movements that are characteristic to the sport. In the midfoot of the upper is a customizable saddle which features multiple eyelets in order to provide complete freedom when deciding how snug of a fit you’d like to have during game play. This offset midfoot saddle plays a key role in providing support and stability to the foot, but it also gives a stylish flair to the entire shoe. Other than that, the upper remains simple and effective – the only thing else to note is a pull tab on the back of the heel as well as an external heel stabilizer.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The absence of robust spikes makes the Adicross Bounce a surprisingly lightweight shoe that provides a lot of freedom of movement and doesn’t tire your feet with its excessive weight. A lot of customers have described the shoe as very lightweight, so rest assured that you won’t be unpleasantly surprised by the shoe’s weight if you decide to buy it online. The weight of this Adidas golf shoe will become prominent not only on the golf court but on long city walks as well.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

While the sock-like construction of the upper is usually an indicator of great ventilation, the customers that bought the Adicross Bounce weren’t mesmerized by its breathability – on the contrary. The material used in the construction of the upper doesn’t allow for too much airflow, and there are no ventilation holes throughout the upper that would make the change for the better. That being said, the upper doesn’t offer some breathability, but it could have been better in this aspect without losing too much with regards to the design.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is one of the main great aspects of the Adicross Bounce golf shoe, seeing how the Bounce midsole, the Cloudfoam Sockliner, and the spikeless outsole provide a soft and cushiony experience without much effort. Customers all agree that this is an amazingly comfortable shoe, and one customer even stated that he felt like he was literally walking on clouds while wearing the shoe. Adicross Bounce is especially good if you do a lot of walking, and you can be sure that you’re not going to experience pain or discomfort through the whole 18 holes. The shoe doesn’t run true to size, but a bit larger, so make sure to either try it out in the store beforehand or go for a half-size smaller shoe, just to be on the safe side if you decide to order them online.
Style
Style

Style

This crossover between a casual and a golf shoe has the off-center lacing midfoot saddle to thank for its great popularity, design-wise. The saddle, which features multiple eyelets, creates a sophisticated, elegant and modern impression that goes very well with the minimalist and one-tone upper. This is the kind of shoe that you could easily wear off the course, without anyone who isn’t in the golfing world knowing that you’re wearing golf shoes. On the back of the TPU heel clip is the Adidas logo, and the stitching that goes around the collar is cleverly used to accentuate its light padding. The colorways of the Adicross Bounce are subdued and modern, and not attention-grabbing, which makes the shoe even more versatile.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The adiWEAR outsole rubber provides great durability to the outsole, and the presence of numerous lugs vouches that the sole won’t go bald or lose grip for quite some time. Additionally, the no-sew upper that features a sock-like construction and is reinforced in the midfoot area, will sustain a lot of golf games before you have to retire this stylish shoe.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The underfoot protection and cushioning of the Adidas Adicross Bounce is widely praised and it’s no surprise that the cushioning is significant and prominent – with all the walking on golf courts, it would be really, really tiresome to have a shoe that makes your feet ache and make you feel uncomfortable. As a matter of fact, the shoe is so cushioned that you can easily tale to your next sightseeing vacation and count on it to make your feet feel rested day after day. One customer noted that after buying the Adicross Bounce, his issues with knees and hips have subsided. All in all, the level of cushioning that this shoe has to offer is impressive for any type of footwear, regardless if it’s walking or a golf shoe. Another perk of the shoe that might come in handy when walking on grass – the Adicross Bounce is water resistant.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness isn’t important in golf shoes, due to the fact that the firmness and energy-return that runners seek in their shoes serve the purpose of developing speed, whereas golfers do not have any need to develop speed or have quick toe-off during their game. The important thing to note is that the 181 outsole lugs provide structure and necessary firmness to the otherwise cushioned sole, which results in confident moves and an efficient game.
Support
Support

Support

The Adidas Adicross Bounce doesn’t have additional arch support, so if you do have issues with fallen arches so that the problem is noticeable while walking and playing golf, our recommendation is to take out the Ortholite Sockliner and get a customized orthotic insole and use it to provide that additional support. Aside from the arches, the midfoot saddle offers a lot of lateral support needed for good golf shoes, and the simple and customizable lacing system enables total customization of the fit and support provided for the foot.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This lightweight golf shoe is made with a non-marking sole so as to tackle golf courts with ease and elegance. The numerous lugs positioned throughout the sole provide a good grip on the uphill and downhill walks on the courts, and the construction of the shoe and the longevity of the adiWEAR rubber compound make this shoe a great city companion. Aside from golf courts, the Adicross Bounce is suitable for walking on concrete, pavements, and other flat surfaces. The only thing to avoid with this golf shoe is going off-road to a rocky or a terrain full of roots, which definitely won’t suit the shoe’s construction.
Price
Price

Price

Golf is a pricy sport, so it comes as no surprise that the Adidas Adicross Bounce would be considered a pricy shoe for anyone that’s not totally in love with the game. The excellent cushioning, along with the durability and stylishness of the shoe, make the purchase worth every cent. One happy customer even stated that buying this shoe was one of the best golf investments he’s made in years. Also, another thing to keep in mind is that, if you walk a lot, this shoe will be well worth the price – your back and knees will thank you for it.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Although the Adicross Bounce is a spikeless sole, the traction it offers is as effective as it would be if it was spiked. This is partly due to the high-quality materials used in the construction of the sole, and partly due to the sheer number of lugs that are bound to grip to the grass and provide amazing traction throughout the game.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Surprisingly enough, the flexibility of the Adidas Adicross bounce isn’t as enviable as one would think, given the sock-like construction of the upper. The materials used in the upper construction are stiffer than what you’d expect, which results in decreased flexibility, especially during the break-in period and until the upper materials adapt to your foot’s movements, shape, and warmth. The sole strikes a perfect balance of stiffness and flexibility, making the overall experience better as time goes by.
Stability
Stability

Stability

One main stability feature of the Adidas Adicross Bounce if the external TPU stability heel clip that is positioned so as to keep the heel in place both during the walk and the foot twisting during the strike. Additionally, the supportive midfoot strap with customizable eyelets allows the player to adjust the fit and make it as snug as it can be which will increase the lateral stability of the foot and keep the entire foot firmly in place, no matter the intensity of game play.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Adidas Adicross Bounce features a moderate drop that will suit virtually any golf player. The heel to toe differential in golf shoes is of much lesser importance than it is in running shoes, given that the gait cycle is slow and there’s no running, which means that the difference between heel strikers and midfoot strikers won’t be visible in the Adicross Bounce. The promising aspect of the shoe’s stack height is the height of the heel itself, which looks just like it feels – cushioned and comfortable.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

● adiWEAR rubber outsole
● Puremotion technology featuring 181 lugs
● Full-length Bounce midsole
● Cloudfoam Sockliner
● Sleek sock-like upper construction
● Offset midfoot saddle with multiple eyelets
● Not too breathable
● Lightweight
● Durable
● Extremely comfortable
● Great price point
● Good traction
● Golf shoe that is cushioned enough to sustain long walks on harder surfaces
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Adidas Adicross Bounce is a versatile crossover between a golf shoe and a trainer that can be worn on court and on the busy city streets as well. The outsole materials are high-quality and well-made, which results in above average longevity of the sole. The main style point of the entire shoe is the off-center lacing midfoot saddle, which isn’t traditional, but features multiple eyelets that you can use to customize the fit of the shoe, or you can leave them as an intricate fashion detail. The best thing about the Adicross Bounce, which makes the whole purchase worthwhile, is the exquisite cushioning and underfoot protection that this shoe has to offer. The Bounce midsole, combined with the Cloudfoam Sockliner, is so soft and comfortable, that the shoe will most likely eliminate any previous pain you experienced when walking for longer periods of time. All in all, this is a great golf shoe that has a lot going for it, and it’s definitely worth considering.