Adidas Adizero Tempo 8

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Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 Review Facts

The Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 is a sturdy, street-worthy running shoe that provides lasting energy. When looking for support and features that provide superior comfort, look no further. While it provides lasting support, you can be assured its content will bring the firmness and flexibility for those times when the terrain takes you up (and down) those tough hills.

Let’s take a closer look at the features of the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8.

Pros
  • Fresh look, super aesthetics
  • Great for runners of all types: from novice runners to the elite
  • Great fit for all types of runners
  • Excellent cushion and air exchange
  • Smooth transitions in the Midsole/heel, transitions that are backed by superior technology
  • Air Max technology in the midsole provides fine spring and bounce effect
  • Waffle Outsole technology handles traction
Cons
  • Some believe they were a little to stiff out of the box
  • Limited color choices
  • Slightly different than the Adidas Adizero Temp 7
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

Exceptional grooves are what you’ll get, ones that move you, don’t weigh you down, and bring imagination to challenges you may have never thought to take on. The outsole material provides a grip to help the runner maintain stability. Its design is not only capable of handling what would be considered questionable terrain with its continental rubber sole, but it continues by providing 21% more traction in wet conditions. The ADIWEAR™ heel outsole provides an awesome grip like a rock climber would require at high altitudes. Its durability anchors you with peace of mind and leaves you with a light weight feeling that lasts on and on.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Coolever mesh lining holds onto a fine moisture and heat control system with the exterior air exchange. The boost™ Midsole says energy with a pillow like cushioning. Beginning at the heel and ending at the toe, the EVA STABLEFRAME’S design hands down support one of the most important elements in a running shoe. While the Forked TORSION® SYSTEM encourages the rotation of the foot through every play through midfoot position. The heel-To-Toe Drop: 10mm. As your foot makes contact with the ground, the shoes ability to stay smooth and go into reactive mode alleviates the need to question whether it’s slip or grip. As you continue on your run, the ability for the shoe to adapt to your foot, comes full circle as support and dependability join together bringing forth no limits.
Upper
Upper

Upper

Aesthetically as round laces have the appeal of being fun and fashionable to wear, the flat laces used on these shoes, take on a greater task, which is the task of reducing irritation. Always a welcome gift for the runner in long stretches. (Blisters are not welcome here). The Omori micro-fit standards find their way into optimizing for all around happiness by providing a better fit for the wearer. As the STABLEFRAME takes you through feeling like you have been custom-fit, you will not have to question your stability in these shoes. As the boost™ foam stays with you every step of the way. Relax and keep a close eye (or foot) as you observe its ability to adapt to you, your running style and gait.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When looking for a lightweight running shoe, stay on this page for all around comfort. Through its mesh system not only will comfort be at your door to own, but you’ll find the breathability working together with the light weight of the shoe forming an inseparable team you’ll want to stick with. The actual weight will vary according to your shoe size, but it starts at around 7.8 ounces.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Adidas running shoes hold superior breathability power. Among other Adidas running shoes, once you lace up, you’ll find they hold up to more than just a great running shoe. Its Coolever Mesh Upper technology handles the ratio of perspiration to absorption while the release of heat required to warm up the feet is maintained at a constant temperature, allowing for the runner to take on those challenging runs, avoiding overheating of the foot thereby increasing performance and extended comfort. You’ll find the Coolever Mesh Upper controls and avoids sudden temperature changes which may or may not occur in long runs or quick take offs and stops. This system surpasses most expectations with its mesh support panels.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The first step in finding the best running shoe is through comfort, so hang on and leave your concerns for comfort behind when slipping into this running shoe. Its comfort begins with its flexibility, while providing top cushioning as it reaches out with its enhanced stability, boosting you through transitions. Whether a beginner, life-time or Olympic bound, you’ll find satisfaction in every step with this light weight shoe. With the TORSION® SYSTEM, you’ll experience a top notch system for energy you can depend on. Tired feet will be a thing of the past as you glide your feet in. The integrity through the midfoot will satisfy a true “choix parfait” (meaning "a perfect choice").
Style
Style

Style

The Tempo 8 presents itself as more defined in appearance, bringing sophistication to the front over past versions. They work well as a casual shoe or a shoe to put your miles on at the gym. Providing all weather traction with their clean look and durability, your feet will hug you as the shoes hug your feet while on those long runs. Their continued support will alleviate foot fatigue. EVA Sockliner will provide an anatomically correct fit with runaway post step.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The “Stableframe” midsole design provides durability, as the rearfoot area remains free of a medial post, while the forefoot provides for sidewall made of solid EVA. Its extreme durability is experienced through the rubber outsole, while exhibiting a responsive ride. Its durability is consistent with weather and terrain changes throughout potential traveled areas. It is recommended for quick start ups and long finish lines, while keeping up with those who are occasional runners, be it weekend, evening or on special events.
Protection
Protection

Protection

A perfect fit for all training on roads or just for casual wear. Durability you can rely on with responsiveness on top. Protection is provided through it’s uniform secure fit via the inner sleeve which wraps around the foot. It also provides a protection through the rubber outsole.

Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Boost delivers in its responsiveness with dependable cushioning rather than striking on impact. As your feet experience the energy of the shoe, they will hardly know they’ve touched ground, while returning to that uplift and back down again. The rearfoot is responsive while the forefoot is mildly responsive. The Boost feature provides responsive cushioning, because of its spring action effect, which you'll be able to notice while doing speed work and racing. While at lower speeds, you get compression from the molded Sockliner, and a small amount of Boost cushioning.
Support
Support

Support

Created with a super fit, the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 upper provides great mid foot support. If you are a professional runner, then look no further. We’re talking the ability to maintain an even, fast pace with little to no effort in this shoe. As you transition from one terrain to another, you’ll notice the cushioning and flexibility kicking in.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Their midfoot support and shear stability will glide you through road running, as well as take you on treadmills and synthetic tracks. From their crafted makers to you, nothing will be compromised as you experience the superior grip and durability that the ADIWEAR™ heel outsole provides.
Price
Price

Price

Right now, you can find the shoe running for around $62 which is a great deal from the original $125 price tag.
Traction
Traction

Traction

If you’re searching for control of your terrain, with the rubber sole in place, you can be assured of great traction in all kinds of weather. Made not only for the professional, but for the novice who is undecided on where running might take them. Sit back, relax, feel the wind and let your hair fly as you glide.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Better fit, better grip as their flexibility allows for the need for opening up. You’re in the driver seat as their ability to increase your speeds falls at your feet. Here you will know these running shoes were your best choice. Also great for people doing aerobic classes that require exercises involving step up and step down exercises.
Stability
Stability

Stability

If staying on ground vs. above ground is a priority, then settle now on these running shoes. The confidence in the make up will pull the forces into your feet for a take off that will satisfy. Supportive and stylish a multitude of goodness awaits you in flight.
Drop
Drop

Drop

It comes to you with a 10mm heel to toe drop. Well fit for marathon distances and races on flat surfaces through its cushioning.
Key Features of the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8
Key Features of the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8

Key Features of the Adidas Adizero Tempo 8

• Boost™ Technology

• Coolever Mesh Upper

• TORSION® SYSTEM

• Stableframe Technology presents superior heel support through the midfoot

• EVA Sockliner
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 is a running shoe that surpasses in wearability, support, and comfort while partnering with superior ventilation to have you running with confidence. With their sporty look and flexibility after their placement on your feet, may have you going back for a second pair, just because. When your fellow runners glance down and observe your take off that is when you’ll know you have chosen the right running shoe for all the right reason. Thinking about doing a marathon, slip on a pair of Adidas Adizero Tempo 8’s and they’ll take you from zero to the finish line in no time. The low price is quite nice too. When you’re looking for protection, responsiveness and durability, stop in your tracks, you’ve found it.