The previous model was famously worn by Kenyan runner Rhonex Kipruto when he broke the 10-kilometer world record in January of 2020. For the new Adizero Pro, the German athleticwear giant enlisted the help of longtime collaborator Yoshitori Omori, who painstakingly redesigned the silhouette in his Japanese workshop.
The Adizero Pro's midsole borrows Adidas' "Lightstrike" thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) foam from the NXTLVL basketball shoe to enable explosive movement while providing a balanced energy return.
Sandwiched between the Lightstrike layer and the sockliner is an all-new "Carbitex" carbon plate that delivers flexibility at touchdown and a snappy toe-off for extra propulsion and an economically guided stride. "Clermesh", Adidas’ thinnest mesh ever, keeps the foot secure without adding unnecessary weight.
In addition these new features, the Adizero Pro also gets Adidas' prevalent Boost cushioning in the heel to maximize comfort, as well as a "Continential" rubber outsole for grip.
The Adidas adizero Pro first arrives in select markets on April 1 before its global roll-out on May 15.