Although this is present elsewhere in a pair of running shoes, much of the Adidas forMOTION technology is focused on the heel portion of the shoe. It features a special material that divides the heel area of the shoe into two distinct sections. The material between them allows the lower plate-like outsole to allow the upper midsole closer to the feet to slide and move forward as the shoe impacts the ground. This is meant to absorb impact while carrying your foot into a much smoother strike. Adidas claims that the result mimics the natural motion of the foot as close as possible.
adiPRENE and adiPRENE+
This technology guides the foot through a midsole system that incorporates two different molded elements. The two materials offer different kind of properties that affect how the shoe reacts to each foot strike. The adiPRENE is the shock absorbing element found on the heel of the shoe and the adiPRENE+ allows the forefoot to bounce and propel itself forward. Combining these two materials on different parts of the shoes make each Adidas shoe quite effective in reducing impact and releasing energy to propel the runner forwards.
CLIMACOOL is Adidas version of breathable technology. A lot of different materials fall under the CLIMACOOL technology umbrella. They all allow the ventilation of the foot from all parts of the running shoe thereby, making them cool and comfortable.
The NOSEAM technology in Adidas is exactly how it sounds. The running shoes lack any seams. The results is a nice tight that fit that never produces chaffing or irritation. Adidas has done a good job on this and durability is not affected by the absence of seams.
Similar to a lot of other technologies present in the other running shoe brands, the Adidas Torsion System allows the forefoot to move independently from the heel. This allows the shoes to give in the natural twisting movement of the foot during the gait cycle. The result is better stability and support.
Adidas has always been a stalwart in running shoes technology. Their adiPRENE technologies have created dependable running shoes that are durable, high performance and actually quite affordable.