Adidas Adizero Climacool Tempaia II (Women)

by: Richard Pagliaro May 05, 2013

MSRP: $130
Weight: 10.3 oz.
Sizes: 5-11.5
Ideal foot types: Neutral, Pronated (Supinated on clay courts only)
Best surface: Clay, hard
Outsole warranty: None

CRITERIA

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings

Weartesters' Ratings
Stability 9.0 7.6
Cushioning 7.0 7.0
Arch Support 8.0 7.6
Flex Point 8.0 7.6
Weight 9.3 9.0
Ventilation 9.2 9.0
Break-in Time 9.0 7.7
Overall Satisfaction 8.5 7.9

COMBINED RATING: 8.2

Like the men’s adizero Feather II, the Tempaia II is compatible with miCoach technology, enabling players to collect movement information and cardio data during training and match play, and to share that data online to plan training programs. Adidas added its Climacool technology to the Tempaia II’s upper, effectively combining a comfortable feel with exceptional traction. Adidas’ forefoot sprintweb construction is designed to provide maximum stability when making quick cuts on court. The AdiWear outsole is durable and offers gripping traction, an asset when pushing off in different directions. If you pound your feet playing on hard courts, you may want to wear this as a match day shoe rather than a training shoe, as some weartesters said cushioning was an issue during extended play on hard courts. The lack of an outsole warranty is a shortcoming. “This is a cool shoe that’s light and stable,” one woman said. “It has excellent breathability and is easy to wear, but it does lack some cushioning.”

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