Adidas Adizero Climacool Feather II (Men)

Monday, May 06, 2013 /by

MSRP: $135
Weight: 11.8 oz.
Sizes: 6-15.5
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 8.0
Cushioning 7.0 7.0
Arch Support 8.0 7.0
Flex Point 8.0 7.0
Weight 9.3 9.0
Ventilation 9.2 9.0
Break-in Time 9.0 8.7
Overall Satisfaction 8.5 8.0

COMBINED RATING: 8.3

The Adizero Feather II is a light shoe that does not feel flimsy. Climacool technology built into the shoe’s ventilated upper is a new addition that enhances the smooth ride and breathability. Adidas’ dual-density sprint frame construction is built to bolster heel support and prevent pronation. Weartesters loved the ultra-light weight—some said it felt like wearing a running shoe. “My feet felt very fast in these shoes,” one weartester said. The shoe’s next best assets after its feather weight are its low-to-the-ground ride and ventilation, which made it a pleasure playing in hot conditions. Flex point, cushioning and the absence of an outsole warranty (the Adidas Barricade does come with a six-month outsole warranty) were the relative knocks on the Feather II. If you place a premium on cushioned comfort, particularly on hard courts, then look elsewhere. Those looking for a very light-weight performance shoe that is low to the ground, however, will do well with this option.

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