By on May 21, 2010
C.Y.D. stands for “Change Your Direction” because this shoe’s light, low-to-the-ground ride is meant to help you switch between moving forward, backward and side to side. The Torsion system in the midfoot allows the shoe to twist with your foot, which is especially useful when you’re sliding and pushing off on clay. There’s also a strap across the upper for added support, though it’s a bit far toward the toebox. Adidas positions the C.Y.D. Reflex as a training shoe, but we consider it a performance sneaker because it lacks the cushioning needed for long training sessions. “It’s not a shoe I could wear for the day,” said one weartester. So if you have a high arch and require extra cushioning, you should look elsewhere.