Wanna move like a Ninja? Then you’ll need decades of training and a serious penchant for sneaking. However, if you’re willing to settle for second best, and by that we mean a pair of sneakers, you might wanna take a long, hard gander at adidas’ adiPure Adapt sneaker.
Last year we showed you the first model from the adiPure line, the adiPure Trainers, a barefoot sneaker that is analogous to that of Vibram’s Five Finger sneakers. The Adapt does away with the individual toe ports and provides little to no sole, such that the runner connects more directly with the ground and forces them to run on the mid or forefoot. This approach to sneaker building is derived from the barefoot running trend, which has grown in popularity in recent time. Nike, adidas’ arch enemy, has done a great job in exploiting this trend with their free run sneakers, though it would appear that adidas is willing to fight back with the gloves off in what is most certainly an unconventional approach.
The adidas adiPure Adapt weigh just 4.5oz, about 3oz less than Nike’s FlyKnit sneakers. They’re currently available in in Europe, Japan and China with a release set for June in the United States. Sorry, no word on price.