Strengths: good stability, relatively light and bouncy
Weaknesses: expensive, murders the arches of my flat feet
Overall: After wearing the Salvation 1 for two years, and finding them good for helping with my over-pronation, I decided to give the version 2 a try. Although the older model gave me a fair few issues with blistering (usually after 6+ miles), I naively thought that Adidas would have listened to many customers and dealt with the issue. How wrong was I? The Version 2 rips my feet to bits, even at 5K distance! Such a shame because you'd never know this trying them on in the shop, otherwise I'm sure they're a good trainer. What I don't get is that many runners who have flat feet tend to over-pronate, so this is such a disappointing design flaw. If someone tells the Salvation 3 has addressed this issue, I'll order my pair now!
'BEST YET FOR THE BALANCE OF COMFORT VERSUS STABILTY'
Strengths: Light and comfortable while at the same time very supportive.
Weaknesses: Pricey, causes blisters on the arches of both feet on 6+ milers.
Overall: I have very flat feet, so the substantial arch support causes blistering, but at the same correcting my gait nicely. I prefer blisters than shin-splints, so these shoes get my vote - (compeed comes in handy). They also feel light and bouncy which can be unusual for anti-pronation trainers. Bit pricey - but this indeed is a case of 'you get what you pay for'.