'Light and fast, responsive and good energy return.'
Strengths: Light, bouncy with a sense you are getting some energy back from each stride. Found them to be really good for up to half marathon distance. In this case the hype stirred up through marketing is pretty true. They work for me but maybe not for everyone.
Weaknesses: There is a risk you might change your running stride a little to get the most out of the bouncy sole.
Overall: I have read a lot of negative comments but wonder how many of these people have actually tried the trainers on? If you are looking for a lightweight shoe that is pretty responsive with a comfortable fit then these will do a job for you. Nice and light with good ventilation.
'Nice amount of cushioning front and back, good for distance.'
Strengths: Lots of cushioning and spring in the front of the trainer plus good level of response. Flexible throughout but decent level of support
Weaknesses: A little big but that is only because I had to go to size 10 as no half sizes.
Overall: Really good pair of trainers. I did initially buy Adidas Sequence 4 but had so many blisters took them back to sweatshop, 8 pairs tested these came out well on top! Very happy good for half marathon and 10Ks.
'supportive and ideal for the road, may need getting used to due to fit on heel.'
Strengths: nice cushioning combined with firm ride is good. On roads they are great and it is easy to clock up the miles.
Weaknesses: I need stability trainers but these at times feel over constricting especially at the heel. They feel heavy on the foot despite being a relatively light trainer. Not good for country jaunts as I found out in the rain last week.
Overall: I am going to perservere with these trainers but I am not entirely sure they are the best adidas trainers I have purchased. However, on the road they perform well and will be handy for longer races when the cushioning will be much appreciated. I do seem to have a better running stride so will have to wait and see.