Adidas Response Control £60


Posted: 12 June 2000

Weight 368g
Evaluation The Response Control is a exactly the same as the Response Cushion, with the addition of a medial post (to control the inward rolling of the foot, which can cause injury). That means it’s a pretty straightforward, moderately firm, reliable trainer. Weartesters found it agreeable, and noted that while the rearfoot cushioning was only moderate, especially at slower speeds, the shoe became more lively as you picked up the pace. That’s thanks to a combination of forefoot flexibility, a blown rubber outsole and Adiprene Plus cushioning.
The Response Control is pitched into a tough market. Fortunately for Adidas, Nike and Asics have increased the price of their Air Span Triax and Gel 1070 to £65, but New Balance’s excellent 763 remains at £60. The difference? The 763 is faster, lower to the ground, and better for lighter to midweight runners.
In short The Response Control isn’t exceptional, but there’s nothing wrong with it, either. It’s an option for a mild overpronator who needs a durable everyday shoe, isn’t a heavy heel-striker and doesn’t want to spend over £60.
Try it if you liked Adidas Response (£60); Adidas Poseidon (£55); discontinued); Mizuno Wave Conviction (£60)


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Hi all,

I have just bought a pair of Adidas response control shoes, I have done two runs in them and both times the insole on the left shoe slid back about 2" and started coming up behind my heel, and as you can imagine very uncomfortable on a 10 mile run.

I rang up the shop and he suggested putting double sided sticky tape under the insole and see how it goes.

Has this happened to you ?, and if so what did you do ?

Thanks, Gaz.............


Posted: 03/01/2003 at 15:03

I have just bought a pair of these but have not had any trouble with the insoles.

What about changing the insoles for a set of sorbothane or similar which are bulkier (in order to provide extra cushioning)and hence may solve your problem.

Bring your shoe along to the store if you go with this suggestion in order to ensure that the fit isn't to snug!!
Posted: 03/01/2003 at 21:46

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