Adidas Response Cushion £59.99

Posted: 12 June 2000

Weight 362g
Not everyone wants clever shoes that are ultra-plush, ultra-light, ultra-flexible or ultra-anything. That’s one of the reasons why the straightforward, midweight, moderately firm Response has been a mainstay of the Adidas line for a decade.
This winter’s update has the day-in, day-out dependability of its predecessors, with more of an emphasis on midfoot support than last year’s model. A big plastic midfoot shank cradles the underside of the foot; and more significantly, the three Adidas stripes around the sides of the foot have been toughened and bonded into a tough plastic section of the lacing system, to help hold the foot in place.
It’s not a shoe for stability-oriented runners, as there is no added medial support, but it’s well-suited to slightly heavier neutral runners, or budget-conscious runners who want a durable shoe to take some abuse. If you like the sound of the Response but need added protection from overpronation, by the way, look out for a medially-posted but otherwise identical version called the Response Control.
In short You know where you are with the Response – it’s a no-frills, durable and moderately firm shoe for biomechanically efficient runners. This winter’s version has added midfoot support.
Try it if you liked
Saucony GRID Jazz GTO (£60); Adidas Response (£60); Brooks Vapor (£60)

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I have a real porblem with high arches and am particularly vulnerable in my right foot. I have tried stability shoes but found these to be too restrictive and actually caused injury. Since running in a neutral, nike air pegesus running is more comfortable but I continue to have some difficulty. I need a new shoe this week to break in before the Flora marathon and I would like to try the Addidas response cushion any advise, suggestions?
Posted: 20/02/2003 at 16:44

I have the great fortune of being a neutral runner and do not need a complicated shoe.  These seem to do the trick for me.  I have fairly narrow feet and the feel that I get with these is that they wrap around my feet which are still free to flex as it wishes. Ititially I went for a half size larger than my normal trainer to geive extra room in the toebox.  For me this was a mistake as I was getting some brusing to the toenails.  They are now perfect and I feel as if I am running in my slippers.
Posted: 16/09/2007 at 10:50

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