The Adidas Takumi Sen 8 is one of the most exciting new arrivals on the racing scene of late, offering a lower stack than most super shoes and an extremely lightweight design that comes in under 200g in a men’s UK 9.

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Adidas bills the Takumi Sen 8 as a racer for 5Ks to half marathons, but the stack of Lightstrike Pro foam still rises to 33mm at the heel, making the shoe an intriguing new option for runners looking for lighter, more stable super shoe to tackle pretty much any distance.

Run Testers Kieran and Nick have both got the Takumi Sen 8 in for testing, and in this video Nick gives his first impressions of the shoe after a chunky workout running 16 x 60sec on/30sec off into a 35-minute 10K.