The Adidas Adistar is one of the biggest stacked shoes we’ve ever seen. And we’re not The New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v12 is a stability shoe that delivers a subtler level of stability than many alternatives that we’ve tested.
The dual-density medial post provides support from pronation without feeling like it’s affecting your running style and the thick blown rubber outsole gives an impressive level of protection to the midsole, as well as adding grip to tricker surfaces. The upper is an engineered mesh material, which aims to balance supportive design elements with ample breathability, and a moulded external heel counter ensures the foot is securely held in place.
The shoe is designed to be a workhorse daily training shoe that offers comfort, support and reliability over many miles of running. The gentler level of stability also means it’s a good option for all runners, not just those looking for a designated stability shoe.
Tom, Nick and Mike have tested the shoe out for daily training miles to see if it’s worth investing in as a general training shoe.