Adidas Adizero SL2

Soft, bouncy and versatile daily trainer with a fun ride. Top pick of 2024

Buy now for $130
The Adidas Adizero SL2 is a soft and cushioned workhorse that punches well above its class. Priced at $130, it offers the fun and refinement of training shoes $50 to $80 more expensive—and the same bounce and propulsion as race shoes double the price. If you like soft shoes, you'll likely find yourself pulling for this for nearly every run of the week. It has enough cushion for those 90 minute grind sessions while staying streamlined and peppy enough for top-end speed on the track. The only watchout here is stability: the heel can be wobbly and wild, especially in the first few miles out of the box. Once it's broken in, the SL2 is a smooth cruiser for anyone who likes soft (if you don't want squishy, check out the Asics Novablast 4, Adidas Boston 12 or Puma Velocity Nitro 3).
Category
Daily trainer
Release Date
June 2024
Plated?
No
Type of Plate
None
Foam
Lightstrike 2.0, Lightstrike Pro
Foam Compound
EVA, Supercritical TPEE
Ride
Soft, Bouncy, Smooth
Heel Stack (mm)
35.0
Forefoot Stack (mm)
26.0
Drop (mm)
9
Weight (mens size 9)
9.4
Support
Neutral
Fit
True to size

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Price
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Plated?
Yes
Foam
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Weight (oz)
9.5
Drop (mm)
6
Support
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Price
$140
Plated?
No
Foam
Supercritical EVA
Weight (oz)
8.3
Drop (mm)
5
Support
Neutral
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Asics Novablast 4

Comfortable everyday running shoe great for long runs and relaxed miles. Top pick of 2024
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Price
$140
Plated?
No
Foam
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Weight (oz)
9.0
Drop (mm)
8
Support
Neutral
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Adidas Boston 12

Fast marathon training shoe with cushioned and propulsive ride
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Price
$160
Plated?
Yes
Foam
EVA, Supercritical TPEE
Weight (oz)
9.5
Drop (mm)
7
Support
Neutral
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