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Quick Review of the Adidas AlphaBOUNCE 

I was somewhat surprised to find the new Adidas AlphaBOUNCE running shoes at Macy’s via Finish Line. But there they were in men’s and kids sizes.

The original zebra-ish colorway is still available in kids sizes.

I tried on my usual size 10 in this core black version, and these felt narrow. Only $100, these runners feature some new Adidas tech, but they can’t compete with the more expensive UltraBoost. 
The ForgedMesh is pliable, but I much rather prefer the give of PrimeKnit. There’s no tongue and is like a one-piece bootie.

The lacing is slightly asymmetric, but I couldn’t tell if that had any effect.

The Bounce is stiffer and heavier than Boost. Not sure if that translates to better or worse cushioning. For me, I’d need a stability version like the Ultra Boost ST. Arch support is essentially nonexistent, and I could feel my arches crashing inwards with every step. The shoe offered nothing in the midfoot to control my pronation.

So a little narrow, no arch support, and slightly heavier, I’m sticking with the $180 Ultra Boost.

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