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Running in Turfs

Adidas adi5 X Turf

Over the past few weeks, I have been running a lot more to ensure I stay in shape throughout the holiday period. Under normal circumstance, I would wear a solid pair of running shoes – you might remember the adiZero running shoes I purchased earlier this year. But randomly, I decided to try out the Adidas adi5 X turf shoes last week for a run – and to my surprise, they turned out to be fantastic to run in! So much so that I have continued to wear them running daily.

Since these boots are designed for artificial surfaces, I was super surprised that they were comfortable on concrete. They give a nice bounce and on each step my foot feels really cushioned. Running shoes are designed to give the same type of foot protection, but I have ultimately found the turf shoes to offer much better support. Is it just the soccer player in me wanting to wear a “cleat” off the field? Who knows, but it got me looking on soccer.com for a fresh pair to use for running in, and I spotted a new Night Sky/White/Cyan version of the Adidas adi5 X that I am going to invest in!

Ultimately for now, my current pair of adi5 X have been converted to my running shoes! Has anyone else used turf shoes for running in? If so, share your experience with me in the comments below!

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6 comments

  1. Blue ones are nice.

    Still want those lemon ones.

    Would've been a nice Christmas present.

  2. I had a pair of t90's with turf outsoles and used them for both turf and futsal. i find that dedicated futsal shoes offer more cushion and overall comfort (not to mention grip) on hard concrete and pavement. As for running, i still find running shoes or cross trainers are still the best choice.

  3. I use turf shoes for running and gym all the time. The are really just sneakers with the texturised outsole.

  4. So do turf shoes offer good traction on concrete? Because I would have thought that some of the more plastic (cleated) turf shoes would slip on concrete. BTW I am currently using my Total 90 III Shoot IC as my go-to running shoes.

  5. How long have they lasted? If they'll run a couple hundred miles before being ruined I'll switch to them from running shoes for road work.

  6. I found that nike bravata TF are perfect for running.

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