Adidas Solution

Smooth Operator

Aug 18, 2010
Outside Magazine
Adidas Solution

Adidas Solution    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

If you pronate, you don't want to be reminded with each step. The "light stability" Solution supports moderate ankle wobbling, but it feels more like a gentle guide than a stern correction. That's partly due to a very deep gash near the back of the heel that slows the foot's rotation at the moment of impact, lending to a smoother stride. Overall, the Solution feels firm underfoot: ideal for heavier runners and those who don't like mushy footwear. Nice perk: The airy mesh upper felt great on long runs in summer heat. 12.4 oz; $120;