Adidas Swift Run
Fashion is cyclical, meaning that all treads eventually repeat themselves. In running shoes, they started narrow and bare-bones essentially (without all the support, cushioning and stability that they offer today. They were quite narrow in design. They were closer in appearance to tennis shoes offering very little structure or support and being quite thin with no overlays or shock absorption. As they evolved, they started to become more specific to the sport being played. Rather than a general shoe, there became lines of shoes with specific features to enhance the sport being played. This required more features and therefore parts of the shoes which made the shoes a little bigger, bulkier and wider. As with all technology, producers have started to try to make athletic shoes smaller, sleeker and more compact. New materials are being created in order to provide a lighter feel with better support without adding too much bulk to the shoe. Today’s running shoe is thinner, lighter, more supportive and offers higher impact reduction. More fashionable lines, that offer a more minimalist shoe, like Adidas and Nike, have taken all the features of the modern day runner and attempted to put them into the earlier design of the running shoe. This is creating a more fashion-forward design without compromising on the athletic assistance that the bulkier, more decked-out model offers.
This article specifically focuses on the very attractive in design shoe, the Adidas Swift Run. Adidas is a company that has been around for almost 70 years. They are a household name, offering a more fashionable alternative to athletic attire. One would be hard pressed to go into a household and not find at least one piece of Adidas gear. They are the second largest retailer of running shoes in the world (second to Nike) and employ over 56 K employees. Adidas has become a fashion icon, offering a clothing range that ranges for quite inexpensive to very expensive and can be seen on anyone from the everyday walkers to models and celebrities. The Adidas symbol is the classic three stripes escalating in length with the ‘adidas’ with a lower case ‘a’ beneath it. We are looking specifically at the Adidas Swift Run, which is a more retro looking shoe, with the thicker heel and more narrow toe. They are quite attractive in design and are supposed to also double as an athletic runner. We looked at reviews made by people who bought the shoe to see what they had to say about the shoe as well as looked at the materials used to make the shoe, the shoe construction, and durability in order to create a comprehensive review on this product. Here is our review of the Adidas Swift Run. We hope that it helps you with your next running shoe purchase.
- Attractive design
- Made well (good quality materials)
- Narrow design (may require sizing up)
- Weak eyelets