Adidas tests upper limit of running market with $500 shoe

September 26, 2023

Adidas’ newest running shoes, worn by Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa on Sunday to set a new women’s marathon world record in Berlin, went on sale on Tuesday with an eye-watering price tag that will test the enthusiasm of amateur runners.

At $500 a pair, the Adizero Adios Pro Evo 1 cost $225 more than Nike’s equivalent Alphafly 2, raising the question of how many amateur runners will swallow the extra cost. Reuters