The Tempo 9 is updated with some changes from the last two versions of the shoe. The outsole pattern is still the Continental rubber plus adiwear combo for durability but was revamped in look.
It appears like it functions similarly well; it’s best suited for road, and I had no problems running in wet conditions.
The midsole however made a move toward minimal support by reducing the Stableframe in the forefoot down to EVA sidewalls with increased Boost filling in the gap, yet the brand counters this by extending the midfoot Torsion system back into a medial post in the heel.
Regardless of the walled-up forefoot, the Boost layer between the sock liner and the outsole extends from heel to toe. Under the forefoot, the sidewall is firm for guidance midstep, but the core is Boost foam.
There’s a cut-out in the fabric lasting which gives foot direct access to the Boost midsole below.
The upper also has a refurbished design with added strips of synthetic suede along the sides of the toebox, bringing a touch of support to the shoe that I appreciate.
Adidas Adizero Tempo 9 General Info
The adizero Tempo is a shoe that combines the seeming opposites of minimal design and cushioned stability.
Compared with an adidas stability shoe that I really enjoyed, Supernova Sequence 9, Tempo 9 brings a surprisingly high degree of support in its upper—not quite as secure as Sequence with its overlays, but well done for its minimal style.
Overall I enjoy the smaller toe box area in the Tempo contrasted with the other adidas models I’ve tried: Supernova Sequence 9, Vengeful, Supernova, Supernova ST.
It’s a true-to-size fit lengthwise, but if you prefer a more open area around the toes, you’ll probably want to go up a half size.
The Tempo 9 continues to hold its own in the lightweight support category where it mingles with the ds trainer 22 and the brand new Dynamis from Asics, the 1500 V3 for New Balance, and Ravenna 8 from Brooks.
These are lightweight models for fast training with enough cushioning for comfort over distance runs. They’re one level above the all-out racing flat category in terms of support and cushioning.
Price of Adidas Adizero Tempo 9 in Nigeria
The price of Adidas Adizero Tempo 9 in Nigeria ranges from N48,000 to N57,000