Adidas Takumi Sen 10 Review

The Adidas Takumi Sen 10 is a good, modern racing flat which is best suited to 5km/10km races or short workouts. In this Adidas Takumi Sen 10 review I will go over the pros and cons of this shoe and see how it compares to competitors.

What to look for in a shoe

Cushioning

A good level of cushioning is an essential component of a great shoe. A cushioned midsole helps relieve stress from the joints and provides support that makes long distance runs much easier.

Support

Good support is essential for all runners, so it is very important that when buying trainers an individual buys running shoes that have enough support. That may look different for all runners but it is important to consider.

It is important that a supportive running shoe provides a stable platform and reduces the risk of potential injuries.

Durability

I believe that it is important to buy shoes that have been built to last. If you are going to spend your own money on shoes then they should stay in good working condition for many months to come.

Fit

Making sure your shoes fit properly is very important as if a shoe is too big it can cause the shoes to start to rub against you feet causing blisters and other discomforts. By not having a shoe that fits it will also get rid of the possibility of a comfortable run.

Breathability

Breathable materials in the upper part of the shoe helps keep the feet cool and dry during runs. This is because it helps prevent the build up of sweat and moisture in the shoe which reduces discomfort and irritation when running.

A breathable upper shoe enhances comfort and can be a life saver when running in hot days as it helps prevent overheating. This makes shoes with this feature an excellent choice as well as a comfortable fit.

Value

Running shoes can get really expensive and if you are someone that runs a lot you will have to keep coming back to buy more. This can really add up which is why I have added cost to the list of important factors.

Energy Return

There is no better feeling than being propelled by a responsive running shoe. A running shoe should that gives energy back to the runner can make all types of runs feel so much nicer. This criteria is even more important in race day shoes.

Price: £170

Weight: 198g

Stack height: 33mm

Usage: Racing and speedwok

Pros

  • Fairly lightweight
  • Excellent traction
  • Super breathable upper
  • Forefoot is flexible but still very snappy

Cons

  • Weight increase
  • Very narrow midfoot
  • Tongue creases and pokes into the top of the foot
  • Upper Breathability: 7/10
  • Energy Return: 7/10
  • Durability: 7/10
  • Support: 8/10
  • Grip: 8/10
  • Style: 7/10
  • Versitility: 8/10
  • Value for Money: 8/10
  • Comfort: 8/10
  • Fit: 9/10
  • Overall Ratings: 75/100

Adidas Takumi Sen 10 First Impressions

When I first put these shoes on I was happy with how comfortable they felt however the midfoot was very narrow. So those with wide feet may want to go a half size up.

My first run in these shoes was a fast paced 10km to see how it felt on the upper end of recommendation with this shoe. During this run I realised right away that these shoes allow you to increase the pace very easily.

My feet still felt fresh and honestly, I felt like I could wear these shoes all day and still feel fresh. the forefoot felt stiffer and more snappy than any previous model. This allowed for a much faster ride. The upper was also very comfortable and I didn’t get any blisters from it.

Overall, I was very happy with this shoes performance and It definetly felt like a race day shoe.

Why Should You Buy These Shoes?

If you are in the market for a fast paced daily trianer then this is an excellent choice. This shoe is comfortable, responsive and flexible. `it also has great ground feel which helps offer better stability.

Why Should You Not Buy These Shoes?

If you have wide feet or flat arches this is not a great option for you as it has a very narrow midfoot and heel. If you also want a super soft ride with no ground feel then this shoe also isn’t for you. I would recommend having a look at either the Mizuno Wave Rebllion Flash 2 or the Adidas Supernova Solution.

Upper of the shoe

The upper of this shoe is lightweight, thin and extremely breathable. Foot lockdown is also excellent without the need for any intervention. It has a thin non gusseted tongue which slides down during runs and pokes into the top of my foot.

This is the same issue I had with the Adidas Boston 12 and everytime it happens I have to stop and pull the tongue back up again to get rid of the pressure.

The fit is true to size but if you have flat feet, you might consider going up a half size to have some extra midfoot width.

Foam of the shoe

The biggest change between this model and the one before it is that the Sen 10 feels much faster. This is all because of the EnergyRods which are stiffer. This means the forefoot is snappier which returns back to its original positions quicker after it flexes.

There is no plate in the heel of the midsole like the last 2 versions which made the heel firmer than the forefoot. The EnergyRods extend to the back of the shoe which allows for a more consistent and smoother ride.

Sole of the shoe

Thre is still a midfoot medial cutout in the midsole to save weight and to display the fibreglass rods. This makes it a little bit unstable for runners who overpronate.

Conclusions to the Adidas Takumi Sen 10 Review

Overall, this is an amazing daily trainer that offers great speed assistance, comfort and flexibility. There are a few minor issues that I had with his shoe however on the whole I really liked this shoe and would highly recommend it.

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