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The Prime X 2 Strung is a tricky shoe to classify. Despite having a 50mm stack height and two carbon plates – making it illegal for use by elites when competing, adidas has designed it to be a race shoe for recreational runners. Those carbon plates replace the previous energy rods found in the first version and sit within three layers of Lightsrike Pro foam.

The upper is made from the same Strung material seen in the first iteration but is redesigned with a new sock-like, stretchy section across the midfoot. There’s also a slightly wider base to add more stability and an updated Continental rubber outsole to improve grip and durability.

Tom, Nick, Mike and Kieran have been testing the shoe out to see if it’s worth buying.

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