Pros: cost, comfort, motion control, not to heavy
Cons: none yet
As a recently graduated college Cross Country and Track athlete I still run at least 40 miles per week. Although, I have been a competitive runner for a long time, I still need a sturdy motion control shoe, at an affordable price. The Adidas Poseidon fits the bill.
For a long time, I have been a Nike Structure and Structure Triax fan. Unfortunately, the past couple of years Nike has made a few alterations in shoe design and none of the qualities I like always seem to last from year to year. In fact, the original Nike Structure is no longer made. (In my opinion that was the greatest motion control shoe ever conceived and I have been without a pair for over 4 years.)
Anyway, my wavering confidence in Nike had me looking else where the past couple of years. Whenever, I buy shoes I always buy two new pairs at a time (of different models) so I can rotate and have them last longer. The past two years I had purchased a pair of Nike Structure Triax's with a pair of Adidas Responses (another quality shoe). However, this time when I went to an Adidas Outlet store looking for Responses I came across the Poseiden. Modeled very similarly to the Structure Triax, the Poseidon has all of the ST's best qualities and none of the quirks it normally comes with. I fell in love with them in the store. When I tried them out for the first time on the road, I was hooked.
The Poseidon IS the best mid priced motion control shoe I have come across in some time. It combines a light weight (not that I don't mind a little bulk), comfortable ride with a sturdy midfoot motion control bridge. So, if you are looking for a great cost effective motion control shoe from Adidas the Poseidon is what you are looking for. However, if you have never owned a pair of Adidas running shoes before I URGE you to try them on at a store first. DO NOT BUY A PAIR OF SHOES FROM A COMPANY IN WHICH YOUR FEET ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH ON-LINE, EVER. There are a lot of good shoe companies out there, but not all of us are built for these shoes. For example, New Balance is a well respected shoe company with many satisfied customers. My feet and legs do not go well with most New Balance models. This is just the way I'm built. I have friends that love the NB 851. I suffered so many injuries in that shoe, because my foot was not built for NBs.
Good luck, and happy road running