A shoe made for everyday use, quick/short runs, and working out is the New Balance Roav v2. It is effective for each of its goals, but not particularly effective for any one of them.
adidas wrote in its promotional materials that the 4DFWD are supposed to make the runner feel like he or she is running fast. It feels like it – the shoes seem very bouncy. Despite their rather high weight, they bounce pleasantly, but time measurements indicate that the speed is no different than usual on my route. That is, the forward-pushing, springy movement of the polymer is balanced by softness. It’s hard to say how the 4DFWD would have performed at a faster run – 3:00/km, for example. I spared it this type of testing, treating it as a shoe for run-ups.