This post is in no way sponsored. I purchased the Adidas Adios Adizero Boosts myself and have been asked several questions so I thought I would share a review with you.
Why is the week before vacation always really crazy? I have a list a mile long that I need to get done so that I can really rest and relax on vacation. After this week, I think I’m going to need it even more!
I know it will be worth it in the end so that is all that matters.
The past weekend was pretty much a whirl wind, before I knew it we got home from my in-laws and I was prepping for the new week ahead. Where does the weekend go!?
Monday’s run was less than stellar, so no use harping on that. Instead, let’s talk about shoes shall we!
I recently purchased several new pairs of shoes that I’m really excited to share with you all. I’m always looking for new varieties. Today I’m going to focus on my favorite of the bunch:
Adidas Adios Adizero Boost
I’m starting with these because they are by far my favorite new shoe. You see, when I look at shoes they each have their designated purpose. They will be grouped into one of these categories: every day trainer, speed/tempo shoe, long run shoe or gym shoes.
Wes had been using the Adizero Boosts for quite some time and loves them. He thought I would as too, so surprised me with these a few weeks ago. The purpose of these for me is for my long runs. They are light enough to where I could do speed work, but also sturdy enough for long runs. I have a pretty good amount of speed shoes, and since I would consider racing in these as well I have been wearing them on longer distances.
Let’s look at the specs on these:
- Weight: 6.9 ounces
- boost™’s energy-returning properties keep every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy
- Clover-shaped Coolever mesh upper for heat and sweat management and increased performance; Environmentally responsible, solvent-free synthetic Tirrenina suede overlays
- Non-slip performance lining; Molded responsive EVA sockliner for anatomical fit and step-in comfort
- Extended TORSION® SYSTEM for energy return in the forefoot and natural integrity in the midfoot
- ADIWEAR™ outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability; Continental™ Rubber outsole for optimal grip in wet conditions; QUICKSTRIKE outsole decreases weight and increases flexibility and durability
All taken directly from Adidas’ site.
When I first tried these out my very first reaction was that they were incredibly light. While you can probably find lighter shoes, they were light compared to most of the shoes I run my long runs in.
They are also extremely responsive to your feet. When I first took them out they seemed to be hard, but as I continued they loosened up and were responsive to my feet throughout the run. Make sure you give them time to break in a little.
It probably helped that the very first time I tried these shoes out I had a really great run. I felt like I was flying the entire time and it was pretty effortless. I’m not sure if that was the shoes themselves or just a good day, but it definitely put them in a favorable light.
The most common complaint I have seen about these is that they are tight in the mid-foot. Since I had already heard this, I paid careful attention to this throughout my run to see if I noticed anything. I have a pretty narrow foot, so for me I didn’t have any problems. The shoe fit my foot almost perfectly. It was tight enough to keep my foot secured, but also enough room to where it didn’t cause any discomfort.
These are quickly becoming one of my favorite pair of shoes. They could easily be used for speed or tempo workouts as well as they are light enough.
If you want to find out more about them, you can find them on the Adidas website.
I have also tried another shoe in the Boost line, the Energy Boost, and loved it as well. It looks like Adidas is doing pretty great things when it comes to their running shoes!
What is your go to running shoe?
Do you have shoes designated for certain types of runs?