Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37
Rated 5 out of 5 by KingKongAli Converted to running with cushioning
I got a pair of these from my company as part of a promotion and had to sign up to do a half marathon in them (my first ever), I had been for months trying to go from padding to zero drop and minimal cushioning as I felt shoes with cushioning had contributed to my plantar fasciitis. So I was understandably disappointed and concerned when I had to start training in these.
First impressions after I started was that surprising amount of bounce back I got, going from minimal to cushioned, this was to be expected, however the shoe did not feel heavy at the heel at all and since I strike at the mid-foot, it made running a lot easier.
Fast forward a marathon, 2 half marathons and plenty of 10k plus runs, I tried running without these shoes and my time was noticeably worse! I was running almost 1KMPH slower without these shoes, this may just be in my head, however I run with different shoes and I use the same app on my phone to time all my runs. I train in the city and it's all concrete, maybe that has something to do with why cushioning helps?
The only issue I have is because of the heel-to-toe drop on these shoes, I don't feel they are any good for weight training, especially if you're lifting heavy weights while standing. You can wear them casually, you can wear them to run, but I feel they don't make good weight training shoes (they are running shoes and not cross trainers after all).
I have to say I am thoroughly impresses especially since my plantar fasciitis has not bothered me at all with these shoes and it would normally flare up 2-3KM into a run with shoes that don't agree with me. I would highly recommend this shoe and I plan to purchase a pair for next years races! Maybe I'll try something different from the boost range!
November 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DomPinard Excellent shoes
Up side : The fit is a bit tight but i like. The feeling when your feet hit the ground is really good, I have some knee (Runner's Knee Diagnosis) issues and it help me heal from it. I ran a 5miles without pain or suffering any discomfort. I'm a 5km to 10km runner, 3 times a week, with a pace of 5min20s / Km. These shoes are perfect for that kind of running.
Down side : God the color is ugly. I bought the solar red one and there's no way it's red. It's pink, big time pink. It would probably taste something if I lick them.. bubble gum or something. I'm really disappointed about that. See the attached pictures. i recommend these shoes but should've ordered the black and white one.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carlo32 Awesome product
These shoes not only look great but feel fantastic! I'm a teacher and on my feet all day and these are awesome !
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rena73 Great shoes
I bought these shoes for my husband. He absolutely loves them! Says they're super comfortable!
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by divinoAlex Best Running Shoe on the Market
I swear by all adidas product and the boost line of running shoes has done nothing but exceed expectations. I've had boost since the first generation shoe was released almost 2 years ago, and have loved the responsiveness and cushion the shoe provided. The tech fit upper in the 1st gen. made it feel like a second skin hugging your feet, but the new ESM on this 2.0 Boost is an even better treat than the regular tech fit. More breathable and versatile, it only makes a perfect running shoe even more perfect. I can only say so much by personal experience, so I say buy a pair of Boost's and surely you'll never go back to your old running shoes ever again.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SAAgRunner Fantastic energy return - watch out for Solar Red
I originally purchased this shoe in Solar Red. Let me tell you. There is no red in that shoe. It's pink. Hot pink. My 4 1/2 y/o son said "Daddy, why did you buy pink shoes?". So, if a child thinks its pink...its pink. HOWEVER, after returning those and getting the Black/White pair, the shoes have been fantastic running in. I've put about 50 miles in them so far and they are holding up great and really have a great energy return, especially as you increase your pace. They are light and wrap your foot rather well. As others have pointed out, they do feel pretty tight. I wear a size 15 shoe and this is borderline too small for me and unfortunately they don't make a size 16. However, my feet aren't moving around in the shoe thus not causing blisters, so that is a plus. The only downside that I've seen so far is there is little traction on any wet surface.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Art82 worth every penny
The shoe does exactly what it says on the box. I spent a lot of time on choosing the right running shoes. Must admit I took a risk with adidas, but I do not regret my decision, so far so good, works perfect for me, no blisters, no uncomfortable rubbing etc..the shoe hugs your feet. Upper fits perfect in my case, I havnt got a wide nor narrow feet, more like a normal. And the midsole is making this shoe ideal, You just dont want to stop running;-)
I have ordered half size up than my previous ascics, fits just perfect. 10 oout of 10 from me. Well done adidas
August 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by gravityvox Huge Disappointment
If you wore the original Energy Boost and expect the same feel from this shoe, you will be hugely disappointed. After 3 days of using them, my left ankle is getting a slight sore spot (which NEVER happened with the original Energy Boost) not to mention I can't wear the shoes without discomfort because the tops of my feet are sore from the eyelet design. I want to ad that when I first put the shoes on, they seemed to fit well. I am returning these shoes. Will try to order some old Energy Boost on line somewhere and then at some point. I expected the new improved Energy Boost to at least give me the same pleasure out of running but Adidas failed miserably with those expectations.
September 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tab93 Size is Way Off
I have purchased two pairs of these shoes and they are really amazing. The one problem I have is that the sizes are all screwed up. I normally wear a size 10.5 shoe size. I had heard that the shoes run small so I bought a size 11 (ordered it from adidas online) and the shoes is still way too small. I'm stuck with a brand new pair that don't fit and hurt my feet. I tried wearing them thinking that they would stretch out but they haven't. Buyer beware of the size of these shoes. In fact, order 2 sizes larger than you normally do if you buy them.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by el_cid55 Great, comfortable shoe
These shoes feel great -- nice and snug without feeling tight or restricting. I run about four to ten miles about 4 or 5 times a week, on the streets and sidewalks. I didn't realize my previous shoes were uncomfortable until I bought these. They have good support and good cushioning also.
August 7, 2014