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I have owned 2 pairs of the Energy Boosts and LOVED these shoes as hands down the best and most durable neutral trainers I've found. I wanted to get a distance racing or tempo shoe with Boost, but wanted just a little more cushion than the Adios. Along comes the Boston 5 , and I was definitely not disappointed by this shoe. It's got a lighter, firmer and slightly lower to the ground feel than the Energy Boost, but is not lacking in cushioning whatsoever with distance up to 15 miles so far. As I said, great addition!
I got these last week as an early Christmas present. So far I've put 24 miles on them. The bottom of the shoe is great. The boost foam makes it cushioned but it is still responsive and light and the traction on roads is phenomenal. However, I'm not very happy with the upper. The toe box is quite narrow, the length is good (I ordered a size 11) but the D width is really freakin' tight. Also, why Adidas chose to make the toe of the shoe out of felt is beyond me. I've had to put a lubricant on my toes to stop them from rubbing against the shoe and each other. I hope that Adidas fixes the upper on this shoe because it is a dang good running shoe.
Trust me when I say this, I have a lot of adidas tennis shoes. I am a big fan of the barricade and have recently been sporting the barricade 9 which I think is a great shoe. Recently I got the chance to test out the new Ubersonic, I have tried a couple of Adizero shoes in the past but often found them feeling either cheap or uncomfortable. Firstly, I was keen to try this particular model because I think it looks great. In all black with a red sole these shoes look like they mean business, a stealth bomber disguised as a tennis shoe. The profile of the shoe also boosts it's aesthetics, the guys at adidas told me this has been build on a running last thus giving the unbersonic a sleek and speedy look. The subtle 3 stripe branding on the side and adidas logo on the heel all add to the shoes look. It's not showy, it's 'I am going to sneak on on court, cause you problems, and then disappear before you even know who or what happened' and I love that! So, how does the Ubersonic perform? I haven't been harping on about the looks just because I am image concious, although we do all like to look good on court. However I think the performance of this shoe is actually based around the sleek and speedy look of it. The shoe feels planted, you feel low to the ground and ready to pounce, or dance if that's more your thing. My best analogy is that this this is an F1 car, and your the driver sat low and close to the floor. It defiantly does feel a little like a running shoe for tennis, and maybe that's what adidas had in mind. This shoe is supposed to be about speed and I certainly feel quicker around the court in this vs a barricade. Don't worry when I say running shoe, this still has good lateral support which is set toward the mid and rear of the shoe in the form of a reforced polymer band in which the laces loop through and lock you down. Adidas has informed me they have moved toward mid/rear foot support to help give more flexibly/agility in the forefoot, and this certainly delivers. Grip wise, at first they felt all over the show, I think with any new pair you need to take a thin layer of rubber off before they becoming sticky. After a few matches I feel I have a perfect balance between grip and the ability to slide a little on a hard court. A number of people often pick a tennis shoe based on durability, for me it's not really on my list of requirements, I go for comfort first, how it's feels, how it looks and then will it last. I am not best placed to comment on the durability having only worn the shoe for a couple of weeks. So far so good, I have been playing hard and pushing the shoe, there is a thick layer of rubber around the toe box for abrasion protection and mine still look close to new despite me sliding around the court. I am guessing the outsole will last as adidas have used the industry standard in durability, their adiwear6 rubber. Inside the shoe there is an internal sock and sharks tooth lining (that's what I call it) basically it grips the sock to stop your foot sliding around. I think adidas have really upped their game in the comfort category with this shoe and the most recent barricade, so we'll done adidas! I have given this shoe 5 stars, I think it's possibly one of the best shoes on the market aimed at a serious player with a fast game and I can't wait to put them on my feet again. Finally, word of advice, I am usually a UK 10, however the 10.5 fits me perfect. Thanks.
For me, the sizing is always tricky with Adidas shoes. I went up a full size in these. Normally wear a 9.5, tried on a 10 and it was too tight, 10.5 is just right. From the very first moment these shoes felt GREAT on my foot. I usually use that as a gauge for buying running shoes. As a 43 year old who has sustained many injuries over the years, I like softer running shoes. These are the best of both worlds, IMO, because the boost sole provides a very soft landing (I do all my runs on pavement/concrete) but the shoes still have plenty of "pop" for when you up the tempo. At 10mm, the heel-to-toe drop is a bit higher than I prefer (I like 6mm or 8mm) but I don't scrape my heels in these shoes because of the way the heel is shaped, there is a slitght "upturn" to it that works with my midfoot stride. I have also learned that it is not all about static drop. Drop is really dynamic, especially if you are a midfoot to light heel striker like me. A soft heel, which this shoe has, flattens out more when weighted during footstrike. I also have Saucony Triumph 12 (ISO), which are marketed as cushioned shoes. While they ARE soft, I find the Boost soles even softer and more comfortable. I think the Solar Red looks awesome. Great color. I will definitely buy another pair of these shoes.
I have had 2 pairs. The first pair I put 450 miles on them. I've run in the in just about every weather condition this winter and they held up great. On my second pair I've just ran a full marathon. I will have to agree when I first got the shoe. I thought the construction might fall apart but after all the miles on them and also being wet a good amount of the time. I would recommend these shoes to everyone that has the right foot type.
I have worn the trainers twice since receiving them, i have done a 18k & a 14k both time trainers where very comfy with no issues. I also have improved on my slits time buy 10 to 15 seconds per kilometre don't know if this is just in my head or the trainers ???
Fantastic running shoes and not only: I've been walking around in them every day since they arrived and they feel great. Very light and responsive yet not too springy. I ordered one half size up from my usual size and they fit perfectly. The outsole seems durable enough and shows no sign of wear so far so I hope I will be walking and running in these fantastic shoes for a very long time.
I have fairly narrow feet and purchased these at size 10 based on my experience with the Boston 4s 9.5 being just too small on my left foot. In other brands, size 9.5 fits best. Unfortunately, my feet felt like they were losing circulation as soon as I put these on, as they are very narrow. I was wearing thin socks. The construction, lightness, airyness, and boost mid soles were all things I was looking for, so I was sad to have to return them. I'm now interested in the adios boost, and will try them on to see if they fit a little wider. I'm also getting more used to lower heel drops, and would have happily used the Boston 5s for my recovery runs and longer runs, had they not been too narrow.
well, I really, really, I like 'em. What else is there to say.the top is so light you feel like you are running bare foot. the bottom is elastic and very supportive. I got them as a replacement for the same I already have, although the one's I have are still fine after 6 months of haevy use. The thing with adidas is that they change the shapes and widths of their products so often, so much so that by the time you need replacements you realise that your type is discontinued. I will definitelly get a second resrve pair if they ever go on sale. Super shoes!
I don't normally write reviews but I felt compelled too. I will say that shoes are a very individual thing, especially for distance running and I've tried a few but these have come out on top. I'll be running my 30+ (lost actual count) marathon in 2 weeks time in a pair of these and I'll bounce around in sub 3 or my money back (I won't actually get money back if I don't or want it any way). And remember these work for me, for what I do. That doesn't mean they'll work the same for you :)
Great training shoe, very light for a training shoe and the sole looks very durable, great for races > 1/2 marathon, for shorter races I ran in the adios 1, Also great shoe. Love the boost in the running flats not so much on the others, too much of it tends to feel to musshy.
So far the adizero Boston 5 suits my running style without any adverse symptoms with feet and legs. It offers a little more support and cushioning than the adios while still maintaining a light weight for racing. The base is more durable than the adios and should cope well with track and road surfaces. I have run in many models from the Glide 6 to Boost 2.0 and if you are seeking to try a more minimalist model then I would recommend giving the Boston 5 a try. I'm estimating they will last well and should get over 700km with my style of running although I will save them for the next marathon and purchase another pair to train in.
I wasn't a lover of the first boost shoe but so far these feel excellent. Its a snug but very comfortable fit. I've done a couple of long runs with a few parkrun's thrown in and I'm very happy with the cushioning but they also feel very responsive. With it being a light shoe I am planning to use it for racing along with the Adidas Adizero Boost that i own. Poor delivery from UPS sent out for disptach but not delivered :(
I have bought the last three versions of the Adidas Boston, and they are generally my favorite shoe, however, when I received the 5s I was a little disappointed. The material seems to be cheaper than the last two versions, and for some reason the sizing is longer and narrower on my 5s. Also, I found that they aren't as responsive as my previous pairs...feels like I'm running on sand. Overall I uaully love the Bostons... Just not the 5s. On the plus, the colours are great this year and they look stylish.
I'm a long term fan of the Boston line, perfect fit for my feet, and used them for road and trail. Initially I was pleased with the upgrade to the Boost midsole - shoes felt fast and lighter than the previous version and still a great fit. I've used them on runs of 5 miles to 100. The downside for me compared to the previous version is the much reduced durability of the sole unit. I have 2 pairs, one of which has 300 miles on it but feels more like my Boston 3s or 4s at 500 miles. Except for the first 100 miles they don't seem to have the firm heel and that snap off the road that i like so much on the pre-Boost Boston and Adios2. Ideally i'd like the Boost cushioning just in the fore/mid foot.