Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe

Men's adidas adizero Boston 3

Item #ADI1648
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Men's ADIDAS® ADIZERO® BOSTON 3 :: Enjoy a light, quick ride, whether you're training for that big marathon or just enjoying your daily runs, with the men's adidas® adiZero® Boston 3. You'll float like a feather in these lightweight trainers designed with long-distance running in mind, from their low stack height to their superior traction. Experience the road in a whole new way, thanks to the adiZero® Boston 3's ForMotion® technology, a freely moving heel system that enhances your touchdown for a smoother, more balanced feeling. 9.5 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Let your feet breathe easy with air mesh uppers that allow humidity to escape, creating a dry, cool ride
  • Enjoy additional support thanks to synthetic overlays that add stability without weighing you down
  • Absorb shock with resilient adiPRENE®+ foam at the forefoot and adiPRENE® at the heel that protects your feet, legs and back
  • Keep your feet securely in place with a non-slip lining that enhances your stability and performance
  • Experience durability with adiWear™ outsoles that last for mile after mile, while Continental™ rubber provides superior grip and traction, even when the conditions are wet
  • Enhance your natural range of motion for greater stability with the Torsion System™ at the midfoot
  • Enjoy comfort with the ForMotion® decoupled heel system that ensures a smooth ride and increases your sense of connection to the ground
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Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Fast (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Breathable (6)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      50% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels true to size

       

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      78% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (4), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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4.0

Might be my new Marathon racer!

By wbb56

from Wilmington, NC

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow toe box

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

I ordered these the week of the Boston Marathon when it became apparent that the weather was going to be extremely hot for the race! I love my Speedstar 5s, but one thing they do not do well is breathe. (And the Speedstar 6s are a disaster! Returned them after one run).

I wore the "Bostons" for one run at home (5mi.), and a pre-race shake-out run in Boston on Sunday, Even though the toe box was slightly tight--the shoe was extremely comfortable. Perfectly cushioned and very, very responsive. I decided to go with them in the extraordinarily hot Boston Marathon.

The shoes did far better than I! I struggled with the heat--but the shoes held up well. Even with all of the downhills, my toes were just slightly beat-up. No problems whatsoever with my feet after the race. The shoe performed admirably--light enough not to weigh me down at any point--especially at the end with very heavy legs. Just supportive enough to handle some slight over-pronation--again more so towards the end when form begins to break down. And when I regressed to my old heel-striking ways--there was enough support/cushioning there to keep me going comfortably.

I hate to say good-bye to my Speedstars after years and years of racing in them. But unless Asics quickly replaces the 6 with a new & improved 7--I think the Adidas Boston is my new long run, marathon race shoe.

I'm 6'2, 160lbs, Typically run 45-60miles/week. Normally wear a size 12 in shoes from Asics, Brooks, New Balance & Saucony. 12.5 in the Adidas Boston.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Excellent long distance support

By Scotty

from Camp Lejeune, NC

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

    Perfect for the reason I bought them, mid to long distance support. If u are a heal or mid foot striker and like support without extra weight and a bulky feel, these are great shoes. I normally wear ultra or lightweight running shoes, no matter what the distance. For triathlons, I needed some extra support without a lot of extra weight or "box" feel, plus I'm normally a toe runner, but not after 56 miles on a bike and 1.2 mile swim. These shoes were the combination I was looking for. I found them so comfortable that I even wear them for regular marathons, not just for tri's. I bought them a half size larger than my normal size and they fit great. Addidas was not the brand I would normally buy, but couldn't be happier with the purchase.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Shoe

    By GB

    from Atlanta

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

      Extremely comfortable, held up very well for a light weight shoe - first time in 30+ years of running i have bought the same shoe twice.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Shoe

      By DaveyD

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

        I run 3 to 4 days per week. The shoe has proven extremely comfortable and lightweight and provides excellent support.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        good fast running shoe

        By knucklehead

        from concord,ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

        good transitional shoe , good for track work or tempo runs

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very nice shoe

        By jsmike

        from Worthington, Ohio

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

          Ran 14 miles tonight in very cold temps. The shoes were very comfortable the entire run. They may be my new marathon shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          i avoided adidas until i tried these

          By ekb

          from san francisco

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

            I ran the Vermont Marathon years ago in '05, have only done short jogs since. Decided to train for a half marathon. I'm 6'1" and 165, high arches and skinny legs. I need lightweight shoes with some cushioning but no bulk. I got custom molded inserts, then tried them out in every lightweight Neutral shoe in my size at the RoadRunner store in San Carlos. Have been using Nike Frees, Mizuno and Asics. Adidas never seemed to fit right and frankly I've avoided them in the past. After like 45 minutes of swapping, and their not having the Brooks Launch in my size, I was about to buy Brooks PureFlow and tried the Bostons in an 11.5, which is a half size up on my Nikes and a full size up on my street shoes.

            They're on the firm side right out of the box, but I read some magazine and blog reviews that said they soften, and sure enough they have softened up nicely after 15+ miles. The old-school lacing that runs almost to the toe just works for a more precise fit on my somewhat narrow feet. I feel like they have really formed to my foot and so far (about 40 miles in) I am very happy with them. There's not a ton of options in the world between minimal and a basic cushioned ride. Most shoes either have too much bulk for frequent mileage or not enough to sustain longer training. These feel like the best of both worlds.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not recommended with orthotics

            By markaz32

            from Melbourne, Australia.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

            I love the light weight and they are very nice to run in. For me the downside is I over pronate and wear custom orthotics. This make the shoe too tight across the top, especially where you do up the laces. I have run about 60 miles in them so far, this week I have done 2 x 14 milers in them and the top of my foot has become quite painful. I will be going back to my heavier, but more comfortable, Salvation 3. A shame because I really like the shoe.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            good fit

            By runnerjoe

            from costa mesa, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

              these shoes fit very nice, really snug around the ankle. I have a skinny ankle and a somewhat wide forefoot, and these work. Word of warning* these shoes litterally glow in the dark. Very flourescent yellow and orange.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              pleasantly surprised

              By an old runner

              from new york ny

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great feel
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe:

                I was looking for a lightweight trainer/racer, tried the Nike zoom elite 5 returned (totally hyped shoe ) got this and placed my orthotics in it and ran a tempo run, the feel of the road was great as well as the comfort and protection the shoe gives.
                i advise sizing up 1/2 particularly if you wear orthotics

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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