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Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe

Men's adidas adistar boost

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Men's ADIDAS® ADISTAR® BOOST :: Boost your performance and run in maximum comfort mile after mile in the Men's adidas® adistar® boost. Experience long-lasting cushioning and plush comfort from this shoe's revolutionary new foam technology, developed by adidas® Innovative Technology (AIT) team and made to last from mile 1 to mile 600. Score a comfy, irritation-free fit with the seamless techfit™ upper, and get a smoother transition from heel strike to midfoot stance thanks to the dual TORSION® SYSTEM. If you're a runner within the 7:00-12:00 minute per mile pace, this running shoe is the perfect pick. 11.1 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. 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:

  • Revolutionary new midsole: Designed to stay the same density from 1 mile to 600 miles and on
  • Seamless techfit upper: Maximizes comfort while reducing potential irritation on top of the foot
  • GEOFIT collar: Allows for a more secure yet softer feel around the ankle and Achilles during the running gait cycle
  • Dual TORSION SYSTEM: Provides stability and better surface adaptation through midfoot phase of gait cycle
  • FORMOTION: Freely moving heel system that provides a much smoother, balanced and natural touchdown
  • PRO-MODERATOR skin on the medial side: Additional guidance throughout the gait cycle and eliminates the risk of midfoot irritation
  • Boost technology: Unique energy capsules energizes your running stride for more efficiency independent from the temperature and ensures maximum comfort
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Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (12)
  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      62% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      85% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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5.0

I love this shoe

By JB

from St. Augustine, FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Feels Minimalistic
  • Good Arch Support
  • Light feel
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

    These were my first real running shoes. I got them because I was struggling through shin splints. 500 miles later and my shin splints were still gone. Replaced them with Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15. The GTS feel much heavier/bulkier. The GTS cause my shin splints to flare up when I run in them too frequently. I have to alternate the GTS with these Adidas to help my shins feel better. I can't wait until the GTS wear out and I can buy another pair of Adistar Boost.

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

    Great shoes!

    By Michael J

    from LR, Ar

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

      Years ago my first pair of running shoes were Adidas. Since then I've worn Reebok, Nike, New Balance and Brooks. Always come back to Adidas. Nike, New Balance and Brooks were a waste of money. Too stiff to run in. Never had that problem with Adidas. Really comfortable. Great cushioning. Can't imagine how a shoe could feel any better.

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

      Likely the best Adidas stability since 1999

      By Tim

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

      I've been wearing Adidas since about 1999 and faithfully followed one line as it evolved from Supernova Xtra to Supernova Control, to Supernova Sequence and Sequence. After some injury, and dissatisfaction with the Sequence, I decided it was time to move up to the new, stable Adistar Boost.

      Overall, this is the best trainer I have had. The snug fit, and slightly lower profile, was an adjustment (coming off an anke sprain, at first one shoe pushed against it, but not likely a shoe problem), but becuase the upper is so flexible and comfortable (sock-like), it "wears" like all the other uppers you've had, so it does not constrict when your foot spreads.

      The trainsition through strike is outstanding and I'm actually convinced it's smoothness likely helps prevent heel / toe tension and, thus, injury.

      I typically retired the Sequence after about 200 miles but, as suggested, the Boost hangs on longer. In my case about 400 miles. So, an excellent buy.

      Traction is adequate for road and dry dirt, but take some care in wet, grassy conditions.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Good technology, OK shoe, runs to narrow

      By avid runner

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

      These adidas adistar boost shoes were only OK. The boost technology was better than OK but the toe box wears narrow and feels narrow but doesn't "run" narrow. It runs fine due to the techfit no seam membrane around the shoe but I was always concerned about it, although I never got a blister, and never lost any toenails, pinky toes would significantly bulb, and I do NOT have a wide foot. I was hoping it would replace my regular 2nd go-to pair of shoes (asics GT-2000-2) but not a permanent keeper. Will continue the search for a reliable 2nd to go along with the Mizuno Wave Inspires. Would consider trying again if they made a wider toe box.

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

      Alright

      By Joe

      from New Jersey

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great cushioning
      • Very durable

      Cons

      • A little narrow
      • Encourages Heel Striking

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

      I got over 500 miles out of these shoes (but I recommend retiring them after 400) . The cushioning was fantastic once you start to break them in. They do encourage heel striking, which can lead to injury.

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

      The Good and the Bad

      By Scott

      from Santa Monica, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

      I've been racing and training for almost forty years and I've seen the evolution of a lot of shoes during that time. I've been wearing Asics (mostly Kayanos) for the last ten years, but the outstanding reviews on this shoe from both the LA Times, and then from Running Times convinced me to give them a shot.

      The Good: Overall, they make my Asics feel like old technology. Apparently some runners don't like the snug fit, but I find the fit to be very comfortable. They fit like a glove and there are no leather reinforcements to chafe one's foot. Additionally, the sole is very soft and springy. You'll feel the difference the moment you try them on.

      The Bad: I'm a heal striker. The heal of my Asics lasts about 300 miles before it begins to wear through. For the Adistar however? only 200 miles. I've had to buy a $6 tube of shoe gu to keep these shoes going. Apparently the testers from both the periodicals mentioned above, only wore these shoes for a few miles or so.

      Though I am concerned about the grit of these shoes and will keep my eye out for a better alternative, I'm still going to probably purchase another pair. I like the feel of them that much. If you're concerned about durability of a shoe however, you might justifiably go with Asics or another brand.

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

      Very Comfortable

      By Ohio Pete

      from Bellefontaine Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

        I bought these because of my bad knees and ankles from playing soccer years ago. These shoes are great for holding my heel and ankle tight but leaving room for my toes to move.
        I don't need to wear supports with these shoes and I can run 3-4 miles everyday on pavement with little to no knee soreness. However I may step up to a stab+ shoe with even more cushioning. This is the only reason I rated a 4.
        These shoes don't breeth that well but I haven't had a blister yet in over 150 miles in these and they show only minor heel wear.

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

        High cost but solid shoe

        By DLCincy

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

          I average 40-60 miles per week - had been wearing lighter weight trainers, but wanted something with more cushion especially for longer runs. These shoes are extremely comfortable, mostly due to the great upper, and also the soft cushion/landing. They do fit snug, and the cost was hard to swallow. I wish the tread lasted a little longer, but still got about 500 miles out of them which is more than usual. I would recommend this shoe!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Very Unique

          By AJ

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Fast

          Cons

          • Poor Stability
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

          I'm a half marathoner training for a full. I had previously had some peroneal tendon issues after running my first half but had been pretty diligent with my ramp-up to avoid again. Well, the same issue popped up again when using these shoes on longer training runs. That said, the Boost material is definitely more springy, and I ran my fastest 5 miler in these... but I think that they are better suited for speed work than distance. That said I know they are much more durable than most shoes and will allow a lot more mileage, so the price may still be worth it. I would simply recommend a shoe that doesn't artificially spring you up as much for your distance work.

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

          First experience with Boost. Not bad.

          By Jimmy 60

          from Monroe, LA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

            I wanted to try out the Adidas "Boost" technology, but didn't want to take a chance on the lightweight, neutral Adidas Boost (which I heard might run a bit small and narrow), so I decided to spend too much money and try out the Adistar Boost, to get more stability. So far, I've been pleasantly surprised. In fact, after a year of not being satisfied with several new styles of stability trainers, I liked this one, and the slightly heavier Saucony Hurricane 15. The Adistar Boost has some really nice cushioning, and they're pretty light, and responsive. They feel a tad narrow when I put them on, but I don't notice any narrowness feeling when I'm running. As usual, I'm getting some hot spots on the bottom of my feet after I run about 3 miles, but I still like these shoes, overall. The biggest downside is the price. Come on Adidas, cut that out!

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

            great shoe fantastic midsole

            By joe

            from oklahoma city

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

              most shoes like this could be a little deeper for orthotics AND the bottom lace like most shoes goes down too far so as to restrict the forefoot spreading

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

              Best Running Shoe I've Ever Worn!!!

              By Matthew - Future Soldier

              from Pleasant Hill, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

                Needed a good cushioned shoe to help prepare for Basic Training. This shoe fit the bill perfectly. The energy return from the new cushioning technology is nothing short of amazing, and the pronation control worked perfect!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Pretty good shoe

                By Joe

                from Dallas, Texas area

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement

                  Comments about Mens adidas adistar boost Running Shoe:

                  I've had both the Adidas Boost and Adistar Boost. The original felt tight and ran small (the Adistar is noticeably larger). The cushioning on the original seemed to get hard and not as shock absorbing. Very little if any support.

                  I decided to try the Adistar after reading it was meant for support. There is a BIG difference. I am a big guy 6' 3" and 230lbs with old football injuries and more of a midfoot to toe striker. These shoes have a softer feel in the toe while also providing good cushion for the heel. The offset is not too noticeable either but it should not be considered a transition shoe.

                  Only con is the price!

                  I had given up on the Boost but the Adistar was worth the extra chance.

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

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