Adidas SolarBOOST 19 Review: 3 Reasons You’ll Love (Hint: Boost Cushion + NASA Tech)

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adidas’ Solar Boost 19 is inspired by NASA engineering, which means you can expect top-notch performance from the second iteration of the Solar Boost.

First, let’s talk about Boost. If you’ve had yet to experience adidas’ superior Boost cushion, you’re in for a treat. Boost cushion combines the following five elements for a premium run experience:

  • Durability: Shoes with Boost cushioning last.
  • All-temperature performance: Hot? No problem. Chilly? Boost has you covered.
  • Cushioning: You get maximal cushioning with minimal height.
  • Energy Return: It’s got a lot of it.
  • Adaptability: Run testers enjoy the flexibility of the foam (smooth running!).

Now let’s dive into what we love most about the Solar Boost 19:

WHAT THEY ARE:

The newest version of the Solar Boost offers the neutral Solar Boost 19 and the stability Solar Boost 19 ST.

WHAT THEY REPLACE:

The adidas Solar Boost 19 replaces the adidas Solar Boost

REASON 1: The Fit is Legit

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Women’s Solar Boost 19 in Blue/Coral

adidas uses ARAMIS technology (used by NASA, BMW, and Boeing) to capture the foot in motion, giving them the ability to design for the natural movement of the foot and avoid pressure points or areas of irritation. This means you’ll experience a far more comfortable and adaptable running experience. The feel of the adidas Solar Boost 19 is snug, but not overly so. Expect a soft interior feel and a flexible mesh upper. Thanks, science!

REASON 2: It Propels You Forward, But With Added Stability

This shoe performs. Our run testers specifically called out how smooth their run felt in the Solar Boost 19s. Thanks to the way in which the Solar Propulsion Rail and boost cushioning work together, you’ll find that your foot is guided forward with support and with soft, springy cushioning underfoot. Our run testers also enjoyed the lateral support provided by the TFP sidewall (made with recycled materials). Your feet will feel supported but mobile, as they should!

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Men’s adidas Solar Boost 19 in Navy

You’ll often hear people mention E-TPU capsules when talking about adidas’ BOOST cushioning. These capsules – thousands of them – are fused together to make up the BOOST midsole of the adidas Solar Boost 19. The capsules then store and release energy to create a springy, responsive run.

Reason 3: Expect Optimal Transitions

Some shoes (we won’t name names) feature soft foam cushioning interrupted by a hard medial post. The Solar Boost 19 ST (the stability version of the Solar Boost 19) features BOOST cushioning in the medial side. This means your transitions from heel-to-toe will feel fluid and comfortable. In fact, the transition is so fluid and comfortable you won’t notice it – which is exactly how it should be.

WHO THE ADIDAS SOLAR BOOST 19 IS BEST FOR:

The adidas Solar Boost 19 is a great shoe for neutral runners who regularly tackle urban runs (also great for track runs and treadmill workouts). It’s an especially high performer on longer runs thanks to the lightweight cushioning, support and smooth transitions.

ADIDAS SOLAR BOOST 19 DETAILS & SPECS:

CUSHION LEVEL: 5 (Learn more about cushion levels)

COLORS: 3 Men’s & 3 Women’s

WEIGHT: Men’s  10.7 ounces| Women’s 8.9 ounces

The Solar Boost 19 ST: The Perfect Shoe for Stability Runners

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If you’re a stability runner, don’t worry, adidas didn’t forget about you! The Solar Boost 19 comes in a stability model, the Solar Boost 19 ST. This shoe features a supportive heel construction that keeps your heel in place without limiting your range of motion. Expect all the performance features – from fit to optimal transitions – that’d you’d get in the adidas Solar Boost 19 but with added stability.

ADIDAS SOLAR BOOST 19 ST DETAILS & SPECS:

CUSHION LEVEL: 5 (Learn more about cushion levels)

COLORS:  2 Men’s & 2 Women’s

WEIGHT: Men’s 11 ounces | 9.8 Women’s ounces

WATCH THE ADIDAS SOLAR BOOST 19 VIDEO

GET YOUR OWN ADIDAS SOLAR BOOST 19

Want to know for sure if the adidas Solar Boost 19s  are the right shoes for you? Take 2-3 minutes to run through our online SHOE FIT FINDER. You can also call 800.551.5558 or drop by your hometown store and we’ll guide you through your personal fitting.

TEST RUN THESE SHOES FOR 90 DAYS

Pssst! Did you know that Road Runner Sports VIP Family Rewards members get to test run shoes for 90 days? Yup. You read that right. Test them and if you don’t love them, exchange them within 90 days. Learn more about our VIP Family Rewards Program here.

Author bio: Sam Kerstetter enjoys stroller running and spending time in nature with her husband and daughter. Her other passions include social media (she’s the social media manager at Road Runner Sports) and content marketing. Follow her on Instagram at sam_c_kerstetter. 

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