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
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.
i avoided adidas until i tried these
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.
Excellent long distance support
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.
Camp Lejeune, NC
Not recommended with orthotics
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.
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
an old runner
new york ny
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.
costa mesa, CA
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.
I run 3 to 4 days per week. The shoe has proven extremely comfortable and lightweight and provides excellent support.
Very nice shoe
Ran 14 miles tonight in very cold temps. The shoes were very comfortable the entire run. They may be my new marathon shoes.
good fast running shoe
good transitional shoe , good for track work or tempo runs
Mens adidas adizero Boston 3 Running Shoe
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