Men's ADIDAS® ENERGY BOOST :: Grab the boost™ that started it all 5 years ago with your original Men's adidas Energy Boost. Feel thousands of boost cushion capsules give you an endless supply of light, fast energy. Wrap feet in a seamless sock-like upper that holds and stretches for ultra comfort. Plus, count on smooth transitions in your original Energy Boost thanks to the heel and forefoot moving independently.
Features & Benefits:
Revolutionary new midsole foam: Designed to stay the same density from the first mile to 500 miles
Pellet design midsole: Allows for maximum cushion while minimizing weight
Seamless active formotion upper: Designed to maximize 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: Allows for a smoother transition during heel strike to midfoot stance transition
Good neutral shoe for longer distances. I've put over 150 miles on a pair, and they are holding up extremely well. The boost cushioning is showing zero signs of wear, unlike other EVA shoes I've had in the past. The soles are showing normal signs of wear. It will be interesting to see how the soles hold up, as I'm sure that the boost foam will last 500 miles plus. I'm a larger runner, so I tend to brutalize shoes; 300 miles is about the max for me.
On the minus side, they do tend to run a bit narrow. I actually experienced a little discomfort in my left toes, remedied by keeping the shoestrings a little looser. Not a huge deal, as this fix worked, but I wish they were slightly wider in the forefoot out of the box.
I like the looks of the shoe, personally. The black pair could be worn casually; the other colors are a bit bright, but I've seen a lot of people wearing those types of shoes around anyway (?).
I'm an average arch, neutral runner, and they seem well suited to me. No signs of PF or anything of that ilk. My feet feel good after longer runs in the Boost. I also wish that the drop was lower, though, as I'm accustomed to a lower drop show. That being said, the drop is not severe; it is about average for a running shoe.
I've ordered a second pair of the Boost; that is as solid of a recommendation as can be given. They are a little higher in cost than some other shoes, but I fully expect them to last longer. I can see 500 miles being possible in this solid shoe.
Kansas City, MO
Everything they claim to be...and more!
The wife read review after review and had to try them. When she did, after every run, she could not stop talking about how awesome they were. After hearing this about 4 times, I decided I have to have a pair of my own to try. A little about me: 5 knee surgeries, 1 toe surgery, 5'9", 203 pounds, run 4 times a week, have run many half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. Of course after many a long run, or run where I push hard (10k, 5k), my knees would let me know of their disapproval, and this in turn would lead to my calves and ankles being sore. I wear Nike Zoom Vomero and Pegasus. While these shoes were and are awesome, I would have to ice the knees and rub down the calves after long runs/hard runs. When I got these shoes, my first run was a 9 miler (that's right, no break in needed). I have to say, that run first off felt almost effortless, like my legs were just moving on their own (boost technology baby!). After that run, I had almost no soreness: did not have to ice the knees or rub down the legs. I am highly impressed. I have run many more runs in these shoes (long runs, tempo runs) and love them. They're good for the road or for trails. Hands down, awesome shoe, and permanently have a place in my shoe rotation...and will replace the Pegasus as I rotate them out! Good job Adidas. Bought half size up, as suggested, and the fit was perfect.
Will Run For Beer
3 Pairs Later and I Still Love Them
I love this shoe and am on my third pair. The toe box has literally reversed toe nail trauma and has not caused any more damage that was typically due to due to hard plastic or leather. The shoe also has no pressure points due to its primary elastic construction and prevents blisters, hot spots, or the foot falling asleep. The BOOST technology has alleviated a lot of aches and in my experience doesn't need to be broken in. Off the shelf, I can run 10 miles without problems. I have used them mostly on pavement/concrete, and on basic dirt trails.The drawback is that the rubber on the sole doesn't grip on wet surfaces too well and I find myself being extra careful which has disrupted my pace. The other design feature I would improve is the heel/Achilles region. It's a little flat and while running in some in some inclines/declines I would like some more support in that area. Further, the shoe runs about a half size too small.
Too good to be true!!!
I don't always do a review a shoe but after 2 runs I must tell you what I have experienced. I have been running for about 3 years and run in the 21 min range on a 5k. Have run 1 half and whole marathon. I am about 5'9" 160 lbs. Been training for another half and wanted something for longer miles. Up to this point been running in Pearl Izumi N2 which I love. Got these and Friday went for an 8 miler. My recent best averaged about 8.40 per mile. Friday I averaged 7.59 without any extra effort that I can tell. Because of the great time I had I thought I push a little on a 5 miler today. Previous best was about 7.48 per mile. Today averaged 7.27. I will say ordering a half size up is the way to go. I wear a 9 in asics and 9.5 in saucony. Wear a 9.5 in these boost. Don't normally review a shoe unless I think it is amazing. These are amazing!!!
Great choice for netural runners
I have always been a fan of heavy cushioned shoes but didn't ever like the added weight. Previously I ran in Nike Volmero's (6 and 7) and really enjoyed these shoes. I ran about 400 miles in these shoes, with my last run being the Chicago Marathon. Weight/cushion ratio is amazing - much lighter than what I'm used to in a heavy cushion shoe. The shoe is small, definitely go up half a size. I didn't and my toes were cramped on long runs.
My only complaint is with the stretch material upper, there is almost no lateral support. It's a pain on a road course if you're making many turns. They're quite breathable but if there's rain or even puddles, your feet are wet, quick.
I strongly suggest you give them a try if you're a neutral runner and enjoy heavy cushioning. While I'm not sure how much more I can get out of this pair, I will definitely be buying a second!
I have been running with Adidas Boston and Adidas Adios. I was skeptical about this shoe when it came out but OMG have I been missing out !!! I run from 5km to Marathons. I do from Sprint triathlon to IronMan and have been doing it for many years. I have tried almost every kind of shoe out there. This shoe is comfortable and what impresses me the most about this shoe is that I can comfortable run the same distance as the Boston or Adios and my legs feel a lot fresher and my recover is faster. I am really excited that they now have an Adios Boost. If you are a super efficient runner it may be too bouncy but for most of us that need comfort and some help from a shoe this it the one !!!!! Amazing shoe. Great job from Adidas.
Amazing shoes -- I'm loving them!
This is my first "real" pair of running shoes. After getting into running a couple months ago, I just used the regular pair of cheaper, "faux" running shoes everyone has in their closet. I really enjoyed running but my feet and legs were always in pain afterward and I couldn't wait to get the shoes off. I decided I needed real shoes, and, after going through the thorough fitting process, these felt the best.
I have about 40 miles on them now (it's been a few weeks) and I LOVE them. My feet feel great after a run, and my time improved by literally a minute a mile.
I normally wear a 9-1/2 street shoe and these are 10-1/2 and perfect.
Studio City, CA
These are my perfect shoes! Long Asics fan, recently ran Mizunos, but it's Adidas now. These have the perfect sock-like fit I'd always hoped existed. Sized up to 10 in these from 9 1/2 Wave Runners. I have somewhat narrow low volume feet, mid-foot striker running 25 - 30 miles per week. Once I put these on, they simply disappear from my mind; they don't interfear or pinch or rub or burn or slide or get in the way. They just cushion and protect my feet from the road and otherwise they stay out of the way.
Simple, lightweight, durable and comfortable. What else could you ask for.
The very best shoe for city/road running. Heel feels low, but with RRS cushion insole, perfect. Have used most brands, starting with Onitsuga Tiger in 1968. Cushions impact but without that mushy feeling of a soft shoe--a Boost. Works in cold OK. Upper fits like a glove. Very light weight. A winner. Never experienced anything like it. When running over the occasional rock or gravel in urban area, it handles it very well. Would not recommend for sharp rocky trails, e.g. Prefer Adidas Trail Response for rocky trails. Get a half size larger than other brands. Very flexible sole.
McLeanVA, San Diego, Chile, Mexico
More shoe than I expected
I purchases these for longer runs, when I didn't want to ware my newtons but these were just to big of a jump from those. They have tons of cushion in the heel and a average amount in the forefoot, but they still don't come off as soft, more of a bouncy feeling. I like to lace my shoes tight, so it's nice that the mesh upper is already snug but you can feel the laces through the mesh if you tighten them to much, theres no padding in the tongue.
Also, they look sort of ugly so you can't really use them for anything other then working out.
Still holding up great (2nd review)
Have run 250+ miles in these now, they are still fantastic, and have settled in nicely. Ran a surprisingly fast time at 2013 Marine Corps Marathon in these several months ago and now use them for training a few times a week. I am amazed at the low wear on both soles and uppers, though uppers (mine are bright yellow) do get dirty. These shoes are especially good for road running (best I have ever had), OK for gravel, wouldn't use for trails. No toe problems, which bugged me in the past with some other shoes.
50 yr old marathoner
comfortable, light, durable
I have been running with the Energy Boost shoes for about 3 months. I run about 20 miles a week, mostly pavement, some boardwalk, a bit of trail. These shoes are very light and comfortable. The upper is very thin but very durable. When stretching it feels as though you're actually holding your foot. The midsole feels very cushioned but also feels as though your feet are close to the road. I like it. Everyone's feet are different. I always try various brands when needing a new shoe but I always end up with Adidas. They fit me best.
The best shoe yet!
Very comfortable, and springy to the step. Most shoes with this much cushion are too heavy to run competitively in, but the weight on these feels just right. I have a narrow, hard to fit foot. Even though these are standard width, they fit me snugly. I did size up a half size, and the toe box is very comfortable, no black toenails here. Like any new shoe, you need to break them in with low mileage and work up, but these are so comfortable I don't want to take them off when I come in from running.
Boost it up!
Haven't had any joint pain since running in these shoes! Switching over from Brooks Ravenna and can not say enough good things about these shoes.
Although snug, I quickly adapted to the feel and must say the overall response in energy return from step off is great and they are well cushioned.
Give em a try and you won't be disappointed.
Side note: when used on a gymnasium floor for CrossFit style workouts, I do find myself slipping up but other than that no complaints.
After 8 Months
Have used these on sharp rocky and gravely trails and roads and dirt and dirt roads. They hold up surprisingly well. Do not recommend for irregular ground, running sideways on a steep slope, etc. No signs of compression of the sole. Can run further with less fatigue, even after 8 months on the same pair of shoes. RRS says they are discontinued, but Adidas says not so. (Second review)
Baja Norte, MX, Cent. Chile, N. Virginia
Worth the hype
I use these specifically to run my road races and train in as well. I have had zero joint pain since using these and have nothing but praise for these.
It takes a little to get used to how snug the toe box is but really this is a small detail for how the show truly performs.
I feel light on my feet and am glad I have these a shot as I have been dedicated to the Brooks Ravenna for the last 3-4 years.
Next generation shoe for running
I am nearly 60, 32 marathon finisher, training for Ironman. Have only had for 1 week, but notice significant reduction in pain during running, better endurance and speed. Runner/Jogger normally <20 miles per week off season training. Don't expect first day to wow you, but give them a week. Worth the higher price. Only question now is how durable they will be!
shoe was not for me
tried 1 size up and was too long, toe box curled back like an aladdin slipper. I have a high arch and these shoes did not accomodate my arch at all, very hard to get on and uncomfortable across the instep. Tried true size, way too small and tight... after 1 day wear experienced achilles tendonitis from the heel counter digging into achilles tendon. returned both pairs as ubsuitable.
mission viejo CA
Worth the money
12 x marathon finisher, incl 3 Bostons. Have run twice in these shoes now, 6 mi yesterday and 17 mi today. They feel amazing from the get-go, and I am not easily impressed. Soles may look like styrofoam but they are the future, no doubt everyone else will try to copy these and they will get better and cheaper over time. Ditch the old shoes and buy a pair of these.
50 yr old marathoner
My most successful running shoe
Have held up, surprisingly, for 6 months, even for 3 hour runs on steep rocky trails. Have 3 pair but have used only the first pair so far. Do fine in washing machine. Dry quickly in front of fan. After decades of trying all sorts of shoes, these are the best for road or groomed trails.
Baja, SDiego, NorVA, Chile
Love this shoe. Helps my metatarsal pain
I have had metatarsal pain on one foot and big toe on the same. I have a narrow foot and buying this one size up fits a little snug but fits my foot very well. I love how it cushions, feels the road yet light and is still high performance. My favorite shoe in many years. I have 40 miles already and will buy another pair.
Comfortable Cushioned Lightweight
I run about 35-40 miles per week and I normally run in Adidas Superglides 3-4-5 and Adizeros. This by far the best shoe I have found for comfort, cushioning, while being exremely lightweight. Price seemed a little high, but well worth it. Highly recommended to those with an active lifetyle.
Great short distance shoe.
Started running 5k and 10k distances this year and this shoe just feels right. Light, comfortable, and stable. Looking forward to seeing how long they last and if they're as good on longer runs. Wish I could find them in stock to buy a back up pair or two.
Los Angeles, CA
After running a few times in this shoe, I decided to use it for my spring marathon. Ran a 2:46. I bought a half size up...the guy at the local running store said virtually everyone was. It does feel narrow when i first put them on, but this becomes a non issue when I start running.
Boost - awesome in due time
I'm a runner from 5k to marathon, the boost takes a few runs before it fit like a glove. The comfort is incredible, I used to run in Nike vomero's but I'm a boost guy now
This is cushion.Still trying to get used
Nice shoes, great cushion, they feel a little bit tight though.
I normally wear no show socks and with this shoe usually the socks go down to my feet, make it uncomfortable.
These shoes are amazing!
Great light weight yet quite cushioned shoes. My only issue is based on the design, the have very little latteral support. At this point, I will definitely buy these again.
Think it is a good shoe but too narrow to know for sure. I am a 9, wear 10 in ASICS, think need about 10.5 or if they had a 10 W.
Rapid City SD
With all the hype, I was disappointed. I didn't find anything special about the
Over all great shoes
Light weight, overall good fit
A little expensive.
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