Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$140
Weight
M: 229g | W: 207g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • The newly-improved Continental rubber compound in the outsole is designed to enhance an already very good traction.

  • The Adios Boost 3.0 has a snug upper that adapts very well to the movement of runners.

  • Some runners noticed that Adidas used better quality materials in the Adizero Adios Boost 3.0.

  • A small number of testers loved the responsive cushioning of the Boost midsole.

  • Comments about the tons of comfort that this shoe provides are common among numerous reviews.

  • Designed for marathons and long-distance running, a few testers consider the Adidas Adios Boost 3.0 as good enough even for shorter runs like 5Ks.

  • It looks very cool and stylish, especially since it has 4 color combinations.

  • The gait cycle is effortless and smooth based on the reviews of several testers.

The bad

  • Several runners noted that the fit is a bit too narrow.

  • Some parts of the upper have caused blisters or hot spots in the foot of a couple of runners.

  • It is expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3 combines the toughness of an everyday trainer and the nimbleness of a racing shoe. With sufficient arch support, responsive cushioning, and insane comfort, running all types of distances are a breeze with this shoe.



World wide, Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 95 ratings

5 star
70%
4 star
14%
3 star
3%
2 star
7%
1 star
6%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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87 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 96
    Sam WinebaumLevel 5 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    The Adios Boost 3 is not a stripped down race flat but a well cushioned, very durable shoe closer to a trainer than a pure race shoe in features and weight.  
  • 96
    Sam WinebaumLevel 5 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    Not an in expensive shoe at $140, the durable outsole will last as long or longer than those on many trainers and its versatility can eliminate the need for several other shoes.
  • 90
    Travis TrampeLevel 4 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3 is a neutral, lightweight performance shoe designed with one thing in mind – Speed!
  • 90
    Travis TrampeLevel 4 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    The shoe provides a smooth, quick ride thanks to the comfortable Boost Midsole and is perfect for racing and fast training workouts.
  • 86
    Start FitnessLevel 2 expert
    by Start Fitness
    So, overall, these running shoes are great for those long miles while helping you get to faster times, it’s what makes this shoe so special and great for the athlete looking for a performance based running shoe.
  • 85
    Peter LarsonLevel 5 expert
    by Runblogger
    Changes are minimal – in my opinion this remains one of the best all-around shoes on the market.
  • 84
    Shoe TilesLevel 1 expert
    by Shoe Tiles
    For sure, Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3 is designed with one thing in mind – SPEED along with a comfy and snug fit. The shoe feels lighter than 8.0 oz without sacrificing the overall comfort.
  • 83
    flyersfan1088Level 3 expert
    by Gear Institute
    With such a lightweight design, the Adios still gives some of the best road feel and toeoff I have found.
  • 83
    Flyersfan1088Level 1 expert
    by Gear Institute
    The Adidas Adizero Adios oost 3 is continuing on the lightweight, fast and responsive products that Adidas has been supplying for runners the past few years.
  • 83
    SolereviewLevel 1 expert
    by Sole Review
    The adios 3 is comparatively tamer to ride in with its softer quality but has an evenly spread forefoot plant.
  • 81
    Peter LarsonLevel 5 expert
    by Runblogger
    Changes are minimal – in my opinion this remains one of the best all-around shoes on the market.
  • 81
    Jonathan BeverlyLevel 4 expert
    by Runner's World
    For the Adios 3, Adidas tweaked the outsole, wrapping the forefoot in a thin, waffle-cut layer of stretchy Continental rubber, improving flexibility, traction, and durability. 
  • 80
    Daniel PuddickLevel 2 expert
    by SUNDRIED
    They have that type of look about them that will only be enhanced once they are a little muddy and tatty from all your road running.
  • 80
    Men's RunningLevel 2 expert
    by Men's Running
    It is flexible, allowing your foot to move comfortably.
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Updates to Adizero Adios Boost 3.0

The 3rd version of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost is a lightweight running shoe that’s meant to function well in distances that range from 5K up to the marathon. The responsiveness of its individual components allow it to set the runner up for a more efficient and natural stride that’s not bogged down by a heavy weight or an uncomfortable structure.

The upper unit shoe uses materials and technologies that ensure the runner stays cool and dry at all times. When combined, these fabrics encourage air to constantly enter the shoe, rendering the interior environment free from odor-causing moisture. A memory foam in the heel collar ensures that the foot stays in place.

The mid-sole unit features a foam technology that uses a compaction of TPU pellets to make a responsive and comfortable platform. It is one of the most durable foams around, so runners truly get high quality performance, even after many uses.

Two outsole technologies cover the external sole unit of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. One of them offers durable protection against landing impact, aside from its anti-abrasion capability. The other component gives the runner effective traction over dry and wet surfaces.

Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 size and fit

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the regular measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it accommodates the runner who has a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape allows the natural curvature of the human foot to acclimate well to it.

Outsole

Continental™ Rubber is one of the most durable and effective outsole technologies on the market. Originally used for racing tires, this rubber material gives the runner great control over the surfaces, and even surface conditions such as wet or slippery roads. It runs from the mid-foot to the forefoot section.

The ADIWEAR™ is a proprietary outsole rubber that’s placed in the heel area. Aside from delivering traction and durable protection against abrasion, it is also able to provide shielding from the impact forces when landing the foot on the ground.

Midsole

The boost™ foam technology is a lightweight mid-sole unit that’s made from thermoplastic polyurethane pellets that have been formed together to make a comfortable layer that protects the foot from impact. It is responsive and it doesn’t limit the movements of the wearer.

The Torsion® System is a thermoplastic unit in the mid-foot area that serves as a means to maintain the structure of the sole unit. It also gives increased stability because it helps the foot to go through the gait cycle with ease.

Upper

Open Mesh is the main fabric used in the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. Its open construction allows the foot to be well-ventilated as air constantly enters the shoe. It’s also soft and responsive, and it doesn’t limit the flexibility of the foot.

The Coolever Mesh Lining gives the runner dependable moisture control. It’s a smooth material that’s easy on the skin, therefore allowing the wearer to use the shoe even without socks.

The Geofit construction with memory foam in the heel collar improves the fit by conforming directly to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot. It keeps the foot in and prevents accidental slips.


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