Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$120
Weight
M: 269g | W: 238g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
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 3.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • The comfort excels in the Pure Boost 2.0, based on most reviews.

  • It is an all-day, everyday shoe that can be worn for social occasions, according to a good number of runners.

  • The Boost midsole foam provides unfailing responsive cushioning.

  • Some runners appreciated its lightweight nature.

  • The flexibility of the 2nd version of the Pure Boost is more than enough for natural running, noted a handful of runners.

  • It has excellent breathability because of the Air Mesh and the holes in the side panels.

The bad

  • There were some who found the price as too much.

  • A few others had issues with the upper durability.

Bottom line

Adidas’ aim to use a casual shoe as a performance option in the 2nd edition of the Pure Boost continues to get mixed reactions. It sits somewhere between the middle with good arch support, excellent comfort, and nice aesthetic appeal.



World wide, Pure Boost 2.0 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 921 shoes


Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 14 ratings

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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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84 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 90
    JuanofaKindLevel 1 expert
    by Kicks on Fire
    Think of the Pure Boost having a sole unit made entirely of tiny clouds, and every step you take, these tiny clouds transmit  a little “boost” of energy  to your feet throughout the entire day, making every step you take more “springy” and pleasant.
  • 90
    BT TV OfficialLevel 1 expert
    by BT TV Official
    It's a really nice, comfortable shoe, especially for the price.
  • 88
    The Sole BrothersLevel 3 expert
    by The Sole Brothers
    At first, the outsole worried me because I thought its gonna slip all over the place but its really actually sticky. So you stick to the ground and you won't slide or anything even when the ground is wet.
  • 86
    Hes KicksLevel 3 expert
    by Hes Kicks
    The upgrades that they made for the Pure Boost 2 are very significant. I just wish they would've left the side panelling design a little bit true to the original instead of changing it up the way they did.
  • 86
    Andrew ZittellLevel 1 expert
    by Andrew Zittell
    These are awesome. I definitely recommend these, especially for the price.
  • 85
    Imm0rtaldudLevel 1 expert
    by Imm0rtaldud
    These are absolutely phenomenal shoes.
  • 84
    SamLevel 1 expert
    by WEEKNDSET
    They're super comfortable. The boost is very supportive and nice. It's basically a perfect shoe.
  • 83
    FoXx Rock StarLevel 1 expert
    by FoXx Rock Star
    The midsole Boost… I can't wait to start wearing these. It just seems really soft.
  • 80
    Zack SchlemmerLevel 1 expert
    by Sneaker News
    The redesigned Pure Boost 2 features the same pillowy and responsive full-length Boost foam cushioning as the original pure Boost, but sits atop an all-new upper featuring a lightweight, breathable, and foot-hugging stretch mesh with synthetic overlays and soft and comfortable microsuede wrapping the heel.
  • 79
    JonasLevel 1 expert
    by Medium
    However, they are very much a shoe designed for urban usage, and so are less versatile in that sense.
  • 76
    Brendan DunneLevel 1 expert
    by Sole Collector
    The redesigned Pure Boost 2 features the same pillowy and responsive full-length Boost foam cushioning as the original pure Boost, but sits atop an all-new upper featuring a lightweight, breathable, and foot-hugging stretch mesh with synthetic overlays and soft and comfortable microsuede wrapping the heel.
  • 75
    notesLevel 1 expert
    by notes
    Very soft and cushiony. Too cushiony to the point where it's more a lounging shoe for me. I wouldn't use these for anything active except for walking around. If you prefer something a little more firm, I wouldn't recommend these.
  • 70
    Another PairLevel 1 expert
    by Another Pair
    The construction of the shoe feels frankly kind of cheap. There's a suade-like material on the back with cheap nylon on the heel.
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Updates to Pure Boost 2.0

Adidas offers a serious makeover in the Pure Boost 2.0. Most of the updates are made in the upper, beginning with an almost one-piece version. The new model has an upper that molds better to the foot for added comfort and security.

Gone are the welded rubber strips forming the Adidas logo. In their place are suede side panels that use holes to signify the iconic Adidas trademark. The side panels keep the foot secured and increases breathability because of the holes.

The mesh in the 2nd installment of the Pure Boost is more open, which automatically raises the ventilation in the new model. With the holes in the side panel, runners are ensured of a cool and sweat-free run.

A slight change that may not be apparent right away is the added padding in the tongue and the heel. These changes directly address issues of those who suffered blisters when the shoe is worn without socks. There is much better padding now that should translate to a more comfortable and blister-free run.

The lacing system is modified as well. Instead of the usual eyelets, the Pure Boost 2.0 uses nylon loops where the laces go through. Adidas uses the loops to provide runners with a more personalized fit.

Pure Boost 2.0 size and fit

Adidas brings back the fit of the original model in the new edition of the Pure Boost. The average fit of the heel to the forefoot means most runners should be comfortable in the shoe. There is good midfoot lockdown because of the side panels. The available width is medium for the men’s and women’s versions. Sizing is regular with options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

The full contact outsole is made of elastic rubber and features a configuration that almost mimics the StretchWeb design. Adidas uses a decoupled heel to isolate shock. The entire outsole is covered with carbon rubber for better durability.

Midsole

The biggest element is found in the midsole of the Pure Boost 2.0. Running across the length of the shoe is the blown TPU-made Boost midsole. The Boost is made of energy capsules that absorb impact upon landing and uses the same force of the impact for a more energetic run.

Upper

The upper is dominated by an Air Mesh with wide holes to deliver serious breathability. Moving to the sides, runners get suede overlays that are perforated to form the Adidas logo. The panels secure the foot and helps with the ventilation. Upon wearing the shoe, the enhanced padding in the collar and tongue greatly makes a difference regarding comfort. A traditional lace-up closure that uses loops instead of eyelets gets the job done in securing the fit.


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