Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.9ozWomen: 9.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 11mmWomen: 10mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 33mmWomen: 32mm
Forefoot heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Adidas Adistar Boost 2
- Comfort and a boost in performance, that is what the 2nd version of the Adidas Adistar Boost offers. It’s a cool-looking running shoe that delivers a plush yet stable underfoot cushioning for a more efficient running experience. The minimal stitching and seamless construction gives a smooth and irritation-free coverage that’s also flexible and responsive.
- The upper unit uses a technology that allows the fabrics to conform to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot. The material is soft, smooth and very comfortable because it doesn’t allow the runner to feel any irritation or warm spots throughout the running activity. Breathability is also afforded as it keeps the foot cool and dry at all times.
- The mid-sole unit features some technologies that work together to maintain a comfortable underfoot platform on which the runner can relax. High quality systems and cushioning foams give superb support and protection against impact. The mid-sole is essentially very durable and it lasts a long time, even after many uses.
- The outsole unit uses one of the most reliable technologies that serve as layers of protection against wear and abrasion. It is able to give the runner control over the roads, even when faced with slippery or wet paths.
Adidas Adistar Boost 2 size and fit
The Adidas Adistar Boost 2 is true to its size. The men and women’s versions that are available come in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements. The width of this running shoe is medium, so it welcomes those with medium sized feet. The semi-curved shape lets the natural shape of the foot to acclimate well to it.
Continental™ Rubber is one of the most durable outsole components available right now. Two pieces of this material are placed separately in the forefoot and heel sections of this running shoe. It offers great grip when it comes to wet and dry surfaces. It is strong, so it doesn’t peel off easily or get damaged by friction or road debris.
The boost™ technology is one of the most efficient mid-sole systems released for Adidas shoes. Made from the compaction of TPU pellets, this layer absorbs impact shock and releases the energy to the runner for fast energy and better running performance.
An EVA plate is placed right above the boost™ material. This plush, yet responsive layer runs the entire length of the shoe. It keeps the underfoot comfortable and safe from impact, while also giving a bit of bounce to each step.
The FORMOTION® System is a heel system that moves independently from the main mid-sole unit. It adapts to the motion of the foot, giving thorough cushioning when landing the foot on the ground. It returns to its original shape when weight isn’t too focused on it.
The TORSION® SYSTEM preserves the structure of the shoe. It also provides the mid-foot with support. So the arch is cradled for a more stable running performance.
The techfit™ technology is an elastic fabric that fits like a sock. It was created to give the runner a more natural and more flexible experience when wearing the shoe. It is not irritating to the skin because it has a smooth and seamless nature.
The inner lining uses a breathable mesh, which encourages air to go in the shoe to maintain a dry and cool environment in which to rest the foot. It efficiently prevents moisture; so foul odor is prevented.
An external heel counter holds the rear of the foot in place. It’s a unit that essentially prevents accidental shoe removals or slips.