Update: Adistar Boost ESM
Arch support
Daily running
M: 309g | W: 272g
Heel to toe drop
M: 11mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 33mm | W: 32mm
Forefoot height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Being comfortable for the entire duration of the run is what the Adidas Adistar Boost 2 has the best to offer.

  • Features a more improved traction through the AdiWear Continental rubber outsole that provides a good and reliable grip on various surfaces.

  • Foot perfectly fits in the 2nd version of the Adidas Adistar Boost because of the presence of a snug-fit feature, which also acts as a second skin because of its contour.

  • Includes the boost™ technology that is responsible for energy return while running.

  • The Techfit™ offers a good fit and flexibility to runners and minimizes the chances of getting injured in the foot or ankle.

  • Lessened impact upon landing through the adiPRENE feature, which delivers outstanding cushioning effect.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe is quite bulky according to some runners, making it a bit difficult to maneuver.

  • Poor lacing system.

  • A few runners said it feels a bit narrow when they wore it first.

Bottom line

The Adistar Boost 2 is one of Adidas’ finest stability running shoe creations. It offers medial arch support and is ideal to be used by mild to moderate overpronation. This road running shoe is designed to improve your performance on daily running such as workouts with a combination of good comfort and responsiveness.

World wide, Adistar Boost 2 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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Updates to 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.

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.


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