The Boost ESM from Adidas is a running shoe companion that a lot of testers generally enjoyed. The high-quality materials that were used for the shoe work amazingly well. It is a shoe that offers mild support in the mid-foot while being a reliable gear for neutral runners.

Who should buy the Adidas Adistar Boost ESM

You will love the Adidas Adistar Boost ESM if:

  • You want a shoe that provides full energy and support  for mile after mile running
  • You want a neutral shoe that accommodates natural footstrike in smooth transitions

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AdiWear technology in the Adistar Boost ESM outsole

The outsole of the Adistar Boost ESM comes with the AdiWear technology. This is a non-marking carbon rubber that provides not just the durability and protection but great traction as well.

Adidas Adistar Boost ESM outsole

The Continental Rubber compound used is designed with the Zonemotion system for added flexibility and responsiveness even on wet grounds.

Adidas Adistar Boost ESM heel

Smooth and responsive ride with the Adistar Boost ESM midsole

As one of the Boost, its midsole has the TPU pellets that help the Boost foam technology, thus providing soft cushioning and responsiveness.

Adidas Adistar Boost ESM midsole

An adaptive Formotion technology allows for a natural foot strike and the Torsion system is intended to provide stability. The Formotion and Torsion System are also used to provide the support for the heel and sole for better mechanism.

Techfit technology in the Adistar Boost ESM upper

The upper of the Adistar Boost ESM has an Open-Mesh material. Breathability and comfort are both tackled well with this upper. The seamless sock-like fit is also provided through the TechFit technology, thus ensuring the snug fit, flexibility, and support.

Adidas Adistar Boost ESM upper

There is also an External Heel counter, which is purposed to provide a better heel feel and fit while keeping the heel in full comfort and support.

Adidas Adistar Boost ESM back

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 10.7oz
Drop: 11mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: 17mm
Heel height: 28mm

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