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  • Terrain


    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.

  • Arch support

    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.

    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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 10.7oz
    Women: 10.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 11mm
    Women: 11mm

    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 height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
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88 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | The Runner's Flat | Level 3 expert

    Fits like a glove. Feels really good.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 3 expert

    The Adistar Boost ESM brings Adidas top of line technology into a supportive shoe. So while it may be fairly (read, super) pricey compared to many similar shoes, it offers incredible comfort with boost foam thrown in to take the edge off of the otherwise hard supportive foam.

  • 79 / 100 | VBM Best Reviews | | Level 2 expert

    Regarding traction, its external rubber does a great job of keeping every step pressed firmly on the ground.

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  • The Adidas Adistar Boost ESM is a running shoe that features the Techfit technology, which is a multi-sports compression design. This shoe is designed to provide runners with the right running shoe for mile after mile endeavor in full energy and support.
  • This shoe also features the Formotion Technology, which is an added joint that allows the foot to adapt to the surface of the ground, providing natural foot strike in a smooth transition.
  • The Boost Technology is also present with its boost foam of unique energy capsules that provide the springy cushioning for a more responsive ride in all comfort.
  • The outsole of this road running shoe features the Continental rubber material, which offers excellent traction on wet or dry grounds. It allows the foot to have a better grip on grounds whatever the weather is.

The Adidas Adistar Boost ESM is true to its size. It gives perfect and comfortable fit to medium-footed and narrow-footer runners. It is available in standard widths for both men and women.

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

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

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.

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.