Facts

Terrain

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.

Arch support

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.

Price
$140
Weight
Men: 8.1oz
Women: 7.3oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 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.

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

8 reasons to buy

  • The newly-improved Continental rubber compound in the outsole is designed to enhance an already very good traction.
  • The Adios Boost 3.0 has a snug upper that adapts very well to the movement of runners.
  • Some runners noticed that Adidas used better quality materials in the Adizero Adios Boost 3.0.
  • A small number of testers loved the responsive cushioning of the Boost midsole.
  • Comments about the tons of comfort that this shoe provides are common among numerous reviews.
  • Designed for marathons and long-distance running, a few testers consider the Adidas Adios Boost 3.0 as good enough even for shorter runs like 5Ks.
  • It looks very cool and stylish, especially since it has 4 color combinations.
  • The gait cycle is effortless and smooth based on the reviews of several testers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several runners noted that the fit is a bit too narrow.
  • Some parts of the upper have caused blisters or hot spots in the foot of a couple of runners.
  • It is expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3 combines the toughness of an everyday trainer and the nimbleness of a racing shoe. With sufficient arch support, responsive cushioning, and insane comfort, running all types of distances are a breeze with this shoe.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 170 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
19%
3 star
6%
2 star
1%
1 star
2%

My Rating

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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86 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Men's Running • Men's Running • Level 3 expert

    It is flexible, allowing your foot to move comfortably.

  • 96 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    The Adios Boost 3 is not a stripped down race flat but a well cushioned, very durable shoe closer to a trainer than a pure race shoe in features and weight.  

  • 81 / 100 by Runblogger • Peter Larson • Level 5 expert

    Changes are minimal – in my opinion this remains one of the best all-around shoes on the market.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Travis Trampe • Level 4 expert

    The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3 is a neutral, lightweight performance shoe designed with one thing in mind – Speed!

  • 81 / 100 by Runner's World • Jonathan Beverly • Level 4 expert

    For the Adios 3, Adidas tweaked the outsole, wrapping the forefoot in a thin, waffle-cut layer of stretchy Continental rubber, improving flexibility, traction, and durability. 

  • 83 / 100 by Gear Institute • flyersfan1088 • Level 3 expert

    With such a lightweight design, the Adios still gives some of the best road feel and toeoff I have found.

  • 86 / 100 by Start Fitness • Start Fitness • Level 2 expert

    So, overall, these running shoes are great for those long miles while helping you get to faster times, it’s what makes this shoe so special and great for the athlete looking for a performance based running shoe.

  • 80 / 100 by SUNDRIED • Daniel Puddick • Level 2 expert

    They have that type of look about them that will only be enhanced once they are a little muddy and tatty from all your road running.

  • 98 / 100 by RunRepeat • Stephen Clevenger • Level 1 expert

    The sole is lightweight and comfortable while not being overly bulky. The sole offers a substantial cushion for a racing flat without feeling heavy. I could wear this flat as an uptempo trainer, and likely will from here on out.

  • 84 / 100 by Shoe Tiles • Shoe Tiles • Level 1 expert

    For sure, Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3 is designed with one thing in mind – SPEED along with a comfy and snug fit. The shoe feels lighter than 8.0 oz without sacrificing the overall comfort.

  • 83 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 1 expert

    The adios 3 is comparatively tamer to ride in with its softer quality but has an evenly spread forefoot plant.

  • 65 / 100 by RunRepeat • Andrew Dillow • Level 1 expert

    It took me a while to get used to the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0  but once I got them broken in, they became my go-to road trainer.

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Updates to Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0

  • The 3rd version of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost is a lightweight running shoe that’s meant to function well in distances that range from 5K up to the marathon. The responsiveness of its individual components allow it to set the runner up for a more efficient and natural stride that’s not bogged down by a heavy weight or an uncomfortable structure.
  • The upper unit shoe uses materials and technologies that ensure the runner stays cool and dry at all times. When combined, these fabrics encourage air to constantly enter the shoe, rendering the interior environment free from odor-causing moisture. A memory foam in the heel collar ensures that the foot stays in place.
  • The mid-sole unit features a foam technology that uses a compaction of TPU pellets to make a responsive and comfortable platform. It is one of the most durable foams around, so runners truly get high quality performance, even after many uses.
  • Two outsole technologies cover the external sole unit of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. One of them offers durable protection against landing impact, aside from its anti-abrasion capability. The other component gives the runner effective traction over dry and wet surfaces.

Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 size and fit

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the regular measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it accommodates the runner who has a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape allows the natural curvature of the human foot to acclimate well to it.


Outsole

Continental™ Rubber is one of the most durable and effective outsole technologies on the market. Originally used for racing tires, this rubber material gives the runner great control over the surfaces, and even surface conditions such as wet or slippery roads. It runs from the mid-foot to the forefoot section.

The ADIWEAR™ is a proprietary outsole rubber that’s placed in the heel area. Aside from delivering traction and durable protection against abrasion, it is also able to provide shielding from the impact forces when landing the foot on the ground.


Midsole

The boost™ foam technology is a lightweight mid-sole unit that’s made from thermoplastic polyurethane pellets that have been formed together to make a comfortable layer that protects the foot from impact. It is responsive and it doesn’t limit the movements of the wearer.

The Torsion® System is a thermoplastic unit in the mid-foot area that serves as a means to maintain the structure of the sole unit. It also gives increased stability because it helps the foot to go through the gait cycle with ease.


Upper

Open Mesh is the main fabric used in the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. Its open construction allows the foot to be well-ventilated as air constantly enters the shoe. It’s also soft and responsive, and it doesn’t limit the flexibility of the foot.

The Coolever Mesh Lining gives the runner dependable moisture control. It’s a smooth material that’s easy on the skin, therefore allowing the wearer to use the shoe even without socks.

The Geofit construction with memory foam in the heel collar improves the fit by conforming directly to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot. It keeps the foot in and prevents accidental slips.