Adidas Adizero Boston 10: Who and what is it for?
Whether you want to rake up some miles, train for your race, or run medium-paced sessions, you can rely on the Adizero Boston 10 from Adidas. It serves neutral runners who want to have maximum protection while running. And for first-time marathoners, it's also a great pick.
However, if you're looking for a shoe that's very cushy for your easy days, this is NOT it.
Adizero Boston 10 vs. 9: A BIG departure from the Boston DNA
When we say "BIG," we mean a complete overhaul. The 10th edition is anything but similar to old Boston models. Revamped from head to toe, experts are wondering why didn't Adidas just make a whole new line where this shoe sits better.
Peaks your interest? Read on to discover the recent changes.
- It's more cushioned than the 9. Gone is the Adidas Boost. The shoe now has a two-part midsole intended for stability and energy return:
- The toe-off is amplified, thanks to the Energy Rods in the forefoot, fast and efficient transitions are promoted.
- It's now much more form-fitting and race-oriented, props to the new Primegreen upper. On top of that, it's a sustainable material.
With all the changes implemented, the Adidas Adizero Boston 10 is no longer a lightweight, tempo trainer. It's now classified under mid-weight training flat after gaining 2 ounces from its predecessor.
Stability over speed
It's clear now why the Boston 10 is not just an update but a total revamp. And with such major reconstruction, the shoe redirects focus on stability rather than speed.
The combination of the wide base, better lockdown, grippy outsole, and balanced cushion creates a highly stable ride. However, what makes it struggle in fast paces is its rather stiff midsole and clunky feel.