Arch support
M: 244g | W: 213g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 29mm | W: 26mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 16mm
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 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some testers noted that the Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6 was adequately lightweight.

  • The word ‘comfortable’ was used by many runners to describe this running shoe.

  • A user wrote that the fit was great in the forefoot, mid-foot, and heel sections.

  • There were comments about the mid-sole cushioning system, which, for runners, was easily able to cushion the heel-strike.

  • The quality materials used in this model made it responsive to the movements of the foot, stated a reviewer.

  • A lot of users were satisfied that it came in sizes that fit their usual preferences.

  • It was versatile as a trainer and as a racing shoe, according to a reviewer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer noted that the tongue of the Adizero Boston Boost 6 folded over distractingly.

  • The color of the product was brighter for some testers who had it delivered, and they felt that it was a bit disconcerting.

  • It felt a bit tight for one runner.

Bottom line

Runners were generally impressed with the Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6. It was able to deliver solid performance and service to them. The cushioning felt adequate and the quality of the materials was sound. A few caveats were made about its looks and its supposedly distracting tongue, but that didn’t stop the athletes from enjoying this neutral shoe.

World wide, Adizero Boston Boost 6 is in the top 10% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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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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84 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 89
    Brian MetzlerLevel 5 expert
    by Running Competitor
    The new Boston lightweight trainer/racer—which has Boost foam for the first time—is the consummate 10K to marathon racing shoe.
  • 81
    Brian MetzlerLevel 5 expert
    by Running Competitor
    This lightweight trainer-racer provides just enough cushioning for a marathon yet the lightness of a racing flat.
  • 81
    New England Running CompanyLevel 4 expert
    by New England Running Company
    Runners should expect this to be soft against the foot and be a little more forgiving than the fit has been in the past.
  • 81
    Mwangi GitahiLevel 3 expert
    by Endurance Magazine
    It is an excellentoption for runners looking for a lightweight, responsive trainer.
  • 80
    Adam ChaseLevel 3 expert
    by Competitor Running
    Provide a steadiness lacking in more bare-bones racing or performance training shoes.
  • 90
    Lynn ClarkLevel 2 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    They are great for intervals or tempos since they mimic the weight and neutral platform of a racer, a good trainer option for the runner who wants to feel like they’re racing when they hit the track.
  • 85
    Get Out ThereLevel 2 expert
    by Get Out There
    The shoe features a knit mesh upper, an updated feature from the previous versions, which is flexible and breathable and creates a snug, comfortable fit.
  • 85
    Ancheng KohLevel 1 expert
    by RunRepeat
    The rubber on the sole of the Boston is very grippy. The continental rubber used on the shoe performs well in all surfaces and conditions. This allows me to focus on doing my best in runs instead of having to pay attention on the surface that I’m running on.
  • 82
    MichaelLevel 1 expert
    by Start Fitness
    Overall, the adidas Boston Boost 6 would make a fantastic addition to your running kit bag, especially for those who focus on speed sessions and racing.
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Updates to Adizero Boston Boost 6

The Boost mid-sole is a foam unit that’s efficient in delivering responsive cushioning and shock absorption. This foam is made from individual pellets that, when clumped together, bring a well-cushioned and soft platform.

This lightweight running shoe uses high quality materials that it more efficient when it comes to long-distance races and intense trainings. The outsole is resistant to wear & abrasion, the mid-sole provides long-lasting cushioning and stability, and the upper is breathable & comfortable.

Mesh material is used for the men’s version while a knitted upper fabric is featured in the women’s version. Both of these versions encourage air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry.

The Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6 has been optimized for racing, but it’s also a great option for trainings and other athletic activities. Its supportive mechanics are consistent and its comfortable components remain efficient even after many uses.

Adizero Boston Boost 6 size and fit

The 6th iteration of the Adidas Adizero Boston Boost has a standard running shoe length. It comes in a variety of sizes that adhere to the preferences of runners. Its width runs from medium to narrow, so it’s more aimed at runners who have narrow or medium-sized feet. Its low volume construction makes it more responsive when used for racing and trainings as it doesn’t restrict the natural movement of the foot.


The AdiWear tech is a rubber material that is non-marking. Located in the heel area, it provides traction and durability that combats wear and tear.

Continental Rubber is one of the most reliable components when it comes to outsole units. This rubber compound offers traction over a variety of surface conditions, even wet ones. So, runners get more confidence when running in puddles or slippery floors.


The Boost foam is one of the Adidas technologies that provide responsiveness, shock absorption and support to the underside of the foot. It’s made from Thermoplastic polyurethane, a durable yet pliable compound that doesn’t easily break down or wear off. The underfoot platform becomes more comfortable and springy because of this non-restrictive foam.

A thermoplastic unit in the mid-foot area stabilizes the foot and leads it toward a better stride. This Torsion System runs from the heel to the middle area of the shoe, making sure that each transition through the gait cycle is smoother and more efficient.


Open mesh makes up the upper unit of the Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6. The men’s version uses a net-like design for the upper. For the women’s version, a knitted fabric is placed. They both deliver exceptional breathability and they wrap the foot snugly, yet comfortably.

The Coolever Mesh Lining manages moisture and heat. It doesn’t make the interior stifling even when the wearer uses the shoe for extended periods of time, making it a great inner lining for long-distance races.

The traditional sock liner adds a bit more cushioning to the runner. It’s not too thick, but it’s supportive enough to keep the foot more comfortable when stepping on the shoe’s platform.

Directly connected to the lacing system, the stitched-on overlay system helps the upper when hugging the foot and keeping it in place. When the shoe laces are adjusted the upper fabric follows suit, making the fit customizable.


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