Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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
    Use

    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
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.6oz
    Women: 7.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jun 2016
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Summary

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.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

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Updates to Adidas 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.

Adidas 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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.