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Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

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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 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost is highly recommended by most of the buyers due to its comfort, brought mainly by the full-length Boost technology in the midsole.
  • The design of the shoe is well-recognized by some of the purchasers. Its classic appeal and the gold accents on the shoe’s side panels and on the tongue added a nice touch to the shoe.
  • A few number of reviews appreciated the high-quality materials used in the shoe.
  • Some reviewers noted that the shoe is light in weight.
  • The fit of this shoe is surprisingly perfect even for those with wide feet, according to some reviewers.
  • Some purchasers received a lot of compliments every time they wear the Busenitz Pure Boost.
  • The upper is stiff and sturdy but not in an uncomfortable way, making it a great shoe for everyday use, according to a few number of reviews.
  • The shoe is a good value for money.
  • The box is a great deal, especially for sneakerheads, according to a few number of reviews.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Though the overall aesthetic design is great, many purchasers were disappointed with the heel part being a bit rough and hurting their ankles.
  • The sizing is inconsistent, according to some purchasers.
  • The Busenitz Pure Boost takes some time to break in, as mentioned by a few number of reviewers.
  • A small number of reviews note that the upper has a tendency to be a bit uncomfortable in the toe box.
  • Some of the buyers were not so sure how to feel about the distinctive tongue of the Busenitz Pure Boost.

Bottom line

The Adidas Busenitz is one of the best skate sneakers on the market to date, but this upgraded version with a full-length Boost cushioning technology in the midsole would probably be one of those that will remain on one of the top spots for a long time. It is no doubt that comfort is its most desirable selling point, but the premium, seamless suede material with embroidered details on the upper and the gold accents on the side and on the tongue, not to mention the signature Busenitz tongue, also add more appeal to the Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost.



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Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost History

In 2006, Adidas signed pro skateboarder Dennis Busenitz as part of the growing Adidas Skateboarding Team along with the skateboarding legend Mark Gonzales. The Adidas Busenitz is his signature shoe which was initially inspired by the Adidas Copa Mundial, Busenitz’s personal favorite soccer cleat, and other soccer shoes like the Samba.

The Busenitz was updated with the Pure Boost technology in the midsole in 2015. The Boost Technology was firstly used through the running shoe line of the brand but made its way through other Adidas shoe models as well. This new version of the Busenitz is known as the Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost which features a premium seamless suede upper material with embroidered detailing on the toe box and on the side panels, and gold Adidas branding on the side panels.

In 2016, the Adidas Busenitz celebrated its 10th anniversary and in celebration, a special release of the Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost in black and gold colorway was made.

Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost Style

The Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost is a low-top skate sneaker with a full-length boost cushioning in the midsole and a premium seamless suede upper with embroidered detail on the toe cap and on the side. It has gold Adidas branding on the side panels and on the tongue. The collar is thinly padded and fairly unstructured. The tongue of the Busenitz is distinctively prominent and can be worn in three ways – keep it that way, fold it over, or cut it off. The Busenitz Pure Boost is a sporty shoe that can function as an everyday shoe or for casual use.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost is available in men’s sizes which range from size 5 to 14, including half sizes. It generally runs true to size.

Notable Features

The Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost features a full-length boost cushioning for extra comfort and top-notch impact protection. It also features a premium suede upper with embroidered detailing, metallic gold accents, and grippy rubber outsole. The tongue part is also relatively more prominent than the usual.

Additional Info

  • This shoe is the first skateboarding shoe to use the Boost technology in the midsole.
  • The 10th anniversary special release is available at the Adidas website, but is limited to one item per purchase. It features the number “06” on one heel and “16” on another to commemorate the special celebration.