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8 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. 
  • A few numbers 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 shoe is a good value for money.
  • The box is a great deal, especially for sneakerheads, according to a few number of reviews.

4 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 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 from Adidas.

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, the gold design accents, and the signature Busenitz tongue also add more appeal to the Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Dennis Busenitz
Collection: Adidas Busenitz
Price: $140
Colorways: Black, Grey, Red
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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.

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.

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.

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.

With growing different versions of the Busenitz silhouette, it also received a Pure Boost technology upgrade 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.

  • 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.


Danny McLoughlin

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