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

9 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas by Stella McCartney Pure Boost X, according to the majority of users, is amazingly comfortable that wearing it feels like walking on clouds.
  • Many also said that it has an exceptional sock-like fit that hugs the feet perfectly while providing excellent support.
  • Numerous purchasers agree that it is a fashionable, eye-catching athletic sneaker that looks great with any outfit. They said that they get a lot of compliments all the time with their pairs.
  • There were also a large number of reviewers that highly recommend this shoe. Some even mentioned that they would buy another pair for themselves without hesitation.
  • Some users emphasized that they loved the floating arch detail since it provides perfect arch support. They also appreciate that it has cushion and stability despite its minimal design.
  • A number of reviewers note that this shoe is true to size.
  • Many users were pleased with the lightness and the materials of this shoe.
  • Few said that this is the best pair of athletic shoes they have ever owned.
  • There were a few comments appreciating how the Boost midsole feels great while running.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas by Stella McCartney Pure Boost X is an expensive shoe. A few reviewers said that they wish it was cheaper.
  • Some reviewers said that this shoe is good for the gym, but not long-distance running.
  • There were a small number of users who got disappointed that the sole comes out when they take off the shoe.
  • There were also a few reports that this shoe causes blisters on the heel.

Bottom line

Dubbed by many as a fashionable athletic shoe, the Adidas by Stella McCartney Pure Boost X is one of the many stylish Adidas shoes designed by the high-end fashion designer Stella McCartney. It is exclusively designed and marketed for women and has been generally welcomed positively not only for its unique style compared to other sports shoe, but also because it features necessary technologies for a running shoe. The users appreciate its extreme comfort, which can be attributed to the Boost midsole, and its floating arch support. Many also said that it perfectly fits due to its sock-like construction. However, to some, its high price is a disadvantage.


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Adidas by Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost X History

Stella McCartney is a renowned fashion designer from London. She is the daughter of The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and American animal rights advocate, photographer, and musician Linda McCartney. She started making a name for herself in the fashion industry as a youth when she designed her own jacket at age 13 and interned for French fashion designer Christian Lacroix at age 16. 

In 1997, she was appointed as the Creative Director of Chloè, a French luxury fashion brand. Later on, she launched her own fashion house in partnership with Kering (then Gucci group). Presently, she operates 48 freestanding stores in various locations across the US, Europe, and Asia.

In September 2004, German footwear, apparel, and accessories brand Adidas, together with high-end fashion designer Stella McCartney, announced that they will launch the first true sports performance design collection for women through the Adidas by Stella McCartney line. The line is a part of the Adidas Sports Performance Division and includes functional products in Running, Gym, and Swim lines. The first collection was made available in stores in Spring/Summer 2005 across the US, Japan, and Europe. The Adidas by Stella McCartney line has been a worldwide success and in 2006, Adidas and Stella McCartney extended their collaboration and expanded into the Tennis line.

On February 1, 2016, Adidas unveiled the Adidas Pureboost X, a running shoe specifically designed for women that features Aramis (a motion tracking technology), a floating arch detail, a Boost midsole, and a Strectweb outsole. It was initially dropped in three colorways. On February 15, 2016, two other colorways of the Adidas Pureboost X, which are designed by Stella McCartney, were released featuring a unique strap lacing system.

In January 2017, the Adidas by Stella McCartney Pureboost X classic received an alteration. Released in two new colorways, the latest version got away with the unique strap lacing system, but still features a slip-on construction, a Primeknit upper, a Stretchweb outsole, and a Boost midsole.

Adidas by Stella McCartney Adidas Pure Boost X Style

The Adidas by Stella McCartney Pure Boost X is a low-top slip-on running shoe exclusively designed and marketed for women. It bears a minimal design and can be worn with active wear or any casual outfit.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas by Stella McCartney Pure Boost X shoe is exclusively available for the ladies. Options in sizing range from size 5.5 to 10.5 in regular width. The lace-free sock construction upper provides a sock-like, comfortable fit.

Notable Features

The Adidas by Stella McCartney Pure Boost X distinctly features a free-floating arch support under the midfoot for support and a smooth feel. It also features a full-length Boost midsole for energy-return and a lightweight and elastic Stretchweb outsole for stability.

Additional Info

  • Recent releases of the Adidas by Stella McCartney Pureboost X still bear the signature features of the earlier version, except the unique strap lacing system and welded overlays. It is now available in a lace-free sock construction.
  • The shoe also features an Extended Torsion System for natural integrity in the midfoot and energy return in the forefoot.
  • The shoe has a rounded toe and a webbed pull tab at heel counter. The heel counter also bears the Adidas by Stella McCartney branding.
  • The upper features Primeknit technology.