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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
- 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.