|Base model:||Adidas Energy Boost 2|
|Weight:||Men: 10oz | Women: 8.7oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 9mm | Women: 9mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 16mm | Women: 16mm|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, White|
|Special editions:||1 special editions|
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85 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews
I have tested this shoe on short and long distance run and I must say that the cushioning system is great for all types of run.
It has a spring back, a little bouncy feel.
The durable ‘ADIWEAR’ outsole has decent spread and multi-directional traction, which we found worked just as well in wet weather conditions; always a bonus to find a shoe that’s going to be useful year-round.
Unlike the minimalist shoes of several competitors, these have a lightweight, breathable feel, but with all the stability and style you need.
The upper is great and the soleplate does its job in every ground.
The ESM upper also features the 360 degrees sock-like fit offering superior arch support and overall better fit.
- Nothing less than a new 4-way stretch upper is introduced in the Energy Boost 2.0 ESM. The updated Engineered Mesh Upper, which is where the shoe also gets its name from, is softer, more durable, and has better adaptability to accommodate narrow or wide feet.
- While the Energy Boost ESM remains to be a road shoe, Adidas added the gusseted tongue in the 2nd edition to keep off dirt and road debris from getting inside the shoe. The tongue also has moisture-wicking properties for a truly handy part of this shoe.
- The Boost midsole goes full-length in this version, which should make cushioning consistent and with better bounce back features.
The standard fit and sizing of the Energy Boost 2.0 ESM are essentially the same as the original model with just a tad more room in the toe box. It has a very average fit all throughout, but will accommodate a wide variety of runners to more volume in the toe box and the highly-adaptable stretch upper. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
The all-new Boost midsole delivers premium, responsive cushioning. It is a midsole technology that uses blown thermoplastic pellets that combine together to absorb shock and then release the force of the impact for a dynamic run. Included in this shoe’s midsole is the Torsion System or a TPU shank that lets the heel and forefoot act independent of each other. Besides aiding smoother transitions, this feature also enhances the torsional integrity of the shoe.
An engineered 4-way stretch mesh is where the shoe partly owes its name from. This new upper mesh is very breathable and comfortable to the skin. It adapts very well to the runner’s foot and makes the shoe versatile where the fit is concerned. There are printed overlays and synthetic materials forming the support and structure of this shoe.