Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Competition

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.

Price
$140
Weight
Men: 10.5oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm

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.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The word ‘comfortable’ was used frequently to describe the experience of wearing the Adidas Pure Boost.
  • Its lightweight nature received positive remarks from consumers.
  • The design appealed to runners; for them, it was stylish and modern.
  • Several purchasers noted that this shoe worked well not only for running, but also for gym exercises.
  • The rope-style shoelaces properly helped in securing the foot, some consumers reported.
  • Runners appreciated the general durability of the Adidas Pure Boost’s materials and components.
  • Many felt that it’s true-to-size.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole wore off easily, according to some of those who have purchased it.
  • A disgruntled consumer reported that the fabric that connected the upper to the mid-sole tore apart easily.
  • The folded tongue design caused some discomfort to the skin, according to a runner.

Bottom line

Many of those who have tried the Adidas Pure Boost were happy with its performance. They also appreciated the efficacy of its components, noting that it was comfortable, stylish and true-to-size. There were a few detractors who panned the lifespan of its parts. But for the most part, this road running shoe was considered a success.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 401 ratings

5 star
72%
4 star
17%
3 star
5%
2 star
2%
1 star
3%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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84 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 by Nightwing2303 • Nightwing2303 • Level 3 expert

    These things look and feel great.

  • 83 / 100 by Hes Kicks • Hes Kicks • Level 3 expert

    This shoe is probably the most wide foot friendly Adidas shoe on the market.

  • 84 / 100 by Coach Mag • Nick Harris-Fry • Level 3 expert

    Compared with the Adidas Supernova or Ultra Boost, which also have a Boost midsole, the Pure Boost is lighter, less cushioned and aimed at faster road sessions rather than longer training runs.

  • 83 / 100 by Seth Fowler • Seth Fowler • Level 3 expert

    I have to admit, it's not as comfortable as the Ulraboost but it is still a very comfortable model.

  • 90 / 100 by SoleyGrailz • SoleyGrailz • Level 1 expert

    Overall for the shoe, I'd give it an A.

  • 89 / 100 by Sole Brothers • Sammy Lee • Level 1 expert

    I would definitely recommend getting a pair.

  • 85 / 100 by Brett Westover • Brett Westover • Level 1 expert

    They are very comfortable.

  • 75 / 100 by detailsmove • Soflo Anthony • Level 1 expert

    I hate that there's no heel tab to pull on these shoes.

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Updates to Adidas Pure Boost

  • The Adidas Pure Boost is a running shoe that’s built for the neutral runner. The contemporary design follows the trends of today, utilizing a knitted fabric to make up the upper unit. The tongue system is also unique because it’s not separate from the main frame of the shoe; instead, it’s a double-folded part of the main upper fabric, thus emphasizing its one-piece construction.
  • The function of this shoe is to accommodate runners, but it’s also geared towards the casual shoe enthusiasts who want a comfortable underfoot experience in a visually endearing façade. There aren’t a lot of frills in this shoe, so it doesn’t look bulky.
  • Boost is the mid-sole foam of the Adidas Pure Boost. It carries the foot responsibly and keeps it cushioned throughout the running session. It’s designed to be responsive and flexible. The full-length platform is shielded by a rubber compound. It even extends to the medial mid-foot side of the sole unit to deliver some support to the runner.

Adidas Pure Boost size and fit

The Adidas Pure Boost has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the regular preferences of people. The available width is medium. It doesn’t have a women’s specific construction, so the equivalent sizing in the men’s version is applied for female purchasers. Its semi-curved shape accommodates the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Adidas Pure Boost makes use of the STRETCHWEB, which is a rubber compound that shields the mid-sole foam from the abrasive nature of the pavement. It has a contact-pods that are connected by sections of rubber, thus evoking a web-like look. It is also responsible for surface traction.

The rubber compound extends to the medial mid-foot part of the mid-sole. Its purpose is to deliver a bit of support to the underfoot, thus allowing a natural trek through the gait cycle.

Midsole

The underfoot platform of the Adidas Pure Boost is made up of the Boost technology. This full-length foam is actually made up of thousands of cushioning pellets that have been molded together into a singular unit. It brings a springy and well-rounded step.

Upper

The Knit is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Pure Boost. It’s a breathable cloth-like material that aims to keep the foot comfortable and well-ventilated.

A sock-like interior construction is employed in this model. The smooth inner frame allows runners to wear this shoe without socks as it prevents skin irritation.

The tongue is made up of the same Knit material. It’s actually just a part of the main upper, only double-folded to give the impression of a shoe-tongue.

Circular laces adjust the fit to the preference of the wearer.

External heel counters in the medial and lateral sides of the shoe hold the rear of the foot and keep it in place.