DiscontinuedUpdate: Adidas Pure Boost
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.
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WeightMen: 9.5ozWomen: 8.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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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WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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83 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
The upgrades that they made for the Pure Boost 2 are very significant. I just wish they would've left the side panelling design a little bit true to the original instead of changing it up the way they did.
At first, the outsole worried me because I thought its gonna slip all over the place but its really actually sticky. So you stick to the ground and you won't slide or anything even when the ground is wet.
The redesigned Pure Boost 2 features the same pillowy and responsive full-length Boost foam cushioning as the original pure Boost, but sits atop an all-new upper featuring a lightweight, breathable, and foot-hugging stretch mesh with synthetic overlays and soft and comfortable microsuede wrapping the heel.
Think of the Pure Boost having a sole unit made entirely of tiny clouds, and every step you take, these tiny clouds transmit a little “boost” of energy to your feet throughout the entire day, making every step you take more “springy” and pleasant.
- Adidas offers a serious makeover in the Pure Boost 2.0. Most of the updates are made in the upper, beginning with an almost one-piece version. The new model has an upper that molds better to the foot for added comfort and security.
- Gone are the welded rubber strips forming the Adidas logo. In their place are suede side panels that use holes to signify the iconic Adidas trademark. The side panels keep the foot secured and increases breathability because of the holes.
- The mesh in the 2nd installment of the Pure Boost is more open, which automatically raises the ventilation in the new model. With the holes in the side panel, runners are ensured of a cool and sweat-free run.
- A slight change that may not be apparent right away is the added padding in the tongue and the heel. These changes directly address issues of those who suffered blisters when the shoe is worn without socks. There is much better padding now that should translate to a more comfortable and blister-free run.
- The lacing system is modified as well. Instead of the usual eyelets, the Pure Boost 2.0 uses nylon loops where the laces go through. Adidas uses the loops to provide runners with a more personalized fit.
Adidas brings back the fit of the original model in the new edition of the Pure Boost. The average fit of the heel to the forefoot means most runners should be comfortable in the shoe. There is good midfoot lockdown because of the side panels. The available width is medium for the men’s and women’s versions. Sizing is regular with options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.
The full contact outsole is made of elastic rubber and features a configuration that almost mimics the StretchWeb design. Adidas uses a decoupled heel to isolate shock. The entire outsole is covered with carbon rubber for better durability.
The biggest element is found in the midsole of the Pure Boost 2.0. Running across the length of the neutral shoe is the blown TPU-made Boost midsole. The Boost is made of energy capsules that absorb impact upon landing and uses the same force of the impact for a more energetic run. This midsole technology is also carried over to the shoe's latest popular version, the Adidas Pure Boost.
The upper is dominated by an Air Mesh with wide holes to deliver serious breathability. Moving to the sides, runners get suede overlays that are perforated to form the Adidas logo. The panels secure the foot and helps with the ventilation. Upon wearing the shoe, the enhanced padding in the collar and tongue greatly makes a difference regarding comfort. A traditional lace-up closure that uses loops instead of eyelets gets the job done in securing the fit.