Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many users praised the outsole of the shoe: some mentioned that it delivered more grip compared to other Pure Boost iterations, while others said the tread was aggressive and was reliable for running on the wet ground.
  • Most runners were impressed with the water-repellent feature of the Pure Boost All Terrain.
  • Several wearers reported a comfortable ride because of the shoe’s lightweight nature.
  • One reviewer liked the lateral support provided by the shoe.
  • A buyer observed that directional movement was faster because of the boost™ technology.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The lack of an insole did not help with maintaining proper pronation, according to a reviewer.
  • A couple of testers stated that the shoe had a chunky appearance which did not look good on-foot.
  • The laces were stiff and problematic to tie, one buyer commented.
  • Some runners did not like how the multi-layered tongue design was uncomfortable and distracting.

Bottom line

The Adidas Pure Boost All Terrain garnered mostly positive feedback from consumers. Most users were satisfied with the comfort and versatility that the trail running shoe brings, yet there were a few who thought that some of the design elements were not efficient and should be improved.

Facts

Base model: Adidas Pure Boost
Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.5oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Features: Slip-on
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 28mm
Forefoot height: Men: 18mm
Brand: Adidas
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $160
Colorways: Black, Green, Grey, Purple
Special editions: 6 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe
It has never been more popular than this April

Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Almerick So | Level 1 expert

    Visually, they look exactly the same and by design; they are the same as the normal Pure Boost and the only difference is as you can see is the sole is a different color and has a different pattern.

  • First look | WooHooligan | Level 1 expert

  • First look | Almerick So | Level 1 expert

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  • The Pure Boost technology is leveled up in the form of the Adidas Pure Boost All Terrain. This running shoe is intended for both the trails and the roads and is thus constructed to encourage a responsive and sure-footed ride, either on wet or dry surfaces. It is designed for neutral pronators.
  • The outsole features a combination of ATR and STRETCHWEB that go hand in hand in promoting unmatched traction no matter the running condition.
  • The boost™ midsole promotes an energized run that is not overly-cushioned, while the knit upper aims for a premium feel without discounting comfort.

The Adidas Pure Boost All Terrain features a standard running shoe length and width; it is recommended to get a shoe that is true to size to achieve a comfortable fit. This shoe is available in men’s width profile of D – Medium. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.

The ATR outsole of the shoe is designed to work similarly to winter tires, enabling resistance against slippage, which is likely to happen when running on wet surfaces.

STRETCHWEB rubber functions by flexing the underfoot for an energized ride. It decreases pressure from foot strike and prevents foot injury. The STRETCHWEB and the ATR technologies work together to provide grip and traction on many types of terrain.

The outsole structure extends a little bit up the medial side of the shoe to permit an optimal level of transition and adequate support for street running and for crossing curbs.

Just like the popular road running shoe, the Adidas Pure Boost, the Pure Boost All Terrain uses the Boost™ midsole.  This technology aims to return the same amount of energy that the foot gives. This cushioning system absorbs the impact from foot strike and releases it at take-off, thus resulting in a forward push that is dynamic.

This running shoe does not include a sock liner. It allows the foot to feel the ground more. It also enables the runner to add some custom inserts or orthotics

The Pure Boost All Terrain’s upper is made of a synthetic knit material that is wrapped by a water-repellent film. This feature lets the wearer focus on running, even under wet conditions. The knitted fabric also enables a customized fit as it adapts to the shape of the foot.

As a contrast to other versions of the Pure Boost, the forefoot area of this iteration has a broader structure to give a natural and versatile support during each run.

With a unique tongue construction, the shoe can adapt to various foot shapes, as well as reduce pressure on the foot.

The FITCOUNTER heel counter locks the foot in place and prevents in-shoe wobbling. It also staves off the risk of unintentional shoe-removals.

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