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

6 reasons to buy

  • This running shoe features the Climachill fabric that’s made to keep the foot of the wearer cool and dry.
  • Most reviewers appreciated the seamless construction of the Boost Chill because it prevents irritation while also maintaining a clean structure to the shoe itself.
  • The tongue and collar are padded, making it possible to wear it even without socks.
  • The Boost mid-sole foam offers a plush and responsive platform for the foot.
  • High performance rubber grids on the outsole improve the durability and traction capability of the Pure Boost Chill as noted by a small group of runners.
  • It has a moderately lightweight nature.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that the Pure Boost Chill was one size smaller for them.
  • It has an expensive price.
  • The aesthetic options are bland for some testers even when it’s also marketed as a casual shoe.

Bottom line

The Pure Boost Chill from Adidas offers better performance and service than the previous iterations, while also making sure to stay well-ventilated. It’s a great choice for athletes and casual shoe enthusiasts.


Base model: Adidas Pure Boost
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 9.5oz | Women: 7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 31mm | Women: 30mm
Forefoot height: Men: 21mm | Women: 20mm
Brand: Adidas
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, White
Special editions: 6 special editions
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88 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | Hes Kicks | | Level 4 expert

    It's just a really comfortable shoe. And then they added some [sic] added features to this one to make it even better.

  • 90 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 3 expert

    I think this shoes are awesome. I've said this since the beginning, eversince I've tried boost.

  • 83 / 100 | Tom Buckle | Level 1 expert

    Absolutely lovely. The grip on the bottom is unreal as well.

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  • Adidas ushers its revolutionary Boost midsole into the sportswear/lifestyle shoe in the Pure Boost Chill. The shoe is introduced as an all-day, everyday trainer that is comfortably at home on the road and in social engagements. Besides the innovative midsole foam, that is deemed by experts as arguably the best in the business, the Adidas running shoe boasts of exceptional breathability and coolness during runs.
  • As a running shoe, it is a versatile trainer that can do ultra-long runs or between 5Ks to 10Ks. The Boost gives it an ultra-responsive cushioning, regardless of the distance or the duration of the run.
  • As a casual shoe, it sports a clean and sophisticated look that makes it a great get-up for everyday wear. The Adidas Boost Chill offers superior comfort that using it for road work or everyday wear is such a great option.

The fit is similar to many of Adidas’ lightweight trainers. It has decent room in the heel, a snug midfoot, and quite a roomy forefoot. More often than not, runners will find this standard measurement to their liking. Available widths are the D for the men’s and B for the women’. Shoe length is standard as well with sizes 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.

The outsole of the Pure Chill is covered with an almost plain rubber with reasonably deep flex grooves. It is an outsole that helps runners transition from the road to social activities. Adidas uses standard blown rubber for enhanced traction. A decoupled heel attenuates shock and keeps the momentum going forward after landing.

Same as that in the Adidas Pure Boost, the large chunk of Boost midsole leaves no doubt about how responsive the Pure Boost Chill is. This revolutionary midsole foam is made of blown TPU pellets or capsules that lock themselves together as a unit to absorb shock and then translate that impact into a more propulsive run.

An ultra-breathable mesh that is supported by synthetic overlays, forms a huge part of the upper. The honeycomb mesh has large holes for the air to freely move about in the shoe. Adidas uses the printed iconic 3-stripe logo as a significant part of the midfoot support. A firm heel support reduces risk of heel slippage.


Jens Jakob Andersen

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