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 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.

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
$150
Weight
Men: 9oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm

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

7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Pure Boost DPR was so comfortable that it almost felt like slippers, a reviewer mused.
  • One user felt the shoe was versatile enough to be used for gym workouts.
  • Various wearers thought the shoe delivered sufficient arch support.
  • The shoe was very useful for interval and up-tempo runs, several athletes thought.
  • A buyer commented that the toe box was roomy yet secure.
  • The hardened outsole of the Pure Boost DPR provided excellent protection from road imperfections, wrote a reviewer.
  • The Pure Boost DPR has improved many of the flaws of the original Pure Boost running shoe, according to a satisfied runner.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The midsole did not seem to be as plush as other shoes with the boost™ midsole, a user observed.
  • The unusually thin tongue was flimsy and bothersome, according to a wearer.
  • Another reviewer criticized the tongue for being too long that is pushed sideways and is folded over during running.
  • A couple of consumers thought the shoe was expensive.
  • Some runners felt that the external heel counter required a break-in period before being a comfortable part of the shoe.

Bottom line

Although the Adidas Pure Boost DPR was successful in delivering a comfortable ride and a smooth performance, it still received negative feedback from consumers. Some runners thought it was an average running shoe that had nothing new nor unique to offer; others were unhappy with the shoe’s construction and had cited other Adidas models to be better runners.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 45 ratings

5 star
71%
4 star
13%
3 star
9%
2 star
2%
1 star
4%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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82 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 93 / 100 by RunRepeat • Joseph Arellano • Level 4 expert

    This is a shoe that can be casually worn every now and then, or used and abused as a daily trainer. The PureBOOST DPR is happy to serve as a protective runner on slow jaunts or as a barely there speedy racer.

  • 88 / 100 by The Ginger Runner • Ethan Newberry • Level 5 expert

    So, what is my conclusion on the Pure Boost DPR. I like the shoe. I've run in it a lot. I enjoy all my runs in it.

  • 80 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

    "This shoe looks great and it definitely can be used on casual but I would't count it as a running shoe."

  • 76 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    As a regular runner, should you get the DPR? No, you’re better served by cheaper models such as the Boston and the adios – or the Tempo if you require additional support.

  • 70 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Peter Stuart • Level 5 expert

    I'm not mad at the Adidas PureBoost DPR but I'm not too excited about them either. For $150 bucks and the hyperbole around the BOOST material, I think Adidas could do better.

  • 92 / 100 by Columbus Running Company • Evan Schwartz • Level 3 expert

    Just wearing them for a minute and doing a light jog, you can feel the bounciness in them and really get an idea for how responsive they can be.

  • 91 / 100 by Coach • Nick Harris-Fry • Level 3 expert

    [T]he PureBoost DPR should not be casually dismissed as a fashionable shoe that’s only worth wearing on short, photogenic runs. It’s an excellent performance shoe that immediately became my race-day favourite.

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Andrew Leibowitz • Level 3 expert

    The Adidas Pureboost DPR is a neutral lightweight daily trainer that can handle tempo, recovery, and long runs. The shoe fixes many of the issues of the original version to provide a comfortable ride.

  • 85 / 100 by Arjay • Arjay • Level 2 expert

    But overall, I am happy with it and is a great shoe.

  • 82 / 100 by SwiftRunners • SwiftRunners • Level 2 expert

    I'm areally really big fan of it. Its super comfy, super responsive and even if you want to wear these shoes on a casual and daily type scenario, they totally work.

  • 80 / 100 by WearTesters • Nightwing 2303 • Level 2 expert

    The adidas PureBoost DPR is a solid shoe for those looking at a runner on the minimalist side of the running spectrum that still offers cushioning.

  • 95 / 100 by Fitness Magazine • Pedro van Gaalen • Level 1 expert

    At around 225g (9 ounces, according to adidas.com), the PureBoost DPR is not the lightest shoe around, but you get a great compromise between weight and cushioning.

  • 90 / 100 by The Sports Edit • Nick Paulson-Ellis • Level 1 expert

    [T]he Pure Boost DPR is definitely filling a gap for a more dynamic and adaptable shorter distance shoe (I’d say up to 10k). You still get the cushioning and energy rebound of Boost but in a lighter, lower profile shoe, with a more racer like feel.

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Updates to Adidas Pure Boost DPR

  • Adidas presents the Pure Boost DPR, with DPR standing for Deconstructed Pure Racer. The name itself brings the notion that the shoe aims to excel in fast-paced runs or competitive distances. This running shoe is intended for men, with a structure that caters to neutral arches.
  • The Pure Boost DPR has a level of firmness that makes it suitable for mild workouts and moderate-distance runs. This shoe will satisfy runners who are looking for a well-ventilated upper with an unrestricted fit. Some colorways of the Pure Boost DPR feature an Aramis-inspired design in the upper. Aramis is a digital motion-capture system that uses speed cameras to print a chromatic, tonal image.
  • The sole unit claims to deliver a close-to-ground feel while also providing a responsive cushioning that results in a compelling and smooth ride. It consists of a Stretchweb rubber outsole that reduces the impact of foot strike for more energy to withstand wear and tear. A boost™ midsole, which is Adidas’ most responsive cushioning, completes the DPR function.

Adidas Pure Boost DPR size and fit

The Adidas Pure Boost DPR has a standard running shoe length. While the midfoot area is moderate, the forefoot construction is elongated and is able to accommodate a comfortable toe splay even for runners with a broad foot volume. It is available in the men’s width profile of D – Medium.

Outsole

The outsole of the Adidas Pure Boost DPR features a Stretchweb rubber, a compound that is specifically designed to bring an energized ride. It works by lowering the pressure from foot strike and, in the process, provide a sensation of running on soft ground.

The grid-like patterns in the outsole move in a flexing motion. This design allows a shoe motion that adapts to each foot’s unique way of hitting the ground.

Midsole

The signature boost™ technology in the midsole works by releasing energy from foot strike to enable a forward motion. The result is an energized stride and a seamless run. The cushioning from boost™ is durable and stable, but not at the expense of weight.

The shoe has a broad underfoot platform that naturally supports the foot and supplies adequate power for city running, no matter the speed and distance.

Upper

The knit-mesh upper of the Pure Boost DPR has engineered zones that encourage an adaptable fit; it adjusts to the shape of the foot, resulting in a natural feel. It also features an open-pore pattern that allows sufficient air circulation. The knit design is seamless to prevent irritation. An internal suede lining accompanies the upper for comfort, and it is finished off by a low-cut ankle layout to give freedom of movement.

Accompanying the knit material is a single leather overlay in the heel area. It brings a premium style while also acting as a semi-framework to support the hindfoot without adding bulk to the shoe.

The Pure Boost DPR has a lacing system that is asymmetrical in shape. This design enables a more comfortable fit as it relieves forefoot pressure.

There is a Fitcounter molded heel counter that promotes a natural motion of the Achilles. It also brings optimal support to the heel and ankle area as it controls unnecessary movements.