Who should buy the Adidas Pureboost Go

This running shoe from Adidas is likely to please you if you are after the following:

  • a daily running shoe for easy miles and treadmill that can also do all-day walking
  • a cheaper alternative to the Ultraboosts
  • a good-looking trainer that can be worn for casual wear

Adidas Pureboost Go logo

Who should NOT buy the shoe

If you are concerned about the fiddly lacing, have a look at the Adidas Solarglide 5. And if you don't mind spending extra to get the best comfort from Adidas, consider the Adidas Ultraboost 22.

Pureboost Go provides soft cushioning

Boost is a cushioning technology that is made from thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane pellets that have been amalgamated. The experience it gives is often compared to stepping on a cloud, a bouncy one. Here is how the wearers feel about it:

  • "the only shoes that my feet never hurt"
  • "most comfortable running/walking shoe I have ever had"
  • "walking all day and my feet would never get tired"

Adidas Pureboost Go soft cushioning

Fits like a sock

A knitted fabric is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Pure Boost Go. This material is lightweight and stretchy, which creates a very foot-hugging feel. But it's not very accommodating for wider feet, unfortunately.

Adidas Pureboost Go upper unit

Most reviewers were delighted with the soft upper that never rubbed or irritated their feet. But on the downside, a few people did need a break-in period to get there.

Your foot is locked in place

Stitch reinforcements act as overlays. The midfoot, collar, and heel have these extra sutures, helping the lacing system when it comes to securing the foot in place. A thin lattice is printed onto the back of the façade. This seemingly graphical addition is meant to help in holding the heel in place and preventing accidental shoe removals.

Adidas Pureboost Go overlays

Some people did find the alternative lacing system a bit fiddly. But once they found a way to adjust it, they were very pleased with the fit.

Pureboost Go is well-ventilated

The upper material is also breathable as it has many breathing pores that invite plenty of air into the foot chamber. The shoe can be comfortably worn in summer.

Adidas Pureboost Go breathable

Reliable traction over surfaces

The grid-like rubber layer protects the midsole from abrasion and provides traction across various urban surfaces. It is also reported to be durable: "didn’t give out on me until after 9 months of very heavy use," says a reviewer.

Adidas Pureboost Go outsole

Adidas Pureboost Go is stylish enough for casual wear

"They go with a LOT in my wardrobe," claims a wearer. Many other reviewers agreed that they initially bought this Adidas shoe because of its looks. The knit upper and visually appealing colorways have attracted repeated buyers.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.1oz / Women 8.9oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Adidas Pureboost
Forefoot height: 13mm
Heel height: 21mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.