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Pureboost Go is the new model in the Boost midsole lineup with a very attractive price and premium materials.


Technology used

  • Boost midsole
  • Knit upper
  • Stretch web outsole


  • Weight: 295gm (9UK OR 10US)
  • Offset/Drop: 8mm
  • Arch Type: Normal
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Width: Normal
  • Cushion Level: Moderate
  • Best Use: Road Running
  • Fit: True to Size


This shoe features a no-sew knit upper, which is very soft and without overlays.

The upper adapts the foot really well. It is not stretchy like Primeknit, but I found it more comfortable as it wrapped the foot nicely and provided excellent support.



There is no padding in the tongue and heel has very less padding, which will not cause any issue unless one is used to heavy padding in these areas.

The heel has a heel plate, which prevents the heel from slipping. There was no slipping while taking sharp turns.

The upper is very breathable that when I did 8 miles in 46°C (116. 6°F), it kept my foot dry. Overall, the upper provided great fit and support.


Pure Boost Go features Boost midsole. The forefoot is wide to provide stability on uneven surfaces. It also keeps the foot stable while taking sharp turns.


I found the Boost material plush and softer than that used in Solar Boost or Ultra Boost. Adidas have nailed the midsole by creating the perfect balance between softness and responsiveness.

One can easily use these shoes for track workout or tempo runs and slow-paced long runs as its midsoles are very soft and responsive. These provided a pretty smooth ride.


The outsole features stretch web rubber outsole. This is the standard among all Boost models, but this time, it is ADIWEAR rubber, not Continental.



The stretch web outsole provides a fair amount of flexibility without forcing the runner to alter running gait. This outsole did its job well on wet roads and wet grass.

I have run 50 miles in them, and the outsole shows no sign of wear and tear.


The shoe has enough support for neutral runners. At the heel, a heel plate is provided, and strategic stitching is done at the heel and forefoot.



This shoe provides a perfect mixture of softness and responsiveness. Thus, the ride is very smooth.


The shoe is fairly flexible as the outsole uses stretch web outsole, which gives more flexibility to the shoe.


The shoe has nice traction on road and grass. As these shoes are made for road running, taking them on trail will be a bad idea.


Pure Boost Go is a very responsive shoe for fast runs as they won't slow you down. They will provide the same nimble and smooth ride like new pair even after using them for miles.


Pure Boost Go seems fairly durable after using them for 50 miles.



The upper has no sign of wearing down, outsole shows no wear and tear, and the Boost midsole will hold up to 500 miles easily.

Fit and comfort

The Pure Boost Go fits true to size. A person with wider feet will not face any problem in these as these have a roomy toe box. It also has a knit upper, which will adapt to the feet.

The comfort level is excellent on these shoes compared to those models, which are 30-40% more expensive.


These shoes are fire even in a casual look. If one does not want to run in these and just want to use it for casual use or athleisure purpose, these will look great.



Originally, Pure Boost Go comes in three colours only. However, Adidas has launched many colourways earlier this year.


Price for this pair is $120. Now, these are available on sale and can be found well below $120. If anyone thinks Ultra Boost is heavy in their pockets, they can go for Pure Boost Go.


  • Very responsive midsole
  • Plush cushioning
  • Enough support for neutral runners
  • Fairly priced


  • No reflective material
  • Not enough padding in heel

Bottom line

Pure Boost Go is a superb shoe made of high-quality materials, yet it is fairly priced. Anyone looking for a good-looking, solid, daily trainer or cheaper alternative to Ultra Boost should go for Pure Boost Go without thinking twice.

| Level 3 expert Verified
I have been doing long distance running from the last four years. I cover my miles on road and averages around 45-50 miles per week. I have participated in two 5k (18 mins P.B.), four 10k (40 mins P.B.), one 21k (1hr 40mins P.B.) and I am preparing for a marathon. For me, running is the best exercise as it brings the better version of myself and a motivation to get better and never settle for less.

/100 by , posted on .

After100 miles in the Adidas Pure Boost Go, I am finally confident to give you my full review, and honest opinion about these running shoes—after 100 miles.





The upper's material is super breathable. The weather in my country is always so hot and humid. When I first purchased them, I expected my feet to feel hot during my long runs. However, no matter how hot the weather was, my feet did not feel like overheating at all.


Not sure if it's just me, but I find that the PureBoost Go is a little bit big on size. I usually wear a size US 7, but this time I had to go down half a size.

Fortunately, when you get the right size, the shoe wrapped my feet in very well, and my feet were able to stay still and not move around in the shoes at all.




The midsole is made up of Boost, which is pretty much what Adidas uses for every running shoe. Boost gives a high level of energy return and bounces to every stride.


The Adidas Pure Boost Go is generally a very well-cushioned and soft shoe to run in or even for casual use. The cushion can sustain well even for long distances. Your feet will not suddenly feel tired as the shoe will not lose cushion the further and longer you run.

Everywhere in the shoe should be well-padded and cushioned, except the tongue. The tongue is super thin, so if you are wearing socks that are below the tongue, it can cause some chafing and irritation.


In addition to the Adidas Pure Boost Go being well-cushioned, the cushioning in the Adidas Pure Boost Go is very responsive as well, adding a bounce to every stride.


The Adidas Pure Boost Go is quite heavy, weighing a 10.5 oz at US size 9 if I remember correctly. Regardless, it is definitely on the heavier side, but here comes the magic: It does not actually feel heavy at all when running with it.

The responsiveness and bounce make up for the weight of the shoes, so I do not feel the shoes being heavy at all. The high level of energy return also allows you to be able to sustain for longer distances.

However, I find the shoe a little too soft when picking up the paces.


The outsole of the Adidas Pure Boost Go is made up of many shapes.



The traction of the Adidas PureBoost Go is so-so. I would not recommend for you to use it on rainy or wet days unless it's only a slight drizzle.

I found myself almost-slipping many times when I used them for wet weather. Other than that, the grip is quite decent.


The durability of this shoe is very good. After 100 miles, this shoe still looks new, and I haven't seen any wear and tear yet(other than cosmetically). So, they are still holding well.

I am predicting these shoes can probably last about 400-500 miles before spoiling. That is very impressive compared to other shoes.


  • Cushioned
  • Very responsive
  • Upper is highly breathable
  • Durable


  • Tongue is a little too thin
  • Bad traction when the floor is wet
  • Sizing not true to size
  • Cushion too soft when picking up the pace


I would say that the Adidas PureBoost Go would be best used for long and easy runs and even daily runs at longer distances. The cushion is soft and responsive.

Moreover, the shoe is lightweight too. However, I would not use them for races because the cushion is too soft for me when I try to pick up the pace.

| Level 1 expert Verified
I am a competitive cross-country distance runner representing my school. I also have a great interest in long-distance running shoes and research a lot on many long-distance shoes. I know the types of shoes that can go for 5km, 10km, half-marathon, or marathon. I also know the different types of long-distance running shoes that can be used for heel strikers, midfoot strikers, and forefoot strikers. Every pair of shoes has different purposes and performance.

Updates to Adidas Pureboost Go

  • The Adidas Pure Boost Go is a daily running shoe that’s made for neutral pronators who want to have a comfortable running experience in a stylish package. It features the Boost technology, a midsole unit that offers responsive liftoffs and cushioned landings.
  • The upper unit of this road companion utilizes the ARAMIS data mapping system to provide a wrap that is secure yet unrestrictive. This section is made up of a knitted textile with stitch-reinforcements and a thin heel print.


A rubber compound is used for the outsole unit of the Pure Boost Go. This material is shaped in a grid or a web. Its purpose is to protect the midsole from abrasion and to provide traction over the surfaces. Traction nodes heighten the grip.


Boost is a cushioning technology that is made from thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane pellets that have been amalgamated. The same midsole technology is found in the shoe's popular counterpart, the Adidas Pure Boost.  The job of this full-length unit is to mitigate the impact forces during the landing phase then energize the foot for the toe-off.


A knitted fabric is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Pure Boost Go. This material is lightweight and flexible. It is also breathable as it has many breathing pores that accommodate airflow into the foot-chamber. The ARAMIS data mapping technology outlines all the traits of this textile, giving runners the opportunity to experience a form-fitting coverage.

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.


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