Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • Most people who tried the Adidas Pure Boost Go stated that it offered them great comfort.
  • The width profiles of both the men and women’s versions were lauded for being adherent to expectations.
  • Some consumers lauded the upper unit was praised for being able to stretch and accommodate wide feet.
  • The underfoot cushioning agreed with long distance running sessions, some runners noted.
  • Impact mitigation and heel steadiness were considered by many to be spot-on.
  • The quality of the materials was deemed to be top-notch.
  • People considered the price for a pair of the Adidas Pure Boost Go to be affordable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to several testers, the outline of the toes showed unappealingly against the knitted fabric; they also noted that it may potentially damage the material.
  • A few consumers reported that crisscrossing shoelaces tended to put some pressure on the instep.

Bottom line

Those who have tried the Adidas Pure Boost Go were happy with its performance. For them, this neutral running shoe provided a comfortable experience on the roads. The stretchy upper, the steady platform, and the price were subjects of positivity. On the other hand, there were those who didn’t like some traits of the upper, like the low forefoot profile and the irritating instep.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.4oz | Women: 9.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Features: Slip-on
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 21mm | Women: 21mm
Forefoot height: Men: 13mm | Women: 13mm
Brand: Adidas
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Narrow, Normal
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, Grey, White, Green, Red, Blue, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
Forefoot fit
Narrow Wide
Heel fit
Narrow Wide
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 7/10
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Rankings

A top 7% best Road running shoe
Top 4% most popular running shoes

Expert Reviews

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92 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Aayush Arora

    Pure Boost Go—Budget Ultra Boost

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

     

     

    Technology used

    • Boost midsole
    • Knit upper
    • Stretch web outsole

    Specifications

    • 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

     

    Upper

    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.

    Midsole

    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.

    Outsole

    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.

    Support

    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.

     

     

    Ride

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

    Flexibility

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

    Traction

    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.

    Responsiveness

    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.

    Durability

    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.

    Style

    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

    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.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • 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.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 90 / 100 | Hes Kicks | | Level 4 expert

    Personally for me this is going to be my go-to-out of the other models out there. I think that this one just looks more stylish and has the best midsole out of the rest.

  • 92 / 100 | Sneaker Chefs | Level 1 expert

    Now the cool thing about this shoe is that it's made for running and for you know for working out and stuffs like that so not only can you wear this as a lifestyle shoe but also you can wear these and rock these as your gym shoes.

  • 90 / 100 | RunSociety | | Level 1 expert

    The fabric isn’t just breathable, it expands and contracts so effortlessly, it’s like someone slipped a rubber glove over my foot; that’s how much freedom of movement I enjoyed wearing the PureBOOST Go.

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  • 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.

The Adidas Pure Boost Go is larger than the usual measurements, so runners are encouraged to get a pair that is half-a-size smaller to achieve a pleasant in-shoe experience. When it comes to width, the options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

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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