Arch support
Daily running
M: 278g | W: 238g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 29mm | W: 29mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 19mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit of the Pure Boost ZG features a fabric that naturally expands with the foot, giving a comfortable fit.

  • The inner sleeve is smooth, so it doesn’t cause irritation to the skin.

  • A good number of runners noted that the slightly expensive price was reasonable and worth it because of the great quality of this shoe.

  • The many different color options for this shoe heightens its visual appeal.

  • The boost™ mid-sole keeps the foot well-cushioned at all times.

  • The outsole unit uses a thick EVA layer for a smooth and easy ride.

  • The moderate weight doesn’t make the runner feel as if they’re weighed down by this shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few felt that the elastic strap that goes around the mid-foot section got in the way of the shoelaces.

  • Some noted that it was ½ size smaller than the usual fit.

Bottom line

The Adidas Pure Boost ZG brings comfort, flexibility and durable support to the runner. Each step becomes natural because of its soft coverage, the responsive mid-sole system, and the layered EVA outsole. Neutral runners are going to have a great time with this shoe.

World wide, Pure Boost ZG is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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Expert reviews

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83 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 88
    Hes KicksLevel 3 expert
    by Hes Kicks
    This one are actually really really nice on feet. They're not as cushy obviously because of the boost material. But the overall fit is really nice.
  • 86
    Sonny ChrisLevel 1 expert
    by Sonny Chris
    Overall, I'm very satisfied with the quality and look and feel of this shoe.
  • 80
    The Sole BrothersLevel 3 expert
    by The Sole Brothers
    It's pretty grippy. You're not be gonna sliding all around the place. Of course, it's non-stick so if it's a wet surface, you might slip.
  • 82
    Riley JonesLevel 2 expert
    by Complex
    The Kanye-approvedrunner, which we named the number one sneaker of 2014, had a sequel that never really took off like the O.G., but it looks like adidas has found a way to breathe new life into the shoe.
  • 80
    Andres CarrilloLevel 1 expert
    by Kicks on Fire
    Up above is a first look at the new adidas Pure Boost ZG (zero gravity) which features more support and a new overall design.
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Updates to Pure Boost ZG

The Pure Boost ZG from Adidas was created to encourage the runner to run faster and perform in a more natural way. The mid-sole and outsole units work in tandem in order to provide optimum cushioning and underfoot protection at all times. Impact and shock won’t be a problem for runners because of such high quality components.

The upper coverage of this shoe includes a woven-cloth-like material that’s very breathable and comfortable on the skin. It has been created to follow the natural dimensions of the foot, never disallowing it to move naturally. It feels snug, but it’s not too tight.

The mid-sole unit of the Adidas Pure Boost ZG works in cooperation with its outsole. The unit itself was created from the compaction of many TPU pellets, which are durable and springy. It is able to absorb energy and transfer it to the runner, making them feel enabled and energized to take each step.

A smooth ride is what the outsole unit has to offer. Made from a durable yet flexible compound, it shields the rest of the sole unit from abrasion and wear. It also adds more cushioning and support to the runner. Its grid-like shape allows it to spread evenly when weight is applied to it, distributing support throughout the entire foot pad.

Pure Boost ZG size and fit

The Adidas Pure Boost ZG has a regular shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the standard measurements for men and women. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections have medium widths, so it is able to accommodate the runner has a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.


The outsole unit of the Pure Boost ZG uses EVA or Ethylene vinyl acetate. It has been engineered to provide protection against wear and tear, keeping the shoe intact and safe from damage. It also adds more cushioning to the runner because of its responsive nature.

Natural flexibility is allowed by the outsole. It doesn’t have a stiff nature. It works alongside the mid-sole in order to facilitate freedom of movement for the wearer.


The boost™ mid-sole technology is a full-length unit that’s made from the amalgamation of TPU pellets. When formed into one cohesive piece these small, round pieces of Thermoplastic polyurethane cushion the foot well, keeping it safe from impact and discomfort. It’s flexible, as well.


The Primeknit technology is Adidas’ woven-cloth upper construction that’s engineered to follow the contours of the foot. It expands and adapts to the shape of the wearer’s foot, making it easier to gain a form-fitting experience when running.

A sock-like interior keeps irritation at bay. It essentially lets the runner wear the shoe even without using actual socks first.

A molded heel cap secures the rear of the foot and keeps it in place. It’s a helpful component that’s going to prevent accidental shoe removal or wobbliness.


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