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  • Terrain
    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
    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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $140
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.7oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of reviews focused on the exceptional comfort of the Adidas ZG Prime.
  • Many runners consider the Pure Boost ZG Prime as worth the investment because of its versatile usability on the road, in the gym, and for casual wear with jeans.
  • The sock-like and supportive fit of the Primeknit upper moves very well with the foot and wraps it in security.
  • It is quite flexible.
  • It is very light.
  • The full-contact outsole improves the durability of the EVA material in the outsole.
  • The Boost midsole’s responsiveness keeps the run more dynamic.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners wanted more leeway in the compression-like fit of the upper.
  • Other reviewers would have preferred more ground feedback coming from the substantial outsole.

Bottom line

Adidas mixes the best benefits of the Boost midsole with the snug fit of the upper for an energizing and form-fitting ride. The shoe has decent arch support for speed training or during race days. With the Zero Gravity concept, runners will experience a cloudlike feel when piling on the miles.

Rankings

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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86 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 | Diary of a DanceBee

    In a vast market filled with different types of shoes dedicated to running, the Adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime is a breakthrough innovation.

    Priya Adivarekar

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 89/100

  • 83 / 100 | Finish Line

    If you don’t have a pair of shoes with Boost technology then the adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime will make the perfect addition to your rotation.

    Chris Elliott

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 83/100

  • First look / Unboxing | Gravis Imperium

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Updates to Adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime

  • Adidas unveils yet another line in the Pure Boost collection of shoes in the ZG Prime. Featuring the innovative Primeknit upper with the fantastic responsiveness of the Boost midsole, runners can glide past their running goals with a glove-like fit.
  • The ZG Prime takes its cue from the large portion of the upper that is made up of the Primeknit. This is Adidas’ unique upper construction in producing a synthetic yarn that delivers a compression-like fit with decent stretch for an adaptable fit.
  • To deliver that Zero Gravity or floating experience, Adidas places a large piece of EVA material on outsole just beneath the full-Boost midsole. The EVA forms another part of cushioning that gives the shoe a plush platform without taking away the dynamic returns of the Boost.
  • A molded heel cup with enough pliability holds the foot in place, especially when running on a substantial piece of the Boost midsole and the plump outsole.

Adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime size and fit

The fit in the heel to the forefoot is average. There is enough room in the entire shoe for runners to be comfortable in. Adidas makes use of the Primeknit upper to give that snug fit all throughout. Most runners will appreciate the locked in feel from the back to the rear without being constrictive. Available sizes are D for the men’s and B for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole of the Adidas ZG Prime is eerily similar to the StretchWeb technology that Adidas often uses in its lightweight trainers. For the ZG Prime, the EVA outsole is full-contact and is made of elastic, but durable rubber to fight off wear and tear. The outsole material helps with the plush cushioning in this shoe.


Midsole

A full-length Boost midsole occupies the main room. This midsole is made of TPU capsules called energy pellets that lock themselves together for impact absorption. After landing, the blown capsules bounce back for superb energy return. Additionally, these energy bullets do not compromise its responsive cushioning in any kind of weather.


Upper

The Adidas Primeknit material is engineered to naturally adapt to the runner’s foot. It means that runners will get support and flexibility in all the right areas. The inclusion of the Dynamic Fit provides that sock-like feel that hugs the foot. Adidas ensures a cool run with the kind of breathability that the shoe offers. The molded heel cap and the molded eyestay are all designed to work with the runner’s foot without compromising support.