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
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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 heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
Forefoot heightMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Adidas Pureboost RBL
- Adidas introduces the Pureboost RBL, which stands for “rebel,” as it aims to go against the conventional by providing exceptional comfort, maximum energy return, and reliable cushioning that results in stable movements throughout. Designed for neutral runners, the Pureboost RBL delivers an adaptive fit and a close-to-ground feel that is ideal for city running.
- The shoe’s knit upper and bootie construction offers a flexible fit, which is further emphasized by a sock-like configuration. The water-resistant quality of the Pureboost RBL is a feature that would appeal to many runners.
- The bouncy and responsive platform provided by the boost™ midsole enables a ride that is energized and well-tuned. It is assisted by an outsole with a Stretchweb design for an even distribution of impact and dependable traction.
Adidas Pureboost RBL size and fit
The Adidas Pureboost RBL is constructed from a standard running shoe design; wearers could expect a decent fit in their usual size preference. With a silhouette that follows an anatomical foot shape, the shoe will easily accommodate runners with moderate foot volumes. The Pureboost RBL is available in medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.
The Stretchweb outsole configuration has been a trusted material throughout many Adidas running shoes like the popular Adidas Ultra Boost. In the Pureboost RBL, this unique rubber compound continues to provide the flexible yet sturdy grip, which efficiently works on both wet and dry surfaces.
The compound with which Stretchweb is made from also works by lowering the pressure from the strike and helps provide a sensation of running on soft ground.
With boost™, the midsole is able to provide the runner with a springy step for a consistent and smooth run. The cushioning formed by thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) pellets is lightweight, durable, and stable, allowing for easy, energized strides. Aside from these, boost™ is also efficient in absorbing shock, thus permitting a problem-free ride.
The knit upper of the Adidas Pureboost RBL is the similar material used in most running shoes from the Pureboost line. It gives a comfortable, cloth-like feel that prevents irritation. The knit material also comes complete with specially-tailored areas for an adaptable fit. Breathability is likewise ensured as the open-pore pattern enables sufficient air circulation.
The upper also features an ankle collar that is made from garter. This design mimics the sensation of wearing a sock: comfortable yet secure. The wrap provided by this collar also prevents debris from entering the shoe.
The most significant feature of the Pureboost RBL is the water-resistant coating of the upper. Such a quality allows for problem-free runs on shallow water sources and other wet surfaces.
Reflective details could also be found around the shoe, which help the runner be seen in low-light conditions. This permits more opportunities for running.