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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 11oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Dec 2018
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72 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 65 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    I can't recommend the Pureboost Trainers at all, unless you like the way that they look.

  • 80 / 100 | BarBend

    All-in-all, the Adidas Pureboost Trainer performed decently well in respect to comfort, but was not the most supportive cross-trainer out there.

  • First look / Unboxing | David Gora

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  • The Pureboost Trainer is a versatile workout shoe from Adidas created with cross-training and running in mind. The model is fittingly named after the acclaimed Boost technology found in its midsole unit. Made up of tiny thermoplastic-polyurethane (TPU) pellets which are fused together, Boost creates a responsive platform for jumping, running, and other high-impact activities.
  • The trainer’s platform is made with a noticeably greater footprint compared to most workout footwear. It is guarded by a rubber outsole which extends up all around the shoe for ultimate durability.
  • A breathable knit material is employed in the upper unit to promote freedom of movement. At the same time, an elastic strap around the ankle offers support and a secure foothold.

The Adidas Pureboost Trainer can be purchased in both male and female options. Men’s sizes range from US 6.5 to 13 while women’s sizes go from US 5 to 10.5. In terms of width, the model only comes in a standard Medium profile which is D for gentlemen and B for ladies. The knit material is crafted to conform to the wearer’s foot shape while the ankle strap renders support. The fit can be regulated with the help of the lacing system.

A durable rubber material protects the bottom portion of the Pureboost Trainer. It extends up all around the shoe, entirely covering the midsole and partially enveloping the upper. That way the outsole not only shields the trainer but also contributes to the overall stability of the foot.

The rubber has a jagged texture with both horizontal and vertical treads. It is meant to provide grip on various types of training surfaces, including smooth and wet ones.

The hallmark feature of the trainer is its full-length Boost midsole. This unit is comprised of small TPU balls which have a lightweight and extremely springy nature. When molded together, these pellets create a platform that compresses upon impact yet quickly restores its original shape when pressure is removed. This responsive cushioning protects the wearer’s foot during training and running while also giving a little energy boost, as its name implies. Another highly-rated cross-trainer from Adidas that employs the Boost midsole is the Crazy Train Elite.

Both the midsole and the outsole of this model are designed to be wide in the heel and the forefoot. There is also a protruding outrigger on the lateral side of the forefoot. Such construction ensures a stable stance for the wearer to eliminate the chance of foot wobbling and sliding off the sole’s edge.

The Adidas Pureboost Trainer utilizes a breathable knit material in its upper unit. It is created to conform to the wearer’s foot offering a snug yet unrestrictive fit. It allows the foot to bend naturally while also keeping it fresh.

There is a supportive strap placed around the shoe’s collar. It locks the fit in the ankle area to keep the shoe securely on. The elastic nature of the strap allows it to stretch when the shoe is put on and removed. Due to the low-cut design of the footwear, the strap does not hinder the freedom of ankle movement.  

A lacing system is added to regulate the tightness of the fit. It is a little bit tilted towards the inner edge of the upper to provide a more efficient lateral support.

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