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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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$100
Weight
Men: 11.1oz
Women: 9.5oz
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many testers appreciated its versatility as a multi-purpose shoe.
  • The cushioned insole adds more to the already comfortable mid-sole unit.
  • The Torsion System is able to provide support to the mid-foot area.
  • Many runners appreciated its casual look, which made it very appealing.
  • This shoe is equipped with energy-returning boost foam, which is efficient for a wide range of routines.
  • The upper offers flexible and breathable coverage as noted by some users.
  • The Questar Boost is affordable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some testers complained that the forefoot area was a bit narrow.
  • Others noticed the upper getting separated from the sole unit after a few months’ use.
  • A few runners didn’t welcome the plastic look of the upper.

Bottom line

The Adidas Questar Boost is a shoe with boost technology for energy-return and for comfort. In technical details, this shoe is equipped with great shoe technologies for better performance. It is a solid shoe, especially to neutral pronators who are looking for a great running companion, with just the right amount of cushioning and support. At its price, it is a good investment.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 341 ratings

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4 star
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2 star
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Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 by Isaac Tud • Isaac • Level 1 expert

    I found the shoe to comfortable, especially around the heel.

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Updates to Adidas Questar Boost

  • Adidas introduces a running shoe for entry level runners with a sneaker style appeal that includes the innovative and highly-sought Boost midsole foam for exceptional rebound features. Runners will experience an upper that has superb hold for a stable run without being restrictive.
  • Speaking of natural stability, the full contact outsole lined with premium carbon rubber makes forays on the road and light trail easy because of the stable platform. Adidas presents the TPU insert known as the Torsion System for enhanced structure and support.
  • The Questar is a no-fuss and highly-functional shoe that even seasoned runners will definitely enjoy for high-mileage training.

Adidas Questar Boost size and fit

The entry-level design of the shoe necessitates a fit that most runners will find very comfortable. Adidas offers standard width starting from the heel to the forefoot. Runners will also enjoy the decent volume and width of the toe box. Available widths are the standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s. Sizing is right on the dot in the Questar Boost with options from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

A natural platform for novice runners to be very comfortable with is provided by a full-contact outsole with decent rubber for adequate grip on the road or light trail. Adidas uses its reliable and tough carbon rubber in the AdiWear for an enduring performance.


Midsole

A resilient, lightweight, and durable Adidas-exclusive foam in the AdiPrene is the main engine in the midsole. It spans the heel to the forefoot for moderate cushioning. The heel is stacked with the renowned Boost midsole, which is made of blown TPU pellets that work regardless of weather conditions. These pellets bond together with every impact to absorb shock and then transform the force for a more responsive ride. Adidas’ Torsion System or lightweight TPU in the midfoot gives the shoe structural integrity and helps facilitate smoother transitions.


Upper

The shiny and synthetic overlays that are directly connected to the external heel counter provide great support and structure without being constrictive. A mono-layered mesh ensures superb breathability while the Climacool technology, which makes the interior cool and refreshing, makes every run sweat-free and dry.