Adidas Senseboost Go review

I mildly enjoyed the Adidas Senseboost Go for running. I took it through the testing and found that it can do running well and it's great for casual wear/walking as well. It's a stylish shoe that is super comfortable for casual wear as well as it's a pretty solid runner for slow-paced runs.

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The Senseboost Go is for people going short distances and not worrying about a certain pace. It is not for someone who wants lots of cushion or someone who wants a lightweight shoe that can go fast speeds. 

Who should buy the Senseboost Go

The Adidas Senseboost Go is recommended for those who are looking for a comfortable shoe for short, slow-paced runs that is stylish enough for casual wear.

Who should NOT buy the Senseboost Go

Consider another model from Adidas if you:

Comfortable sock-like fit

The shoe runs really true to size, it’s pretty good. The midfoot has a good fit but is slightly loose due to no help of any extra midfoot lockdown details. 

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Low-stack height, soft midsole

I enjoyed the comfort in this shoe, even with the slightly lower stack height. I found it to be comfortable enough to run the lower end of my miles (6-8 miles) while still having a lower stack height. Once you get into double digits the legs start feeling the lack of high stack (more so in the forefoot) and the slight heaviness of the shoe.

Overall, regardless of pace, the comfort of the midsole itself is very nice under the foot, but it lacked some responsiveness and pop to it. 

A slow, short ride (5-8 miles)

The ride of this shoe was good, it's just the shoe for me personally only did good for one type of my runs (in my training block I do about 5 different types of runs; intervals, tempos, long runs, easy runs, and moderate runs.) The only runs I found it did well for were easy runs (7:20-7:40 pace/mile, 5-8 miles). It was too heavy for anything faster than an easy effort and too low of a stack height (and heavy) for longer runs over 10 miles. 

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The Senseboost Go is super heavy

Now, this shoe is heavier than I prefer for a running shoe, which is why I recommend this for people who don’t really care about pace and more so a fast pace. It’s 12.2 oz in my size US 10.5, so it’s definitely not a light option

Long-lasting durability

I think this shoe will have really good durability. I say that because Continental Rubber is known to have very great durability around 400-500 miles. It also has the same pattern essentially as the Solarboost 19, which I had got just about 600 miles out of. I think the midsole itself should have a lifespan of at least 350-400 miles, as Boost is known to be very durable. 

Good traction on-road and dirt trails

The grip of this shoe was pretty good. I ran on most roads but also ran on grass/light buffed trails and had no complaints.

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Soft and comfy, yet hot and heavy upper 

The upper of this shoe is Adidas Primeknit upper and was pretty nice in the way it fit and was engineered. Unfortunately, I just feel all of it was pretty heavy. 

In terms of actual breathability, the toe box has mini perforations that allow for breathability, but the problem is that the material of the whole rest of the shoe is very thick and soft and seems to retain heat very much.

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In terms of actual fit, It was snug through the midfoot and the forefoot but never felt as though it was too tight, just a nice socklike feel.

Great midfoot lockdown in the Senseboost Go

I thought the lockdown of this shoe was fairly good. The midfoot lockdown was superb, thanks to the midfoot cages (which unfortunately add a lot of weight.) The heel area had okay lockdown, there wasn't much slipping, only when hitting faster paces and/or sharp turns. Otherwise, the lockdown was really good. 

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Overly priced shoe

Now the price of this shoe is where things get unfortunate in the running market side of things. This shoe is priced at $180, which in the running shoe world, especially for this type of shoe is a pretty rough price. Road running shoes have an average price of $122.

There are so much better options and options that excel in almost everything else at $160 or less. So in terms of price, this shoe isn’t scored very high. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.7oz / Women 8.4oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 10mm
Heel height: 18mm
Collection: Adidas Boost

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Author
Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.