Adidas Solarboost 3: A highly stable ride
Nope. The Adidas Solarboost 3 is NOT a stability shoe, but it has the makings of one. To prevent the foot from slipping off the sides, which is prevalent in max-cushioned trainers, Adidas has added a few supportive features:
- Acting as fences on the sides of the shoe, the Solar Propulsion Rails keep the foot straight. This helps counter supination (outward rolling of the foot) and overpronation (inward rolling of the foot).
- As a complement, Adidas has also strategically placed overlays on the midfoot to keep the foot locked in place.
What's great about the Solar Propulsion Rails is that it's subtle. So, runners of all types — neutral runners, supinators, and mild overpronators — can definitely benefit from it.
Adidas Solarboost 3 vs. Solarboost 19
More responsive. The Solarboost 3 has 5% more Boost, which means that it has more energy return than its precursor. To take it up a notch, it also has the same Linear Energy Push torsion system as the Ultraboost 21 for a more propulsive ride.
Better stability. Making use of the Solar Propulsion Rails, the shoe has more support, ensuring surefooted, slip-free strides.
More versatile than its predecessor: What is it for?
The Adidas Solarboost 3 is a maximal daily trainer that can handle the following:
- mid to long-distance runs
- tempo runs
- light trail runs
It's definitely NOT a shoe for your short and recovery runs because of its rigid forefoot cushion.
Moving towards sustainability
Adidas aims to use recyclable materials in all their shoes by 2024, and the Solarboost 3 is headed in that direction. Using Primegreen upper — an upper that does not use new plastic — the Adidas Solarboost 3 is made more eco-friendly.