Adidas ZX 2K Boost: A refreshed version of an iconic silhouette
The Three Stripes recently added the Adidas ZX 2K Boost in its running-inspired sneaker lineup. To continue the ZX series' legacy, there are several key point details to expect from this iteration from the Adidas Originals collection:
- Expect well-ventilated and supported steps as this model is wrapped with mesh material added with TPU overlays.
- Anticipate superb stability as this sneaker has a plastic heel clip that holds your heel as you move around.
- Offered in fashionable color combinations, it is foreseeable that this sneaker will elevate your usual casual ensembles.
- Count on a bouncy and energized feel with every stride as its midsole is made of full-length Boost cushioning.
What is Boost cushioning?
This styrofoam-looking innovative technology was launched in 2013. It is made of thermoplastic urethane (TPU) reshaped into tiny beads of energy capsules. Compared to the traditional EVA midsole, the Boost delivers a more consistent and superb bouncy ride. As its wearer's foot strikes the road, these tiny capsules compress and return immediately to its original shape, thus absorbing the shock and returns the energy more effectively.
Adidas ZX 2K Boost vs Adidas NMDs
Because of their day-long comfort and trendy appeal, both these sneakers are usually compared and contrasted. Let us take a look at how these Adidas masterpieces harmonize and differ from each other:
- Both sneakers use almost the same plastic heel tab with the Adidas Originals logo that holds the heel pull tab.
- On the upper, these trainers use breathable upper materials - knit on the NMDs while mesh on the ZX 2K Boost.
- The NMD does not have overlays on the forefoot, while the ZX 2K Boost brags its welded plastic overlay, enhancing the overall support and durability.
- These sneakers use Boost on the midsole but differ in the manner stability is offered. The NMDs have stability plugs, while the ZX 2K Boost has plastic-wrapped Boost on the heel.