Verdict from 16 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Most reviewers mention that the Adidas ZX 2K Boost delivers unmatched cozy strides.
  • Soft: The Boost midsole is very squishy. It is better than the Ultraboost 2.0s; numerous buyers have shared. 
  • Fashionable: Most buyers like the stylish appeal of this model, that can be compared to the NMDs.
  • Lightweight: This pair feels airy when worn, a few reviewers have said.
  • Colorways: Adidas offers this in trendy color combinations.
  • Recommended: A few buyers strongly endorse this pair to anyone.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Heel: A video reviewer mentions that he had heel fatigue due to the bit high heel, similar to the Nike Air Max 270s.
  • Pricey: The Adidas Originals ZX 2K Boost is sold at an expensive price point.
  • Width: This sneaker feels a bit wider than expected, according to a few critics.

Bottom line

There are numerous good things to anticipate from the Adidas ZX 2K Boost. Its most applauded selling point is its premium cushioning and its solid breathability. Also, its fashionable look can level up one's usual style, suitable for any casual occasion. However, although this pair is constructed with basic materials, it is surprising that Adidas sells this at a tad pricey range.

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Video reviews

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.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com