Verdict from 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: Satisfied runners experienced all-day comfort with the Alphatorsion Boost. A few mentioned that they wear the shoe for 8 to 12 hours without any issues.
  • Versatility: Reviewers considered the Alphatorsion Boost as an "all-around running shoe" that can be worn for crossfit sessions, long walks, gym workouts, and home exercises.
  • Responsiveness: The Boost technology delivers the right bounce and energy return without compromising shock absorption.
  • Stability: The Alphatorsion Boost is a neutral shoe but the 360 Torsion System gives a more stable platform. One comment says it offers "tremendous stability".
  • Breathability: The upper mesh is breathable. A few testers experienced a well-ventilated run.

1 reason not to buy

  • Cushioning: A few runners noticed that the midsole feels firmer compared to other Adidas Boost shoes.

Bottom line

An all-around road running shoe, the Adidas Alphatorsion Boost offers support and stability for quick cuts and lateral moves. Compared to its Bounce counterpart, the Alphatorsion Boost delivers more bounce and a smoother feel.

The Alphatorsion Boost won't disappoint on long distances, quick-paced runs, and can also double as a gym trainer.  

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Adidas Alphatorsion Boost: All-around, supportive shoe

The Alphatorsion Boost offers a good blend of comfort, responsiveness, and support. The Boost midsole encourages a cozy and bouncy feel, miles after miles. The 360 Torsion System also delivers a good amount of support both forward and side-to-side.

The shoe is best for:

  • Long-distance, uptempo runs
  • All-day wear
  • Cross-training sessions

Good to know

The Alphatorsion is also available in another variant - the Alphatorsion Bounce. Instead of using Adidas Boost, the version is equipped with the Bounce cushioning, which feels a little firmer but still has the responsiveness and impact protection needed for both long-distance efforts and tempo days.


How Adidas Alphatorsion Boost ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 32% road running shoes
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Bottom 34% Adidas running shoes
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Bottom 32% neutral running shoes
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