Who should buy the Adidas Fitboost Trainer

 As an all-purpose trainer, the FitBoost is not geared towards any specific activity. It can take you from short intensive spurts of running and jumping to slower-paced strength training. It is a solid choice if: 

  • You prefer a shoe that could accommodate toe splays very well.
  • Aesthetics is as important to you as efficient functionality. 
  • You work out mostly in warm places and would want a trainer that could keep your feet cool and dry during intense training. 

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Multi-directional traction

A combination of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lugs grip the floor no matter what direction the foot takes. Because these lugs are small, they act as tiny teeth that bite the surface to prevent slippage.

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Stable base

The rubber compound is not limited to the underside of the shoe. It covers up the entire midsole and part of the upper, constraining it inside a robust cage. It minimizes the squishiness of the foam, making for a steady foot base.

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Fitboost Trainer offers responsive cushioning

A full-length Boost unit is placed at the heart of the FitBoost Trainer. Although this foam started as the brand’s running shoe technology, it quickly made its way into most types of athletic footwear from Adidas. 

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This cushioning unit gained instant favor of the customers for its springy characteristics. Comprised of numerous tiny TPU balls, it squeezes under pressure and quickly restores its shape once released. This kind of cushioning not only protects the foot during high-impact training sessions but also adds a sensation of an extra boost. 

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The downside to this foam in training shoes lies in its thickness. You may not feel as close to the ground as you would in a pair of CrossFit shoes.

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Breathable foothold

Mesh covers the entire area of the shoe’s upper. It also makes up the tongue. That way, the foot can get a flow of fresh air throughout a sweaty training session.

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The Adidas Fitboost Trainer's overlays

A hard-wearing TPU component is fused into the critical areas of the upper. It can be seen on the sides of the forefoot and around the laces. They reinforce the durability of the mesh while adding support to the foot.

Adidas FitBoost Trainer Overlays

Heel slippage prevention

The heel tab at the back of the shoe is hard to miss. It extends considerably higher than what’s typical for a workout shoe. It is also generously padded to make sure the heel stays securely inside the shoe at all times.

Adidas FitBoost Trainer Heel

Facts / Specs

Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Jan 2020
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Colorways: Black / White
SKUs: EE4581 / FV6937 / FV6943 / FV6946

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.