Adidas Solarboost 3: A highly stable ride

Adidas Solarboost 3 Logo

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).

         Adidas Solarboost 3 Insole

  • As a complement, Adidas has also strategically placed overlays on the midfoot to keep the foot locked in place. 

        Adidas Solarboost 3 Upper

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 Side

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. 

Adidas Solarboost 3 Midsole

Better stability. Making use of the Solar Propulsion Rails, the shoe has more support, ensuring surefooted, slip-free strides. 

Adidas Solarboost 3 Heel

More versatile than its predecessor: What is it for? 

Adidas Solarboost 3 Front area

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. 

Adidas Solarboost 3 Outsole

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. 

Adidas Solarboost 3 Collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 305g
Drop: Men 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 22mm
Heel height: Men 32mm
Collection: Adidas Boost, Adidas Continental

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