Our verdict


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.


  • Cushy
  • Fashionable
  • Lightweight
  • Trendy colorways
  • Durable


  • Heel too high
  • Pricey
  • Too wide

Who should buy the Adidas ZX 2K Boost

The Adidas ZX 2K Boost is an excellent choice for sneaker fans who: 

  • want a plush shoe
  • are looking for a lightweight kick
  • want to buy a great-value sneaker that can last a long time

Adidas ZX 2K Boost adidas logo

Who should NOT buy it

Those craving a little more support underfoot may find the ZX 2K Boost a little too plush. For a more stable ride, consider the Adidas NMDs instead. 

Adidas ZX 2K Boost forefoot

Don't worry, they practically look identical.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost vs Adidas NMDs

Because of their day-long comfort and trendy appeal, both these sneakers are usually compared and contrasted:

  • 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.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost mesh upper

  • 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.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost heel

Like pillows to the feet

Almost everyone agrees that the Adidas ZX 2K Boost delivers "cozy strides."

Adidas ZX 2K Boost adidas boost

That's how soft the ZX 2K Boost is. 

Elevate your style with the ZX 2K Boost

Reviewers find the shoe's color combinations "on point" and "chic." Even more, they say it's almost like a twin to the NMDs.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost tongue

Doesn't tip the scales

When worn, it feels "airy." This is what wearers have to say about the Adidas ZX 2K Boost.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost footbed

The Adidas ZX 2K Boost's heel can be taken down a notch

Several video reviewers mention that their heel feels "fatigued" due to the heel's height. They even compare it to the Nike Air Max 270s.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost heel height

Pocket-friendly? Nah.

The Adidas Originals ZX 2K Boost is sold at $150. A price point that many critics find "insanely expensive." 

Adidas ZX 2K Boost laces

Not for narrow feet

There's too much width and volume in the forefoot; narrow-footed users say their feet are moving too much. 

Adidas ZX 2K Boost toe box

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.

Adidas ZX 2K Boost midfoot