The adidas adizero adios boost 2.0s are a light-weight running shoe with a generous amount of midsole cushioning in the form of adidas’s patented boost foam technology. I was first intrigued by these shoes as the current marathon world record, a blistering fast 2:02:57 by Dennis Kimetto at the 2014 Berlin marathon, was achieved in these. After a little research I ordered a pair and tried them out. Out of the box they definitely looked the part. I really appreciated the overall design and colour, and they definitely look like a stylish pair of running shoes. In particular, I liked the purple/white contrast between the upper body and boost mid-sole. Continue reading
The adidas Boost shoe range boasts some of the most impressive running shoes to ever hit the streets. Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record at Berlin in 2014 (link here), running in a blisteringly fast 2:02:57. It was interesting to note that he was wearing the adizero Adios Boost shoes. The adizero range from adidas feature a “light weight design for better speed and performance”. As a committed runner, I have become much more serious about my race times, so it seemed like a logical step to try out the adizero range.
There are four adizero shoes available here in the UK, however, I was particularly drawn to the Takumi shoes, in no short part due to their weight. At a mere 170 grams (size 8.5), they were the lightest of the bunch and featured a continental rubber outer sole, which seems as though it could take some wear and tear. The limited reviews available also suggested that they are designed to encourage the runner to go fast, something which I welcome very much!
The adidas Ultra Boost are Adidas’s flagship running shoes. According to adidas, they provide a new boost foam in the midsole, which will provide a cushioned and responsive feel, returning energy with every step. The shoes also include a TORSION® SYSTEM, allowing for a more natural motion, along with a stretch web outsole that will adapt to the runners foot strike.
Being a long distance runner, I was naturally intrigued. Forking out £130 for a pair of running shoes is a fair investment, considering that running shoes are a disposable product. Running experts recommend that running trainers are ready to be retired after ~700 miles. I myself currently run around 80km/50miles per week, meaning that if I used these shoes exclusively, they would last me around 4 months.