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!
On the 25th of March 2015, adidas hosted their first ever #boostlondon, “the energy takeover” event. Much of the event was kept under wraps and hushes, and runners who signed up had little clues as to what the run entailed. The only concrete information I could find about this run was the following:
-It is a 10km run.
-The start is located in Elephant & Castle, Lambeth.
-There will be a labyrinth/maze concept to the run.
-Runners need to bring a fully charged smartphone (to help ‘navigate the Labyrinth’).
-And that this event will be “like no other”.
Registration was limited, and hopeful runners could sign-up for the event, with only a handful being successful. Apparently, the selection process was random. Although I am not aware of the figures, it would appear that there were between 200-250 runners there on the night. Before the event, runners were sent a race pack consisting of an adidas branded “energy takeover” T-shirt, a smartphone armband (which is suitable for an iPhone 5 sized mobile) and an information leaflet.