This was the first pair of Adidas shoes I’ve run in. We’ve stocked Adidas for a long time at work but never committed to buying a pair and running in them. When we received the new Energy Boost 3, I decided I would try them out.
Adidas is not paying me to review their shoe, and all opinions are my own.
The Energy Boost, as well as most Adidas shoes, are narrow. Unfortunately, they also aren’t available in a wide width. I have a wide foot and wear between a 9.5 wide or size 10. While I was comfortable in a size 10, I think I would be more comfortable in a size ten wide.
The upper is seamless and stretches. Having a seamless upper has become more popular in the running shoes. It’s able to accommodate bunions or sore spots without irritating feet. It’s able to accommodate my feet, despite the shoe still being too narrow. If the shoe was mesh, I wouldn’t be able to run comfortably at all.
Adidas is well known for their boost material. The boost material is the same material as BMW dashboard. If it’s good enough for BMWs, it must be good enough for running shoes right?
Adidas claims the boost material last longer. Since I’ve seen several customers run through different models, I can say this is pretty much true. Most running shoes last about 400 miles and the Adidas Boost line lasts about 600.
The boost material is more firm and responsive. Every step feels like a bouncy springboard. To me, these feel the most similar to Newtons because of how bouncy they are.
- The shoes last longer
- Seamless upper design can accommodate more foot shapes
- No widths available
Recommended for: This is tough because it’s a different feel altogether. Anyone running in the Asics Nimbus, Saucony Triumph or Newtons may enjoy them. They are a high cushion neutral shoe.
Questions for you:
Have you run in Adidas before?
What shoe are you currently working out in?