Adidas Energy Boost Review

Adidas boost

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.

Adidas energy boost 3

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.

Adidas energy boost 3


  • The shoes last longer
  • Seamless upper design can accommodate more foot shapes


  • Cost
  • 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.

My Current Running Shoe Rotation:
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 (majority of miles)
Saucony Kinvara
Asics FuzeX
adidas Energy Boost

Questions for you:
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What shoe are you currently working out in? 


8 responses

  1. you know these are my favorite!!! I do need a wide toe box and although these are narrow, the sock like fit at the front makes the difference for me – so super comfy. as you know, I did go up a half size from what I was wearing and I do find them even more comfortable. I have been running in the energy boost since the fall of 2013. definitely the best running shoes I have ever worn!

  2. I have a pair of these that I bought almost a year ago. You know how I feel about my Nimbus, so trying a new kind of shoes was a big deal! I do really like them – I have bunions, so the stretchy upper was really nice for that but it still hugs my foot and doesn’t feel like my foot is moving around. I don’t like them for long runs (anything over about 8-10 miles). Maybe I just didn’t give them enough time to do long runs, but i prefer to use them on shorter distances.

  3. As you know, these are MY SHOES!! I absolutely love them and yes, I can tell you that they last 600 miles for sure. In fact, I need to get a new pair…:-)

  4. I’ve never ran in Adidas before and am pretty attached to my Brooks. But these are cute! Tempting to get a pair for walking/hanging around shoes.

  5. i had the original adidas boost and loved them but i think the way i run burned them out too fast because i knees would start hurting with them. i want to try them out again though because i did love them so much

  6. I have a pair of Boosts. I don’t wear them super often, but whenever I lace them up, they feel like home–to me, it feels similar to a Saucony.

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