adidas Adios Boost 3 Review: Minor Updates to a Classic Racer

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There are very few shoes in the $120+ range that I think are worth the money. The Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 is one, and the other that jumps immediately to mind is the adidas Adios Boost. The first two iterations of the adios Boost were personal favorites (see my reviews of v1 and v2) – […]

New Shoe Roundup: Mountain Running Shoes Coming in 2016

The Vazee Summit. Pretty nice looking shoe all the way around and great upper.

Back in early August I had the fantastic opportunity to go to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City for the first time and check out the new shoes that are coming out late winter/early spring. Below are the mountain running shoes I had the opportunity to see at the show. Of note, Outdoor […]

adidas adizero XT Boost Review: Unique and Effective Trail Shoe

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I’ve had a pretty long history with the adidas adizero XT line, having run in all of the XT models except for the first one (still keeping my eye on eBay for a pair). The shoes have evolved somewhat from the XT 2 and 3, which had a very versatile, all-mountain outsole that still runs […]

New Shoe Roundup: Trail Shoes Coming in 2016

New outsole that if you look closely, you can tell they removed some lugs to reduce weight.  I still think they need to fill in the gaps in the outsole.

Back in early August I had the fantastic opportunity to go to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City for the first time and check out the new shoes that are coming out late winter/early spring. Below are the trail shoes I had the opportunity to see at the show. Of note, Outdoor Retailer tends […]

adidas Response Trail Boost Review

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When I first saw the new Boost trail shoes that were set to release this summer, I automatically assumed the XT Boost would be my favorite and the Raven Boost would be an interesting option for longer outings.  I really thought the Response Trail Boost would not run well and wasn’t that interested other than […]

adidas Supernova Riot 6/adidas Adistar Raven 3 Double Review

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I’ve run in a lot of good shoes lately, and have many more that I’m testing for review later this summer/fall. In light of all of the reviews coming down the pipe, I thought it might be best do a double review of the adidas Supernova Riot 6 and the adidas Adistar Raven 3.  They […]

adidas adizero XT 5 Review: An adios Designed for the Trail

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The adidas adizero XT 5 was a pleasant surprise for me.  I’d not seen much info about it until it just recently popped up on adidas’ website, and after looking it over I decided it was worth a try. I had some previous experience with the adidas XT 3 and 4, but both of those […]

adidas Adios Boost 2 Review: Same Great Ride, Different Fit

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The Adios is adidas’ distance racing flat. It’s a shoe that can be found on the feet of many of the top elite adidas sponsored marathoners, and last year they released a version with a midsole composed of their recently introduced Boost material. I’d heard a lot of positive praise for the shoe from friends, […]

adidas Adios Boost Review – Great Shoe, If a Bit Pricey

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For quite a long time I’ve avoided most any shoe over 8mm drop from heel to forefoot. However, a few months ago I bought a pair of New Balance 1400v2’s after hearing positive things about them from friends (damn you John Schrup!). I never tried the 1400v1 because the drop was above my preferred range […]

adidas Boost: Some Actual Running Economy Data

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Several months ago when adidas first started to market their new BOOST midsole material they made a big deal of touting the fact that the sole, which is composed of fused polyurethane beads, provides greater energy return than traditional EVA. The implication was that this energy return would provide a performance benefit to a runner […]

adidas Officially Announces Their Energy Boost Shoes

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adidas Energy Boost Collage via Runners.fr A few weeks ago I wrote a post about adidas’ new midsole technology that is being referred to as Boost. They formally introduced the Boost sole material in NYC today, and video of the event was streamed live. I just finished watching the video and a few things struck […]

adidas Energy Boost: Will The New adidas Midsole Compound Revolutionize Running?

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(Note – this post was edited from its original form at the request of adidas) I’ve been hearing a lot of hushed rumors lately that adidas is up to something. Apparently they have a new cushioning material that they are calling BOOST that is composed of thermoplastic beads that are fused together to form the […]

adidas adipure Gazelle Review: Very Impressive “Natural Running” Shoe

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post introducing adidas’ “natural running” adipure line of shoes, and included some thoughts on the adipure Adapt, which looks and feels pretty much like a water sock. I liked the feel of the Adapt, but from an aesthetic standpoint it was severely lacking. However, I had high hopes […]

adidas adiPure Adapt: The Ugly Duckling of adidas’ Natural Running Line

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Shoe giant adidas is about to release three new shoes in what it is referring to as its “natural running collection.” The shoes are the Adapt, Gazelle, and Motion, and the three shoes allow for a step-down approach to running in less shoe. According to Running Warehouse, the Motion is a 7.5oz, 8mm drop shoe […]

adidas Adizero Adios 2 Running Shoe Review

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“Kenyan runners race in low-support shoes, but they mostly train in big, chunky, cushioned sneakers, just like your average, plodding Western jogger. Oddly, though, and contrary to Lee’s (Saxby) theories, these big shoes don’t force the Kenyans to run heel first. They virtually all run in a lovely, smooth forefoot-first style – what Lee would […]