Here we go!
Mine arrived today, wasn't expecting them as no updates from Sweatshop.
Definitely pleased I went half a size up to a 10.5, although I think I should really be a 10.5 in Adios 2 anyway so I'd probably say they are the same (lenthwise) as the Adios 2. As others have said the toebox is completely different - there's no stitched overlays so the whole toebox feels quite flimsy and soft with the coolever mesh; not in a bad way though but it definitely gives you the feeling of more room for your toes to move around without making the actual shoe wider.
They do seem fairly soft just walking about in them - still not entirely convinced I want soft in a racing flat to be honest, although I do recall that when I ran in the Energy Boost the material seemed to be a lot more responsive if you wanted to push the pace a bit, they seemed to firm up in the forefoot - hopefully these will be the same. Not as mushy as Nikes though so still got the good Adidas feel.
I can see these being good for those people whose legs fatigue in longer races when wearing traditional flats. Will see how they hold up this weekend on something shorter though.
Saw them today in Sweatshop and they happened to have a pair that fit so.... Well I couldn't resist.
Not able to run for a few more days (hangover from the Hamburg marathon a couple of weeks back) but then I'll get to give them a proper run out.
But initial impression is that they are so light and very comfortable, although finding a good size seems tricky. 10 would be cramped for the toes 10 & 1/2 maybe a smidge too big.Still next week will tell!
It's always best for your shoes to be ever so slightly too big when trying them on as it means they'll be fine when your feet swell when you run.
In case anyone is interested my Adios Boost came today and I ran a fairly steady 11K in them (1 minute/mile under 5K pace) - they feel very quick, just enough mid/front cushion for forefoot striking.
I usually take a 10.5UK in Nike (I'd say I had pretty wide feet). My Energy Boost are 10.5s too and are fine for 5K's but toward the end of a 10K they feel tight (I have, though, run up to 12.5 miles in them so far but they are not massively comfortable toward the end - sizing error purchase but as there were no 11's in stock anywhere at the time, I kept them). I went a full size up to 11.5UK in the Adios boost and today they felt fine, foot hugging but roomy toe box, a little loose perhaps at the heel but playing with the laces sorted it and they were very comfortable for the whole 6.5 miles.
I raced in these today and they're fantastic. Didn't even bother breaking them in just put them straight on out of the box. They felt a bit soft walking round in them but as soon as you put a bit of pace down they firm up nicely in the forefoot and are really responsive. I definitely prefer them to my Adios 2 and I've had loads of pairs of them, it had to take something special to beat those ones.
That's interesting Gaz - I ordered some Adios2 from adidas as they had a wide fitting - haven't worn them out yet so thinking of ordering these and sending the others back if feel better. Do these feel noticibly wider than the Adios 2's?
They're not much wider down the sides of the shoe really, but there is noticeably more room in the toebox. With the coolever mesh they do seem less tight overall though, maybe that's because the quite rigid stitching on the adios 2 made them feel even more narrow than they were already so this softer approach is a lot more comfortable. Kind of reminds me a bit of how the Saucony Kinvara feels.
Can't recommend them enough though, that's only if they suit your feet I suppose. Oh and Sweatshop will only be stocking the half sizes for some reason.
Can't recommend these enough!! I have owned a couple of pairs of Adios 2 love them. The first impression with the Adios Boost was that they were too spongy, however, after running them on a 10k race this morning I sold totally. They seem to almost firm up as you build up the speed and distance. They are light, very responsive and very comfortable. A very very good shoe!
Just ran Eyam HM in them today - very comfortable at a full size up from my normal Nikes. Still decent on the steep downhill sections at breakneck speeds (for me).
Really keen to get a pair however as I'm a size 10 in the Adios 2 I'm unsure of whether to risk ordering a size 10.5.
I'll be wearing them for marathon distance racing so maybe some extra room for swelling wouldn't be a bad thing?
Appreciate thoughts from those who already own a pair.
I am normally a 9 in a normal shoe. In the Adios 2 a 10 and the Adios Boost 91/2. My feeling is that the boost has a lot more room than the standard Adios
Thanks Gareth, think ill go for the 9.5 then.
I stepped up from the 9.5 Adios 2 as the toe box was too narrow so if that is now wider then hopefully the 9.5 Boost will be good.
Lots of flexibility in the toe area. I went for a 10.5 and I'm normally a 10 and there is plenty of room.
So are most people going 1/2 size down in comparison to their regular Adios size? I take a 10.5 in my regular adios 2s (which feel snug) and a 10 in regular running shoes (Saucony triumph). I have quite a narrow foot and the Adios 2s fit me like a glove and I would quite like to get a similar fit in the boosts.
Thanks for your help
As an extra note I just had an email back from Sweatshop who said that the fit is the same on the boost and non-boost versions of the Adios..... the plot thickens!
I noticed that at the Bupa Manchester Run Wilson Kipsang had ditched the Adios Boost and reverted back to the Adios 2 since his run at VLM.
How does the fit compare to the original adios?
for nike/mizuno/ adidas I'm always the same size, but had to go up 1/2 a size for the original adios.
Never had the adios 2 as first yellow pair still going strong.
From what I remember the Adios 1 and Adios 2 were the same for sizing.
The Boost are the same as the Adios 2 lengthwise but there's a lot more room in the toe box.
Ive been running in these for a couple of months now and have done a bit of a review on them if anyone is interested?
And here's mine: http://gearselected.com/adidas-adizero-adios-boost-review-vs-adios-2/
It includes a section on my thoughts on sizing.
Note: I'm a massive fan of the adios 2, but the adios boost trumps it in most areas apart from price.
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