Adidas Boost Trainers, anyone had a run in a pair yet?

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20/04/2013 at 10:46
Yes I agree. Might put new members off joining in future posts.
20/04/2013 at 12:40

well boost what can I SAY... ive liked them ive hated them. im taking the gamble im running Lonondon marathon in them tomorrow balls to it. Whats the worst thing can happen. I end the race walking in with me somebody dressed as a post box. Norm come in around 3.50 watch this space......

20/04/2013 at 17:19

Good luck Darren!

P.s Have you considered putting a 'e' in your name and becoming Derren?


22/04/2013 at 22:16

All Adidas's top athletes were supposed to be wearing the new, and as yet unreleased, ADIOS BOOST racing shoe.

I'd have thought if the shoe really do what they say on the tin - then the marathon would be where they should have really made a difference.

cougie    pirate
22/04/2013 at 22:31
I thought the racing versions are out later in the year ? Even the pros were waiting for them ?
23/04/2013 at 10:09

As far as I know, the sponsored athletes have got them now but shops won't get them until July/August time. They were launched at London Expo and were available for purchase (£110), friend of mine bought a pair.

23/04/2013 at 11:54

Hi Skully, 

I bought mine from Sweat Shop at David Lloyd in Ipswich. They have a 30 day used return policy. I don't understand how it's financially viable to let someone trash the trainers and give them their money back but that's the policy they operate. 

I was a bit surprised myself - but they told me they return them all to the manufacturer and get a credit back. This isn't the first store that I've come across that runs this policy. The marathon store in central london did the same (possibly still do). 


23/04/2013 at 20:46

Well done the London Marathon in them.  

24/04/2013 at 07:00


cougie    pirate
24/04/2013 at 22:37
4 hrs - so ten mins over his normal time ?
26/04/2013 at 00:05


I was a bit surprised myself - but they told me they return them all to the manufacturer and get a credit back.



Pretty sure the manufacturers don't. I think Sweatshop take a hit on those return loses on the theory that they make more on the extra (non-refunding) customers they get because of that policy.



Mr. Majestic wrote (see)

I believe most specialist running shops don’t operate that sort of

Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
"crazy over generous policy",

and a good thing too in my opinion, as it would be a disservice to the customer to do so.

A lot of people (and don’t assume I’m including you B&T) automatically blame their shoes for any injury or problem that arises.

By not ‘having’ to refund/return a shoe at the customer’s request (or demand) because of a problem, it forces a bit of interaction to go into the circumstances leading up to the problem/injury – and more often than not - will probably work out what was the real cause (which might well turn out to be the shoe!).

It is human nature for the customer not to initially be comfortable doing this – to possibly admit that they themselves may have contributed to the problem (and it wasn’t all the shoe’s fault after all!).

By Sweatshop allowing the customer not to have to do this - and let them decide for themselves that the shoe was the sole cause of all their woes – I believe is allowing a lot of easily solvable, injury causing practices to go on un-resolved.


28/04/2013 at 17:37

Cougie 4hrs 17 secs please lol. Took 10mins longer than i normally take gutted. my feet where burning up at 18 miles and the first time in many a year I have black toe nails. From 13 miles my legs were killing. I think the shoes are to springy for me. One more point only had the shoes a few weeks and the soles look wrecked and the uppers are starting to look shabby. Not sure id pay £110 for this  trainer again..

cougie    pirate
28/04/2013 at 17:44
Sorry ! Bugger about those seconds eh !

I do find the shoes heat up too - maybe they insulate better than normal shoes ?
I'll try mine for shorter races but marathon is a step too far until Ive got some 20 milers in.
28/04/2013 at 20:54

I've got the energy boost and also got the adios boost at the VLM expo and run the marathon in them straight out the box.....both great shoes imo, prefer the more minimal adios than the energy boost, but find that they fit wider in the toe box than the adios 2 

09/05/2013 at 14:48

Ive got the energy boost and the shoe is great but personally i do think they are massively over priced. I know there not going to make me into Mo farrah overnight but from all the media hype i thought they would have offered a little more from what they calimed. Good trainer though and very light but wish i had bought those new Kayano 19's now though. Oh well ill keep boosting!

09/05/2013 at 20:54

Got the energy boost and have some adios boost waiting at the post office to be picked up - Ilike them, but at £110 they are overpriced (but then with Adidas 15% off voucher and Sweatshops discount voucher they both cost under a hundred).  I wish I'd got another half size bigger (than the 1.2. size bigger I got) in the energy boost though - good for up to 10K but after that my feet swell a bit.  Got a whole size up for the Adios.

04/06/2013 at 19:47

well energy boost. have let me down what a waste of money went out in them today 10 mile round the park and the fabric has started to split. Ive mentioned before about the soles. CAN NOW DEFFO SAY WASTE OF MONEY...... I admit ive done a Marathon in them 1x half and a few 10ks but shouldl last longer VERY very poor........

12/06/2013 at 13:09

i have run two half marathons and the brighton marathon in the energy boost and i have to say i am impressed. Consistently below 1:30 on the HM now when it used to be 1:30 - 1:40 and the brighton marathon was 3:12 which was only 6mins of a pb on the flat course of Berlin. Deffo a tight fit and as all the boost is in the heel it would encourage people to heelstrike whereas i forefoot strike. Will buy the Adistar ones for Berlin this year and hoping for more of the same.

19/08/2013 at 11:23

The adios boost are now available in a few uk retailers. Just bought a pair and should be here on Tuesday. Looking forward to trying them out.

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