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

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cougie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 22:37
Barefoot running would have worked for our ancestors - but they didn't have to run on concrete and train for marathons.
11/03/2013 at 06:56
Oh dear
11/03/2013 at 07:30
The following is from A Havard Study

What about surface hardness? Our ancestors didn???t run on pavement.
A common perception is that running on hard surfaces causes injuries, but runners typically adjust leg stiffness so they experience the similar impact forces on soft and hard surfaces. Further, forefoot and some midfoot strikers hit the ground in a way that generates almost no collision forces even on hard surfaces like steel. You can run barefoot and heel strike on a soft beach or lawn, but most natural surfaces are much harder and rougher. With proper forefoot or midfoot strike form, running on hard, rough surfaces can be comfortable and safe.
11/03/2013 at 07:32
BTW I run in shoes! They just don't have padding or support.
Wide toe box for foot splay with weather protection and puncture protection.
11/03/2013 at 07:33
Most running injuries come from soft surfaces
11/03/2013 at 08:00
Cushioned shoes dampen down proprioception causing most runners to heel strike resulting in an impact transient/collision
Edited: 11/03/2013 at 08:14
cougie    pirate
11/03/2013 at 08:49
Runz - I like the 'can' there.

What about the milages though - what did our ancestors do ? They'd not have run for fun - all that excess energy wasted. Our ancestors also didn't need the internet or wheels for a good while. I don't see anyone advocating the return of the square wheel.
cougie    pirate
11/03/2013 at 08:49
Actually maybe the square wheel was in that Carry On Cavemen documentary I watched.....
11/03/2013 at 09:11
DF3 you read the Daily Mail? Now why wouldn't that surprise me!

I Don't run barefoot BTW. I wear shoes like our ancestors would have done for weather protection etc.

Cougie - oh dear!
11/03/2013 at 09:33

imo you wont have ran the redding half, only 80% of a half, since your shoes are doing the other 20% 

Edited: 11/03/2013 at 09:34
11/03/2013 at 09:40
All biological specimens have to obey the rules of physics and chemistry.

I'm a biomechanics/ movement specialist/ coach and have helped runners to less injury and faster times through a long transition to shoes with no cushion/structure.
It's not easy and if rushed the runner will get hurt.

Df3 if you are happy with your Boost then stick with it.

If you wear cushioned/structured shoes and are happy in your running with few injuries then carry on

BTW I wear shoes without padding or structure....just in case I haven't mention this before!
11/03/2013 at 09:42
Good luck at Reading DF3
11/03/2013 at 10:52
He would have gone faster without it is what I will say.

When you run skilfully on a healthy strong foot you engage the foots/lower leg hardware which does what the boost is trying to mimic. Most runners who wear the boost will heel strike making it impossible for that reason alone not to engage the hardware. The narrow toe sprung Boost also disengages the big toe.

Your planter fascia and Achilles work together to give you cushioning and performance. 52% of your 2x BW when running will be absorbed before it gets to the knee when running in a barefoot shoe but only if you have fully adapted/conditioned your foot and are now running skilfully.

In the promo vid for the boost the running models are heel striking.
A world class marathon runner is not going to heel strike therefore if there are any magical properties to the Boost they will be by passed.

The boost was designed for heel strikers!
Did you know that DP3?

BTW I run in shoes! Just in case I haven't mentioned this!
11/03/2013 at 10:55
DP3 if you run like 80% plus of runners I could coach you to break 1.40 for the half marathon.
11/03/2013 at 11:05
It's worth pointing out if records start tumbling because of the Boost it will be banned much like those swim suits were! Made by a speedo I think! lol
11/03/2013 at 11:49
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

My name is David Falconer, and Im a heel striker!


One day at a time!


BTW did i mention that i wear shoes!




11/03/2013 at 12:03

BTW if you are running slow enough with good posture it is perfectly fine to heel strike!!

Yes i know shock Horror

It's to do with forces. The faster you run the more force you strike the ground with.

Therefore if your posture is good plus you are running slowly with a short stride (closer contact point to your centre of gravity) that is an appropriate shape to make for that force.

Im talking real slow though somewhere between 1.46 to 1.50 half marathon pace! lol just my little joke! i know you can take it!!

13/03/2013 at 09:54

I bought a pair just over a week ago.  I used to wear Asics kayano.  My first run was my usual 2.7 miler.  I got a PB breaking previous record of 19.19 by 40 seconds, coming in at 18.39.  Couple of days later I tried my 4.5 mile route and again got a PB clocking 34.30.  2 minutes faster than my previous fastest time.  I honestly think the Boost have increased my speed and endurance.  They are light, feel very responsive and give good support.  I think Adidas size 11 are a bit tighter than Asics size 11 and I maybe should have gone for a half size up.  Overall , very happy with them.  Doing the coniston 14 on 23rd MArch which will really test them out !

13/03/2013 at 12:11

 just ignore this insane post.....

Edited: 13/03/2013 at 12:12
13/03/2013 at 12:12

I have some new size 9 for sale unworn, too tight for me so getting 9.5 if i can locate a pair.

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