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

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14/03/2013 at 17:40
mark wadsworth 2 wrote (see)

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


If you're still looking, it's not a shop I would normally recommend for running shoes Mark but JD sports (JD sports) have them in 9.5 online. Free delivery, and free returns in store if their still not a good fit. 

Edited: 14/03/2013 at 17:41
14/03/2013 at 18:27

Cheers have gone for them.

14/03/2013 at 20:14

Back in 20 years when you guys have caught up!

25/03/2013 at 11:58

Mark drop me a PM - might well be up for buying these from you.


Thanks - Jase

25/03/2013 at 12:00

Sorry there sold. Ive tried these 3 times now and defo fast, took 3 minute soff my best 2013 tenk time last week first time i wore them, hungover and not prepared as it was last minute run.

27/03/2013 at 12:02

Good stuff  Mark - looks like hey are selling out fast!  Jase

27/03/2013 at 19:46

Brand new, out of the box, I put 15 miles on a pair today. 

I was going steady having done a 13 followed by a 10 on consecutive days, yet still managed 15 in 1:50. I'm not saying this was all due to bounce, but they felt good. I am a forefoot runner and still felt a difference in the material. Having run in Free's all winter they felt very squidgy... in a good way.

I'm going to have to get used to the lacing... I could only achieve too tight or too loose. 

Funny sizing though. I'm a UK 9 in Asics/Brooks and a UK 9.5 in Nikes. I'm a UK 10 in these for length and width. The fit of the upper is amazing!

I am new to Adidas... After 1 run I am almost converted!

29/03/2013 at 18:45

Interesting stuff manic-me - I'm also a forefoot runner (Nike Free's) and due to having had 2 weeks off running after bruising the ball of my foot in my last half, I decided to order a pair to test out the increased forefoot cushioning.  They arrive Tuesday and I should give them a 10K test or so if they fit well.

31/03/2013 at 11:47

Whether these shoes add bounce or not. ADDING BOUNCE DOES NOT MAKE YOU MOVE FORWARD ANY FASTER!

Edited: 31/03/2013 at 11:47
cougie    pirate
31/03/2013 at 14:51
Kangaroos move pretty fast ?
31/03/2013 at 15:03

Yeah...probably even faster wearing Addidas Boost Trainers, eh?

31/03/2013 at 18:21

While I agree adding BOUNCE doesn't make you move forward faster, I wonder if it possible that it makes (or rather, indirectly causes) you move forward fractionally further with each step, in effect increasing your stride so when you hit your usual cadence you will effectively be at a marginally higher pace?  Overall doubtful you get a net benefit but I'm intrigued to find out - I'm in it for the more cushioned forefoot really.  Being a scientist, I know one thing is proven - the placebo effect works, and any advantage (even imagined) can have real gains.

01/04/2013 at 18:17

Nope. It just adds vertical oscillation. And anyway, do you really think a 2cm slab of rubber after being compressed can propell the weight of a human being into the air? FFS

01/04/2013 at 19:53
Why are some people so anti this product ? Usually the ones who have never tried them. They seem to get all irritated by the marketing hype , and think they'll never work . Maybe just maybe they can make you run a bit faster.

I have noticed there are a lot of running snobs on here. Chill bredwins!

Anyway i have decided to buy a pair , I'm pretty confident they will take my best half marathon time down by half an hour . Less training ,more junk food and I can just relax knowing these trainers will do all the work . Excellent !
cougie    pirate
01/04/2013 at 20:09
I've seen precious few reviews of the shoe so far. Maybe three saying they seemed faster and a couple of reviews of them for walking around and playing football. I'd have expected more reports for a big launch like this ?
01/04/2013 at 20:12
I've read a fair amount of reviews .

Does anyone know if adidas boost have decent arch support? I am prone to plantar Fascitis

01/04/2013 at 20:57
Wowza these are hard to get hold of . Anyone know where I can buy these , size 9.5 . All the sites I have checked are sold out or only have size 8 and below.

01/04/2013 at 21:02

What size are you normally marc? I am usually a size 10 (and my previous were Adidas as well) ....... however I had to get size 11 for the Boost and I reckon a 10.5 would have been too small.

If you are usually a size 9 and thinking you'll go half a size up, honestly, consider going a whole size up ........

01/04/2013 at 22:21
Oh really, ok thanks worth knowing . Think I will have to find a store that sells them to try them on. I'm usually between 9-10, ideally 9.5 but they're hard to get hold of.

Thank you
01/04/2013 at 23:28
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