Im such a slave to fashion trends, Ive just bought a pair of Adidas Boosts!

... and all in my quest to be accepted as a runner on here!

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04/03/2013 at 13:56

According to Adidas's marketing people, if I bounce a steel ball on my shoes, it will bounce higher than it would with any other shoe, so thats got to be a good thing for my HM time right?

04/03/2013 at 14:03

Once you hit the part of the course made of steel balls you'll have a definite advantage.

04/03/2013 at 14:04
And they'll be soooo useful in your imitation marathon won't they?
04/03/2013 at 14:08
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
And they'll be soooo useful in your imitation marathon won't they?

Marathon veteran Haile Gebrselassie said at the New York launch: “I put them on and thought, I could be on for another record!”

So there you go, if its good enough for someone of his stature, who is co-incidentally paid by Adidas as a brand ambassador and therefore expected to toe the party line regardless but all of that is just a co-incidence of course, then its good enough for me.

04/03/2013 at 14:09
All the gear.
No idea.

That's the phrase that comes to mind.
04/03/2013 at 14:11
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
All the gear.
No idea.

That's the phrase that comes to mind.

Ouch!! Coming from you, that kinda smarts!

 

seren nos    pirate
04/03/2013 at 14:16

best kep them in the box till race day so that you get maximum bounce from them.....and they will be clean and shiny

04/03/2013 at 14:17
seren nos wrote (see)

best kep them in the box till race day so that you get maximum bounce from them.....and they will be clean and shiny

Dont worry I was always going to do that ..... you didnt think I was going to wear them in first did you and risk getting them muddy??

 

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 14:17
04/03/2013 at 14:37
They made a pair of "wonder trainers" for Haile G in his first marathon(London). He didn't win, he came fifth. Obviously the trainers were shit and were soon on sale for 25 quid. I bought a pair and set all my PB's in them. In truth they made no difference to me or to Haile but if it were the other way round you couldn't have bought a pair for less than a 100 quid.
XX1
04/03/2013 at 14:50
I'm sticking with the Cadbury Boosts
XX1
04/03/2013 at 15:06
Taxi Driver wrote (see)
I'm sticking with the Cadbury Boosts

According to the outside of the box, it says that the Adidas Boots benefits hugely from something called 'the placebo effect' ....... I cant wait to see how that works and how it will improve my time, either way Im sure these must be great shoes!

 

 

04/03/2013 at 15:07

They have Flubber on the sole don't they?

 

Not the cadbury's ones even I'm not that thick.

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 15:07
04/03/2013 at 15:07

They do look like cheap polystyrene, I'll give you that.

 

04/03/2013 at 16:21

When you run on softer ground, some of your energy is absorbed into the ground and the overall run feels harder, and slower, eg running on sand as an extreme example. Surely then if you make your soles too soft some of your landing energy will be absorbed into the sole giving you less spring back, making you slower.

04/03/2013 at 16:22

Oh god I didnt think of that .......... I had better tell Adidas

I think to counteract that, I will run on road surfaces only.

04/03/2013 at 16:26

Re read the post. The soles are mimicking the absorption of energy that soft ground would provide, it doesn't matter what surface you run on. 

04/03/2013 at 16:32

But I thought the point of them was that the absorbed the impact, but then sprung back to their original shape, so its the 'pushing back into their original shape' that gives you the lift, its not like it absorbs like a sponge but doesnt give anything back.

seren nos    pirate
04/03/2013 at 16:33

so if you gain a couple of stone david.....you will create more impact and you can get more boost

04/03/2013 at 16:37
Or............more Boosts(Cadburys)
= more Boost
04/03/2013 at 16:46

I heard that keeping them in the box improves your PB by up to 400% during your long runs!

Stylish too!

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