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Sub 3

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 12:54

cannot fault the fit on them - i used the Energy Boost for my sub 3 Berlin run and i think they did help. They where a little lighter than the Ultraboost at around 270g but the fit around the top was always tight - in fact one pair destroyed my feet at Frankfurt through being too tight - but these Ultraboost with the Flyknit top makes a huge difference, they are light and airy, certainly do not notice the extra weight. Recently ran a 2.49 24 miler in training in them so they may help me to a PB. I cannot fault them.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:15

Good luck to all flying out for Boston this week - particularly those crazies doing the Boston/London double - i did the reverse last year and the whilst i thought i had recovered from London that downhill first 3 miles destroyed my legs. Enjoy it - that finish is so full of emotion given recent events - i'll never forget it.

Sub 3

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:11

PhilPub - are you going to buy the Ultraboost at the expo then run the sunday? I have two pairs already and can say they ARE gods gift to running - in my first pair i did a 23 miler on only the third time wearing them with no trouble. My toenails are now breathing a sigh of relief - they are the answer to no more black toenails

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:20
Leigh - good luck at VLM you should get round if you are at 20 miles already . Went to a physio who said my tendon is strained but then so is the tendons under the foot, my arch has dropped, my Achilles is strained, my calf is tight and so are my hamstrings all on the same leg - any one want to swap a leg? Managed 5 miles Friday after physio and it feels a little better today - using a hand held massage machine about 4 times a day - it's race day tomorrow at Wilmslow so I'll see how it goes

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 06:31
Nope but strangely they do not have a tongue to press on the tendons - they are knitted on top - thanks for the advice I will make a visit to a physio to see if I can get the swelling down

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 22:37
Thanks - will try and get booked in - I have the new adidas ultraboost but they are not tied tight - will try loosen then

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:08

A week or so ago i started getting a pain on the front of the ankle where it joins the foot, it was something i could run off after 5-10 minutes but over time it kept on niggling throughout the run. On sunday i managed a 24 miler in a little discomfort but today its really bad.

It is a swollen area just to the front - i can move my foot around, pull the toes up etc and can walk reasonably ok it just when i run - its like the tongue of the shoe is really hard and digging into my leg (thats the best way to describe it). I have put ibuprofen gel on it and Rock Tape to see if i can get any swelling down - it seems really localised though to one specific area. 

any ideas anyone? Please? I have a half on sunday and VLM coming up

Adidas Ultra Boost

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 16:27

done my first 20 miler now in them - no blisters, no rubbing, no pains, even my toenails are happier - weight was ok after a 2 hour+ run - hope you enjoy your pair Saintbarca - i am going to order another pair as a backup

Adidas Ultra Boost

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 09:40

first run last night - before going out i noticed a small lump inside the shoe where the 'stripes' are stiched to the upper on one of the shoes. Thought it was just some unfinished plastic from the mid foot cage but it then appears it may be some stitching. Was only there on the left shoe but decided to go anyway and see if it really would dig into my foot which luckily it didn't.

First impression was the shock of the cold air rushing onto my foot through the knitted upper - boy it was cold. You could definitely tell there was more boost material though - both in bounce and weight, i think these are about 30g heavier than the old ones which i could really feel later into the 7 mile run. 

Best bit - the heel section with the 'cutout' for the achilles - so much room at the back for the foot to move it was really noticeable how comfortable it was at the back. 

First verdict - easily the best shoe they have done so far - just worried about the weight. I was an Energy Boost regular but the addition of the knitted upper and the heel section has made a really good shoe even better. 

Adidas Ultra Boost

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:44

Mine have just arrived - its like Christmas all over again - did anyone else get any? First run in them tonight, First impressions, really like the look and feel of the upper - the knitted section really stretches around your foot like a sock and the way there is no tongue really sits nice on the foot. Certainly does feel a little heavier than the old Energy Boost but that i assume is down to more Boost foam. Just hope the 'cage' around the foot where the three stripes are do not dig into my foot like the EB 2's did.

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