Posted: Yesterday at 15:07
I should probably say some nice words about the Adios Boost while I'm here! I got a nice freebie pair of the normal Adios 2 for pacing the London Marathon this year, and they've been really good for shorter distance races. Nice fit, grippy, responsive sole, but a little firm. I did actually wear them for the marathon as well, but even though I wasn't racing at full pelt they proved to be way too firm for such a long distance, and I could feel my calves aching from around 17/18 miles. Still happily using them for shorter distances and they're especially nice on the track.
So I invested in a pair of Adios Boost (version 1) and wore them for the Berlin Marathon. As a heel striker, the extra cushioning was a godsend and I had none of the issues I had in the normal Adios. The tarmac did start feeling fatiguing after a while but I guess that's the marathon for you. If I've got any criticism, they feel a little stiff in the transition from heel to toe-off, compared to something like Saucony Fastwitch (which unfortunately changed between versions 4 & 5, with a lower heel drop, so I don't get on with them any more), but it's a very subtle thing so I'm more than happy to use them for road races, and may reserve the normal Adios solely for track use. I've not used the new Adios Boost 2, which has the same upper as the normal Adios 2 and I've read is an improvement for it.