Adidas Boston £64.99


Posted: 12 June 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.


Weight
330g
Evaluation
Name aside, there’s no similarity between the latest Boston and last year’s more fashionable but underperforming predecessor. Simply put, this is a groundbreaking shoe. It uses materials in different shapes and places to create a lightweight performance trainer without sacrificing stability.
Despite its standard single-density midsole, the Boston provides surprising stability. That’s partly because of the heel’s large centre-of-pressure design, which enhances rearfoot stability. There’s also more midsole foam on the medial (inner) side, which acts as a stability post.
But the outsole is particularly innovative. Adidas has positioned firm carbon rubber on the lateral (outer) side of the rearfoot and medial side of the forefoot to create a stable platform for toe-off and added durability where you need it. (There’s softer blown rubber on the medial side of the rearfoot and lateral side of the forefoot.) Two other excellent features of the Boston: its overall lightness and glove-like fit. Our wear-testers raved about the comfort, ride and stability of this shoe, and many plan to race in it.

In short
The latest Boston is an exceptional shoe. It’s proof that a shoe can be light and well-cushioned, and stable too.
Try it if you liked
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