The last time we looked at the Boston, it was a stiff, hefty beast that weighed in at just under 400g. That was partly because it used Reeboks full six-pod DMX cushioning system, which is a series of plastic air chambers under the foot. Now, Reebok has ditched the plastic and retained only a thin, soft air pocket under the insole. In other respects, its a simple neutral shoe for runners who like a low-to-the-ground feel. We didnt have it long enough for a proper test, but it should be a fine midpaced shoe, with cushioning that strikes a nice balance between firmness and softness, and decent stability for a neutral shoe (the result of a low profile, a good midfoot shank and a small rubber wedge that acts as a miniature medial post). The ride is fine smoother in the forefoot than the rearfoot. If you want a £60 alternative to softer shoes such as the Nike Air Pegasus
or Asics Gel Cumulus
, you probably wont be disappointed.
The latest Boston Road DMX is a low-slung, straightforward shoe thats all the better for having most of its technology removed. It wont set you on fire, but it promises to be a reliable, durable ride for neutral runners.
Try it if you liked Adidas Response Cushion (£60)
; Brooks Vapor (£60)
; Fila FGT320 (£60)