Editor rating:
7/10 on
User's rating:


  • Soft shoe with a comfortable ride;
  • Responsive on both hard and soft surfaces


  • Heavier shoe;
  • High heel-to-toe offset (10mm) could encourage heel-striking


The Adidas Adistar Boost is a good mid-weight option for neutral runners who enjoy a soft, but very responsive ride. The shoe is firm and supportive enough for mild over-pronators.
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Adistar Boost
9.8oz Women; 10.7oz Men oz. (278 gr.)
170 US$
Neutral to medium over-pronators looking for a moderate support trainer or a long run shoe for those who enjoy a very cushioned ride. Also, the Adidas Adistar Boost would make a great first running shoe for beginning runners given its basic, yet dependable construction durable outsole for long-term wear.

Adidas Adistar Boost General Information:

The Adistar Boost is the latest in the new line of shoes featuring Adidas’ Boost technology.

Adidas Adistar Boost Impression:

The model I received was arich fuchsia, which is currently the only colorway offered in the women’s version of the shoe. Whether walking or running on soft or harder surfaces, this shoe offers maximum comfort and cushion.The upper fit comfortably snug.

My first few runs in the Adidas Adistar Boost reminded me most closely of the Puma Ryjin with the extremely soft but responsive ride on both road and trail. I have completed comfortable easy runs in these shoesand also attempted some faster progressions. The boost™ technology is apparent with every step which propels you forward.

Adidas recommends these shoes for runs between 7:00 and 12:00 per mile, and I agree that the shoes felt best in that range.The weight of the shoe and the bulky heel impede much faster running.

Adidas Adistar Boost Sole Unit:

This shoe employs the ADIWEAR™ Continental rubber outsole which provides improved traction over any terrain and is reliable in wet conditions. The shoe is soft yet very responsive which can be attributed to innovative boost™ technology that promotes energy return.The boost™ material is composed of TPU pellets molded together and is claimed to retain the same density up to 600 miles.

The midsole of the shoe uses the Adidas TORSION® System for mid-foot support. Additionally, the midsole features a medial support device called the PRO-MODERATOR™ which prevents over pronation. If you are into more minimal shoes, you may prefer a much lower ride than this shoe will offer with a stack height of 26mm at the heel.

However, if you are used to traditional trainers or over pronate, this shoe would be a great addition to your collection if you are in need of shoe for moderate thresholds and tempos. This is an extremely reliable shoe in that you could grab for nearly any run in any condition on any surface.

Adidas Adistar Boost Upper:

The upper employs techfit™ technology and this is one of the best features of the shoe.It truly provides a sock-like fit free from seams or aggravating liners. Active FORMOTION technology to provide stretch as your foot moves through the gait-cycle. The suppletechfit™ material used in the upper is wonderfully form-fitting and provides enough stretch to accommodate wider feet.

Adidas Adistar Boost Opinion:

The Adidas Adistar Boost is a good option for those seeking a dependable, cushioned, and responsive shoe. The shoes are outfitted with technology to support overpronators, but as a neutral runner I did not find the support features to be problematic in any way.

We thank the nice people at Adidas for sending us a pair of Adistar Boost to test. This did not influence the outcome of the review, written after running more than 50 miles in them.

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