What do you do when you’re named after the world’s most iconic marathon? If you’re
the Boston Boost, you wear it with pride. In this round (the second to be “Boosted”),
the focus is on lightening things up. The upper features two kinds of forefoot mesh that are layered with a small mesh near the foot, a more open mesh on the outside, with a traditional overlay at the toe of microsuede and a saddle of the same, incorporating the logo stripes. The rearfoot uses a thin, minimesh and a stitched heel counter to provide support. Breathability is maximized: The linings are kept to a minimum, but are sufficient for comfort. The midsole is still Boost foam supported by a frame of EVA, though the percentage of the heavier Boost is increased for better rebound. Even so, the overall weight is reduced a bit, and the improved cushioning adds to the bargain. The outersole is the same proven Continental rubber, which continues to be effective for adidas users. The Boston Boost is a great choice for faster running, long races, and even a share of your daily training.
Testers: “Close-fitting, stripped-down upper, but not uncomfortable. The ride is totally the ‘thing.’ They have great cushioning and they’re fast.”
Updates the Boston Boost
Sizes: Men 6.5–13; Women 5–12 Weight: Men 9.4 oz. (size 11); Women 7.7 oz. (size 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics