Product Adidas Sonic Boost running shoes
RRP £85 Best Price £59.99 + Delivery www.sportshoes.com
Technical Information
The dream scenario: The more energy you pour into your run, the more energy your running shoes flood back into your stride. These men’s Sonic Boost runners make it happen because of their unique cellular midsole made up of tiny capsules, a design that allows for more energy to be absorbed and released at a more consistent rate. The result: more power, more comfort, mile after mile after mile. Featuring a breezy mesh upper with supportive welded overlays and an external heel counter for increased stability.

  •   Weight: 265 g (size UK 8.5)
  •   Mesh upper with welded overlays for support
  •   boost™’s energy-returning midsole keeps every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy
  •   TORSION® provides adaptive midfoot support; miCoach compatible
  •   DUAL DENSITY external heel counter for added stability
  •   ADIWEAR™ outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability

 

Review
I bought these trainers in September last year in preparation for my first half marathon.  I had read lots of reviews of the boost technology but was sceptical until I tried them!  They feel really cushioned the moment you put them on and you truly can tell the difference with the boost technology (ask for the shoe bounce demo)  I didn’t feel I wanted to go whole hog with the technology so this was the best option as it has less boost material and looked as it would last longer.  I have now done over 300km in them and they still feel fresh and have little wear on the sole.The external heel counter and welded overlays allows for a seam free sock which help prevents rubbing on long runs.  To be fair I ran a 10km the second time I used them and had no issues with rubbing, blisters or discomfort.  I went for the blue and neo yellow but there are several colour choices for you to choose from.  They feel supportive enough for a neutral runner and feel very stable.

The only negative I have with the trainer is that the grip can sometimes feel a little slick in slightly wetter weather but I think this may be due to the hard rubber outsole and would not suggest these for anything but road/path running.  Even with this I’m just about to buy a new pair as I don’t think you can beat them!

 

Pros

  •          Boost technology
  •          Hard wearing sole
  •          Seam free sock
  •          Colour choices

Cons

  •          Grip in wet conditions

 

@mattupston