Hi and good afternoon!
How has your hump day been going?
Mine has been great with a nice 5 mile run and a 4 mile bike!
I am actually going back out for another 2 miles or so after I post. I feel I run so much better when it is raining?!
So you guys all know how I work at a running store right?
Working at a running store really has some awesome perks. Like the fact I get free stuff! Some of that free stuff includes shirts, socks, fuel, and shoes. I have received 2 free pairs of shoes so far, and on top of the free pairs I have purchased more! I also get a great discount on shoes and apparel, thus it is so hard to go to work sometimes! 😉
I thought a fun idea would be to talk about the shoes that I have received and purchased, almost like a review. I have talked about how important shoes are for a runner and by reviewing them it will hopefully help other runners find a good shoe!
I also want to mention that I have a neutral gait, meaning that most of the shoes I will be reviewing will be neutral!
The color is awesome! I love the bright pink and the fact that it screams a women’s shoe!
To tell you some more technical terms I copied this from the Adidas website.“The adidas adiZero Boston 3 running shoe features an air mesh upper that provides maximum ventilation. adiPRENE® 45 lasting offers added comfort and cushioning. ForMotion® adds enhanced transition and responsiveness. Full forefoot adiPRENE®+ aids forefoot propulsion. TORSION® SYSTEM for midfoot integrity. Continental Rubber outsole supplies superior grip in all underfoot conditions. Blown-rubber outsole delivers lightweight grip and cushion. adiWEAR® outsole gives best durability in high-wear areas. Removable insole. Wt. 8.2 oz.”
I had been having some issues with my Wave Riders, they have been causing some pain in my knee and ankle. When I received the Bostons I decided to try them on my long run on Sunday. I am so glad I did.
These shoes reminded me so much of my Wave Riders, that I had to check my feet a few times to make sure I was running in the Bostons! However the biggest difference that I found was the shoe was a little more narrow through the upper of the shoe, which I liked. I also found the shoe to be a little bit lighter feeling (The Wave Rider 16 is 9.9 oz).
I have now ran in the Bostons 4 or 5 times and each time I have less and less knee and ankle pain. I think the over all problem was the fact that I needed a new shoe, not that my Wave Riders were actually causing me trouble! Even though I work at a running store it does not always mean that I always follow my own advice 🙂
Another thing that I really really like about the shoe is actually on the bottom of the shoe! Adidas has a contract with Continental, which is a tire company. Continental is on the inside and the toe of the shoe allowing for a better grip when running on surfaces that might be slipperier or uneven. You will feel this difference trust me! I noticed it right away when I was running in the rain today!
The Boston is a great shoe, I highly recommend it if you are looking for a neutral light weight shoe!
What do you look for in a shoe?
Right now I am looking for a light weight shoe with good support!
Have you ever ran in an adidas shoe? How did you like it/dislike it?