Running Shoes

Adidas Terrex Agravic

Adidas Terrex Agravic XT Gore-Tex

Adidas Terrex Agravic XT Gore-Tex

Jeff Dangate:

Wondering about the “345” branded on the tongue of the men’s shoe, “295” on the women’s? Adidas is taking a page out of Inov-8’s playbook by slapping the shoe’s weight (in grams) visibly on the shoe.

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Boost has been found across Adidas’s road line for six years now. It’s a heavier material than the standard EVA that had been used in running shoes for decades, but we’ve found the trade-off worth it for the extra cush and spring the material delivers. It’s that same sensation we get here, when we hit the dirt. The thin layer of Boost is adequate to give you a lively step, and it’s combined with a frame of EVA that wraps around the top of the midsole, lending you some stability—the Boost, by itself, can be squishy and feel unstable on uneven ground.

With a big, yellow Continental logo on the sole, the shoe boasts its exceptional traction. And that’s what we found: The shoe delivers big-time on technical terrain. Testers raved about the grip in all conditions and the rubber’s durability.

The Gore-Tex lining in the inside is of the traditional variety, not the “Invisible Fit” we’ve seen rolled out to other performance shoes like the Salomon Sense Ride GTX. Invisible Fit uses fewer layers by bonding the waterproof barrier directly to the upper’s fabric, eliminating bunching and improving the fit. Even so, wear-testers didn’t report any issues with the fit of this shoe. The only knock is that when water does get in, it can’t get out.

RunRepeat:

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

Many users considered the Adidas Terrex Agravic XT GTX to be a comfortable trail running shoe.
According to a commenter, the Terrex Agravic XT GTX was one of the most stylish trail running shoe currently in the market.
The shoe was comfortable enough even for long, brisk walks, a buyer stated.
A lot of customers thought the shoe had a precise fit.
A few runners claimed they were pleased with the lightness of the shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

One runner mentioned that the outsole of the Terrex Agravic XT GTX was too stiff. Another one said it was too rigid to be used in a running shoe.
Some purchasers agreed that the shoe was expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Terrex Agravic XT GTX gained positive comments from various trail runners who were impressed with its comfortable fit and reliable features. Many users also enjoyed the waterproofing benefits delivered by the shoe. Although some had criticized the price, the Terrex Agravic XT GTX was a shoe that most buyers considered to be worth the purchase.


https://www.adidas.com/us/terrex-shoes

Adidas Solarboost

Thomas Caughlan:

However, the Solar Boost is as close as Adidas has come to yielding highly cushioned full-length boost shoe that actually feels like a high mileage shoe.

In fact, this feels more like the original Energy Boost than anything else which begs the question as to why mess with a good thing?

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The Adidas Solar Boost is a move in the right direction for the high end Boost line, and one that may find serious runners caught by surprise.

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The Adidas Solar Boost is a highly cushioned daily trainer with a accommodating fit for most foot types. While this isn’t a shoe for faster paced running, most runners will appreciate its plush ride and fit for recreational runners to high mileage hogs.

RunRepeat:

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

The Adidas Solar Boost offered a snappy ride, wrote a reviewer.
The boost™ midsole supplied added bounce and encouraged a quicker pace, mentioned a runner. Others said it provided a cushioning that was more accommodating than expected.
A user claimed that the outsole had a broad heel that enhanced ground feel.
Various commenters agreed the shoe possessed a stylish appearance that was suitable for casual wear.
The upper was praised by several users, citing remarks such as “breathable,” “comfortable,” and “lightweight.”

2 reasons not to buy

Many buyers thought the Adidas Solar Boost was expensive.
One wearer complained the arch support was missing from the shoe.

Bottom line

The Adidas Solar Boost delivered what runners would expect from a road running shoe: comfortable, responsive, and efficient. Many users were satisfied with the performance brought about by the shoe, and they found a bonus in its trendy look. Despite the high price point and other relative criticisms, the Solar Boost seems to have proven that it enables a fantastic running adventure.


https://www.adidas.com/us/solarboost

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