adidas terrex Boost

We’ve been going on about adidas Boost for the past couple of years now, ever since we picked up our first pair of Glides. It’s not often we warm to a shoe straight away but after wearing them a couple of times they soon became our go-to. Since then we’ve used them for three marathons, countless half marathons and pretty much every road training session in-between. The only thing we haven’t used them for has been trail running.

Enter the terrex Boost. A lightweight mountain running shoe that incorporates Boost cushioning for the first time in the adidas Outdoor range. It also has a Continental rubber outsole for grip in both wet and dry conditions, even at high speed. Other features include a new fancy lacing function, something called a Torsion bar for midfoot stability, and a comfy slip-on fit.

But is it any good? we hear you ask. Well, we tested them out as soon as we managed to get our hands on a pair and we’re happy to say they’re spot on. Comfortable, light, bouncy and a hell of a lot nicer looking than most of the other trail shoes we have in the cupboard. The only thing we initially struggled with was the fancy lacing function reminiscent of a drawstring toggle, but after a few runs we warmed to it, especially for ease during races.

terrex Boost come in a range of colours for men and women and cost £120. Click here for more details.

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