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We just need to stop being stupid and really think about what they're suggesting with the hype, and instead understand what really moves us forward in running.
If you really want to beleive it then I'd suggest that when you try them on in the shop, hop on one leg -if the shoes don't 'propel' your body back into the air again like a pogo stick would I'd tell them there must be a manufacturing fault with that pair
Well they are not bad shoes by any stretch - for under a £100 I'd say they are damn good (Signed up to Adidas website and got 15% off voucher code). They are not magic by any stretch, but boy are they comfy and they did make my run a bit more enjoyable than usual. They made me bounce much more and therefore go faste.... wait - no that was a joke.
Still the elastic/bouncy/whatever feel is comfortable - on and off road. I like so far with only 8 miles on them.
Bought some yesterday, planning to do a first run in these tomorrow, prbably a 6 miler. I am not expecting miracles but i am interested in how they will feel.
I've decided now to bite the bullet and get a pair - that's if I can find a damn pair in my size!
Got my first pair today going for a 6 miler later and a 16 tomorrow does anybody wish to know the results just ask..... if noy dont ask.....
Curious to know how comfy they are in your 16 mile run?
Well done 6 miles last nite (used a hilly sock)and wasnt 100% sure. But not sure if it was because i wasnt used to them. Today went out and ran 16 miles(used a x cross sock) no probs at all. Shoe felt relly comfy and I could notice the bounce. didnt fill like i was going to get any blisters.The only thing I did notice was my feet felt relly hot????. I would norm take a size 10 trainer but went up a size 10 1/2. Overall the shoe performed well. Im doing the London Marathon in 2 weeks and the way the shoe performed today I will be wearing them.
Darren, re: the hot feet - this could be due to the tighter fit. I usually run in New Balance 1226/1260 but occassionally stick on a pair of 905s I have. These are narrower racing shoes and my feet always feel like they're boiling in them.
Im doing the London Marathon too and tempted by these, im not convinced my nike pegs 29 are for me, gonna do 10 miles in the boost sunday and see and a few smaller ones this week in them too.
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Mark Overall the shoe performed well. Im doing the London Marathon in 2 weeks and the way the shoe performed today I will be wearing them.
I'd hate to put doubts in your mind at this stage, but wouldn't it be worth sticking with whatever shoes you know have done the job for longer runs, without feeling too hot? You could well end up running 26 miles in warmer temperatures. Or have you had actual problems with your training shoes so far?
Some comparisons against other shoe tech: http://gearselected.com/on-the-road-adidas-boost-vs-eva-vs-adiprene/
I noticed somebody mentioned the boost to be a gimmick much like the Reebok ZigTech shoes - of which I own a pair. I'm now in the market for some new ones. I've not been a runner for very long (6 months at least), but I am starting to realise the Reeboks definitely aren't running shoes, owing to the fact I have been suffering with Peroneal Tendonitis for much of my training in them (over 2/3 months).
Can anybody tell me whether they have used both the boost and zigtech shoes and whether they have noticed much difference between the two?
I suppose what i'm saying is, are the boost indeed a gimmick? Would you recommend them over, say, the Asic Gel Nimbus?
I don't think they're a gimmick shoe per se, just that the "energy return" marketing hype is a bit gimmicky because it's possibly implying a performance "boost" which just isn't there. I've not tried these shoes (but did pick one up while I was in JD Sports at lunchtime ) but I've seen a handful of reviews now from seasoned runners who like them, just because the new midsole material provides a very comfortable feel when running. My favourite running shoes tend to combine a smooth ride with a nice springy cushioning feel, so I would be tempted to give them a go. (When the price comes down and there's even more review info to go on.)
Cougs, any chance of a face to face review in The Chandos?
Well after wearing these shoes for a good few runs now 16mile 13 mile and a few 5s. I'm not sure .My feet are really burning up and I'm finding them far to springy and cant get a good pace going in them. If you look at my first post I did buy 1/2 a size larger. Also went out in them in a heavy down pour and my feet got soaking. So jurys gone back out on these trainers.
I bought a pair, they are comfortable but after wearing them 4 times I am now injured, coincidence? Maybe, but it worries me.