Adidas Adizero Boston 6
The Adizero Boston 6 from Adidas is a lightweight, neutral running shoe made with high-end materials that provide comfort and support for the runner looking to perform their very best. Offered in a variety of blue, black and white colors this shoe weighs in at approximately 8.5 oz with a heel drop of 10 mm ideal for training. Adidas has created a buzz in the running community with the mechanics of its most popular training shoe feature, the Boost midsole. The unique design of this shoe blends perfectly with your individual running pattern, giving joints and ankles the long-term support they need to complete the toughest event. While this neutral shoe is designed specifically for racing, it is also excellent for casual running on everyday surfaces. This version of the shoe offers subtle changes from past models that show the company is willing to listen to their very large customer base and adapt to new technology. Whether you’re a casual runner staying in shape or a seasoned marathonist, this shoe will impress you each time you hit the trail. We take a look at the specialized features of this Series 6 running shoe below in our comprehensive review.
- Improved forefoot fit
- Durable outsole
- Padded tongue
- Tongue folds
- Narrow toe box
- No reflectivity
- There is a lot of praise for these shoes from avid runners.
- The upper is nicely breathable.
- Although these are not the lightest shoes on the market, most buyers are pleased with the weight.
- These provide great energy return.
- The outsole is grippy.
- Reviewers say these are fast.
- These allow a good ground feel and are pleasantly responsive.
- The upper has a secure hold without relying on the laces too much.
- Socks are optional with these shoes.
- From 5ks to marathons, runners are satisfied with how these perform.
- Many runners say these work well for tempo work.
- The colors are nice and the style looks good for runs or casual wear.
- There are positive reviews from runners over 50.
- Many runners who log more than 30 miles per week appreciate the performance and comfort.
- These are designed for and work well for road running.
- The cushioning shines most at faster paces when compared to other running shoes.
- These are more flexible than the Boston 5s.
- Sizing seems a little inconsistent with earlier versions.
- Many reviewers have needed to go up a half size to improve the fit and performance.
- Although the upper is breathable, the toe box tends to hold warmth.
- The heel collar is low.
- Responsiveness noticeably decreases after a couple hundred miles.
- There are more cushioned running shoes on the market.
- These are not recommended for off road running.
- There is not much support for people who overpronate.
- Several reviewers claim these are overpriced for the quality and durability.
- The fit works best for narrow to average width feet. Wider feet may feel cramped.
- The upper can show and hold dirt easily.
- These don't provide enough support or protection for intense or repetitive downhills.
Between the heel and forefoot lies the Torsion system developed specifically by Adidas. This thermoplastic arch support provides stability and propulsion throughout the midfoot. It acts as a bridge between the forefoot and rearfoot allowing them to move independently of each other without strain. This plate is designed for the over-pronator or supinator to help control excessive motion. The result is a smooth heel-to-toe transition more of which we will go over next.
-Lightweight, dual density knit
-Continental grip rubber sole
-Boost midsole for responsive cushioning
-Engineered mesh forefoot provides comfort and breathability;
-Torsion system midfoot
-Wider fit than the previous version