Next up in our series of updates is Adidas
Adidas Supernova Glide Boost
The Supernova Glide Boost 6 was the stand out shoe of Adidas' previous season. It was their most marketed, and one of the most succesful of the boost shoes. The newest version is more of a subtle adjustment, than an update. The upper has had a slight tweak to make the randing more stable. The midfoot cradle has also been increased slightly to offer more stability than previously. The final change is the heel counter. This has been beefed up slightly to offer more stability and support. All of these tweaks should result in a more stable Glide, as this was where the previous model was left lacking. The other slight tweak is that the womens version is a little different to the mens. Adidas have made it more feminine and less bulky, so have used a techfit upper, and less overlays to give a slimmer silhouette.
Adidas Response Boost and Response Boost Techfit
The Adidas Response series has always been a solid entry level shoe, and has always offered excellence at an affordable price point for the masses. Now it includes a Boost and EVA midsole that brings Boost to those whom it was previously out of reach. Coming in two varieties; a traditional upper, and a techfit version, there is variance for different preferences, and with a high level of EVA foam still present, expect this shoe to be relatively stable too. In terms of updates, they are few and far between, and are more cosmetic than technical, however, the look of both is something to be enjoyed.
Adidas Adizero Boston 5
The Adizero Boston is the racer trainer hybrid of the range, and offers good levels of cushioning without sacrificing durability. Adizero means that the last of the shoe is designed to fit closely to your foot without even tying the laces. The Boston is effectively a lighter and sleeker version of the Supernova Glide. In this latest version the uppers have been made more breathable, and gone for a more classical look bringing back memories of years gone by.
Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 2.0
The Adizero Adios Boost 2.0 is the second time that the Adios has used a Boost midsole, and this version is lighter, and more flexible. As with the Boston, they have gone for a more cassical look, resulting in a more breathable and stylish look. This is one of Adidas' strongest shoes in my opinion, and is the racing shoe to look out for this year.
Adidas Adizero Feather Prime
The Adidas Adizero Feather Prime is one of Adidas' lesser known racing shoes. One of the only shoe left in the range that still doesn't use Boost, it is one of the lightest and most flexible shoes they make. Only for the efficient forefoot runner, it uses Adidas' Primeknit technology in the upper to avoid any overlays and unnecessary weight. It is similar to Nike's Flyknit, and is only a matter of time until they begin using it in the rest of the range.
Adidas Ultra Boost
The Adidas Ultra Boost is due for release early next year, and will join the Adidas Tempo Boost. However, this is the one to get excited about. It is what Adidas are calling their best running shoe ever. It is the first shoe to be designed around the boost midsole and is the first running shoe to use a 100% boost midsole (I'm not counting the Pure Boost, as I don't feel that it is a running shoe). It uses a Primeknit upper, external heel cage, and a completely unique outsole, designed around heat and pressure points. It really utilises how incredible the Boost material is, as in all of their previous shoes, EVA and Torsion bars have been limiting it's flexibility and weight. This new entry is unbelievably light and flexible. More flexible than a Nike Free Flyknit 3.0, and as light, if not lighter than a Saucony Kinvara 5 (I don't have the stats here, but I could not believe how light it really is).
All of the shoes here are either avilable now, or will be available soon on Runners Need, and Adidas' Website.