Featured shoe: adidas Running Solar BOOST
With adidas Solar BOOST, you will enjoy the same Ultracushioned Boost midsole (which is optimized for a responsive ride) as the UltraBOOST but at a much lower price. This running shoe is a go-to shoe designed for long distances with breathable upper materials that (according to some experienced runners) give more stability than the softer knit upper of the UltraBOOST.
adidas Running Solar BOOST has a grippy, lightweight, and flexible STRETCHWEB Continental rubber outsole which adapts to the ground for a boost in stability. The Continental traction compound sole of the Solar BOOST uniquely extends to the back portion of the shoe for an added stability at heel strike.
Speaking of Continental, this German automotive manufacturing company with over 140 years of tire technology has started supplying adidas with traction compound soles in 2007. And the Solar BOOST is one of more than 80 shoes of adidas with Continental traction compound soles. This Continental technology for runners has rising expectations due to its progressively expanding coverage, a promise of up to 30% more grip experience, and Guinness World Records attempt by professional athletes.
Like tires are to cars and shoes are to runners, expect this grippy Continental rubber outsole to also perform well on various weather conditions as you run out there and back.
Notable features of adidas Running Solar BOOST shoes:
- Weight: 12 oz
- Differential: 10 mm
- Breathable, braided mesh upper with synthetic overlays
- Breathable fabric lining which offers a great in-shoe feel
- Removable molded EVA insole
- Lightweight EVA midsole which supplies daylong underfoot cushioning
- Boost technology under the heel which provides lightweight plush and energy return with each stride
- Lightweight, flexible STRETCHWEB Continental rubber outsole which adapts to the ground for a boost in stability
- Fitcounter heel for an unrestricted fit; Stabilizing Torsion System; Tailored Fibre Placement for midfoot support
Who should wear adidas Running Solar BOOST?
This athletic shoe is only for those who need neutral to underpronation (or supination) support type. But people with super high arch and those with special orthotics that are thicker than the removable Boost insole might find this shoe tighter on the instep.
adidas Running Solar BOOST has great reviews from actual users who say that it is very comfortable; has enough arch support; and has a lot of cushion in the heel.
Our experience with adidas Running Solar BOOST
This running shoe has been tested by both first timer, as well as, experienced runners. And after two months of daily running, we are ready to give feedback on what to expect with adidas Running Solar BOOST.
The new runner who has tested this shoe said that it gave the right support from start to finish. And she never complained of any foot pain, knee pain, or back pain after the first run. This is a good proof that the technology in this shoe works for even new runners where the tendency of having muscle pain after initial runs is high.
The experienced runner who tested this shoe for long distances said that adidas Running Solar BOOST is now one of her favorite running shoes because it gives enough support, grip, and stability and doesn’t give you running-related muscle pains even after running on challenging roads and weather conditions. And it seems to be durable enough to last longer than a normal running shoe.
Reasons not to buy adidas Running Solar BOOST
The breathable, braided mesh upper with synthetic overlays of adidas Running Solar BOOST are not as breathable as the knit upper of the UltraBOOST, the running shoe which many consider as the best shoe adidas has made so far.
Although, the Solar BOOST lacks the breathability features found in the UltraBOOST, a lot of runners feel comfortable using it for long distances. And there are actual accounts of runners saying that the Solar BOOST, with its current upper materials, appears to have more stability than the UltraBOOST. But the Solar BOOST is best for daily running and not for competition.
This running shoe won’t provide a lot of arch support which is just perfect for the neutral runner and for those who supinate. So, if you have fallen arches or overpronation, you should stay away from adidas Running Solar BOOST because you need enough arch support for stability.