Product Review: Adidas UltraboostX Running Shoes
I cannot explain how EXCITED I was to get selected to review the Adidas UltraboostX running shoes. I bought my first Adidas Boost running shoes a few years ago and loved them so much I bought them again and again. The UltraboostX features Boost technology (read: really responsive foam) and is less of a structured shoe than I am used to. The arch is an adaptive arch which is designed to conform to your foot to give you more of a customized feel. You can see the space under the arch in the side profile shot below - there really is no "shoe" there! The upper part of the shoe is made of Primeknit fabric which wraps around your whole foot. When you pull on the shoe, it feels like you are pulling on a sock - that is how clingy the upper part is. They hug my feet nicely and almost feel like an extension of my foot and not like I am wearing a "shoe".
The shoes came in the mail just as I had entered the taper portion of my marathon training. I was nervous to try anything new during taper AND I was eager to test them out so I decided I would run one mile in them and then change into my other training shoes. They were so springy and comfy that I ended up running 2.4 miles in them before changing. My training shoes felt so clunky and heavy running in them right after the UltraboostX. I ran a few more easy training runs in the UltraboostX before the marathon.
The UltraboostX have been the star of my marathon recovery miles during the past several weeks. I have been wearing them every other run (normally I have a rotation of 3 to 4 shoes) and love how responsive they are. Next week starts my half-marathon training and I expect that they will be getting of play time in my shoe rotation.
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