Adidas unveiled its latest running shoe with the Boost technology in early August. It is the new Solar Boost from the sixty-six year old German manufacturer. We usually see the Boost technology with the premium running shoe, the Ultra Boost. Boost technology debuted with the Energy Boost and since then there is no seeing back for Adidas. Adidas made a bold move and added the Boost technology to both Supernova Glide Boost 7 and Supernova Sequence Boost 8. Both the shoes were a huge success. To continue on this, Adidas launched an affordable running shoe with the Boost technology – Solar Boost.
A size 9 Solar Boost weighs 233g. The shoe is light and offers a good fit. Adidas launched the Solar Boost in five exciting colorways. The colors are very exciting and should appeal to everyone for it features both striking and sober colors. For the regulars, there are black and grey colorways. To some heads during a jog, there are Solar Yellow and Blue colorways. This neutral running shoe is ideal for road running.
We see a highly breathable upper that offers tremendous airflow. Net mesh layered over the base mesh provides great ventilation. With this ventilation system, you will never feel sweaty feet during your long runs and workouts. A molded heel counter wraps your heel strategically to offer much needed stability. EVA sock-liner improves the comfort and provides added support. Foot movement will be good with the Solar Boost. A performance lining in shoe also absorbs sweat keeping your feet dry.
For unparalleled lightweight cushioning, Adidas introduced industry standard EVA material in the midsole region. The heel of Solar Boost features the iconic Boost technology. Unlike the Ultra Boost, where the whole midsole has the Boost technology. The TPU pellets in the heel area, which act as pillows offer unmatched energy return. Your heel strikes will be a lot smoother and at the same time, you will experience enhanced gait cycle, thanks to the energy-return properties of ‘Boost’.
On the outsole, we see STRETCHWEB rubber outsole. This lightweight and elastic material adapts flawlessly and provides added stability. Not only that, this material works scientifically to optimize the ‘Boost’ for a more responsive ride. Expect smoother transitions with the Solar Boost. Traction levels of the Solar Boost are great. Put all your durability questions to the bed for this shoe features synthetic overlays in the midfoot area.
If you are looking to buy a road running shoe that offer the Boost, this is a great choice. Highly breathable upper with strategically placed ‘Boost’ technology and an affordable price tag makes this a perfect match for anyone who is looking to try the ‘Boost.’
The initial launch colorways of the Solar Boost are available exclusively on the Adidas website. Solar Boost retails at $80 i.e., around 5,000INR. You have to import Solar Boost if you want to have one right now. Availability in India is TBA
Bottom-line: Affordable ‘Boost’.Published 21 Sep 2015, 11:42 IST