DISCLAIMER: I received these shoes for free. All opinions are my own.
Original photo by Adidas/edited by Carmyy
Approximately a month ago, I revived a pair of the Adidas PureBOOST X in the mail for their launch. The Adidas PureBOOST X has been created for women, by women resulting in a high performance meets high fashion running shoe for ladies only. The petite, adaptive silhouette of PureBOOST X wraps the foot in style and rests it on a full length bed of thousands of energy infused BOOST foam capsules. Ladies’ feet tends to be on the narrower side in the heel and arch while wider at the ball than a man’s foot.
The Specs (from Adidas)
- For a neutral gait
- 25.5 mm / 16.5 mm (9 mm differential) drop
- Floating Arches
- 6.5 ounces
The second I slipped the Adidas PureBOOST X on, I immediately felt the arch support. It was mind blowing! The floating arch hugs the arches on my foot, providing it with support while the whole shoe felt like sliding into a sock.
In the following photo, you can see how unlike other running shoes, the tongue of the shoe is pretty much built into the shoe so it cannot wiggle around while you run if you did not lace your shoe tight enough. It’s really does feel like you’re sliding into a pair of socks.
The shoe is very lightweight and flexible. You can squeeze and fold them and they’ll bounce back to it’s original form. They are undeniably gorgeous and I actually considered not running in them just so I can keep them looking pretty!
One thing I didn’t like about the Adidas PureBOOST X were the eyelets. There’s only three on each side while other running shoes average around 6 on each side.
I tend to use all the eyelets in a shoe with the high lock lace locking technique to reduce slippage of my feet from the shoes and to strap me in. While the PureBOOST X fits snug, I’m not comfortable allowing any pronation as it’s something I struggle with while running.
Another concern I have is the floating arch. While I absolutely love the support it provides, I’m not sure how well it’ll hold up over time. However, it might be a good indicator of when you need to replace your shoes and that its mileage is up.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Adidas PureBOOST X. I appreciated how lightweight it was, how gorgeous it looked, the way it fits my narrow feet, and the floating arch.
*note I have collapsed/fallen arches so the floating arch may feel different on myself vs you.
Have you tried the new Adidas PureBOOST X? What do you think of the concept of a ladies’ only shoe? What do you think of the floating arch?
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