The latest addition to the Adidas BOOST family is a hybrid of the PureBOOST X (the first of their Nike Roshe Run Femme Blanche
shoes designed solely with female feet in mind) and the super-cushioned UltraBOOST, whose bouncy sole has been devised so it doesn’t pack down over time.
As with the PureBOOST X before it, Adidas analysed the Nike Air Huarache Dámské
way female runners’ feet move and change during a run, and designed a shoe which, theoretically, adds extra support and room for expansion where needed.
Like the PureBOOST X, the UltraBOOST X (which I’m going to call UBX from now on because all these names are getting confusing) has a floating arch, essentially a hole under your instep where the shoe lifts up from the sole.
This arch, in conjunction with the wrap-around Adidas ZX Flux Donna
upper – made from a woven, breathable fabric called Primeknit – is designed to provide support and adapt and move with your foot as your run. As women generally have narrower heels, this is reflected in the Adidas Adilette Slides Donna
shoe so there’s less slippage, and it’s all bottomed off with that springy BOOST midsole.
My first trial of the UBX was at the London launch, which I was invited to by online retailer Very. And there’s no denying Adidas Kamanda Mujer
they’re a good looking shoe. When I first started running eight years ago, you pretty much had one choice when it came to colourway –white with pink highlights. The orange and black is definitely an improvement, it just looks fast, and the shoes are light (approx 234g fact fans). But what are they like to wear?
Well, a lot of that depends on the width of your plates of meat. I have a high instep and wide feet (attractive Nike Air Max 90 Womens
I know), and although the UBX is supposed to hug the foot and adapt to the individual, on a straight-out-of-the-box wear, I found the sock-like upper pressed on the bridge of my foot and the shoe was tight Nike Iternationalist Damen
around my big toe mound (that’s the most technical name Google gave me for that knobbly bit on the side of your big toe).
That said, I always think finding new runners is like buying jeans, everyone’s perfect fit Adidas Nmd Donna
is different. All around me at the launch run, those blessed with narrower feet were declaring them the comfiest things they’d ever worn. But while the Primeknit fabric brings a touch more support and stability than the PureBOOST X had, it’s not as forgiving if your arches are high or your feet are on the broader side.