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Adidas’s New “Running” Shoe Isn’t Great for Running — But They’re Still Awesome

They look great and they’re not as egregious as the last release, but I still wouldn’t run in these.

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A couple weeks ago, Adidas released a shoe marketed as running gear that was not, but it still looked good enough to wear. Available today, the Pureboost Go sneaker is more of the same.

Admittedly, these are much closer to what you need out of a running shoe than the previous release. They utilize the comfy and energy-efficient boost sole, which is fine, but the shoe lacks structure and tightness around the fit. The knit upper is flexible and forms to your foot, but it’s too flexible for the mile-after-mile grind.

It also lacks the support for the ankle and heel an ideal running shoe will have — though this model does utilize a type of hybrid heel and toe support feature. The newly widened toe box is a nice touch, though, allowing for more stable striding, especially in areas where the surface you’re running on may change quickly (e.g. an urban environment).

The Pureboost Go sneaker, which launches in a gray and black colorway, is available tomorrow.

Buy Now: $120

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