The past few years I have tried several different running shoes. I've found several I like, including Saucony Kinvara, Nike Pegasus, and Nike Free. I've gone through lots of them! Brooks, Newton, New Balance, Asics....I like trying out these feet gadgets.
Recently I decided to try the Adidas Energy Boost shoe. At first sight I thought they would never work. I was running primarily in the Saucony Kinvaras, which weigh in at 6.4 oz (I like a light shoe). Just looking at these they look really bulky, and when I picked them up they were a little heavier at 8.1 oz. I still like still like to try everything on, so I had to give them a go. They are noted to run a little small, but I still bought them in the same size I normally do. It is recommended to go a 1/2 size up.
Of course every running shoe has their pros and cons...
Cushion: Adidas came out with new midsole material last year, and is straying from the standard material used in most running shoes.
The foam consists of small polyurethane capsules fused together...apparently the same material they use in the dashboards of BMWs. Closest I will get to having a beamer. The result is a super cushy sole. Well...the cushion is fabulous! They designed it to be very cushy and springy. While it looks really bulky somehow it still feels pretty light.
Flexible and Lightweight: It is not a minimalist shoe, but it is somehow still pretty flexy (That's an official term, right?) and light. I moved away from some of the heavier shoes because they were so stiff, but this somehow runs with a lot of flexibility.
Heel to Toe Drop: I like a big heel to toe drop. When I started wearing shoes with a bigger heel to toe drop I stopped having so many issues with my calves and tendonitis. The heel to toe drop in these is 10mm.
Expensive: They are probably the most of expensive shoes I've run in. $160 buckaroos!! I've never even bought myself heels this expensive. I figure it's worth the investment to avoid injuries and enjoy my runs.
Heel: This actually isn't an issue for me, because I strike more with my forefoot than my heel, but the heel extends out past the shoe. If you are a heel striker, that could cause issue with every foot strike. I haven't tried them yet, but the Adidas Adios Boost has the same midsole technology, and it doesn't have such a protruding heel.
Shoe laces: I really, really hate the laces they come with. They have no give, so you really have to find the perfect tie, because if you go too tight your feet will be miserable on your run. They also always come untied all the time, even with a double knot. Definitely worth changing the laces on these...that's a cheap problem to fix.
Overall I enjoy running in them! I'm on my second pair which doesn't happen very often. Next pair are gonna be pink! Remember when I hated pink? A little person in my life turned my hate for pink around.