Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0

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The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 continues to offer runners the responsive cushioning and lightweight feel of their Boost Foam technology.  This neutral running shoe is designed with speed in mind and the newly-improved Continental rubber outsole delivers excellent grip on all road conditions and a more cushioned landing through the forefoot.  The breathable mesh used in the upper gives runners good air flow and is very flexible.  Whether you run 5Ks or marathons, the Adidas Adizero Boost 3.0 gives runners a comfortable ride that is built to last through everyday training sessions and long-distance racing events.

Pros
  • Breathable mesh used in the upper
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent traction in wet and dry conditions
  • Fuller coverage of Continental rubber in the forefoot
  • Gives runners good energy return, making them feel faster
  • Durable outsole
Cons
  • Only available in normal width
  • Very narrow fit
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 features a rubber outsole, which gives the shoe a solid grip. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 features the Adidas Torsion System throughout the midfoot area, and it provides runners with arch support, a more controlled midfoot landing and comprehensive structure. This means the forefoot and rearfoot function independently, promoting the runner's natural gait on any terrain. Adidas removed the rubber strip that went down the middle of the shoe and moved to a full rubber forefoot on the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 includes more Continental rubber in the forefoot than the previous model and still features the dependable AdiWear rubber in the heel. This Continental rubber was originally used for racing tires. The Continental rubber features a waffle-cut pattern on the forefoot of the shoe for excellent grip on wet and dry surfaces. This also distributes the rubber material more evenly across the outsole of the shoe instead of being concentrated down the middle. The AdiWear technology used in the outsole delivers outstanding resistance against wear down during heel strikes and toe-offs. The AdiWear also absorbs the shock when the foot lands on the ground. This long-lasting, non-marking rubber offers the runner a shoe with traction in several road and racing conditions, as well as a flexible ride.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 features Boost midsole technology which provides cushioning and energy return and also makes the shoe feel quick. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 does utilize E.V.A. foam in the rim of the midsole just above the Boost foam. Reviewers found the Boost Midsole to remain thinner than most neutral running shoes during a run, but that did not affect the ride and or heel-to-toe transition. The reviewers found the shoe to be responsive and offer a smooth transition. Runners liked the thinness of the cushioning because it allowed them to still feel the ground. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 has less cushioning in the forefoot with a 13% (women’s) and a 14% (men’s) percentile ranking by the Runner’s World Shoe Lab. This indicates a firmer ride in the forefoot.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper is made with an Open Mesh fabric. This fabric provides the runner’s foot with good ventilation and foot flexibility. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 features a toe-bumper and a simple forefoot design. The toe-bumper is made of a synthetic suede material called Tirrenina and is taller than the previous model, the Adios 2.0. The lacing of the Adios 3.0 starts 5-mm from the toe-box, which makes it more rearwards than the Adios 2.0. Both models of the Adios have the same number of lacing rows, but the lacing rows on the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 are closer together due to the 5-mm movement back. This lacing density keeps the foot more secure, giving the runner an improved midfoot fit. The tongue is also longer on the Adios 3.0. The heel fit stayed the same from the Adios 2.0 to the Adios 3.0. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 has an internal heel counter as well as a memory foam heel collar. The memory foam heel collar uses Geofit construction and allows the rear of the shoe to conform to the natural shape of the runner’s foot. Overall, reviewers found the upper fit to be much better in the Adios 3.0 than the Adios 2.0. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 features a Coolever mesh lining that keeps the runner’s foot cool and dry, but this shoe is not meant for barefoot running. The breathable fabric used in the shoe’s interior wicks moisture away from the foot and minimizes odor. Reviewers liked how the upper of the Adios Boost 3.0 adapts to their foot movement during a run.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is a lightweight running shoe. Reviewers commented positively on the weightlessness of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. The men’s version weighs 8.1 oz and the women’s weights 7.3 oz.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 offers runners great breathability in the upper with the synthetic mesh material used throughout. The Open Mesh fabric used in the upper delivers runners a well-ventilated ride. This is ideal for running longer distances. The Coolever mesh interior lining keeps the foot dry and cool. This lining keeps the runner’s foot comfortable when running in hotter environments.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Most reviewers found the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 to be comfortable thanks to the Boost outsole technology. Runners with narrow feet liked the snug fit this neutral running shoe had to offer. Those runners who prefer a shoe with a wider toe box will not find the narrow fit to be as comfortable. The fuller coverage Continental rubber used from the midfoot to the forefoot gives runners a softer, more cushioned landing in the forefoot.
Style
Style

Style

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 comes in two different color styles. Reviewers liked the more retro look of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0. The men’s version comes in solar red with three white stripes and a white midsole. It also comes in solar red with three white stripes, black heel, toe and lace area and white midsole. According to Amazon, 82% of customers who purchased the men’s version said the shoe fits as expected and 76% of customers who purchased the women’s version said the shoe fits as expected. Some reviewers did state that the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is a narrow shoe through the midfoot and toe box giving their foot no extra room to move. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is a low profile neutral running shoe, earning an 8% percentile ranking in profile height by testers in the Runner’s World Shoe Lab.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is designed for marathons and long-distance running, as the previous model was worn by the Kenyan who set the world record in the marathon in the 2014 Berlin Marathon. The second-place finisher in the Berlin Marathon was also wearing the Adios 2.0, as well as the top two female finishers. This goes to show that the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is designed to be the fastest running shoe and last through elite level training and racing. The Boost foam material used throughout the midsole is one of the longest-lasting foams around. This shoe is built to last through high mileage and heavy use. The synthetic overlays featured in the upper give the runner long-lasting support.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The toe-bumper has a small reflective strip on it. The heel of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 also has a small reflective strip on it. This reflective strip is actually smaller than the previous model. Reviewers commented on the minimal reflective features of this shoe. The three signature Adidas stripes are not reflective in low-light conditions as they were in previous models. The higher lacing density in the upper gives runners a more secure fit through the midfoot. The internal heel counter and Memory Foam heel collar protect the runner’s foot from accidental slips.
Support
Support

Support

The Adidas Torsion System helps the runner's foot adapt to his or her running terrain. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 features a full-sized plastic shank through the midfoot. This plastic shank extends onto the medial heel side to provide additional support during a run. The internal heel counter and padded heel collar support the rear of the foot.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The outsole on the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 performs well on all road conditions. The Adios 3.0 also performs well on trails, the track and the treadmill.
Price
Price

Price

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is pricier than its competitors and this is dues to the use of the Boost Midsole Technology. Despite the high price tag, reviewers commented that the outsole is built to last longer than other trainers. The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 offers runners the versatility they need during training, which eliminates the need for other shoes. This shoe performs well when racing or doing fast training workouts.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Adiwear outsole featured on the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 gives runners good grip on wet and dry surfaces. The previous model of the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 had great traction. Adidas improved the Continental rubber compound used in the outsole to heighten the already excellent traction of this shoe.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is a very flexible shoe. Reviewers liked how the shoe allowed their foot to move comfortably. The Adios Boost 3.0 is so flexible that it can be folded in half.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Torsion System featured in the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 gives runners some stability through the midfoot. Testers from the Runner’s World Shoe Lab gave the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 a 53% percentile ranking for stability features. This score indicates that this shoe is in the middle of the ranking for those features that give the runner stride stability.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 women’s version features a 10-mm heel drop. The heel height on both the men’s and women’s shoe is 27-mm and the forefoot height is 17-mm. This shoe features a good amount of padding and lift in the heel, which is characterized by the high stack height in both the men’s and women’s Adios 3.0.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Open Mesh fabric used in the upper
• Coolever mesh moisture-wicking interior lining
• Soft and responsive Boost Foam technology in the midsole
• Internal heel counter and Memory Foam heel collar for a good heel fit
• 10 mm heel-to-toe drop
Torsion System used in the outsole
• Continental rubber used in the forefoot of the outsole
• Durable, shock-absorbing AdiWear rubber used in the heel
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 is a durable, lightweight, racing trainer that delivers runners a soft landing and smooth heel-to-toe transition. The Boost Foam midsole technology gives runners good support, excellent flexibility, high responsiveness and cushioning through the gait cycle without feeling heavy or bulky. The Continental rubber used in the outsole offers the runner excellent tread on the road or the trail. The waffle-cut design gives runners a softer landing in the forefoot. While the Adidas Adizero Adios Boost 3.0 comes with a more expensive price tag, the durability and versatility it gives runners makes it worth the investment.