Adidas Pureboost DPR

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The Adidas Pureboost DPR has both a unique look and feel. The design gives this shoe the look of a casual “hang out” shoe, but the technology offers athletes a lower drop and more cushioning for their athletic endeavors.

This is a shoe designed for road and track running and market themselves as a road running shoe that uses innovative technology to adapt to the fit and needs of each individual athlete. Runners love the responsive Boost cushioning. Over and over runners used the words, “energized” and “comfortable” to describe their experience with this shoe.

For a newer model, coming from a trusted brand, the price tag isn’t unreasonable. You can expect to pay right around the $150 mark for a pair. Adidas listened to its customers and worked hard to make improvements to the original Pureboost model with the Pureboost DPR.

Pros

- Reasonably priced considering the brand, quality and newness of the model.

- These shoes look and feel as good crossing the finish line as they do running errands around town.

- Thoughtful, innovative technologies enhance the comfort and overall running experience of these shoes.

Cons

- There are some construction problems in the laces and the tongue of the shoe. Because the tongue isn't properly attached, it tends to bunch up and move around too much.

- Runners reported that the laces that come with this shoe are too short and required an additional purchase of different laces.

Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of this shoe is comprised of a breathable knit material. It affords the runner maximum air flow to promote fast drying action. This keeps the foot cool and dry even during long or hot runs. Additionally, the knit design is seamless, which means less friction and irritation for runners.

The shoe has a lower height around the ankles to promote flexibility and freedom of movement for the runner. Some users commented that the design of the laces and tongue were slightly problematic and led to unwanted folding of the tongue and a looser fit through the upper.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The stand out element of the Pureboost DPR is the boost midsole. This midsole material runs the length of the shoe and provides the runner with a cushioned, stable landing pad. This material is also very durable and adds to the overall value of the shoe. The cushioning provides the runner with excellent energy return and responsiveness without added extra weight to the shoe. By doing this, it can maintain its ability to still be a solid racing and speed shoe. The midsole drop is lower to the ground to provide the runner with a better feel for the road below.
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole is unique because it uses Adidas's patented Stretchweb rubber outsole, The outsole pattern has a checker board appearance that creates powerful grip, making these a great choice for uneven terrain. They are also a great shoe to take on rainy runs because of the added traction.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Pureboost DPR comes in under nine ounces (8.6 to be exact), which places it in the lightweight running category. It is a competitive alternative to shoes like the Asics Dynaflyte or the Nike Elite. Their lightweight design and lower drop make them a good choice for a fast racing shoe for mid to shorter distances or a shoe for your speed workouts.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper of the shoe is made from a breathable knitted material that wraps around the foot as one seamless piece of fabric. This material provides maximum airflow and gives the runner a flexible feeling. Runners reported feeling that their foot moved freely in this model. Even on hot runs or long runs, runners reported that their feet were able to stay cool and dry.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The boost technology used in this shoe makes this one of the most comfortable shoes on the market today. The Boost midsole provides the runner with responsive cushioning and also works to absorb the damaging shock of each foot strike. Additionally, the upper uses a seamless construction design that eliminates friction and irritation. The upper is also made from a breathable knit that allows the foot to stay dry.
Style
Style

Style

These receive high marks from runners who like a running trainer that looks like a casual fashion shoe. You can expect to find the lined insignia along the sides of the PureBoost DPR, but the colors are what are so attractive to some. This shoe is known for its neutral colors like gray and khaki (although it does offer one color combination that is a bit more vivid: Solar orange and navy). They look great with casual, everyday attire, but if you are looking for a pair of shoes that is covered in bright colors and flashy designs, this isn't the shoe for you.
Durability
Durability

Durability

These shoes received high reviews from athletes for their durability. On the one hand, you have the Boost cushioning which provides a comfortable landing for each foot strike, but maintains its form and doesn't break down easily. Another high durability point is the outsole. It is constructed using the Stretchweb rubber which is reported to be very long-lasting.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Runners appreciate the protection that the Pureboost DPR offers in two distinct areas. The first is through the seamless construction of the upper. This protects the runner from unwanted irritation that can lead to painful blisters. The second is through the wider forefoot base, which enables the runner to adapt quickly to changes in movement and speed.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Adidas uses its patented Boost technology in these shoes. This an amazing cushioning material that provides the runner with superior feedback and responsiveness. This material does a great job of returning energy to the runner and absorbing the shock of each foot fall. Another way that these shoes provide great responsiveness is through the Stretchweb technology. This is a rubber outsole that provides maximum flexibility and energy return underfoot.
Support
Support

Support

The Boost cushioning used in the midsole provides the runner with the perfect amount of support and comfort. This technology is not designed to be overly padded or soft, but rather acts as a shock absorption system and creates impressive feedback and energy return for the runner. In addition to this, the shoes' design offers added supports on the heel of the upper to provide more structure for the runner. The base of the shoe is also wider and more supportive than other models in the lightweight running class.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Although this is certainly a road and track shoe, it can't be ruled out an option for a groomed trail as well. The outsole, with its Stretchweb rubber material, adds durability and grip to the outsole that a traditional running shoe doesn't offer. This also makes it a great option for doing speed work on the track. The outsole responds quickly to changes in speed and movement.
Price
Price

Price

Considering that these are a new model and come from a trusted, tried and true brand like Adidas, the price point on the PureBoost DPR is not bad. Runners should expect to pay close to$150 for this shoe, but sale prices suggest that they can be purchased for as low as $100 dollars. True, this isn't the most affordable running trainer on the market, but it won't break the bank either.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole of this shoe provides robust gripping capabilities. This creates an athletic shoe that can handle tougher terrains, uneven surfaces, and even groomed trails. The secret is in Adidas's patented Stretchweb rubber outsoles. These not only provide superior responsiveness but also grip for the runner.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Both the outsole and upper material of this shoe provide the runner with maximum flexibility. The upper is made using a seamless knit design. This allows the shoe to move freely with the runner. Another element of flexibility is through the outsole, which uses Adidas's patented Stretchweb rubber- a bendable material that doesn't stifle the movement of the runner.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This shoe is marketed as a neutral running shoe. It has an 8 mm drop and it does not include any particular technology to improve the stride of the severe over or under pronator. The Boost cushioning does adapt nicely to the individual needs of each runner, so it has been suggested that it offered enough arch support for those with a slight need, but nothing too extreme.
Drop
Drop

Drop

This is a running shoe that has an 8 mm drop, placing it right in the middle of the more traditional heel drop shoes, which come in around 11 mm, and the natural running shoes, which are anything below 4 mm. Runners reported that they were still able to feel the road beneath their feet, but the drop is high enough, and the cushioning and the base stable enough, that they still felt supported on their run.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Stretchweb is an outsole rubber material that gives the shoe a ton of flexibility and energy return.
- Adidas Boost cushioning provides great feedback to the runner and maximizes comfort.
- Seamless construction of the knit upper to reduce irritation and friction.
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Adidas really listened to the suggestions their customers gave them when designing this shoe. They took the feedback from the Boston Boost and applied it to the construction of this shoe. The Pureboost DPR offers a stylish aesthetic, lightweight cushioning, and durability that adds to the already impressive overall value of the shoe. The things to look forward to most in this shoe are the heel to toe Boost cushioning midsole and the added flexibility and traction of the outsole.