Adidas Pureboost Go

The latest iteration of the Boost family, the Adidas Pureboost Go is a comfortable, cushioned shoe that offers amazing responsiveness and a modern, versatile look. The BOOST midsole is performance-oriented and will provide a smooth ride with minimal foot fatigue, and the flexible knit upper is breathable and adheres to the foot effortlessly. The price of this neutral running shoe is reasonable, and if you’re looking for the next reliable shoe to run around through the city in, there really isn’t much reason to not choose this one.

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Pros & Cons
Pros
  • 30mm BOOST midsole offers great cushion and impact protection
  • Lightweight
  • Extremely responsive
  • Versatile and stylish
  • Moderately flexible
  • Grid-like outsole offers good traction
  • Very comfortable
  • Thin knit upper offers great breathability
  • Wider forefoot sole platform increases stability
  • Cons
    • Low-top shoe isn’t suitable for runners who need extra arch support
    • Laces create a bit of pressure on top of the foot due to the thin tongue
    • Key Features
      Outsole
      The outsole of the Adidas Pureboost Go looks uniform and efficient. It’s made out of a rubber compound that is shaped like a web, with rectangular indents and round lugs positioned densely next to one another in a grid-like manner. This outsole build serves a double purpose of protecting the midsole from wear and tear and abrasion and providing grip and traction to this sleek running shoe. On the heel, there’s a brand logo imprinted, and the rearfoot area is separated from the rest of the outsole with the only horizontal groove on the entire outsole. It’s possible that the brand wanted to ease up the heel-to-toe transition and increase the shoe’s flexibility with this rearfoot groove, seeing how prominent heel-strikers could go through an adjustment period when first running in the Pureboost Go.
      Midsole
      As the name of the shoe suggests, the Pureboost Go features the brand’s BOOST midsole, a revolutionary technology that provides the runners with amazing responsiveness. The midsole looks and feels similar to the ones used with the previous models, but the key difference here is the significantly wider forefoot midsole area, which really comes in handy when trying to evade pedestrians and turn corners on busy city sidewalks. There are no plastic shafts or any other support technology, the entire midsole is comprised of the responsive single-density foam made of amalgamated TPU pellets.
      Upper
      The entire upper of the Adidas Pureboost Go is made of the brand’s Primeknit material, although it’s worth mentioning that the material is thinner this time around, compared to the Ultra Boost Primeknit. The stitch reinforcements in the midfoot upper act as overlays and provide additional (but not significant) support to the foot, as well as a snug fit. This breathable upper is encircled with the ARAMIS data mapping technology – the net-like material on the heel and the inner lateral side of the foot. While the ARAMIS gives this shoe a techy modern look, it’s there to position the foot and provide additional structure to the upper, as well as prevent the heel from accidentally slipping out of the shoe. The lacing system is traditional and the tongue is made from the same thin knit material as the upper, without any additional padding.
      Weight
      With the weight of 10.4oz for men’s shoe and 8.9oz for the women’s, the Pureboost Go is a lightweight shoe. Although it’s not the lightest of them all, it’s safe to say that the weight of the shoe won’t pose an issue to you at any given time. Compared to the Ultra Boost, the Pureboost surprisingly ends up being 0.5oz lighter, which wouldn’t be anything to ponder about if it weren’t for the ‘Ultra’ in the shoe’s name. Be that how it may, you’ll be in for a lightweight ride no matter which shoe of the two you end up choosing.
      Breathability
      The thin, knit upper of the Adidas Pureboost Go offers amazing breathability and airflow throughout the entire surface of the upper. Not only is it breathable, but it’s built in a way that makes you feel like the shoe moves, flexes and breathes with you, stretching and contracting back to wrap around your foot during each and every move. In this shoe, your feet will never get anywhere near the point of overheating, you won’t sweat or experience sweat-induced blisters. However, the natural downside of this kind of upper is that it isn’t an ideal choice for a winter running shoe, although it can be worn on a dry winter day with some thicker socks.
      Comfort
      As with a lot of Adidas running shoes that feature this kind of midsole, the Pureboost Go is a very comfortable shoe to wear, even on longer runs and walks. The stretchy upper won’t have any issue with accommodating wider feet, and neither will the wider midsole platform. Despite the snug fit of the upper, a lot of runners are satisfied with the roomy toe box. The only objection to the comfort of this running shoe is that the shoelaces can put some pressure on the top of the foot – a direct consequence of the thin, non-padded tongue. The fit runs a little large, so you may want to go a half-size down, which could help you with not lacing the shoe as tight as you would if it was a bit bigger than what you need.
      Style
      The modern look of the Adidas Pureboost Go is a result of an intelligent and unobtrusive sleek design, aimed at creating a running shoe that can be worn daily with casual outfits. The minimalist look is growing more and more popular in the world of running shoes, and for a good reason: versatility. With our schedules growing more and more busy by the year, a pair of running shoes that you can also wear to work has become a necessity item in our rotation, and the Pureboost Go delivers. The only thing that could make this shoe less appealing to the minimalist enthusiasts is the fact that the thin fabric showcases the outline of the toes, which can be visually unappealing, but doesn’t happen with everyone – make sure you try this shoe on before purchasing it.
      Durability
      The verdict isn’t out yet regarding the durability of this shoe as a whole; however, we can say that the materials it’s made of are of high quality and seem pretty durable. The BOOST midsole won’t become hard and lose the cushioning any time soon, and the knit upper seems sturdy enough, unless it comes in contact with some technical terrain, in which case there is a possibility it could tear.
      Protection
      The Pureboost Go is a great shoe to have in rotation when you need that extra cushiony protection on a long run. The thick, foamy 30mm midsole will protect your feet from impact and dampen any rocks or irregularities you come across while running, allowing you to fully enjoy the ride.
      Responsiveness
      The midsole and the responsiveness it offers are the key selling points of the Adidas Pureboost Go. The springy midsole will provide great bounciness to your every stride and the energy-return of this shoe is deemed to be top-notch, with a lot of runners agreeing that they felt like the sole of this comfy running shoe offered real responsiveness, rather than just cushion to the impact. This shoe will quickly give back any energy you put into your stride, making the whole ride feel energized and like you’re about to take off at any moment.
      Support
      This is a running shoe made for people who have normal, medium-high and high arches and don’t require any additional arch support. So definitely a good choice for running shoes with high arch support. The low-top design is aimed at acquiring maximum freedom of movement, and the midsole doesn’t have any additional support to the arch, besides the well-shaped foam. On the upper, the ARAMIS technology does provide some structure to the whole shoe, but its role is primarily to position the heel, rather than provide support for the foot.
      Terrain
      The Adidas Pureboost Go is an ideal shoe for a city runner. You can take it on the track, roads, concrete, pavements, and even some light gravel and grass, and the shoe will perform well. The wider forefoot enables you to swiftly change directions, make lateral movements, and skip corners without slipping, which makes this the perfect shoe to wear when running around the neighborhood. The cushioning offered by the BOOST midsole will sustain long runs without an issue and will excel on shorter ones.
      Price
      Even though the price of this comfy and responsive running shoe goes into the triple-digit territory, we consider it to be a friendly and attainable price, especially for the quality you’re offered in return. If you happen to catch this shoe on sale – even the smallest one, we would venture to say that the price is actually really affordable.
      Traction
      The web-shaped outsole rubber placement guarantees an efficient traction and grip on dry surfaces. The outsole does a great job of being discreet and yet shielding the foam from ground contact, and the webbed lugs and indents in the sole are densely positioned throughout the entire outsole. Most runners are satisfied with traction on wet surfaces as well, with just a small number having minor issues with running on wet roads in this shoe.
      Flexibility
      The Adidas Pureboost Go is a moderately flexible running shoe when it comes to its sole construction. The absence of horizontal grooves in the outsole and the single-density BOOST foam don’t allow the forefoot of the shoe to be as bendable as with some other shoes, but the majority of runners won’t experience any issues with the toe-off, nevertheless. The upper is really flexible and adheres to the foot in a glove-like manner, having no difficulty shaping itself to the foot during the entire gait cycle.
      Stability
      This neutral running shoe doesn’t have any dedicated stability features, save from the expanded forefoot landing zone which does noticeably increase stability, especially during lateral and sudden foot movements. This doesn’t mean that you can start cutting corners without slowing down – you shouldn’t do that even in a much more stable shoe than this, but the majority of neutral runners were satisfied with the added stability in the forefoot, which allowed them to run at a slightly faster pace than usual.
      Drop
      With a heel height of 31.8mm and a forefoot height of 23.9mm, the drop of the Adidas Pureboost Go measures 7.9mm, which is an ideal drop for many runners. Midfoot strikers will undoubtedly enjoy this running shoe, but the forefoot strikers are bound to feel the heel getting in the way of their natural gait. As for the heel-strikers, this is a good compromise shoe, and with the heel groove on the outsole, their gait cycle will feel even more natural.
      Key Features
      ● Grid-like outsole
      ● BOOST midsole
      ● Thin Primeknit upper + ARAMIS data mapping technology
      ● Extremely breathable
      ● Very comfortable
      ● Affordable price
      ● Wider forefoot base platform for added stability
      ● Road, track and treadmill shoe
      ● Moderately flexible
      ● Fantastic responsiveness
      Bottom Line
      The Adidas Pureboost Go has proven to be an all-around shoe that has a lot going for it. Its BOOST midsole delivers a cushioned, comfortable and amazingly responsive ride, and the knit upper provides breathability and a glove-like fit that flexes with the foot. The stylish modern look makes this a versatile running shoe that can be worn on a myriad of different occasions, making this a great option for the city runners, gym goers, as well as people who are just looking for a comfy shoe they can walk in for hours on end. If you have stability or support issues, you won’t be thrilled with the options the Pureboost Go has to offer, but that doesn’t say anything about the shoe itself – there isn’t a shoe that fits all runners. The only objection to the Adidas Pureboost Go is the fact that the outline of the toes is sometimes visible through the upper, and the tongue could have been padded, which would provide ultimate comfort to the runner. Other than that, this is a great neutral running shoe, plain and simple.
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