adidas recently released the all-new AlphaBOOST and we have a detailed look and review.
Taking its popular adidas AlphaBouce runner and adding a Boost midsole would’ve been easy, but adidas made some changes to the model that gives the AlphaBoost an interesting twist.
Originally designed as a running shoe, adidas claims the AlphaBoost is ideal for explosive drills and speed training. While they’ve added a Boost midsole, the setup isn’t exactly what you see. It’s a dual-density Boost setup, which may be a first for the brand. They’ve added stability pods into the midsole to offer more support than traditional Boost midsoles do.
Because of this change, the Boost feeling isn’t as “Boost-y” as some may like, but support and impact protection look to be the main focus with this particular setup.
The materials are a much lighter version of Forged Mesh which help offset the heavier midsole setup.
Everything sits atop a beefed up Continental rubber outsole that is said to provide traction in wet and dry conditions.
If the adidas AlphaBoost sounds like it may be an ideal running/training shoe for you, they can be found now at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $150.