By Soji James, CPT, CSCS
Who’s it good for: Whether you are logging 1 mile a week or 23 miles, these shoes provide cushion like no other. Whether you are a novice runner such as myself (I’m also a bigger guy at 6’3 and 235lb, and I’ve been eating up miles in these pain free), or a mile-logging fitness junkie who believes that running is life, this shoe is for you! Notable Attributes/Details: Comes equipped with Adidas’ updated Primeknit 360 upper. These sneakers are lightweight and adapt to mold to your feet as you run. They basically feel like a sock that fully surrounds your foot. The sneakers are made of four main components (adjusted from 17 in previous models) and reportedly comes with a 20% increase in energy return. That translates into less energy-wasted—and you becoming a more efficient runner. These sneakers are visually appealing, and possess the ability to be used as both a running and lifestyle shoe. These shoes are durable and can handle major miles or the occasional job around the block. These shoes are comfortable, and the design seems perfectly thought out/executed. (I haven’t had any toe/skin chafing issues that I’ve experienced with other shoes.)
I love the way they look, but the color ways are a bit limited.
Whether you enjoy logging major miles or you just like going for comfortable strolls, you need these! They are much more responsive and adaptable than many other shoes on the market. I highly recommend these!
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Running is the great equalizer when it comes to exercise. You don’t need a gym membership, a fancy outfit, or any special tech to get started. All you technically need to do is to find some kind of open path, dig deep mentally—and you’re off to the races. If you are trying to log major miles and make running a part of your lifestyle though, you might want to invest in some solid running shoes that will help you go the extra mile.
Recently I’ve looked to become a more avid runner. I love how the sport challenges you to look deep within yourself and find your inner competitor. To start off my running journey on a good note, I picked up a pair of the Adidas Ultraboost 2019. They are visually appealing, and from what I gather so far, they hold up well on the roads as well. It literally feels like you are running on air. It is truly incredible how comfortable these sneakers are. If you’re not convinced, then read this review on the Adidas Ultraboost from a slightly different angle.
These are great for running, but you can flesh out your collection with some other great choices, too. Take a look at Nike 270s, for example. We’ve also compared the Adidas NMD vs. the Nike Metcon, and we’ve even taken a look at Converse sneakers for weightlifting as well as some laceless sneakers.
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