Adidas Adizero Boston 7 Review

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If you were a lover of Adidas’s Adizero Boston line of shoes before then you are going to adore the latest iteration in the line, the new and improved Boston 7. There were not a whole lot of changes made to these shoes, as there were not a lot of improvements needed, but what they did tweak made them even better. These are an all-around great pair of racing sneakers, no matter what kind of runner you are. Whether you are just starting out or have been running for years these shoes are most likely going to meet your needs. Available in a couple of different color options you are sure to find something that will best fit your style and personality. They have a moderate price tag but the durability is not bad which makes them well worth the money customers paid of them. They are, overall, a great pair of sneakers and would be a welcomed addition to anyone’s gym bag.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great breathability
  • Fantastic traction
  • Designed for speed
  • Decent stability
  • Affordable price tag
  • Lightweight¬†
  • Durable outsole
Cons
  • Narrow toe box
  • Size runs a bit small
  • Some lack of responsiveness
  • Too little cushioning
Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of these sneakers are made up of Adidas's lightest mesh that they have on the forefront of the shoes that give you a decent amount of breathability while still being able to be supportive while you are on the run. Breathability is important in your shoes because it is going to help keep your feet both dry and cool while you are on the go, especially on particularly warm days or when you are heading out for longer distances. You want to make sure that air can get into the foot chamber to cool you down but also to allow the sweat from your feet to evaporate rather quickly and leave the shoe, keeping you dry and promoting a healthier in-shoe environment. The quarter heel of the shoes is made using that same mesh material to help keep the weight down so you will not feel weighed down.

There is an internal lining inside of the sneakers that help you absorb any moisture that cannot escape the foot chamber. Whether they get wet from your sweaty feet or from hitting a puddle while running the rain you will not have to worry about running around in wet and soggy feet.
Midsole

Midsole

When Adidas made this version of the Boston 7 they did not do too much to change up the midsole from the prior iterations. They still feature their famous Boost foam to give you a bit if a responsive ride for a nice little spring in your step that every runner can appreciate.

There are, unfortunately, some mixed reviews on the responsiveness and midsole in general. Some reviewers mentioned that there might not be as much padding in the forefront of their shoes than they would like so it can be a little harder on your feet while you are out on some your longer and more intense runs.

Also, since there is slightly less padding there you will not get as much of a spring as you might get from some other products on the market. This only seems to be a real problem if you strike down on the front of your feet, as there is adequate cushioning on the back and heel strikers will have no problems. The little bit of extra padding that is located in the heel of the shoe is nice because it gives you a little bit of a bounce with each step that you take, helping you to run just a little bit faster and/or longer, giving you a slight edge on race day.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these running shoes are made out of Stretchweb and Continental rubber, which is the same as they have been using for the past iterations of these sneakers, why change what is not broken? Continental produces and manufactures car tires and they partnered with Adidas to bring you a super durable outsole with an amazing grip to keep you on your feet while you are out on a run.

You are going to get an amazing amount of traction on both wet and dry surfaces thanks to the grippy rubber sole. You do not want to have to worry about slipping and falling on race day because you hit a slick spot and could not keep your grip. You are going to be able to run on almost any terrain with these great sneakers. Whether running in wet or dry conditions, uphill or down, they are going to keep you on your feet.

Even though these running shoes are mostly recommended for use on relatively flat and non-abrasive surfaces such as roads or treadmills, does not mean that you are limited to such terrains. Customers have commented that they had no problem taking these out on dirt trails, grassy paths, or gravel roads.
Style

Style

Customers seem to really love the look and style of these sneakers. Both the men's and women's versions of the Adidas Adizero Boston 7 runners come in a couple of different color options. There is sure to be something out there that will best fit your own style and personality. Whether you want something with a pop of color or you want something plain that blends in with the crowd these shoes have you covered. Men can choose from white, carbon, and shock red; solid black; carbon and black; or legend ink and shock lime while women can pick from either solid black; grey white; and shock red; grey and white; or aqua and clear mint. Whichever color you choose from you will look great with this perfect blend of a modern and a classic running shoe.
Durability

Durability

When you are in the market for a great pair of running shoes you are going to want to try to find yourself something that is not going to suffer from premature wear and tear, especially if you are going to be investing a decent amount of money into them. These running sneakers are a bit on the high end of the spectrum when it compared to similar products, but their great quality and amazing durability makes them well worth their money. You are not going to have to worry about having to replace them anytime in the near future.

The outsoles are made out of Continental rubber which is comparable to that of car tires, so they are going to be able to stand up to a lot of abuse. They are going to be able to handle your repeated beating into the ground that happens with each step you take, mile after mile, day after day.

The least durable part of the Boston's, however, is the front end of the midsole. There is such a small amount of cushioning in that part of the shoe that it tends to wear down a little quicker than the rest of the shoe. It is not as bad if you are a heel striker, but if you tend to strike with the front of your feet there will be a noticeable decline in padding as time goes by.
Comfort

Comfort

Customers have some mixed reviews when it comes to the comfort level of these sneakers. A lot of runners have said that right out of the box these offer a great deal of comfort, but at the same time, there were some who disagreed. They are great if you are going to be running shorter distances or smaller gym workouts but since there is so little padding in the forefront of the sole they can start to get a bit uncomfortable by the end of a longer run. That being said, there are some reviewers who find these exceptionally comfortable and claim these are their go-to sneakers for their marathons. It really just seems to be more of a personal preference than anything else.
Weight

Weight

When in the market for a pair of running shoes, especially a pair that you are going to be running races in you want to make sure that you find something that is as light as possible. You do not want to feel like your sneakers are holding you back and slowing you down, that can cost you precious seconds off of your run time and mean the difference between first and second place. Thankfully, that is not something that you will have to worry about when it comes to this product. Adidas knows the importance of a lightweight sneaker when it comes to races, and these ones were inspired by the Boston Marathon, after all. They are designed to keep the weight down so they do not slow you down. When talking about the men's version of them, they weigh in, on average, at only 8.2 ounces and the women's are a mere 7.2 ounces.
Support

Support

When it comes to what you choose to put on your feet you want to make sure that you get the support and security that you need for the task at hand. In the case of these running shoes, you want to make sure that you get a locked-in and snug fit that will ensure that your feet will not slip and slide around, causing you to fall and potentially injure yourself or someone else. Thanks to the great lacing system and overlays located on the uppers you will get that great sense of security while you are on the go.

The Adidas Adizero Boston 7 sneakers are designed more for runners who have relatively high and stable arches. They are also not really designed to support those who have problems with pronation while they are running, they are not really going to offer the stability that they will need in that situation. That being said, if you are not an overpronator or supinator than these shoes are going to offer you the perfect amount of support while you are on the go.

Overall, these shoes are only going to offer you a moderate amount of support.
Flexibility

Flexibility

When you are out for a run you are going to want to wear a pair of sneakers that will move with the natural movements of your feet, not restricting your movements while you are on the go. The great thing about this product is that they will give you that freedom that you need. The combination of both the Stretchweb tread pattern and Continental rubber outsole ensures that your movements will not be restricted. The web design on the bottoms of the shoe allows them the bend and flex with ease, giving you a more fluid motion leading to a much better running experience. This is going to ensure that you are able to move more comfortably and effortlessly.
Fit

Fit

When it comes to you sneakers you want to make sure that you find something that fits you properly, otherwise, you run the risk of it affecting your comfort level as well as the amount of support that is offered to you. You want your running shoes to fit you snugly enough that your feet accidentally walk right out of them, but you also want to make sure that they are not too tight that they will squish your feet and cause you discomfort and pain.

Unfortunately, customers have stated that the Adidas Adizero Boston 7 runners are running a bit of the small side and would recommend going up about a half size to full size just to make sure you will have enough room in them. There is also the problem with them having a narrow toe box, so if you have wide feet then these might not be the right option for you.

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a decent pair of running shoes for your next race then you might want to consider the Adidas Adizero Boston 7 sneakers. They are super lightweight and breathable to help keep you cool and dry while on the go. This product is best worn when running short distances are slow speeds but some customers swear by them and have stated that they are comfortable and cool enough to take on those long distance runs. There have been some complaints about the lack of cushioning in the front of the shoe but other than that they are an all around great pair of running shoes. Whether you are just starting your running journey or you have been hitting the streets for years, these shoes are going to be the perfect fit for you.