One of the questions I’m asked most as a runner is which trainers I run in. The answer: adidas UltraBoost X. They’re the bounciest, lightest running shoes I’ve ever owned, they’re beautiful and I’m in love.
(I’m also slightly devastated at the sight of them now thanks to trail running with dad over Christmas – see below)
I’ve tried my fair share of shoes – from Asics and Saucony to Hoka One One and Brooks but they’ve all been clunky! I got my feet tested and apparently I need stability shoes, however, after reading Born to Run I’ve decided to train my feet to accept whichever shoes I pick (as long as they’re comfortable and not causing me pain / injury!)
These shoes are incredibly bouncy thanks to the clever Boost technology and the hammock-like suspension of your arch. It took a while to get used to, but it almost feels like you’re on little trampolines! The cushioning makes you feel a lot lighter, and almost propels you so you’re landing on the correct part of your foot (the ball, rather than the heel).
I am also loving the snug sock-like material and fit – no more toes hitting the end of your shoe (which my toenails are loving). The snug fit is quite narrow and they do come up small — I would recommend going up a half size (I’m take a 6 but wear the 6.5).
At £100+ they’re not cheap (although I did get my pair for £60 on sale – result!) but I completely recommend them. Besides, most good running shoes are about £100 anyway and if you’re not fussed about getting last season’s / the colour of the shoe then you can get them cheaper as I did!