Adidas Adizero Boston 12 Running Shoe Review
This is my second contribution to the adidas blogger community. I had a young athlete, whom I helped train to complete his first marathon last month, evaluate the adidas Adizero Boston 12 running shoes. This is his review:
I started wearing the ADIZERO Boston 12 running shoes during my buildup for my first marathon. My first takeaway was that these men’s running shoes are firmer and more supportive than I expected. It took three or four runs of 4-6 miles for me to break them in and get more used to them. I expected the shoes to be similar to Nike’s Zoom Fly or Alpha Fly, but that is not the case. It is not as cushioned and it does not provide as much pop. However, the ADIZERO Boston 12 offers more support and are more durable.
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Perfect for longer tempo runs and races
After running my first upbeat long run in the Adizero Boston 12, I was pleased with how well they perform at marathon pace. They have the support of an everyday trainer, and almost the performance of a racing shoe. The propulsion is not as significant as a Next Percent or a Saucony Endorphin, but still noticeable and feels great when running hard. They are perfect for those longer, faster training runs. I advise this shoe not to be used for every easy run, but mostly for tempos, fartleks, speed work, and upbeat long runs.
Lasts longer than carbon plated shoes
The durability of the shoe is its best characteristic. For a 4 – 5-month training cycle leading up to a marathon, this shoe will get you through all of your hard workouts without falling apart. Many of the other lightweight performance shoes fall apart after 150 miles, but not the ADIZERO Boston 12. These have lasted 3+ months and they still are performing like new. While I might recommend acquiring a faster shoe for race day, it depends on your marathon pace. More experienced runners will need a quicker shoe for their race, but more recreational runners will see a lot of benefit sticking with the ADIZERO Boston 12 on race day.
What’s next for these Adizero Boston 12 running shoes
After running a 2:27:26 at the Newport OR marathon, Jackson will take a little time off, but continues to train in these shoes. Since they are so durable, he can train for another race without having to replace them anytime soon.