MemberNovember 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm
Probably a question most people are bored of!
So I started running properly back in September and now have the bug. So far I’ve been doing a variety of distances ranging from 5k and 10k, with a view to extending to a half. I’m using two different shoes, Adidas Ultraboost 19’s or Adidas Solar Boost 19’s. I’m finding the Solar Boost are ok for slightly longer distances but in general I’m finding both abit heavy and squishy.
I’ve therefore been looking at a pair of faster shoes as an everyday trainer. I’ve narrowed it down to the Adidas Boston 9’s or Adios 5’s, but I also like the look of the Brooks Ghost and Asics Novablast. What are peoples opinions and are there any alternatives?
MemberNovember 8, 2020 at 4:37 pm
I don’t thing there an easy answer for this. Everyone is different and what works for one person doesn’t always work for another
I’ve been through a ton of different brands and models before ending up with some Brooks Transcend 6 which are perfect for me. I’ve been through three pairs of them and I’m worried in case they have changed the Transcend 7s sufficiently that I’ll notice!
Normally I’d suggest going to a running shop, speaking to someone there and try a few pairs on and make use of the treadmill they usually have for testing.
AdministratorNovember 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Its a really personal thing, I love the Adidas boost for long runs but if you want a lighter faster but similar fitting shoe true the Adidas Solarglide or Adidas pureboost. I use both of those for speedwork but have gone up to 50k in the solarglide I love them 👍
AdministratorNovember 8, 2020 at 8:51 pm
Welcome to the world of running – As others have said shoes are a personal thing and i would normally recommend nipping down to your local running shop and try on as many pairs aa you can but with covid thats not possible.
Personally im not a fan of Adidas and esp not brooks – but I am a fan of Asics, in particular the Gel pulse range. There cushioned but not squishy, very responsive even on the wet and don’t break the bank
MemberNovember 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm
I use the ASICS GT range give the width I need have served me well over the years change them after 500 miles as recommended.
AdministratorNovember 8, 2020 at 9:01 pm
My first ever pair of runners was the GT – very nice and comfy 🙂 don’t know why i have’t gone for another pair 🙂
MemberNovember 8, 2020 at 9:31 pm
I generally like Adidas shoes and have the Ultraboost 19’s as well as the Solarboost, not to mention numerous pairs of non-running trainers like NMD’s etc, so I’m pretty used to the way they fit and feel hence the interest in the Boston’s.
Like the look of the Brooks and they get decent reviews but like you said, pretty hard to try any on at the moment! 😂
AdministratorNovember 9, 2020 at 8:41 am
If you like Adidas I would be cautious about Brooks, they are considerably heavier and a lot more rigid, and give a very firm ride – I’ve had 2 pairs of Brooks and sold both on as I hated them with a passion, felt like running with 2 cricket bats strapped to my feet, but I know a lot of people do love them?
MemberNovember 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm
My Brooks are the best trainers I’ve ever ran in. Have no trouble in them at all.
Amazing how different everyone’s individual experiences can vary so much with shoes
MemberNovember 10, 2020 at 5:25 pm
I find Brooks Adrenaline ideal – had numerous pairs of them….
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