In the past few years, on behalf of the urban running shoe, Pureboost has gained a great deal of popularity. And last year Pureboost was also tested and successfully it stood all kinds of challenges. What’s more amazing is that the shoe remained intact even after being crushed by a weight of 1.5 tons.
Then after the release of Pureboost came the brand-new Adidas Pulseboost HD. Equipped with the newest tech which is the Boost HD, this Adidas Pulse Boost’s high density makes it even more agile and responsive.
The outsole is made of Horsebrand rubber, which offers excellent grip and skid resistance even on humid grounds. As a rule, it is an excellent shoe that will equip with Horsebrand or Vibram outsole. The two are, in most cases, the preferred choice for most marathon runners.
The grains of the outsole are also quite different from the general shoes. The sole is comprised of uneven small squares which feel like many small cells. In addition to that, the inner side of the heel and forefoot parts are covered with raised rubber spots, which are developed by Adaptive Traxion. Well, it seems like the sole will wear out easily, however, it just turns out to be quite durable even after my long time’s testing.
Compared with general shoes, the forefoot of Pulseboost HD is made wider. For those who are wide footers and are bothered by finding no suitable shoes, this model will be your best choice.
In the midsole is still the familiar Boost tech. However, only by glancing at it you are sure to find some differences: it’s Boost High Density — an update of Boost.
The shoe requires no time breaking in. And in a similar way, Boost High Density can help you speed up in no time. The most obvious effect brought by Boost High Density is that it’s faster and more responsive, which can be obviously seen.
Wearing the shoe, you will find it is not so soft than the previous editions, but it is still super elastic.
Well, different people have different “taste”. Some prefer a “barefoot” feeling and they tend to choose running shoes with very thin sole while some go after the feeling that thick outsole offers. All in all, this is up to personal preference and for this shoe, its outsole is neither too thick nor too thin. So it can suit most people.
In terms of the vamp, it is made of Adapt Knit. And although it is an integrated upper, every part is woven differently, thus having different properties and extensibility.
The thickened and dense knit on the toe section provides adequate support with additional orange lines providing additional support. As for breathability, it doesn’t perform the way as some online comments said. It’s just not as breathable as it sounds. Instead, it is a bit hot after wearing the shoe for a long time. Anyway, if you mind this, you’d better choose another ones.
To summarize, Adidas Pulse Boost is a nice shoe. You can have a try by yourself. For more color schemes, just stay tuned. It is something you can expect a lot of.