Adidas Solar Boost Review
At the beginning of my recent review of shoes, I made an introduction to shoe inspection and reading and evaluating them. It is useful to keep them in mind when reading each review, but I will not rewrite each time. The readers of this blog already know how I approach my reviews and what I share.
In this article, I will share my views on an Adidas. This is the model Solar Boost. It is no coincidence that we have seen the word Boost in the name of many models of Adidas recently. The middle floor of this model is made up of Boost material, so it is a member of the Boost family. I ran more than 120 kilometers with shoes. I’ve used it in daily life for quite some time. I have enough idea and knowledge about you now. Let’s go into the review without much ado.
Let’s start with the top of the shoe. After Ultra Boosts, I liked these shoes very much. Because the things I like in Ultra Boost have remained, things that I don’t like have changed, and the features I think are better. Remember that I found the upper part of the Ultra Boost to be very soft, and that I was a bit uncomfortable in the early days of hard plastic (in the form of Adidas bands) that wrapped around the toenail until I started to use it correctly. This part, which surrounds the comb bones in Solar Boost, is made of a special knit material called Tailored Fiber Placement. This material can be designed in desired hardness and shape.
The side and back of the shoe is formed by this knit, it is hard and supportive. Thus, it is able to provide sufficient stability and support even when it is not restrictive like hard plastic. The front part is another interesting material. I’ve resembled neoprene but of course not, I think more like TechFit than thick. This material is flexible and provides a firm grip ahead. Hard enough to make you think ”I wonder if this is small for me kadar. But when you wear it for a while you understand that it is only made to wrap it and the fingers move very easily inside. Don’t be afraid of this tightness, because you’ll probably love it. The fact that this part was too loose in Ultra Boost made it a little strange. This way the shoe is better able to integrate with the foot.
Another thing to say about the top is the EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate, a kind of soft plastic) that stretches the heel on both sides, extending from the front, following the side parts on both sides of the foot. Adidas’s Solar Propulsion Rail, this support (blue orange parts in the photo) regulates the press without restricting the movement of the foot. You do not feel anything but you can sense that there is a structure that guides your press.
Particularly on both sides of the heel, I found the part much more useful. They left the middle empty and the backside of the Achilles. In this section, there is a softer material and it is enough. The wrist part behind the achilles is quite high. This section, which stretches up quite a long way, is very soft material, I think it only works to hold the shoe while wearing it; maybe it also gives a stylish look.
The tongue is not fully integrated with the upper part of the shoe like in Ultra Boost, so it is not like a boot in this part. It is a non-separating structure, but it is made from the bottom of the TFP section, starting from the base and rising from the front. That’s a good decision, because TFP could’ve bothered here. Making the language different and softer and flexible, and sliding it under the TFP makes it comfortable.
This part of the work is of no importance to me in my choices because I think performance and the behavior during the run are very important. But for this shoe, I can’t stop saying that, I think it’s very elegant. The white top with the black top and the blue-orange bands on the sides create a nice contrast. I’m already using it a little bit outside of jogging.
Hopefully the review has been helpful. If you used this model, please share your ideas in the comments section. Good practice.