thank you for the review. And for everything else on the blog for that matter. Really inspiring for us all.I saw by the looks that this shoe was my shoe, even if I never have been running in Adidas. So, I bought a pair a couple of weeks ago. And my plan was to get another pair or two before they get discontinued by Adidas (great fear). For me, Hagio is the best fitting shoe ever, and perfect friends to my Piranhas and MR00.
Thanks David! Just went over 1000 miles today. As today Adidas ZX 850 Femme France Soldesis Halloween, I am ordering the adios boost 1 in orange zest. For $85 this has to be one of the most inexpensive shoes/mile out there. And it is a great shoe.
I must say I love your reviews, I often wonder if we were born with the same feet¡I am currently using Saucony Kinvara 3¡¯s for my longer runs, and my wife just bought me a pair of Grid a5¡ä s which as you recommended I uped a half size from 10 kinvara to 10.5 grid a5. I¡¯m gonna use the a5¡¯s for anything 5k to 10 mile races and speed,track work.
adidas released version 2 of the Adios Boost earlier this year, and I again heard positive responses from other runners. In particular I heard praise for the new upper, which was supposedly a bit softer than the somewhat stiff, scratchy upper on version 1. I bought a pair to give them a try, and have now put about 40-50 or so miles on them, including a long run of 15+ miles and some speedwork on the track. Mainly what I¡¯m going to do for the rest of this review is compare version 2 to version 1, and highlight major differences (there are only a few, one of which is important).
I have both the adios 2 (non Adidas ZX Flux Femme Pas Cherboost) and adios boost 1, and as you say, find the boost 1 more suitable for easier runs, and the non boost to really come into its own when pushed to speed ¡ª simply put, for me the thin kevlar or whatever plate in the adios non-boost has a rigidity to it that seems to return energy to you at higher speeds, while the boost version feels a bit mushy, or at least mushier by comparison. I wonder how adidas¡¯ elite marathoners felt about this? I think the non-boost versio Adidas Adi Ease Homme Francen would work better over the final stages of a marathon¡