I have had the Adidas PureBOOST DPR as a running shoe now for the last week. I have already put 20 miles in them this week including a 4X1400 meter interval speed session and one the long run of 10 miles. Initial impressions are good despite the reviews that this shoe has been getting I feel as if it underrated.
My initial running shoes Adidas Element 2.1 refresh are good shoes and, very light with road feel but they did not stretch very well and although the Cloudfoam midsole is ultra comfortable, the shoe feels dead after 8miles. My other pair the UltraBOOST ST is also comfortable and but sometimes can feel a bit on the heavy side. You get rewarded later though for carrying that weight as the boost feels like it comes to life in the later miles and the Prime knit upper is very accommodating when my feet decide to grow half a size, this is my current go-to shoe for long runs.
FIT AND FEEL
The Adidas PureBOOST DPR sits right in the middle of the two, it is very light and has just the right amount of responsiveness. The knit upper has some stretch but not too much and overall the shoe sits quite close to the ground for a more racy feel. This definitely will be my go-to shoe for my upcoming 10k race and maybe the half marathon but I have not made up my mind about that yet. I am a size 7UK with wide feet and this shoe is a size 8UK so in terms of fit, I would recommend you go for a bigger size to give your toes some wiggle room primarily because it does not stretch a lot.
Now what I don’t like about the PureBOOST DPR is that there is some rubbing on the laces inside my right foot. It’s not too bad and it feels like it will go away and a thicker pair of socks may alleviate that without giving you any heat problems as the mesh upper
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