The adidas Energy Boost 2 ESM is a premium, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.



Feel energized with the adidas Energy Boost 2. This neutral daily trainer features an innovative and durable Boost midsole, designed to deliver a bouncy and responsive ride with a soft underfoot feel. Combine that with a seamless, stretch mesh upper and a sock-like fit, and you’re in to experience a whole new run.

Model Number:

Weight: 10.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (16mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved



  • Formotion decoupled heel system adapts and moves with each individual's running style for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Boost is a lightweight midsole composed of TPU pellets, delivering a soft and responsive ride.
  • Torsion System uses a wishbone shaped thermoplastic unit in the midfoot that allows the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently for increased stability.


  • AdiWear is a non-marking carbon rubber in the heel for durable, improved traction.
  • Zonemotion is a gender-specific outsole design that delivers more forefoot flexibility.


  • Tech Fit Upper provides support while still providing flexibility.
  • Geofit with memory foam in the heel collar enhances comfort and improves fit.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I want to love these shoes as I truly think the technology is fantastic. However, the toebox and sizing on this shoe is so odd. They run about 1/4 size small which put me into a shoe too large or a touch too small. But the strangest thing about this shoes is the toebox. It's not narrow, but it's shallow. I've never had a shoe that leaves so little head run for your foot.

From: David, Elverson, PA, USA. March 31st 2015

Comments: The Boost midsole does live up to the hype...unlike normal EVA, it seems impervious to temperature, such that it's just as springy at 10F as at 50F. Its bouncy effect almost makes you feel like you're cheating, as if the shoe is doing much of the work for you. BUT, aside from the Boost midsole, the shoe itself leaves a lot to be desired: 1. ESM plastic cage is truly a moronic design: adds unnecessary weight while providing zero functional benefits and the plastic stripes irritate the lateral edges of my feet, at least for the first 10-15 minutes of each run; 2. Giant overbuilt heel is useful if you are a terminal heel-striker, or if you revert to heel-striking towards the end of your runs due to fatigue; for midfoot strikers it just gets in the way and forces you to land further behind your vertical axis than usual; 3. Adidas' OEM sockliner/insole is a foam *monstrosity" that makes the shoe fit a lot narrower and tighter...I immediately replaced them with eight dollar Sp enco Comfort RX flat insoles which were a *huge* improvement; 4. needs more carbon rubber on the bottom, all that exposed foam makes me wonder about long term durability. Overall this a good shoe for your longest long runs, and for easy recovery runs. If Adidas would make a 4-6mm drop version of this shoe with a minimalist upper weighing in at around 8oz, that would get my vote for The Perfect Shoe, and make me consider paying the insane MSRP for it.
From: Eddie.  March 26th 2015

Comments: The hype is real... just not as real as I wanted it to be. Before I start nit picking these shoes with minor things I don't like, let me just say that Boost is unreal. I usually don't like cushioned shoes because cushioned usually means unresponsive, but Adidas managed to make a shoe that is both really well cushioned and responsive enough. That's a winner in my book. However, I wasn't a fan of the techfit upper when the Addidas rep gave me a demo pair of the first Energy Boosts and though its much improved, I'm still not all that impressed. The shoe feels way too long for its width, and the toe box feels lumpy and low. The upper is stretchy enough to accommodate any foot type, but its a tight fit. Its not uncomfortable exactly, but its something you definitely notice. The heel fits a touch too wide for me, and the three stripes are plastic, which initially caused some irritation, but after a week I got used to it. For $160, the Boost midsole makes it worth it. If it was a ny other midsole on such a unique-- im hesitant to call it poor fitting since it just takes some getting used to-- upper theres no way I would shell out for this guy.
From: Matt, St Paul, MN, USA. January 29th 2015

Comments: So I just picked these up right after coming off a pair of the Energy Boost 1's that I got over a solid year out of with 600+ miles. The best compliment I can give this shoe is that the fit feels identical to version 1, which is exactly what I hoped for. The only change here in addition to color scheme is the addition of the knitted upper. Doing the majority of my miles (40+/week) on pavement, the cushioning and durability of this shoe makes it without a doubt my work horse. It is capable of a more spirted pace on long runs, but for any serious tempo or race pace runs I have Boston Boosts. People may balk at the $160 price tag on this shoe, but I will say point blank that this is a bargain for what I have gotten in return. The Boost technology is simply on another level for durability, and if you are looking for something that can eat some serious miles you need to give these a look. Consider going up a half size, and you should try them on first if you have a wider than a verage foot, as this could be an issue in this particular model.
From: Lee, Chesapeake, VA, USA. October 10th 2014