Comments: After 37 years of running I was advised to switch to mid-foot running to reduce my Achilles tendonitis, so I tried these shoes which have a lower heel to forefoot drop than the Nikes I'd been wearing for decades. I was skeptical that they would hold up because they look so compact and delicate but they are as tough as any shoe. I've always worn narrow heel, high arch, wide toe-box shoes and the Boosts seem like a racing flat version of that formula. The outsole is grippy after a short wear-in period where I'm scuffing the forefoot sole a bit. A very nice shoe at any distance race. I would think that if you were a heavy heel striker and are used to having multiple layers of foam in the sole cushioning your strike these might feel a bit harder on landing at first, but it just takes getting used to and I have not had any biomechanical issues. For reference though, I'm 160 pounds and less so I can't speak for heavier runners.
From: Bill, Victoria, BC, Canada. July 31st 2015
Comments: Fantastic shoe. The boost is all it claims to be - soft, spongy, responsive, durable. It's great. Traction is exceptional! Have never had an outsole as grippy as this. This is a big improvement in the upper from the previous non-boost model. The color is also awesome. Great for speed work or tempo runs. Depending on your weight and pace, could be a great marathon shoe.
From: Steve, Dallas, TX, USA. July 13th 2015
Comments: Absolutely love this shoe except for one little flaw in the left shoe. There is a crease in the fabric which rubs my big toe during my runs.
From: Richie, Midland City. June 22nd 2015
Comments: These shoes are incredible. Used them for speed work and other training en route to using them for my first marathon (BQ!). They are light and durable. I thought I'd need to turf them after all that work, but they keep on going. I've calculated at least 700km on them now. I bought two more pairs for training next year.
From: Rich, Canada. February 9th 2015