New-style trainers claim ‘energy boost’
I was writing the other day (with my MyOutdoors’ Women’s Editor hat on) about the amazing range of running trainers. This topic also came up in conversation earlier this week with Sis Outdoors. I was stunned to hear that she “just wears one pair of trainers for casual stuff”, although she did confess that her hubbie has a pair of trainers for every kind of running. I totally understand why he needs these trainers!
I mean, it’s obvious isn’t it? Running on muddy trails, wet mountain paths, dry mountain paths, over heather, via hard-packed routes or on-road, in rain, snow or dry, requires a different pair of running shoes for each occasion! Doesn’t it? (As an analogy, would you ride your racer bike on rough trails, or your mountain bike in a road time trail race?)
To keep up with these footwear needs, there are manufacturers producing many, many different pairs of trainers for each and every kind of running condition.
And then there are the brands that are also designing and creating trainers to give you improved running gait, more stability, less stability, barefoot feel – and now “more energy”. I’d buy them all if I could, obviously!
Trainers that claim to give you an energy boost
One of the newest styles of trainers is the Adidas Energy Boost. According to the blurb “you put a lot of energy into your run, and the Adidas Energy Boost shoes give some of it back”. Apparently these Adidas trainers are designed with an “energy-returning boost™” in the midsole”. It has been given its own trademark, no less!
In addition, the Adidas Energy Boost shoes feature a techfit™ upper and the TORSION® SYSTEM for support. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing!
And it gets better! The label says: “The energy-returning boost™ midsole keeps every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy; TORSION® SYSTEM for midfoot integrity and techfit™ technology for lightweight and flexible upper support”. There is also an ADIWEAR™ outsole for the ultimate in high-wear durability.
I have not yet managed to get hold of a pair to try but Men’s Health magazine did. (They seem to have better readership figures than me!) The Men’s Health magazine article reveals more about these new running shoes. MH reckon “this trailblazing new development will ensure you smash your personal best”.
It seems that the Energy Boost foam technology has been developed in partnership with BASF, the world’s leading chemical company. This means that you will get cushioning comfort – and a lot of speed.
The claimed benefits of the new Energy Boost include energy capsules in the midsole that store and release so efficiently that performance benefits will be noticeable from the moment you set off.
Adidas BOOST™ running shoes are available in women’s and men’s sizes and cost £110. If anyone would like to send me a pair to try I’ll give them a run in the rain, cold, snow, off road and on-road. I could also do with an energy boost for my 5k running training!