Last February 2013, adidas introduced the BOOST cushioning technology, where responsiveness and soft cushioning are molded into one shoe. I was a convert and was extremely pleased with the shoe’s technology and this month they’re introducing the latest version, the Energy Boost 2. I actually saw the shoe up close being worn by Joakim Noah during All-Star Weekend but was unsure if they were the 2s or they were just another make up of the original Energy Boost.
For those not familiar with the tech, adidas worked with BASF, the world’s leading chemical company (and cassette tapes!) to develop the BOOST foam cushioning. By using thousands of eye-catching energy capsules BOOST has changed running forever.
“BOOST has blazed the trail for Energy Running and reflects adidas’ commitment to strategic performance innovation,” said Eric Liedtke, adidas head of performance. “As the shoe that helped us introduce BOOST, Energy BOOST demonstrates the elaborate research and cutting edge development required to satisfy today’s Energy Running crave.”
For those who have been using the shoe, they can attest that the shoe remained responsive through all-weather conditions. The adidas Innovation Team (aIT) tested the shoe from +40 to -20 degrees Celsius, making the shoe three times more temperature-resistant than your standard run-of-the-mill EVA.
Similar to the first edition, the Energy BOOST 2′s upper is made of Techfit, an elastic polyurethane that provides optimal comfort and support. For those worrying about stability, the shoe also uses an extended TORSION system from heel to toe which helps minimize roll. Currently, there are two colorways (Solar Blue and Dark Onix) available for the Energy BOOST 2 at leading adidas stores and retailers, and retails for Php 7,995.