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Re: Adidas
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 01:47:12 pm »
I look at those nowadays and think, ouch, no midsole, no comfort for my feet. I can put up with my Chuck 70s for most of a day without hurting too much. That's with upgraded insoles.

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2019, 02:09:20 pm »
^ this is why I almost only wear boots now.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 03:29:08 pm »
^ me too...and I find it puzzling as I used to find sneakers more comfortable than heavy and sturdy boots. Do you think this may be a result of age and older, weaker feet (I’m 55) or is it due to the fact that these very high quality boots offer superior comfort, posture and support than any sneaker out there?
My feet will feel more sore after a long day in sneakers than a similar day in Wesco/White’s/Viberg boots.
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2019, 04:02:28 pm »
I think the reason boots are more comfortable is that the heels pitch your weight forward towards your toes. A folk remedy for plantar fasciitis in the South is "prescribing" cowboy boots for this very reason. Sometimes a boot can feel harsh, particularly on the heel, at first, but I find that well-made boots ultimately win when it comes to comfort over extended periods of time, even if the footbed is hard, so long as it is flexible.

As for sneakers, while I love my Pureboost Go Adidas, sometimes I find excessively cushioned sneakers to be comfortable at first, but in the end more taxing than simple vulcanized sneakers or boots. Kind of like how thick carpets at trade shows when you're on your feet all day sound good in theory, but actually require more effort and tire your feet and legs out more. I think the boost technology somehow hits the right balance of cushioning and comfort.
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Re: Adidas
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2019, 05:15:50 pm »
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I am wearing boost today. After being on my feet all day in steel toe caps I find these to be like a cuddle for my feet!!


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Re: Adidas
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 06:47:16 pm »
@neph93 I do love my boots when needed. I can't see them as comfy as my sneakers ever. Heavier, not as breathable, thicker soles and uppers. I love my boots, but slipping these on is pile wearing slippers with stability and support.

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 08:17:59 pm »
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Re: Adidas
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 09:07:28 pm »
New laces look sweet @Jordonf9

After wearing sneakers (first Adidas, then assorted skater brands like Etnies, and then Adidas again) since my twenties, if you’d told me I’d consider boots more comfortable now I wouldn’t have believed you. The high street label boots I had for winter after moving to Norway (Ecco, Dr. Martens etc) are don’t count.

But after my first pair of high end bench made boots that I picked up here on the marketplace (the IHxViberg Smokejumpers) I had a revelation. As @mclaincausey  states, the support both under the foot and at the ankle, the raised heels, the solidity of the leather around the foot and the comfort in terms of temperature are unbeatable. The Wesco Engineers I now favour are the same and in many ways better.

Bare in mind I’m only talking about Adidas Originals of the old school, not Boost etc which I guess is built for maximum comfort.

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 09:49:59 pm »
I think if I lived somewhere like you do I would be a boots only guy too. Don’t reckon boost’s would be a lot of good in the artic!!




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Re: Adidas
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2019, 09:54:58 pm »
I think if I lived somewhere like you do I would be a boots only guy too. Don’t reckon boost’s would be a lot of good in the arctic

You’re absolutely correct there. Doesn’t stop every other 16 old wearing them or Chucks to school in lethal ice, snow, slush or flash flooding. Morons.

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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 11:57:50 pm »
Sounds like an old man rant, right there ;)
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 05:13:40 am »
Sounds like an old man rant, right there ;)
For sure

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2019, 12:39:04 pm »
After hearing and reading only the best things about the Ultra Boost I decided to give them a try as I'm always intrigued by comfortable footwear and my most comfy shoes must be my Nike Free that I've been wearing in numerous generations for years. I picked my usual running shoes size but unfortunately the Adidas UB in the very same size didn't fit. Lengthwise they would be manageable but they were too loose overall. I am afraid sizing down will make the toes rub (even more) against the mesh upper and cause premature tears in the material. It's a shame as they do look nice and seem to be tremendously comfortable. I will definitely keep an eye on them and once I've figured out their sizing I will give them another try in the future.

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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2019, 05:38:38 pm »
At 50% off of their MSRP I gave the Ultra Boost another chance and now I nailed the fit. Usually I wear a US 12 in running shoes (e.g. asics, Nike, Puma, New Balance and even older adidas) but the UB were way too large so I went for my regular shoes size this time which is US 10,5D / US 10E and they fit pretty nicely (I've chosen adidas 44 2/3 that equates to a US 10,5). They're snug but comfortable to walk in as they fit like a sock and will stretch over time as well. I am a tiny bit worried that my big toes might cause tears in the front in the long run but let's see how the mesh holds up over time. Not planning to run in them so this might help preventing any damage. Their design did grow on me and by now I think they're a really great looking pair of sneakers. The comfort is amazing as expected and besides my beloved Nike Free (currently Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0) they're definitely my most comfy shoes right now that I can easily wear the whole day. Once the sizing has been worked out the Ultra Boost are highly recommendable!
P.S.: I am not digging the current colourways of the latest Ultra Boost 19 and glad I snagged these 4.0 in a classy (some might even say boring) black.

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