Summer's here which means that, like me, you're probably thinking about making the most of the warmer evenings by pounding the pavements in your local park.As a fairweather runner, I treat the arrival of summer like the start of a new school year - Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 sale the perfect time to retire my battleworn kit and invest in a fresh set of running togs to motivate me into sticking to my goals.I've flirted with plenty of different types of running shoes in my years of huffing and puffing around Hackney's canals; a box fresh pair of Nike Free RNs used to be my jam, but I could easily swayed by friends who swore by a pair of New Balance or Saucony trainers for nailing their PB. That was, until I got seduced by the arrival of Adidas squashy 'Boost' technology.It's fair to say the sports giant's springy foam sole switched up the game for runners in 2013 - if you haven't already tried it, the cell-structured cushioning helps you to power through those tricky double-figure miles by absorbing the energy you put into every stride and firing it back at you.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 cheep price The latest incarnation of the much-hyped performance material, the Solar Boost, just came on the market - a pair of high-functional trainers Adidas says are inspired by Nasa engineering. According to the brand, they promise to deliver lightweight support, superior cushioning and precise comfort.
So do they make the miles easier, help you run faster and (let's face it) make you look better while you're doing it? I put them to the test...The first thing you'll notice about these shoes is that they're one of the sturdiest styles Adidas have made in years.Unlike its predecessors, the Solar shoe moves away from the popular sock fit and flyknit material combo to add extra support to the perimeter of the foot, keeping your stride firmly in place - even on slippy terrain.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 cheep sale The result is a reassuringly snug fit - something that will particularly appeal to narrow-footed runners like me.The shoe comes in two colourways - a blue and turquoise riff that's reminiscent of the sea (which is apt considering they're partly made from ocean plastic) and a slightly less ostentatious black, orange and teal pair.Apparently each palette was inspired by the energy colours the sun creates.I took the shoes for their first spin on a casual run through central London - jogging for one hour straight and clocking up around 9km.There's a lot to like with these trainers: the Boost sole feels a lot like running on a springy, but firm, trampoline and you really do get the sense that they're propelling you forward with each stride - making it easier to keep going when your legs start to tire.The added support features are a definite upgrade from Adidas' Ultraboost styles, as I've previously found my feet can splay around the sole of my trainers if I don't have enough structure to hold me in place.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 As the miles got harder, I definitely found the comfort factor didn't wane at any point either, making them great for both short and long-distance runners.So what didn't I like? My only gripe was the ridges of the cushioned tongue are quite brittle, and after a few miles I could feel it rubbing on the bridge of my foot, even when wearing running socks. That being said, this is a problem that might be solved after trying a few different lacing methods.The multicoloured styles probably won't be for fans of monochrome, but I personally like that these stand out from the pack on the starting line.