Everything You Need to Know About the adidas Adizero Primeknit Boost

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It's been a long time coming, but adidas Primeknit technology has finally landed on a running shoe in the States, and it didn't come alone. The first look at a Primeknit upper in the US comes in the form of the Adizero Primeknit Boost, mixing two of the Three Stripes' most talked about technologies for one of the best shoes of the year. If you've been on the fence about which Boost or recent adidas model to try out, this is the best way to get a healthy dose of all their recent breakthroughs in one stellar package.

By now, you know about the sock-like, Primeknit upper that stirred up controversy a couple years back. Thankfully for those of us in the US, it looks like adidas has finally found a loophole that will allow their technology to be sold here. The highly breathable and flexible material is here in all its glory, supported by a heel cup for lockdown and cushioned with Boost technology that extends nearly the full length of the shoe. Since its debut, Boost has quickly become one of our favorite cushioning setups, with its bouncy energy return that holds up very well over time and in extreme temperatures. Meanwhile, the grippy rubber outsole is sure to provide high traction over extended periods of time.

If you've been waiting for a Primeknit runner, your time is now.

Category: Running

Weight: 8.8 oz

Construction: Primeknit upper

Release date: Available now

Key technologies: Boost, Primeknit

Best for: Runners looking to try out two of the best technologies around in one lightweight, high performing package.

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