Shoe Review: Adidas Adizero Boston 10

A side view of the Adidas Adizero Boston 10.

The Adidas Adizero Boston is back with a bold new midsole and a fresh new upper.

The Adidas Adizero Boston 10 features plenty of exciting updates, most notably the addition of Lightstrike Pro foam and carbon Energyrods.

A seamless upper keeps your feet comfortable and secure while you pick up the pace.

Our reviewers tested these shoes on long runs, speed workouts and daily walks. Here’s everything you need to know about the newest version of the Adidas Adizero Boston.

Tech Specs

Adidas Adizero Boston 10


9.25 oz (W), 10 oz (M)


8.5 mm




Daily training, speed work, racing


Road, track

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Double-layer Midsole Propels You Forward

The Adidas Adizero Boston line pays tribute to one of the most iconic road races in the world. This latest version features a double-layer midsole that provides both cushion and responsiveness.

The midsole combines two of Adidas’ lightest foam compounds; Lightstrike Pro and Lightstrike EVA. Lightstrike Pro foam creates a firm bed of cushion, while the Lightstrike EVA foam enhances the durability of the shoes.

“The cushion gives these shoes a really nice underfoot feeling. It’s thick and comfortable, but not mushy. It feels firm enough to be responsive,” says one reviewer.

Also featured in the midsole are Energyrods, carbon-infused rods that are strategically placed to provide maximum energy return.

The result is a smooth and responsive ride that will keep you moving for miles.

A Continental Rubber Outsole provides excellent traction and grip, so you can run confidently no matter the conditions.

“The traction on the Boston 10 is excellent. The continental rubber is nice and grippy for runs on the road and track,” says one reviewer.

Eco-friendly Upper Provides Comfortable Support

The Adidas Adizero Boston 10 features a smooth upper that holds you in but won’t hold you back.

The mesh upper provides breathability while textile lining keeps your midfoot secure. Extra room in the toe box allows your feet to splay as you run, encouraging a natural gait cycle.

“The upper is plush, but not overbearingly so, and the heel collar is nicely padded,” says one reviewer.

A thin, lightweight tongue features a suede-like material on the inside and mesh on the outside. Extra eyelets allow you to dial in the fit for a more secure ride.

A pillowed heel collar eliminates blistering and chafing, ensuring complete comfortability.

Some reviewers advised that, if you’re usually between sizes, you may want to go down a size in these shoes.

“I usually wear a women’s 8 or sometimes a 7.5. I got an 8 in these and they are extremely roomy. I definitely need to go down at least a half size,” says one reviewer.

The Adidas Adizero Boston 10 upper is made with 50 percent recycled polyester, so you can reduce your carbon footprint while tackling your next PR.

Adidas Adizero Boston 10 vs Adidas Adizero Boston 9

The Adidas Adizero Boston 10.

Tech Specs

Adidas Adizero Boston 10

Adidas Adizero Boston 9


9.25 oz (W), 10 oz (M)

7.8 oz (W), 8.3 oz (M)


8.5 mm

10 mm





Daily training, speed work, racing

Racing, Speed work


Road, track

Road, track

The Adidas Adizero Boston 10 features some notable changes from the Adizero Boston 9, which is more of a stripped-down training and racing shoe.

The biggest difference our reviewers noticed was the weight. Both the men’s and women’s shoes are over an ounce heavier, changing the overall feel of the shoe.

Reviewers noticed that, while the latest version is heavier, it can still handle picking up the pace.

Instead of using a Boost and Lightstrike midsole, the latest version combines Lightstrike Pro and Lightstrike EVA foam. This gives the shoe a more plush and cushioned feel than its predecessors, making it more comfortable for daily training and long runs.

A bold new upper features a suede-like toe cap for extra protection.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking to add a cushioned and responsive shoe to your lineup, the Adidas Adizero Boston 10 is a perfect choice.

An updated midsole delivers a snappy ride, while an eco-friendly upper provides comfort and support.

Whether you’re aiming for a new PR or just some extra cushion on your runs, the Adidas Adizero Boston 10 has you covered.

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