FOR RACE DAY...
Adidas: adios Boost – £119.99 (adidas.co.uk)
The adios remains the choice of some of the world’s best marathoners and, after running in the shoes, you’ll quickly see why. Using their Boost midsole cushioning in conjunction with a full length of CM-EVA, the brand have managed to combine the soft cushioning and energy return properties into a lightweight shoe that provides a responsive toe-off, perfect for racing.
The Torsion system in the midfoot of the shoe creates a little stability and the stretch-web outsole in the forefoot gives a toe-off that compliments the naturally ‘springy’ properties of the Boost material.
The shoe’s upper is a more traditional, ‘classic racer’ look and feel; lightweight breathable mesh with synthetic suede and the three stripes to give some support around the foot. It’s a shoe made in the classic form of a road racer – light, fast and responsive.