Running shoe release: adidas Energy Boost

A couple of weeks ago we brought you a tease video of what promises to be one of the most exciting running related releases in 2013.

And now we can fully unveil the revolutionary cushioning innovation that the peeps at adidas have introduced as part of its new Energy Running Segment.

Because today, its latest running innovation Energy Boost – a cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry – was unleashed to the world!

Ensuring that everyone here at Sport-locker.net got giddily excited about getting our feet in a pair soon….

 “adidas helps make athletes better. With our new Boost foam, we are addressing a fundamental insight: everyone wants more energy.  Whether you’re running a marathon, training for an upcoming season or just trying to get back in shape, our revolutionary Boost cushioning foam provides the highest energy return in any running products,” says Eric Liedtke, Head of Sport Performance, “Energy Boost will reset the running industry and pave the way for all future performance footwear.”

BOOST combines performance benefits that have been contradictory in the past: soft cushioning and responsiveness work together at last to give runners a running experience unlike any other.

“Energy is one of the most important elements for any athlete. Often people only think about speed, but energy is the secret weapon that can set you apart from the competition. 

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“An added boost of energy is what allows you to push yourself ahead of everyone else to cross that finish line first, especially in a sprint when every millisecond counts,” says Yohan Blake, the current 100m World Champion who joined adidas at the launch of Energy Boost.

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Boost your cushioning

The foundation of the BOOST innovation is centred on its cushioning material. Based on a ground-breaking development process created by adidas partner BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, solid granular material (TPU) is literally blown up and turned into thousands of small energy capsules which make up the footwear’s distinctive midsole.

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With their unique cell structure, these capsules store and unleash energy more efficiently in every stride.

Tests conducted by the adidas Innovation Team show that the highly durable material found only in Energy Boost products provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

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Boost your conditions

The new cushioning material not only provides the highest energy return in the industry, it also holds its performance in almost any condition at unparalleled levels.

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The adidas Innovation Team tested how the BOOST foam material reacted in a variety of temperatures compared to standard EVA foam commonly used in most running shoes.

These tests revealed that, when taken from +40  to -20 degrees Celsius, BOOST foam is three times more temperature-resistant than standard EVA material, providing a more consistent run.

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Boost your comfort

The innovation goes beyond the revolutionary midsole technology. The upper on the Energy Boost features adidas Techfit technology with highly durable and elastic polyurethane, providing optimal comfort and support to the entire foot while in motion.

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A stretch, breathable mesh material offers the fit of a sock while engineered powerbands across the upper provide targeted support and stabilise the foot where needed when moving.

Boost your run

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Energy Boost will be available worldwide at adidas Sport Performance stores, selected retailers and through e-commerce as of February 27, 2013. Visit www.adidas.com/Boost for more information.

What do you think of the Boost technology? Will you be buying a pair? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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