The one good thing about the end of summer is we can quit it with the “beach bod” pretense. Sure, we all want to look good, but the main goal of fitness should be benefiting your long-term health. And if you’re looking to get that resting heart rate up with a fall running routine, you could use a new pair of sneakers. Lucky for you, Adidas is offering an extra 20% off Nike Air Odyssey Mens already discounted sale shoes with code AUGUST20 until August 23.
The best deal to be had is on the brand’s quintessential runner, the Ultraboost 19, which is currently discounted down from $180 to just $100.80 a pair. They’re on sale in seven colors too, so you don’t have to settle for some goofy neon pair (unless “active Nike Air Max 90 Damen orange” matches the rest of your workout gear).
This is a steal on a great, high-performing shoe that will suit casual joggers as well as those training for longer races. The Ultraboost 19 pairs the comfortable but supportive Primeknit upper you’ve heard so much about with energy return Boost cushioning and the Continental Rubber outsole that performs in both dry and wet conditions.
Behind the usual fashion orientated noise that proceeds a running shoe launch these days, adidas have been working hard on their Nike Air Max 97 Mujer flagship running shoe and they've now unveiled the new Ultraboost 19.
The Ultraboost has seen many iterations come and go along the way but it's never really strayed too far from what was first put out in January 2015 and in that time, some of the biggest leaps forward in performance footwear have been made. So what have Adidas Zx Flux Donna they done to bring the shoe up to date?
The main sell from adi is a reduction in the component parts that make up the shoe; the original was made of 17 pieces and the new one is only made of four (well, four main pieces, this doesn't include laces, the rubber on the out sole etc).
These four main parts are optimised BOOST with a reported 20% increase in energy return, a new torsion spring that runs the length of the shoe, a Primeknit 360 upper that behaves like a sock and a new 3D Heel Frame.
We've had these Nike Air Huarache Damen on test now for a while and from a running point of view, the most significant of the changes comes with the heel frame. The previous ultraboost (see above) had a bulky collar at the ankle and those cups highlighted that sat either side of the achilles provided minimal support for the back of the foot. It wasn't designed as Nike Air Max Command Womens a support shoe so that's ok, but to get a reasonable fit so that the foot felt secure and didn't move about, many runners had to do the laces up quite tight across the foot and this created pressure point from the plastic lace guides.
The new heel changes this. When you put the shoe on, there is real purpose at the heel to lock the foot in place at the back of the shoe. The fact the frame extends over the midsole highlights how much adidas have rethought the design here; rather than there being an upper attached Nike Air Max 90 Femme the midsole, the 19 has a more unified feel to it, the midsole and upper behaving as one.
The collar bulk has been removed too, meaning the fit feels more precise and less clumsy, all of which contribute to a more streamlined and compliant rear to the shoe.
The other improvements then simply compliment this new feeling of security in the shoe. The original ultraboost has a knitted upper but it's bonded directly to the top of midsole, where as the new Primeknit 360 encompasses the foot, giving it a very planted feel and is a marked improvement when placed under lateral movement. The plastic lace guides have also been removed and have been replaced with a rigid mesh and reinforced eyelets. The only issue with the lacing tends to be psychological as there are only four lace holes, meaning there isn't much scope for varied tension Nike Air Huarache Mujer across the foot. Some testers were worried that they'd never get the shoe tight enough, yet feet slipping inside the shoe wasn't an issue for anyone.