The Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Boost is a stability shoe hidden inside a high performance package. Like most performance shoes from Adidas, this one is equipped with Boost foam technology for greater energy return. This a 9 oz. shoe that thrives on racing, speed workouts, and track sessions.
Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Boost – Technology
The shoe features a rigid full-length EVA foam layer (Stableframe) that helps stabilize the shoe. This Stableframe layer is married to the foam Boost that provides energy return and cushioning towards the heel of the shoe. The overall heel-to-toe drop is 11mm.
The outsole is made from Continental rubber (as in car tires). The Continental rubber is better than most outsoles at gripping road surfaces, especially in wet conditions. This makes the Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Boost an attractive option for spring workouts here in New England. However, I do wonder if the extra weight of the outsole is worth the benefit.
Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Boost – Fit
The fit of the shoe is quite good overall. The heel is secure, the mesh upper is breathable and flexible, and the stitching doesn’t cause irritation. The one complaint that I have is the tightness of the toe box. My size 13 feet just didn’t have room to spread out down there.
Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Boost – Road Test
I laced up my complimentary pair of Adidas Adizero Tempo 7 Boost shoes and took them out for a few test runs this week. Today called for a 2-mile warmup, 10×20 second pickups with a 1 minute jog in between, and a 2-mile cool down. The shoes didn’t let me down.
The forefoot feels firm, the heels have cushioning and good spring, and the upper pretty much disappears altogether once you start running. My only sticking point is the narrow toe box. For some reason, I felt it most on the outside of my right foot.
These shoes were given to me by Adidas for review.