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Adidas Ultra Boost ST


(Stability trainer)
$180, Adidas.com
The draw: Responsive long-run companion

Adidas’ super-resilient Boost midsole foam continues to draw rave reviews, even in a maximally cushioned stability shoe. Although not a lightweight shoe, the Ultra Boost ST serves up an incredibly energetic ride—it’s very responsive, but not uncontrollably bouncy—and ideal for long training runs. The stability comes from a thermoplastic medial side support and an external heel counter that help secure the rearfoot upon impact. The multi-density knit upper is soft and flexible against the foot, offering a blend of dynamic support, comfort and breathability.

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