Adidas Boost in Tennis shoes Anyone?

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  1. brownbearfalling

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    Adidas just introduced their new cushioning technology called boost:

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    What do you guys think? Is it going to overcome Nike Lunarlon?
     
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  2. anhuynh16

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    I saw this the other day, I can see the technology behind it, but I need to see if they work in running shoes first.
     
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    That's a good thing because the cushioning on the adidas adizero cc feather II is not very good.
     
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    My concern is that it might be too soft for tennis shoes and the cushioning won't provide enough stability. Hopefully they perfect the use of boost in tennis shoes.
     
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    Might have to do some boost enclosed EVA, like how they're using adiprene.

    I don't see that kind of material standing up to constant dragging and sliding
     
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    That material is a midsole material, not an outsole material.
     
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    I believe Gasolina is using "dragging and sliding" to refer to the lateral movements in the sport of tennis. Runningers feet and shoes only travel in one direction: forward. It looks like the boost material is only made for running shoes since i would guess that if you stretched it in different directions, it would essentially rip.
     
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    That too, I drag the lateral side of my left shoe when chasing forehands (open stance) I haven't seen the material for real but it'll be bad if a chunk of the boost midsole comes off. That's why I thought it should be enclosed
     
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