Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

it is not possible to be fan of the boost and also think it is the worst shoe of all time
It's easier to screw up a shoe than to make a great one, and I think that's what Adidas did with the Tennis Energy Boost. The Barricade Boost is a very good tennis shoe even though it's a bit stiff for some and forefoot cushioning could be better. The Crazylight Boost is a great basketball shoe, and you can use it for tennis too. Most of the Adidas Boost running shoes are great. I have a Boost running shoe that I bought for $37 on Amazon and it's extremely comfortable. My gf wanted a shoe for her work because she does a lot of walking and had foot pain, so I recommended a Boost running shoe to her and she loves it. But the Tennis Energy Boost was maybe the worst tennis shoe of all time for me.
 
Tried the solecourt boost and could see it being a great shoe for the right foot (could be said about pretty much any shoe). For me the forefoot was just too wide and the shoe too hot. Love my bounce and boost shoes for casual wear, but for tennis I’m sticking with zoom zeros and vapors.
 
Tried the solecourt boost and could see it being a great shoe for the right foot (could be said about pretty much any shoe). For me the forefoot was just too wide and the shoe too hot. Love my bounce and boost shoes for casual wear, but for tennis I’m sticking with zoom zeros and vapors.
Zoom Zero’s are a great practice shoe...too clunky for match play.

I tried the Solecourt on at the tennis shop yesterday...squishy is the adjective that comes to mind
 
Tried the solecourt boost and could see it being a great shoe for the right foot (could be said about pretty much any shoe). For me the forefoot was just too wide and the shoe too hot. Love my bounce and boost shoes for casual wear, but for tennis I’m sticking with zoom zeros and vapors.
Well, I have never heard of the Vapors being accused of being too hot.

;)
 
Zoom Zero’s are a great practice shoe...too clunky for match play.

I tried the Solecourt on at the tennis shop yesterday...squishy is the adjective that comes to mind
I thought it might be too clunky but it is very light weight for such large looking shoe. and that light weight seem to make it a great match day shoe. Plus that insane Cushioning seem to really come in handy when the match goes long 2 hours or more.
 
Tried the solecourt boost and could see it being a great shoe for the right foot (could be said about pretty much any shoe). For me the forefoot was just too wide and the shoe too hot. Love my bounce and boost shoes for casual wear, but for tennis I’m sticking with zoom zeros and vapors.
Its definitely a D-2E shoe. If you don't have reasonably wide feet, there are better options. I've never had an issue with shoes being hot since the Pacific Northwest never gets very hot to begin with. That particular attribute is not even on my radar.
 
Have inserted Birkenstock inner soles because just wasn't getting the sort of heel protection I needed.

Due to an injury on the heel I really needed better protection than the boost offered. Anyway I have been getting the occasional sharp pain through the heel of the shoe on lunge steps. No doubt it is my own fault footwork however with an injury (Achilles Bursitis said the doc) I needed to act.

The Birkenstock Birko-contact insole are just a 3mm soft compound inner sole, with high arch support, but on the bottom is a much harder plastic compound that is 8mm thick that cups the heel and extends underneath past the arch to just behind the metatarsals.

https://www.birkenstock.com.au/prod...eel-cup-in-birko-flex-blue-footbed-insole-581

The softer insole glued on top the harder under-sole is an effective combination.

My first hitting after recovery have given no shocks.

OVerall, by way of comparison, I do think Barracades give better heel protection (wider, firmer), but the Boost is so responsive and nice underfoot that it gives a different sort of energy return but perhaps at the cost of as-effective heel protection.
 
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Yer, I do reckon the Boost have worse ventilation, or just feel hotter (bootee construction), resulting in that wearing-a-raincoat at the cinema feeling.... urgh.
 
Have inserted Birkenstock inner soles because just wasn't getting the sort of heel protection I needed.

Due to an injury on the heel I really needed better protection than the boost offered. Anyway I have been getting the occasional sharp pain through the heel of the shoe on lunge steps. No doubt it is my own fault footwork however with an injury (Achilles Bursitis said the doc) I needed to act.

The Birkenstock Birko-contact insole are just a 3mm soft compound inner sole, with high arch support, but on the bottom is a much harder plastic compound that is 8mm thick that cups the heel and extends underneath past the arch to just behind the metatarsals.

https://www.birkenstock.com.au/prod...eel-cup-in-birko-flex-blue-footbed-insole-581

The softer insole glued on top the harder under-sole is an effective combination.

My first hitting after recovery have given no shocks.

OVerall, by way of comparison, I do think Barracades give better heel protection (wider, firmer), but the Boost is so responsive and nice underfoot that it gives a different sort of energy return but perhaps at the cost of as-effective heel protection.
This is my go to insole and what I will be putting in my Solecourt Boosts soon (once my old Babolat SFX3's wear out). Protects the metatarsal area and provides a good heel cup for protecting the achilles. Highly recommend it for people with achilles tendonitis or metatarsal pain.
 
I got 9 1/2 my usual size and it runs LONG. you should buy 1/2 size smaller in this shoe for sure, not because it is wide in front but it runs LONG. but otherwise this shoe is very luxury shoes, very comfortable everywhere, very secure in the Ankle which is great. If it was lighter it would be my match day shoes but it is too heavy. I will use it to go jogging and running.
 
I found them at 112 euros. Do you have any code to try ??
I did not try any coupons/codes at checkout. Usually most websites advertise on their main page (5-10% off if you apply this coupon code at checkout etc) but there were none on Adidas website. I am sure I can dig around and find something but I doubt it will bring the price under $140. And at $140 I can get a pair from TW with two day free shipping, without any hassle. Which country are you from? I was surprised to find 50% off deals in some countries in Europe to be honest, that is a no brainer!
 
I did not try any coupons/codes at checkout. Usually most websites advertise on their main page (5-10% off if you apply this coupon code at checkout etc) but there were none on Adidas website. I am sure I can dig around and find something but I doubt it will bring the price under $140. And at $140 I can get a pair from TW with two day free shipping, without any hassle. Which country are you from? I was surprised to find 50% off deals in some countries in Europe to be honest, that is a no brainer!
The sale seems to be universal for Europe.

Down to 126 from 180 Swiss francs in Switzerland.

:cool:
 
Update:

Solecourt Boost: wore again for 2 additional singles matches. Really impressive ankle support almost like a 3/4 top without the bulk. If you have bad ankles/ankles that like to roll, these may be a good fit for you. Still no "break-in-pain" like I used to get with the barricade boost line.

With regard to length/width, I do think they run both long and wide. I typically wear 10.5 to 11's (for width) and really think that I could go down to 10 with these (they are much longer wearing than I initially thought).

The soles are holding up fine.

Will go back the ubersonic 3 for a few matches.
Hi how does this compare to the barricade boost sizing? Should I size down half a size? Thanks!
 
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