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New gear alert! Adidas launches the all-new Adizero Boston 12 and Adios 8 running trainers

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Get ready running fans, Adidas has dropped a new range of running trainers and we are here for it! Meet the ADIZERO BOSTON 12 and ADIZERO ADIOS 8 – the newest members of the award-winning ADIZERO family.

First of all, let’s talk history. The ADIZERO line has been pumping adrenaline into the veins of the running community since 1982 with the launch of the original BOSTON, and later in 2008 with the first ADIOS.

The Adios and Adizero history behind the launch

Fun fact: it was an ADIOS 1 that escorted running legend Haile Gebrselassie to break his own Marathon World Record back in 2008. Now, after many tweaks and tinkers, we’re welcoming the 12th version of the BOSTON, and it’s more exciting than ever!

To make these shoes a reality, Adidas did not just take a blind punt. The company went deep into the world of pro-athletics, conducting 19 rigorous testing sessions with its Kenyan athlete squad, including marathon masters Peres Jepchirchir, Abel Kipchumba, and Angela Tanui. It’s safe to say these shoes have been put through their paces.

The designs behind the new trainers

The BOSTON 12, specifically, was refined based on these insights to become the running partner you’ve always dreamed of. It’s here to make your fast training runs feel like a race day, with the added bonus of training shoe comfort.

But that’s not all! Welcome the ADIZERO ADIOS 8 into the arena – a racing all-rounder. This nifty model combines a lightweight design, low profile, and responsive midsole, giving runners a more direct and speedy workout experience.

“We are fortunate to work with some of the planet’s most successful elite athletes. Their invaluable feedback is a crucial part of the development process. The BOSTON 12, as a result, has evolved into a formidable ally for speedwork and tempo runs. Additionally, the ADIZERO ADIOS 8 is softer and lighter than ever before.”

Charlotte Heidmann, Senior Global Product Manager, Running Footwear at Adidas

Alright, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. What makes these running trainers shine?

ADIZERO BOSTON 12 – Train like a champ

This one’s the racing secret weapon. The BOSTON 12 brings the race day feeling to your everyday training. Here’s a sneak peek into the technological magic baked inside:

  • Engineered Mesh: Keep cool with a breathable fit that also provides midfoot lockdown and forefoot flexibility.
  • Energy Rods 2.0: Made with glass-fiber, these rods ensure a seamless transition from heel to toe.
  • Lightstrike Pro + Lightstrike 2.0: This layered midsole combination promises a cushioned and dynamic ride.
  • Eco-friendly construction: At least 50% recycled materials are used in the upper.

ADIZERO ADIOS 8 – Race like a pro

When it’s time to hit the track, the ADIOS 8 is ready to help you smash those personal bests. Let’s have a look at the features:

  • Lightweight Mesh Upper: The all-new upper design is lighter than ever and guarantees a secure fit during high-speed races.
  • Energytorsion Rod 2.0: This rod promises a snappy toe-off, thanks to the new third rod running from the midfoot to the forefoot.
  • Lightstrike Pro + Lightstrike 2.0: This midsole construction offers a cushioned landing and dynamic spring feeling.
  • Eco-friendly construction: At least 50% recycled materials are used in the upper.

“It gives me a unique opportunity to shape the designs, making me feel like I have footwear personalised for me and tailored for my needs.”

Peres Jepchirchir, Reigning Olympic Champion and two-time world major marathon winner

The vibrant Lucid Lemon BOSTON 12 with Core Black accents for men, and the Wonder Blue variant with Lucid Lemon accents for women will be priced at £140.00. The ADIOS 8 in Wonder Blue with Lucid Lemon and Lucid Pink accents will be available for £120.00.

These new running trainers by Adidas look amazing and the technology behind them means that we know that they will help every level of runner from elite athlete through to the weekend Park Run professional.

Lee Mitchell, Personal Trainer and Running Expert

So, when can you get your hands (or feet, rather) on these shiny new shoes? The ADIZERO BOSTON 12 and ADIZERO ADIOS 8 hit the shelves globally from June 15, 2023. You can snag a pair via the Adidas online, or in stores.

With these latest additions to the ADIZERO line, Adidas continues to ensure we runners keep putting our best foot forward. So, let’s get ready to hit the ground running!

Andy Barr
the authorAndy Barr
Editorial Lead
Andy was late arriving into the world of fitness, running and training. He did not really take up regular gym going until he was in his late 30's. He lost over 7 stone in weight since starting and completed an olympic length triathlon in June 2018. He enjoys playing football, boxing and outdoor running.

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