Now the Adidas I possess for one man is rare- Run-DMC
Look at those ankles…I mean shoes.
I have a crap ton of shoes. I have had a crap ton of shoes. My shoe obsession started when I got a part time job at Footlocker. No lie, I gave most of the money I earned there right back to the store. Thankfully, I was paid in cash so the process of giving it back was very easy. I didn’t have to get to a bank and cash a check; and then tromp all the way back to the store for my fresh kicks.
At this moment in my life I have 23 pair of Adidas in my closet. Mind you, my wife “encourages” me to get rid of the ones I don’t need on a regular basis.
What does that even mean? Shoes I don’t need. Does that exist?
I’ve never owned a pair I didn’t need. I have Adidas for running, for church, for fun, to match that one shirt, to match that other shirt, to hike, to trail run (yes, those are different from regular running shoes and the hiking shoes). I have Adidas water shoes… you know… for kayaking. I have mother-trucking Adidas boat shoes (I live in a land-locked state and get sea sick, but you have to be prepared). Full disclosure, I have two pair of Adidas boat shoes, because sure. I have Adidas shoes with Beavis & Butthead on them. I have three colors of the same shoe. I have… a problem, I know.
The obsession with Adidas is a more recent one in my life. I once was not one to discriminate. I wore Nike, Converse, Reebok. I even once had a pair of Pony’s back in the day. I had the fresh J’s (Jordans) before it was the Jumpman brand. I had a pair of vans even though I had no skate board. I’ll rock some Timberlands once in awhile, if I am feeling like kicking some sh*t. I feel that all of this makes me pretty knowledgeable when it comes to athletic footwear.
I am by no means an expert, but years of selling and wearing offers me a unique perspective. I understand, while expensive and a bit over priced, you are not paying for just the materials, you are paying for the research and development. I have run in a lot of different shoes over the years and have finally found my unicorn. The technology in the Adidas Boost cushioning is 🔥. I don’t take that emoji lightly, I’m not some kid just throwing 🔥 around for a good experience at a food truck. I ❤️ the 🔥 symbol.
I digress, I am here to talk about the new Adidas UltraBoost 19. I have taken them out on the road (4 miles) and the treadmill (7 miles). The first thing I noticed about the shoe was the fit. It felt “right” from the first step. Usually shoes take a couple of miles for me to break them in and these did not. Next, was how soft my steps felt. It was like running on clouds that were perched on the backs of unicorn foals. Honestly, I didn’t feel like I was running. It was great, like really great. I am a pretty heavy guy, over 200 pounds, and my feet usually feel tired, for lack of a better term, after any run over 6 miles. Especially on the dreaded treadmill. Not so after my 7-miler in these running on a treadmill of marshmallow shoes.
I’d like to think that these shoes are going to make running less of a chore, but that would be a miracle, because running sucks. I truly do it so that I can be healthy for my kids. And to eat tacos and drink beer. Mainly for the children, though.
So, if you wanna try running on clouds on a unicorns back whilst creating a rainbow, give the UltraBoost 19 a try. Or don’t, they ain’t paying me!