adidas adizero Boston Boost 5 Named Best Renovation in Running Network LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review

The adidas adizero Boston Boost 5 was the recipient of the Running Network Fall 2014 Shoe Review Best Renovation award. The RN Fall Shoe Review insert is distributed September 1-November 1 via print, digital, and social media platforms. An archive of our reviews can be found at

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October 27 , 2014                                            Contact: Larry Eder, [email protected]

adidas adizero Boston Boost 5 Named Best Renovation in Running Network, LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review

SAN JOSE, CA - After a thorough review process, Running Network , LLC selected the adidas adizero Boston Boost 5 as the Best Shoe Renovation in its 2014 RN Fall Shoe Review.

"The Running Network shoe reviews have, since 1998, provided the consumer with a great series of options for finding the shoe that best fits their needs. From the tiniest of brands to the global leaders, Cregg Weinmann works hard to find you a shoe that makes sense for your feet," noted Larry Eder, publishing director of Fortius Media Group, LLC.

Twice a year Fortius Media Group reviewers put the best running shoes available to the test. After being matched to shoes based on foot shape, motion, and footstrike, wear testers run 100 miles in the shoes during the test process. Testers report initial impressions of the shoes and then evaluate the shoes throughout the process based on seven key performance characteristics. All evaluations are put into a software system developed by Cregg Weinmann, Fortius Media Group's RN footwear reviewer, to produce a winner in each category.

"For the RN Fall Review, testers piled on hundreds of marathon training miles to put the shoes through their paces. This rigorous testing provides the critical feedback that validates the strengths of shoes from the various brands. The small differences between shoes are carefully compared within a matrix of features, price, and performance to determine the category winners," said Weinmann. "Runners need to recognize that the general categorization of the shoes is only a starting point for them, and their needs should be their top consideration. The parity between brands has never been as close as it is now, meaning it's more important than ever to find the shoes that fit and function best for you."

"adidas' adizero Boston Boost 5 marks the debut of Boost foam in this Performance running mainstay. The upper keeps its snug, racer-like fit. The heel is anchored by stiff mesh in the rearfoot, while the vamp offers breathability with open minimesh. Soft synthetic suede offers support and shape to the toe. The midsole takes a big step forward in cushioning with Boost foam framed by EVA. With low-profile geometry and a racy feel, long racing and tempo runs are its forte. The outersole employs the proven thin and durable Continental rubber compound. The addition of Boost foam, in a thoughtful execution, and the unchanged solid philosophy of the shoe earned the adizero Boston Boost 5 top honors as the RN Best Shoe Renovation", to quote the review from RN Footwear editor Cregg Weinmann.

"The more I wear Boost, the more I like the light weight and comfortable cushion. They're snug in the toe box, pretty fast feeling. They rate very high, in my opinion," said one wear tester about the adidas adizero Boston Boost 5.

Established in 2010, Fortius Media Group, LLC is a media company focused on developing creative approaches to building interest in the sport of global athletics. The Running Network LLC was established in 1986, and has published their Fall & Spring Shoe Reviews since 1998, edited and tested by Cregg Weinmann. The Fall Shoe Review was distributed on a multi platform basis, September 1-November 1, 2014.

Fortius Media Group LLC represents the partners from, as well as new partners on various platforms. The Running Network LLC is solely owned by Fortius Media Group, LLC. 

The complete partner list of the Fortius Media Group  is as follows: American Track & Field, Athletes Only, Athletics (Canada),, AustinFit, California Track & Running News, Club Business International, Club Running (RRCA), Coaching Athletics, Colorado Runner, Get Active!, Greater Long Island Running Club's Footnotes,, Hawaii Sports magazine,, Latinos,, Michigan Runner, Missouri Runner & Triathlete, Running Journal, Racing South,, RunDenmark, RunMinnesota, RUNOHIO, Runningnetworktv,, The Shoe Addicts (digital videos), Track & Field News, USATF/New England's Exchange Zone, Techniques,, The Winged Foot (NYAC), The Winged M (MAC),,, and Youth Runner.

To learn more about Fortius Media Group, LLC, contact Larry Eder at [email protected], or 608.239.3785. 

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