By Jake Woolf, Photographs by Alex Reside.
Today, the next evolution in Adidas's quest to bring Boost to its most classic styles continues with the Adidas Iniki Runner Boost—a sneaker made under the brand's Originals line that combines the 1970s-era Iniki Runner with its now legendary game-changing sole. Like the Stan Smith Boost, Superstar Boost, and Gazelle Primeknit, it's a prime example of just how easy it is to bring classic silhouettes into the present with the subtle addition of next generation comfort. And when it comes to the Iniki Boost, which Adidas is releasing today in 10 (!!!) colorways, the brand may never have made a more comfortable sneaker.
Ignoring the game-changing Boost sole for a minute, the shoe's ultra soft upper is worth paying attention to. If anything, the Adidas Iniki Runner Boost boasts a nylon upper that is too thin, creating a sock-like vibe that, while not as snug as what you might find on the Adidas Ultra Boost, will come in handy when the temperatures reach Hades-level this summer.
But the star of this production really is the Boost sole. It's thicker than the one you'll find on the Ultra Boost and comparable to what's found on the Adidas NMD, meaning these kicks give you a Travolta-esque bounce in your walk. The question is, of the ten to choose from, which Iniki Runner Boost is right for you? Well, while we dig the all off-white colorway as well as the off-white/neon green version, and though the color scheme of our GQ logo may make us biased, there are more reasons to love the cream/blue/red iteration you see here. These are the types of hues you'll find on a true retro running sneaker, giving the Iniki Runner Boost that classic appeal. But the cloud-like experience of wearing them is anything but old school.
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