The adidas PureBOOST DPR Hits the Ground Running With Responsive Cushioning and Stretchweb Traction

The brand gives new meaning to street runners.

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While the AlphaBOUNCE EM and AMS have been making waves in the market recently, adidas introduces its newest addition, the PureBOOST DPR to the BOOST family. The PureBOOST DPR is designed to support the avid street runner in dodging traffic and beating street lights, while weaving through unpredictable surroundings. As mentioned in our first look at the PureBOOST, the innovative sneaker blends style with function to give both running-forward and cross-training athletes an edge to conquer the city’s asphalt. So how well does the newest BOOST family member pair with the streets? Read below to find out.

Aesthetics

The PureBOOST DPR is available in a two-tone (black and white) colorway. The black and white spectrum looks almost greyscale from afar and the adidas three stripe branding on the side is ingrained in the knit. The tongue is perforated for more breathability and the red accents on the front of the outsole break up the monochromatic colorway. The look is completed with the signature adidas BOOST sole and pebbled texture — adding further dimension.

Construction

Aramis-tested for a secure fit, the sneaker’s upper is made of a one-piece circular woven knit wrapping the foot from the inside of the midfoot around to the outside. The knit provides all-around breathability complete with side panel vents by the heels. Like the PureBOOST LTD, the stretch web outsole bends with your movement and provides a strong grip useful for dodging city traffic. A wider forefoot is tailored for a stable foundation during those pivotal and sudden movements. The super responsive cushioning remains the same as the other entries in the PureBOOST family.

Performance

The PureBOOST DPR is geared specifically for urban terrain. For the shoe, adidas introduced a new 8mm heel-to-toe offset, keeping runners closer to the ground and producing an almost barefoot feeling. Although the sneaker is slim, the PureBOOST DPR heel fit counter system is designed to provide stability for the achilles while absorbing a lot of impact when hitting the pavement. BOOST fans already know that the comfortable and responsive cushioning stores and returns energy every time the foot hits the ground for more effortless movement and offers a supportive lift in each step. Running in the PureBOOST feels super stable — you can feel the one-piece knit construction hugging your foot, but also allowing it to breathe, especially during longer distance runs.

Overall

The PureBOOST DPR sneaker is a dependable running sneaker both from a style and performance perspective. It’s super lightweight, and its stretchweb traction makes it easy to weave through city traffic. Without a doubt, adidas kept the needs of the urban runner in mind while designing the PureBOOST DPR. The sneaker’s dynamic and adaptable features go above and beyond while still looking sleek enough to be a go-to lifestyle sneaker. After you catch the closer look video above, head over and shop the runner for $150 USD at adidas.com.

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