By Brian Stewart
Store Manager, Buffalo
I think if I have ever had the opportunity to speak to people about it, then it should come as no surprise that my staff pick is the Energy Boost from adidas. I love this shoe (so much that I'm on my tenth pair)! This is the shoe that literally changed my running "career" for me, I was perpetually injured trying make the minimalist footwear trend work for me and never was able to stay healthy long enough to make any progress with my running. It wasn't until the original Energy Boost came out that I was able to go out and really put in the miles. Having the responsiveness and cushion gave me confidence to go out for longer and faster. If I could only have one shoe for everything,The Energy Boost to me is the perfect shoe. It is cushioned enough to be my long run or recovery run shoe, but light enough(around 10 oz which is lighter than most other shoes in that category), and snappy enough to be my tempo or longer interval speed work shoes. I can and do use this shoe for practically every kind of run, and as a result, the Energy Boost has taken me to and through my first marathon and many other successful races. The durability and smoothness of the boost material, and the great feel of the shoes, has allowed me to not worry about my feet or the miles and just focus on the pure enjoyment of the run.