Over a two-day period, our group of 100 other editors, fitness influencers, and just all-around badass women from around the world made our way through several runs in the Adidas Ultra Boost X, each more epic than the next. We tackled the shoreline at Land’s End park in the rain, sprinted around the Kezar Stadium track and up its stadium steps (multiple times), powered up Filbert Street (the steepest in all of San Francisco), and down the zigzagged Lombard Street, pushed the pace on a self-powering treadmill during a HIIT workout, strode across the Golden Gate Bridge in Karl the Fog (yep, they have a name for their fog) and, finally, braved the Bernal Heights hill, which was rewarded with a breathtaking view of the San Francisco skyline. I also took ‘em for a spin in New York when I returned from the West Coast, and the weather was definitely a doozy: a windy mix of snow, sleet and rain. Needless to say, I’ve put in a fair amount of miles in these babies in varying weather conditions, and can truly say I am impressed. First of all, they are cute (which is a must). And though the colorway I tested is orange and black, surprisingly they don't look like something you'd only sport during Halloween. To jazz mine up even more, I traded the black laces for the alternate gray tweed pair they came with. Also noteworthy: the fit. Wearing this shoe literally feels like you are slipping on a sock. Speaking of socks, you can wear the Ultra Boost X with or without; it’s a preference thing. Mine is with socks. Piqued your interest? Here are a few things to consider if you are seeking to boost (see what I did there?) your next run too.
<p>Last week I was invited to San Francisco by Adidas to test out the latest offering from the sneaker brand: the new women-specific <strong><a href="http://www.adidas.com/us/ultraboost-x-shoes/BA8278.html">Adidas Ultra Boost X</a> </strong>($180 at <a href="http://www.adidas.com/us/ultraboost-x-shoes/BA8278.html">adidas.com</a>, as well as <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=93xLBvPhAeE&subid=0&offerid=363450.1&type=10&tmpid=8240&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.footlocker.com%252Fproduct%252Fmodel%253A274442%252Fsku%253ABA8278%252Fadidas-ultra-boost-x-womens%252F&u1=HTFASA1adidasultraboostRFFEB17">footlocker.com</a>, <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=93xLBvPhAeE&subid=0&offerid=482287.1&type=10&tmpid=13553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.six02.com%252Fproduct%252Fmodel%253A274442%252Fsku%253ABA8278%252Fadidas-ultra-boost-x-womens%252F&u1=HTFASA1adidasultraboostRFFEB17">six02.com</a>, <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7883147/type/dlg/sid/HTFASA1ADIDASULTRABOOSTRSFEB17/http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/12561/womens-adidas-ultra-boost-x/?cc=800&s=7.5&w=B&sc=C6X1A110&cm_mmc=psearch-_-google-_-Shopping_Adidas_Shoes-_-cd452f51-5c2c-40c7-8e8e-b16edf7cccb4">roadrunnersports.com</a>, and other retailers). Think of it as the love child of the PureBoost X—the one with that <a href="http://www.health.com/fitness/adidas-pure-boost-x">cool-looking floating arch</a> that launched last year and the three-year-old energy-returning Ultra Boost silhouette, hence the name: Ultra Boost X.</p>
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