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Adidas Marquee Boost

Released 12/2018, Mid Top, 
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8.7
EXPERT RATING
6 reviews
8.5
USER RATING
7 ratings
Retro look with very comfortable, modern Boost cushioning

Best Suitable For:

Works for a wide array of basketball players

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (6)
User Ratings (7)
Traction
8.2
Cushion
9.6
Materials
8.5
Support
8.8
Fit
8.4
Outdoor
63%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
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heavy
Sizing:
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large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Adidas Marquee Boost Review

Pros:
Well-balanced Boost cushioning
Very supportive
Cons:
Traction on dusty courts is problematic

Performance of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

The Adidas Marquee Boost is a modern performance basketball shoe with a bit of retro flair. The traction sticks like glue on clean courts but can be problematic on dusty courts, especially in the beginning. The Boost cushioning provides a lot of impact protection in the heel and responsiveness in the forefoot. If you are looking for a shoe with a lot of ankle support then the high version has you covered with a firm and supportive ankle collar. The materials are rather basic but they look and feel nice and get the job done. Overall, the Marquee Boost is a very good all-around performer that should work for basketball players of all positions.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Rating: 8.7 (ranks #63 of 220)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
4
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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This modern take on an old school hoop shoe is a great all-around performer but needs a little patience to break-in.
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8.8
January 6, 2019
This might just be the shoe of the year 2018!
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8.8
January 6, 2019
The Marquee Boost is a very nice performer at an affordable price - I am impressed!
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8.7
January 6, 2019
The Marquee Boost is a great performer but I would recommend the Low version if you like freedom of movement around your ankles.
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8.4
January 13, 2019
The most comfortable shoe in the game. Adidas is doing a great job lately!
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The Adidas Marquee Boost is definitely one of the more comfortable basketball shoes currently available.
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User Reviews of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

User Rating: 8.5 (ranks #127 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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8.2
October 22, 2021
Traction is very nice on clean court, but get you a lot of lateral slippage on dusty settings. Boost cushioning is really good and provides you a lot of impact protection especially on the heel, and is tiny responsive. The shoes are very stable and supportive, especially if you choose the high tops. Materials are not bad but not premium. It gets there job done, but not very breathable. In terms of sizing, it runs a bit long like all Adidas shoes.
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9.0
November 9, 2021
Got the low version for outdoor use only. Highly recommended for such a purpose. Boost cushioning just works perfectly fine on harder surfaces. No problems with traction and the outsole is very durable (not translucent, obviously). Overall very solid shoes. Slightly narrow in midfoot area. Minor setbacks - heel area might be slippery inside when using new socks; the top hole for laces would benefit it was plastic/metallic
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8.0
November 28, 2021
Nice shoes, but the support on lateral movement is not that good. The collar is a nice added protection if you start playing after an ankle injury.
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8.6
November 29, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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8.4
January 2, 2022
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Traction of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.2 (ranks #146 of 220)
User Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #160 of 220)
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9 - Great
5
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The traction was excellent on clean courts, but I had to wipe the translucent rubber a lot on dusty courts.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
No unnecessary storytelling elements, just simple herringbone that works. Well done Adidas!
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8.0
January 6, 2019
The traction sticks like glue to clean courts but you need to wipe a lot on dusty courts.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
The traditional herringbone pattern gives you a super aggressive bite on clean courts but needs occasional wiping on dusty courts.
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7.0
January 13, 2019
Basic herringbone has you covered in every direction. Collects a lot of dust on dirty courts.
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The thin and tightly spaced herringbone pattern works well on clean courts but gets clogged with dust easily.
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Cushion of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.6 (ranks #14 of 220)
User Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #71 of 220)
10 - Amazing
6
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The Boost cushioning setup is everything we love about Boost and suitable for all types of player needs.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
Very comfortable Boost cushioning right out of the box. Very similar setup to the Harden V3.
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10.0
January 6, 2019
The Boost cushioning is A1!
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9.0
January 6, 2019
The Boost setup gives you a nice blend of responsiveness in the forefoot and impact protection in the heel.
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10.0
January 13, 2019
Boost id life. Comfortable, responsive, impact protection - this shoe does everything exceptionally well!
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Full-length Boost and yes, Boost is still life.
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Materials of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.5 (ranks #79 of 220)
User Materials Rating: 8.4 (ranks #104 of 220)
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6
8 - Good
7
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
0
The mix of textile, knit and synthetics feels great in-hand and comfortable on-foot.
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8.0
January 6, 2019
The mesh, fuse, and synthetic leather materials look and feel premium.
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8.0
January 6, 2019
The materials feel very nice in-hand and perform very well on foot.
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8.0
January 6, 2019
The material usage gets the job done but it's not spectacular.
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9.0
January 13, 2019
Mesh, textiles, and leather come together to provide an insanely comfortable shoe.
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I love the nice mixture of knits, canvas, and micro-molded mesh.
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Support of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Support Rating: 8.8 (ranks #67 of 220)
User Support Rating: 8.4 (ranks #136 of 220)
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9
8 - Good
3
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1
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No complaints whatsoever!
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9.0
January 6, 2019
The rather stiff ankle collar, midfoot shank, and wide outrigger provide great support and stability.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
The thick Achilles padding prevents heel slip. You also get good lateral containment, supportive materials, and a very flat and stable outsole.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
The ankle collar of the High version is very firm and supportive but limits your mobility a little bit. I experienced no heel slippage, no side-to-side movements in the footbed, and great lateral stability.
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8.0
January 13, 2019
The snug fit, supportive materials, and the caging of the sole provide very good support.
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Outrigger, wide platform for stability, heel counter - everything you need is there!
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Fit of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.4 (ranks #107 of 220)
User Fit Rating: 8.4 (ranks #125 of 220)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
8
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
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0
In the beginning, there was minor heel slip that went away after the break-in period.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
No movement inside the shoe no heel slip when I laced to the top, no dead space in the toe box.
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9.0
January 6, 2019
No dead space anywhere.
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8.5
January 6, 2019
Apart from sizing issues, the fit is pretty nice.
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8.0
January 13, 2019
The Marquee Boost takes almost no break-in time and conforms very well to your feet.
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The toe area flexes weird and I experienced the dreaded “heel slip” upon my first wears.
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Durability of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

User Durability Rating: 8.8 (ranks #80 of 220)
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0
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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Outdoor of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 62.5 (ranks #76 of 220)
User Outdoor Rating: 64.3 (ranks #81 of 220)
Good (100%)
4
Fair (50%)
6
Bad (0%)
1
The rubber seems hard enough to handle outdoor play.
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fair
January 6, 2019
The rubber is pretty hard and deep, so you should be okay outdoors.
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good
January 13, 2019
Outdoors you are good to go!
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The rubber is pretty firm but the herringbone pattern is a bit too thin to hold up for very long outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
3
regular
6
slightly wide
1
very wide
0
regularly wide
Quite snug through the midfoot yet a little roomy on the sides in the forefoot
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slightly narrow
January 6, 2019
It's slightly narrow and pretty tight.
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regularly wide
January 6, 2019
Wide-footers can go down half a size because the Marquee Boost runs very long.
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Size of the Adidas Marquee Boost:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
5
slightly long
5
very long
1
½ size large
I strongly wondered if I should have gone down a half size, but I think true-to-size works well enough for wide feet.
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½ size large
January 6, 2019
Go down half a size!
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½ size large
January 6, 2019
Runs a little bit long.
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runs large
January 6, 2019
The Marquee Boost runs very long. I went down half a size but I think I could have gone down a full size.
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true to size
I went true to size and that worked well length-wise
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