The Adidas Solar Boost Is a Springy and Supportive Dream Shoe

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Price: $160
Type: Road
Weight: 10.4 oz (men’s size 9)
Drop: 10mm

Runners who dig Adidas’s springy Boost foam (and even a few foam-sole skeptics) will find a lot to like with the new Solar Boost. The shoe packs the same cushioned midsole as the brand’s Ultra Boost, but beefs up the support of the upper through the midfoot without adding weight. And the three-piece “tailored fiber” upper delivers stay-put support without bulking up the shoe.

The shoe is available to purchase May 17, but we've had several runners testing it since March. Ultrarunner Pat Heine’s first experience with Boost foam left him impressed. “As a heel striker, I really appreciated the softness upon impact, and through transition to toe off,” he said. “There was really nice spring action, returning a lot of the energy absorbed by the foam earlier in my stride.”

A Midsole That Balances a Secure Fit and Responsiveness
The Solar Boost has a similar cushioned midsole to previous Adidas Boost shoes, but replaces the rigid midfoot cage with a lightweight fabric designed to keep the foot locked into place over that foam. The shoe also has new construction to secure the heel at the midsole, which is intended to help the Achilles move freely and focus a runner's energy forward. Our testers found the shoe provided a relatively neutral platform and comfort for long runs.

Solid Traction and a Stable Base for a Road Shoe
Shoe tester Heather Irvine found the Solar Boost offers fantastic traction for a road shoe, even on snowy or slushy roads. Small lugs on the full-length rubber outsole provide plenty of grip on and off pavement, while a wide heel gives the shoes a planted feel. Some of our testers noticed, however, that the sole of their shoes started to show signs of wear during our three-week test period.

A Structured Upper Without Ditching the Coziness
Initially we had some concerns that the Solar Boost’s more structured upper could lead to some rubbing (as compared to a knit upper, like on the Ultra Boost), but our testers found the fit to be supportive without being too thickly layered. The Solar’s ultra-padded tongue adds to the sock-like coziness by protecting the top of your foot from the laces. While the lacing felt comfortable enough against the top of the foot, there were some issues with keeping laces tied. And on sunny runs, some of our testers wanted more heat management. If your feet run hot, you might want something more breathable or to save these for cold-weather runs.

A Soft, Springy Ride That Could Show Signs of Wear Early
Testers who were fans of the Adidas Ultra Boost in the past were impressed with this new model and its springy, lightweight protection from harsh pavement. “This may be my new favorite shoe,” tester Derek Call raved. “Some backstory: The Adidas Supernova Boost 6 was one of my favorite shoes of all time. It took three years for me to find a shoe even comparable to it, and that was last year’s Adidas Supernova. The Solar Boost is an improvement on that shoe. It feels lighter, my foot slips right into the upper like a slipper, and it still offers enough stability without adding any weight or material.” On the other hand, runners who prefer a harder sole might find the Solar Boost to be a bit on the squishy side, as a few of our testers did.

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MAAIKE KLAASEN WEARS DREAMY BRIDAL GOWNS FOR TATLER HONG KONG WEDDINGS

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Maaike Klaasen looks like a blushing bride in the pages of Tatler Hong Kong Weddings‘ latest issue. Photographed by Lara Jade (Atelier Management), the brunette beauty enchants in tulle gowns, off-the-shoulder necklines and empire silhouettes. Stylist Mimi Kim pairs the weddinglooks with sparkling gems. For beauty, Jeanie Syfu(Atelier Management) creates her mussed up with makeup by Deborah Altizio. 

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RAY-BAN HITS THE ROAD FOR ‘DESTINATION EVERYWHERE’ CAMPAIGN

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Soo Joo Park stars in Ray-Ban's Destination Everywhere 2018 campaignSoo Joo Park stars in Ray-Ban’s ‘Destination Everywhere’ 2018 campaign

Steven Klein heads to the open road for Ray-Ban’s 2018 campaign called, ‘Destination Everywhere’. Models Soo Joo Park, Constanze Saemann, Markel Williams and Austin Kellogg pose in the desert wearing the eyewear brand’s signature styles. The quartet go on a road trip rocking The Marshal, Wayfarer Blaze, Aviator Evolve and Hexagonal shades. With each protagonist chasing their dream, the sun-drenched shots and accompanying film channel cinematic vibes.

Related: Joan Smalls & Karen Elson Go for a Ride in Tom Ford’s Spring 2018 Campaign

RAY-BAN ‘DESTINATION EVERYWHERE’ 2018 CAMPAIGN

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It’s about freedom and letting go,” says Steven Klein. “Living in turbulent times, one of the things that evokes that for many people is a road trip. This campaign represents that no matter what hardships come your way, you can be an individual, go on your own path and experience fun, optimism, creativity, love… everybody’s looking for their own personal freedom.”

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DIORAMA BABY CLUTCH BAG WITH CHAIN

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So you thought that Dior only created the Baby Bag for the Lady Dior Line? Well, guess again, because the Diorama is as iconic as the Lady Dior. So here introducing, the Diorama Baby Clutch Bag and don’t worry because it comes with a strap for shoulder carry. Released for the Spring Summer 2018 Collection, now let’s talk about the details.

The Design

For this season, the Diorama Baby Clutch Bag is decorated with urban-studs. But you might be able to find one in solid colors (without studs). We’d think that the Diorama Bag was created to compete against the Boy Bag of Chanel, so it has somewhat a strong and boyish look.

This clutch is embellished with the house’s signature Large Cannage Design, but it’s embellished with studs for the contemporary style. It features the iconic crest-shaped clasp, this is an important component of the whole design.

Now what’s more? It’s made from super soft and luxurious lambskin. You can carry this bag as a small shoulder bag at day, because it comes with chic-chain of 120 cm. At night or in the evening, you can transform this bag into a clutch bag by adding the detachable wrist strap. The chain can be removed by the way.

The Interior

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This evening beauty (or a small shoulder bag at day) is practical enough to carry all your daily necessities. The interior is made with a main compartment and 1 zipped pocket to store your important stuff like mini wallet, cash or credit cards.

The Sizes And Prices

This bag is measured 17.5 x 10.5 x 4 cm, the chain is measured 120 cm and the wrist strap is sized as 22.5 cm. Priced at €1650 EUR, £1600 GBP, 2550000 WON via Dior boutiques.

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PERFECT PAIRING: 8 SPRING STYLES FROM H&M

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Say hello to the spring season with H&M’s new arrivals. The Swedish fashion brand spotlights elegant pieces with its latest trend guide. Called ‘Perfect Pairings’, the fashion shoot stars model Imaan Hammam. Choose from lightweight sweaters, pleated skirts and suiting separates. Colorful printed dresses also round out the spring arrivals. Sneakers, loafers and pumps serve as the perfect finishing touches to each ensemble.

Related: Carolyn Murphy Models H&M’s Valentine’s Day Lingerie

H&M ‘PERFECT PAIRINGS’ SPRING 2018 LOOKBOOK

H&M Textured-Weave Coat, Jacquard-Weave Pants and Leather LoafersH&M Textured-Weave Coat, Jacquard-Weave Pants and Leather LoafersH&M Blazer, Top, Dress Pants and PumpsH&M Blazer, Top, Dress Pants and Pumps
H&M Jacket, Pima Cotton Shirt, Dress Pants and Leather LoafersH&M Jacket, Pima Cotton Shirt, Dress Pants and Leather LoafersH&M Flounce-Sleeved Top, Wide-Cut Pants and PumpsH&M Flounce-Sleeved Top, Wide-Cut Pants and PumpsH&M Patterned DressH&M Patterned DressH&M Wool-Blend Coat and JumpsuitH&M Wool-Blend Coat and JumpsuitH&M Fine-Knit Sweater, Pleated Skirt, Slip-On Shoes and Large EarringsH&M Fine-Knit Sweater, Pleated Skirt, Slip-On Shoes and Large Earring

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GIGI & BELLA HADID SHINE IN GOLD ON VOGUE UK COVERS (PHOTOS)

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Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid turn up the shine factor for the March 2018 cover of Vogue UK. The models land dual covers for the first time in portraits captured by Steven Meisel. Stylist Joe McKenna dresses the pair in gold Versace dresses. Gigi and Bella wear the wet hair look courtesy of hairstylist Guido Palau while Pat McGrath works on the sisters’ glam makeup.

Related: Gigi Hadid & Kate Moss Team Up for Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2018 Campaign

COVER SHOOT: GIGI & BELLA HADID FOR VOGUE UK MARCH 2018

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GIGI HADID ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ZAYN MALIK

In her interview, Gigi talks about dealing with her relationship with Zayn Malik in the public eye.

“I post what I think would be normal to post of your boyfriend,” says Gigi. “The comments are: ‘It’s extra, it’s fake.’ But if I don’t do it enough then it’s: ‘Oh they’re fake, they’re not really together.’ I try to do what feels real to me, and do it with integrity.”

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