His and Hers Review: Adidas Ultra Boost

The “Best Running Shoe Ever” is a strong statement. With such a large number of various shoes available thus a wide range of foot shapes and inclinations, what works for one sprinter may not be the best for another. There has been a huge amount of promotion encompassing the Adidas Ultra Boost running shoes, yet how would they really perform? The Active.com editors put them through a lot of hardship, and spoiler alert: We preferred them.

His Take

By Michael Nystrom


Effectively my preferred component of the shoe, the Ultra Boost highlights ‘help’ froth soles that enable the sprinter to feel the ground without having the enduring impacts of street weakness. Indeed, even on concrete commanded goes through midtown, the bottoms were agreeable and kept my feet feeling crisp—an uncommon component in most exemplary plans. The common springiness of the sole gave my run a snappy and light feel, and the shoe implored me to keep running on my toes.

Albeit thought about an impartial shoe, the Ultra Boost’s bottom fuses a restrictive Torsion System that supports the midfoot yet at the same time enables the shoe to comply with your characteristic walk. It’s an incredible element, intended to offer help in a generally structureless sole.

The outsole includes a layer of STRETCHWEB elastic that has a uniform example all through the whole base. Combined with the lift froth, it enables the bottom to flex and twist with your foot strike and to the forms of the street. It held hard surfaces properly and even dealt with short stretches of soil.


When I originally took a stab at this shoe I figured I ought to have evaluated—I could feel the material on all sides of my feet, and my toe (marginally) contacted the end. Turns out that feeling was deliberate—the Ultra Boost consolidates a consistent Primeknit upper that stretches and fits in with your foot. So in spite of the fact that the shoes run little and the toe box is thin, they’re intended to have a sock-like feel. I completed keeps running without any rankles or hotspots, and the encased inclination turned into the standard. The Primeknit texture was very breathable and lightweight, and functioned admirably with or without socks.


The Primeknit upper makes for an unmistakable running background. The Ultra Boost midfoot feels more like a bootie than a running shoe because of the tongue-less, consistent upper and sockliner. A plastic trim walled in area framework tightened down my foot properly, and there was no development in the midfoot zone.


Since the whole upper (sans bands) stretches to fit the foot, the impact point walled in area felt not at all like most running shoes. The versatility of the texture took into consideration some “give,” however the outside heel counter kept my heel cozy and agreeable. The heel moved with the smooth movement of the shoe, yet it didn’t really slip. It took some becoming acclimated to, yet after several runs I saw it as very agreeable and unrestrictive. The tab behind the heel works incredible for rapidly pulling the shoe on and off (cough marathon cough).


Photos of the Ultra Boost don’t do the shoe equity. The Primeknit texture has a significantly more “sew” look face to face, and the complexity between the enormous strings and the plastic styling is a pleasant juxtaposition. The shoe’s shading subjects are moderate contrasted with industry patterns (Adidas offers some stronger hues, however), a much needed refresher in an industry where everything is neon and splendidly hued. This raises a structure imperfection, however: The Ultra Boost doesn’t have any intelligent highlights. In any case, I’ve gotten a few compliments on the perfect, monochromatic look of the shoe, and they feel as brisk as they look.

Last Thoughts

At a robust cost tag of $180, what do you get? The Ultra Boost is a snappy, trustworthy shoe quick enough for race day yet tough enough for preparing keeps running on city roads. The Primeknit texture and the lift bottoms consolidate for a liquid and responsive ride, and despite the fact that it’s in fact an unbiased sprinter, the Torsion System in the midfoot gives the essential help to the normal sprinter. I’ve nicknamed these shoes my ‘elite shoes.’

Is the Adidas Ultra Boost the “Best Running Shoe Ever?” Again, it depends. In any case, for what it will be, it piles up with the best. I suggest the Ultra Boost for dashing and preparing up to the half long distance race separation, and they exceed expectations at the 10K separation.

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