When Adidas launched the UltraBoost in 2015, there were not many, if any, running shoes. This was the only place where you could find such a combination of style and substance in the form of Adidas impressive boost cushioning and fashionable knitwear.
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However, the landscape has changed since then and more brands have released proprietary foams that mimic Boost's leap and combine them with stylish upper. Some shoes, such as the Nike Epic React or the Pegasus Turbo, are also much lighter than the UltraBoost, making them more suitable for faster training runs and races. The UltraBoost also faces increasing competition from within. Adidas launched the lighter, faster SolarBoost in early 201
Despite all this extra competition, the UltraBoost remains an incredibly popular shoe with all kinds of runners, and Adidas has barely changed the formula of the original shoe in the updates since launch. You still get the comfortable and stylish Primeknit upper, which is a little tighter on the latest version of the shoe for a more secure fit, and you still get a chunky plate with boost cushioning.
This boost cushioning maintains a responsive and comfortable ride that returns energy in spades and helps you jump happily through any distance you are on. I found the UltraBoost particularly good at maintaining a decent pace on long runs and going through light runs.
However, if you want to increase the tempo, the UltraBoost is a bit awkward, especially compared to lighter shoes in Adidas. like the SolarBoost or Boston. It is not intended for sprints or races, and although the top is now narrower than in previous versions of the shoe, I found that my foot would slip slightly when cornering. There's a plastic cage that wraps around the midfoot area of the UltraBoost, which helps a bit in this regard, but if you put the shoelaces too tight, the cage can be uncomfortable.
On the plus side, the Continental rubber on the outsole provides excellent grip in all conditions, though the knitted upper is less suitable for wet weather and does nothing to prevent the foot becoming soaked when the sky is opened ,
While it's never my first choice for speed sessions, this is the UltraBoost. It's still a versatile running shoe that lets you easily manage your entire running, and it's a pleasure to wear, especially on simple days. If you're a runner who has two or three shoes in the closet at the same time, the UltraBoost fits perfectly with the Adios (for racing and fast training) and Boston (for the rest of your running). And even if you only ever have a pair of shoes in your arsenal, the UltraBoost will pay attention because it's not just a solid all-rounder, but also one that you can wear with your civvies without people looking at your hideous shoes with pitiful looks consider. 19659004] Buy from sports shoes | £ 149.95