We admit we're not sure what the first color of the updated Adidas UltraBoost running shoe will be in December. The Laser Red design did not match the previous shoe design, which was kept relatively simple during its four-year lifespan.
However, Adidas has been following Laser Red with two more UltraBoost designs that have caught our attention. The Dark Pixel shoe was a mix of black and multi-colored Primeknit, and the latest version – Refract – has the same multi-colored Primeknit, which is however combined with a mostly white upper website, priced at £ 159.95, and judge what happened to the Laser Red and Pixel Editions that we expect to quickly sell out. Then there will be another special edition of the UltraBoost 1
This is the first major update of the UltraBoost since the original was introduced in 2015 after Adidas changed the upper. A complete sock design that wraps around the entire foot and adds 20% more boost foam to the midsole. The result is a safer fit and a harder, slightly tighter ride on the bottom.
We have put the UltraBoost 19 through its paces in a multitude of runs and are not traveling very fast. It offers a very comfortable ride with light efforts, yet is so springy that you can maintain a good pace over long stretches.
Other changes to the shoe include replacement of the plastic cage wrapped with a mesh around the midfoot. Heel cap of solid plastic which is exchanged for a plastic wrapped wire contour. Both changes have improved the comfort of the shoe – some runners found that the cage and heel cup of the original UltraBoost could sometimes rub on the foot while running.
The UltraBoost is the most comfortable running shoe in the Adidas Boost line. but also the heaviest, with lighter options like SolarBoost, Adizero Boston 7 and Adizero Adios 4, which are suitable for fast practice runs and races. However, you can still hit the UltraBoost on a simple or not-going day.
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