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Up Close – adidas Ultra BOOST, The Energy Running Revolution

Adidas Ultra BOOST Running Shoe

It is that time of year when players set their focus on getting into pique physical shape as they attack fall season. With that comes extra fitness sessions and for most, road running. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at some of the better running shoe options. Top of the line and first up on the block is the Adidas Ultra Boost in the latest Frozen Yellow colorway.

These shoes are part of an Energy Running revolution. We have seen players such as David Villa and Steven Gerrard rave about the performance, so they are soccer approved. And having had the chance to wear this pair, I’m adding continued positive vibes. They feel like an absolute natural running shoe, with a fully complimented fit to ensure you are comfortable over long runs. For those who have experienced it, PRIMEKNIT is also included through the upper. Personally, it is where I see it being used to best effect. Plus, I’m loving the closed in ankle cut.

Lets get to it and break down all the tech specs of the range, and if you want a pair, find all current colorways available at adidas.com.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Ultra Boost Heel

Ultra BOOST – The Back Story

As you’d expect, there is a story and a science behind these shoes.

adidas developed Ultra BOOST using ARAMIS’ 3D shape and surface measurements to provide a fully adaptable running experience. This is the same system used by top engineering institutions like NASA, Boeing and Audi to measure crash tests, vibration analysis and durability studies. Ultra BOOST intuitively adjusts to a runner’s stride delivering the unrivaled Energy Return of BOOST, superior support and adaptive comfort over hundreds of miles, in virtually any environment.

Unrivaled Energy Return

Ultra BOOST features 20 percent more BOOST cushioning material, the highest Energy Return cushioning in the running industry, and has eliminated the traditional EVA midsole for more direct contact to provide the ultimate expression of BOOST.

Adidas Ultra Boost Upper

Adidas Ultra Boost Primeknit

Adaptive Comfort

To complement the unrivaled Energy Return of BOOST, Ultra BOOST features an innovative update to adidas’ PRIMEKNIT technology built to reach new heights of comfort, support and style. A runner’s foot can remarkably expand up to 10 mm or more in width while running. When restrained, this expansion can cause severe discomfort, friction and the leading injury in running, blisters. Unlike other leading knit technologies the innovative PRIMEKNIT pattern of Ultra BOOST provides comfortable support in less expansive areas of the foot and adaptive stretch where it’s needed to deliver maximum comfort.

“Each technology featured in Ultra BOOST was built to complement each other providing energized adaptability through a customized fit, look and feel,” said Ben Herath, Vice President of Design for adidas Running. “While we’ve taken innovation to the next level, the sleek silhouette of Ultra BOOST is built to look as good as it performs.”

Adidas Ultra Boost Support

Ultra Boost Running

Energy Harnessed

One of the most advanced features of Ultra BOOST is the Stretch Web outsole that adapts and stretches to your foot strike and movement. The perforated elastic design harnesses and maximizes the Energy of BOOST without restricting any of its qualities. The unique appearance of the Stretch Web outsole is the perfect look to complement the eye-catching Energy capsules of BOOST.

Adidas Ultra Boost Torsion System

Adidas Ultra Boost  Cushion

Superior Support

Ultra BOOST also features an entirely new heel construction that frees the natural movement of the Achilles tendon. A carefully tuned external heel counter comfortably cradles the foot and adapts to the high extension of the Achilles. A new featherweight sock liner adapts to the runner’s natural foot form, for a customized fit and feel. Ultra BOOST also boasts a new dual-density TORSION SYSTEM, embedded into the shoe’s base. This allows more independent movement between heel and forefoot for superior stability and a smooth, more controlled run.

Again, there has been a bunch of new colorways released since the introduction of the range. If you are looking to find a pair, head to and find the entire line-up at adidas.com.

Adidas Ultra BOOST Comfort

About Bryan Byrne

The mastermind behind the revolution that is SoccerCleats101. Bryan started this website back in 2008 and has been testing boots on a daily basis ever since. Check out our About Page for more details on Bryan and the website.

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