Adidas Ultra Boost Review
Adidas marketing pitch for the Ultra Boost is that it’s the greatest pair of running shoes ever. Well then, let’s do an Adidas Ultra Boost Review and see if that is so.
With better cushioned Boost foam this time around, folks at Adidas has managed to improve the best foam cushioning in running at the moment. If you are a runner and don’t know what we are talking about, best run to your nearest store and grab yourself a pair and see for yourself. You can also search for other Adidas Ultra Boost Review and they will tell you the same thing. The Ultra Boost provides great versatility and durability. The materials used on the upper is PrimeKnit, and the latest model features more flexibility and stretch than the previous. It gives you feeling of wearing a padded sock instead of running shoes which says a great deal about comfort. Transition quality is great for a cushioned running shoe.
The thing that gives Boost model that bounce is the “energy capsule” on the sole. It is made of springy material that flexes with the runners weight before pushing back. Most running shoes in the market toady use EVA plastic foam but the Ultra Boost features special thermoplastic polyurethane that offers better energy return. The folks at Adidas put in great effort in improving and introducing ground breaking technology for the market and with the Boost model it actually pays off.
However, this Adidas Ultra Boost Review is not all positive. One big con of the PrimeKnit material is the lack of support it provides. Adidas tries to rectify that with the heel counter and support cage around the mid foot. This actually holds the shoe together well, but for most, the feeling of stability is lacking. So in effect, the Ultra Boost will give you a smooth bouncy ride but be careful on the occasional inward foot-roll. For the suggested retail price, we think the Ultra Boost is asking for a bit more than what it has to offer as well. Not that it is bad — it is still a good pair of running shoes, but it is just a bit too costly for us.