Adidas knows a thing or two about great shoes, and their latest and greatest addition to the sneaker community is Boost Technology, as built into the new UltraBoost 3.0. Constructed from a Continental rubber outsole, Boost Technology is lightweight and elastic, absorbing energy from impact that, Adidas claims, is supposed to help propel you through your workout and run.
The shoe itself is made from Primeknit stretch mesh, combined with closed-stretch mesh and a plastic mid-foot cage to create the upper part of the shoe. As a result, it’s a super breathable and lightweight construction that ensures control while you move and sheer comfort on your feet. Wool is used in the construction of the top, to allow for some extra, breathable warmth, and the Torsion System between the heel and forefoot gives extra stability. The full-length Boost midsole is an expanded polyurethane foam, offering comfy cushioning when the shoe is on your feet. It works in unison with the outsole to absorb all the energy and momentum from your movement, amplifying the shoe’s comfort and overall performance and making it feel like you’re running on a cloud.
A sockfit top ensures that the shoe fits snugly around your ankle and doesn’t slide around as you move around. It is essentially the exact same construction as when it first hit the market 2 years ago; the mesh construction and the sockfit top have changed somewhat, but other than that, it’s the same shoe as the first generation. They do boast a $180 price tag, which may make them a bit of splurge, but when you take your training seriously, they may totally be worth it. A worthy pair of shoes for running and training, and even stylish enough to wear around town if you like. We’re partial to white ourselves; however, the gray is one of the top sellers.