Adidas recently has been generating a lot of hype in the streetwear community due to their collaborations with designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Kanye West. The UltraBoost is no stranger to this hype, especially the White 1.0 and the Triple White 2.0 which usually sell out very quickly. I was fortunate enough to grab a pair at my local Foot Locker before their shelves consisted of only boys sizes.
The UltraBoost itself is a very light shoe, good for running or just generally being on your feet all day. The most notable thing about them to me is that they are, by far, the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. The midsole is made of thermoplastic polyurethane, unlike most running sneakers which have midsoles of foam rubber. To my knowledge, Adidas is the first (and so far only) company to use this material for their midsoles, but I find it infinitely more comfortable than a normal sneaker. The boost was comfortable on its own, and their insole only makes it more enjoyable, not to mention the fact that the inside material is a soft neoprene. Think of it as wearing a pillow with a sole. The outsole is tire rubber, as Adidas has joined forces with Continental to make these shoes as grippy as possible, and they have succeeded.
The mesh is very durable, and as far as I know from cleaning them with a soaking wet brush and some Crep Cure, don’t let that much water through to the inside of the shoe. It’s a very tight shoe, so if you you like your shoes to fit snug, get your true size. If you prefer a bit of room, go a half or even a full size up.
The downside of triple white is that, as with any white sneaker, it’s a dirt magnet. The cage on the outside of the UltraBoost is especially hard to clean, as it stains easier than expected. The only other problem is it’s pricetag of $180 (USD). Some wouldn’t find issue with this, while others may view this as a steep price for a pair of sneakers. However, as with dress shoes, you can feel the difference in the quality of the shoe.
Overall, I’d rate these sneakers 9/10, only because they get dirty fast. The black pair may just get a 10. If you haven’t tried a pair of these on, you definitely should. You might like them so much you actually buy them.
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