Anything that has its own dedicated week has to have earned it. Take Boost technology, for example. This groundbreaking sole tech can be thanked for propelling the adidas Ultraboost to new heights. Since its original release in February 2015, the adidas Ultraboost has grown to become one of the brand’s flagship sneakers, epitomizing the ease with which the Three Stripes straddles both lifestyle looks and athletic prowess. The fact that in just five years the Ultraboost has elevated itself to levels previously reserved for the Superstar and Stan Smith is all the proof we need that Boost deserves its own week.
To celebrate Boost Week, adidas is dropping seven exclusive Boost designs from new Ultraboost models to some futuristic Climacool iterations. In our capacity as sneakerheads, we’d be remiss to not also celebrate Boost Week in our own way. That’s why we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite Boost silhouettes, covering the inimitable Ultraboost through to some winter-ready Terrex hiking boots.
The adidas Ultraboost comes in many forms and this leopard-print number has caught our eye. A white Boost sole unit contrasts with a classic black Primeknit upper which forms the backdrop to eye-catching leopard-print caging.
One of our favorite developments in the Ultraboost franchise so far has been the introduction of the Winter.RDY style. Maintaining the lightweight construction we all love, technical material choices and a toggled lacing system make this pair water-resistant and rugged enough for winter wear.
If you’re looking for a classic then the Ultraboost is the one for you, and when it’s dressed in all-black, it’s a no-brainer. This pair does its thing quietly and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Made in connection with Parley Ocean Plastic, the adidas Ultraboost 4.0 DNA is crafted from Primeblue, a high-performance recycled material. Combine that with the classic shape and immaculate white colorway and this pair epitomizes why we love Ultraboost.
adidas ZX is another franchise that has revolutionized the sneaker world in its own time. Over 20 years the ZX family became testing grounds for some of adidas’ most famous technologies so it’s only right that it gets the Boost treatment too.
One for the Ultraboost purists, this pair of tonal grey sneakers features a breathable wool-knit upper which hugs the foot for support, comfort, and a touch of coziness.
Imagine that the adidas NMD has a much scarier older brother — this is him. A Continental rubber outsole couples with water-resistant uppers for an NMD that goes above and beyond.
You probably don’t know it but the adidas Nite Jogger which originally dropped in the ’80s is said to be the first running trainer to incorporate reflective details for those running at night. This groundbreaking silhouette now features a Boost midsole to keep it up to date.
Galvanized lugs to either side of the midsole allow easy lateral movement when wearing the Alphatorsion. Not only do they provide support during high-intensity workouts but offer a technical visual edge to the model.
Taking elements of the Ultraboost such as the heel cup and overall streamlined shape, the adidas Terrex Free Hiker is a versatile option for those looking for something heavy-duty.
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