For many newer sneakerheads, it was the adidas Ultraboost that sparked their obsession with footwear. While Kanye West helped the silhouette rise to the top of the agenda when he wore a triple white pair during the Billboard Music Awards in 2015, collaborations with popular brands (see recent iterations with Stella McCartney and A Kind of Guise) and sneaker boutiques since then have helped sustain the hype.
But given the fact that Ultraboost collaborations often sell out in the blink of an eye, and resale prices explode after the fact, there are a lot of less-hyped Ultraboost iterations that deserve a spot in your rotation. That’s why we’ve compiled our own list of the best Ultraboost silhouettes still available to shop at their retail price right now, featuring new WINTER.RDY iterations as well as the classics.
For all the adidas Ultraboost purists out there, this silver-grey edition of the silhouette keeps things at their beautiful basics.
Reworked with a durable waterproof upper, toggle laces, and a rugged outsole, the adidas Ultraboost WINTER.RDY is one of the newest developments in the saga. Despite the updates, a Boost midsole provides the famous comfort we know and love.
There’s no denying that the adidas Ultraboost is one of the most popular silhouettes on the market and has been since it launched. If you’re looking for something slightly different to the ordinary, opt for an adidas Ultraboost LTD which feature hits of electric orange to the tongue tab and a more intricate knit to the toe box.
Made from adidas Primeblue which is a yarn woven from recycled materials in part with Parley Sea Plastic, the adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA is the result of an adidas HQ experiment. When a designer removed the lace cage and replaced it with a wider perforation underneath, a new era of Ultraboost was born.
Whether you’re a Huskers fan or just looking for a pair of Ultraboost with a punch, this pair of 1.0 DNAs should do the job.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This classic Ultraboost has no crazy new features because they’re not needed. Just a dyed blue midsole for a new take on the fan favorite.
Made in tandem with NASA, this cosmic pair features Artemis detailing to the tongue tab and a striking silver midsole.
The Ultraboost 20 features several minor changes to the silhouette’s makeup. Stylistically, the heel quarter boasts an outlined camo update to match the black and orange palette.
Crossing straps secure the foot in one of the most comfortable Ultraboost iterations yet. The slip-on Ultraboost probably isn’t the right choice for those looking for a performance runner, but for a wildly comfortable everyday option it wins hands down.
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