Summary

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9 reasons to buy

  • Many users are one in saying that they love how comfortable the Adidas Originals Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball shoes are. 
  • The quality finish and the premium materials used in the construction of the sneakers have the thumbs up from several reviewers.
  • Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball kicks are great all-around shoes, according to a good number of users. 
  • A handful of consumers are pleased that these lifestyle sneakers are priced reasonably.
  • Plenty of purchasers note how light these kicks from the Adidas Originals line are. 
  • The Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball silhouette is stylish without being flashy, say a few customers. 
  • A tester reported that these shoes from Adidas provide great traction and stability.
  • A couple of individuals laud the leisure Adidas model for being durable.
  • Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Balls provide ample support, note a couple of people.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One person has reported some difficulty in putting on the shoes.
  • A buyer s slightly dissatisfied with the thick soles of the sneakers, which he says make the shoes look too big.

Bottom line

The Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball shoes have got everything you’d want from a sneaker, from looks to comfort. The sporty casual style gets enough second looks as it is, but couple that with the superior cushioned Cloudfoam soles and most anyone would turn into a fan.

The stretch knit uppers keep things light while keeping your feet nicely snug. The shoes are somewhat difficult to put on. Fortunately, they come equipped with tongue pulls and heel tabs. Since they're also durable and stylish, many users view them as worth a cop.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Cloudfoam
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Grey, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker

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The Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball shoes have a fit that can accommodate wider foot widths because of the stretchy knit uppers. A measurement adjustment of a half size down might be best if you prefer a more snug fit.

The sock-like uppers are accompanied by thick soles that provide ample cushioning. The soles are grippy and the shoes offer a stable ride.

These Adidas NEO kicks have a sporty casual style that looks great with athletic wear.  The Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball shoes in core black, for example, are a good match with grey joggers and a black tee. The Triple Black color scheme can be paired with frayed blue jeans, a button-up shirt, and a denim or bomber jacket.

While the casual athletic styling of Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball shoes is attractive and not to be looked down on, what people really like most about these shoes is their undeniable comfort. The kicks contain combined outsoles and midsoles made of Cloudfoam which gives them superior shock absorption and cushioning. Long hours on the feet is not a cause for worry as the Cloudfoam will cushion your every step, leaving you free to do as you please, as long as you please.

The Cloudfoam technology was unveiled by the brand in 2016 as part of its NEO collection, a line of products targeting young people aged 14-19. It was first seen gracing the Adidas Neo Cloudfoam silhouette.

The Cloudfoam was a newly-developed EVA compound that was placed in the midsoles to enhance underfoot cushioning and add internal support for the user’s arches and heels. They were also surprisingly lightweight, and because of the popularity of the cushioning tech—very much deserved because of the outstanding comfort they provide—Adidas applied it to many of its lifestyle kicks, forming a quite exceptional collection of comfortable Cloudfoam-infused footwear.

  Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball

Adidas has previously released a silhouette called the Cloudfoam Ultimate prior to the launch of the Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Balls. The two shoes share a similar look, but the Cloudfoam Ultimates have a lower profile. The soles of the Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Balls also have somewhat thicker soles and larger heel counters. They also have heel tabs that were not present in the Cloudfoam Ultimates.

  • The Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate B-Ball shoes are covered in melange knit uppers, which are stretchable.
  • Welded Three Stripes provide the branding along with the Adidas wordmark on the tongue pulls.
  • The shoes also contain Cloudfoam Memory sockliners.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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