Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
Good to know
Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
Good to know
If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
Updates to Adidas Ultra Boost Parley LTD
- The Adidas Ultra Boost Parley LTD is focused on providing a well-rounded performance for those who have neutral pronation. It makes use of a lightweight upper unit to encourage a supported yet unencumbered in-shoe experience. Yarn from Parley Ocean Plastic™ is used on the upper, and it resembles regular fibers despite being born out of recycled materials.
- Underfoot cushioning is given by the Boost™ midsole foam. This full-length unit offers springy takeoffs and comfortable landings. Continental™ rubber is used for the outsole, and it’s backed by a Stretchweb configuration that makes the external layer less rigid and more responsive to movement.
Adidas Ultra Boost Parley LTD size and fit
The Adidas Ultra Boost Parley LTD was constructed using the standard measurements, so when it comes to the sizes, runners can expect to get a pair using their usual preferences. Widthwise, the available option is D – Medium as this running shoe is optimized with the foot dimensions of men.
Continental™ rubber is a durable compound that’s designed to provide traction over the surfaces. It is also meant to protect the midsole from the abrasive nature of the roads. It is used liberally on the outsole unit.
The Stretchweb design involves a grid-like arrangement, with traction nodes and flex grooves highlighting the external pad. Such a layout aims to heighten traction and flexibility.
The midsole unit of the Adidas Ultra Boost Parley LTD is composed of the Boost™ cushioning unit. This full-length material, which is also used in the Adidas Pure Boost, is made up of thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane beads that are fused together. Its job is to provide a springy underfoot experience.
A cloth-like material called Primeknit is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Ultra Boost Parley LTD. It is meant to provide a lightweight and breathable cover for the foot.
Part of the yarn that’s used for the upper is made of Parley Ocean Plastic™. The string essentially looks and feels like cloth, but its source is recycled litters. Environmentally conscious runners may find this aspect appealing when deciding about a shoe purchase.
Midfoot cages are stitched onto both sides of the façade. These add-ons are meant to help the lacing system when it comes to keeping the foot in place. The majority of the cages are made of the same knit-fabric as the rest of the silhouette, but they’re held together by plastic borders.
An external heel counter holds the back of the foot in place. Its job is to prevent heel wobbling and accidental shoe removals.