Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    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

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $180
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.7oz
    Women: 9.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Feb 2015
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A tester said that the Adidas Ultra Boost looked fashionable, making it great for both running and casual use.
  • Runners didn’t feel as if the mid-sole dragged their feet down; it was aptly lightweight for many of them.
  • A lot of consumers were happy about this shoe because it kept them comfortable as they tackled their running sessions.
  • The energy-returning boost™ technology was welcomed by many runners because, for them, it was able to deliver responsive underfoot cushioning.
  • The external heel counter was lauded by a user because it kept their heel in place and prevented it from wobbling or accidentally exiting the shoe.
  • The overall durability of this model was appreciated by those who have tried it.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Runners took note of the expensive price of the Adidas Ultra Boost.
  • There were testers who noticed that the nubs underneath the sole wore off easily and caused the outsole to lose its traction and grip.
  • The fit was a bit narrow and small for some runners.

Bottom line

The Adidas Ultra Boost received a lot of praise for its appealing look, its durable components and the responsiveness of its mid-sole. Many runners were able to stay comfortable throughout their running activities. A lot agreed that the price was expensive, but they also commented that it was worth the investment because of its overall quality. This road shoe became highly recommended by neutral runners.

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Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 48 expert reviews