Facts

  • 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

    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

    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
    $220
  • Weight
    Men: 10.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 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
    Men: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Apr 2018
Show more facts

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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.

87 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 97 / 100 | Road Runner Sports

    It keeps your foot nice and cool the entire time. Really, really open, supportive; I've never worn a better shoe.

  • 90 / 100 | Carlo Ople

    I can tell you, compared to the rest of the shoes I have..this is really the most comfortable one among the lot.

  • 85 / 100 | s2DoubleU

    Overall, the the airflow is a lot better up at the toe box whereas the side profile ventilations weren't as noticeable.

  • 80 / 100 | Seth Fowler

    Overall the Adida Ultraboost Clima is a more ventilated version of the regular ultraboost. Comfort wise, it's exactly pretty much the same. The boost misdole is insaneley comfortable and the primeknit upper is very soft.

Show moreless reviews
Apply to become an expert

  • The Adidas Ultraboost Clima is a neutral running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It is specifically designed to provide a dry and breezy environment for the foot. The upper unit is the section that is responsible for delivering a lightweight and ventilated coverage. A moisture-staving yarn added to prevent sweat from retaining in the foot-chamber.
  • Boost™ is a full-length platform that’s designed to provide responsive cushioning and shock absorption. It is made using thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane pellets that have been fused together into a single piece. A midfoot substructure bolsters the foam compound and keeps the foot steady when idle or moving.
  • A grid-like outsole configuration aims to provide agreeable traction on the surfaces. A tire-optimized rubber compound encourages more grip on both dry and wet ground.

The Adidas Ultraboost Clima has a standard running shoe length. It can accommodate the preferences of runners when it comes to size. The available width is D – Medium for men. It’s specially designed with the foot-dimensions of men in mind. It has a semi-curved shape that mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

The Adidas Ultraboost Clima has an outsole that features the Continental™ brand of rubber. This compound is designed to deliver durable grip on the asphalt. It’s also optimized for function well on wet surfaces.

A waffle design allows the layer of rubber to be spread out to all points of this running shoe’s platform. Such a design averts any case wherein a portion of the foam would wear off quickly because it’s not shielded by a protective exterior. Moreover, it encourages foot-flexibility.

Boost™ graces the midsole unit of the Adidas Ultraboost Clima. This full-length material is born out of the amalgamation of thermoplastic polyurethane pellets. Its purpose is to keep the foot cushioned at all times. It is also responsible for attenuating impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle and for converting that force into kinetic energy that the foot can use to push off the ground.

A sock liner that has a boost™ branding adds a little bit more cushioning. It can be removed or replaced with a custom insert of the wearer’s choosing.

The Torsion System is a plastic foundation that’s added to the midfoot section. It is a layer that maintains the structural integrity of the midsole foam, owing to the possibility of breaking down over time. It also keeps the foot steady as it goes through the gait cycle.

Primeknit is Adidas’ proprietary knitted fabric. It has the qualities of spun cloth, with a lightweight build and a form-fitting softness. The company has configured this material using an open-weave design to allow air into the foot-chamber.

Clima yarns are added to the interior and exterior of the Ultraboost Clima. These strands wick off moisture, thereby assisting the knitted façade when it comes to maintaining a cool and dry in-shoe environment.

A cage made of synthetic material is stitched onto the sides of the upper. These add-ons help in hugging the foot and keeping it in place. Knitted cloth reinforces them while also giving off a clean and one-of-a-kind look.

A traditional lacing system is employed in this model. The flat laces loop through eyelets at the edge of the stitched-on cage, so tightening or loosening the fit would immediately cause a reaction from the rest of the upper.

Fitcounter is a molded plastic counter that holds the heel in place and keeps it from exiting the interior involuntarily.

The Clima version of the Ultra Boost employs a pseudo one-piece upper, which means that it doesn’t have a traditionally unconnected tongue unit. There’s a piece on the instep that resembles the shoe-tongue, but it doesn’t move around. The opening is just a single hole that can’t be fully expanded.

The interior uses a smooth sleeve that permits a sock-like fit. Such a layout prevents hot spots and skin irritation.

Comparison