Our verdict


The Ultraboost DNA 1.0 from Adidas remains the stylish go-to among runners. And for 0, it's a certified great-value utilitarian that you can pick as a go-to for daily runs, jogs, gym training, and even walks around town. It may not be fast, but with its comfort, it's a star in long distances.


  • All-day comfort
  • Bouncy and supportive
  • Breathable
  • Flexible
  • Lightweight
  • Timeless design


  • Not for wide feet
  • Too roomy for women

Who should buy the Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 

As long as you're looking for the following, the Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 is the perfect road shoe for you: 

  • daily trainer
  • long-distance running shoe
  • neutral running shoe that can double for gym sessions and walking

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All-day comfort

The Boost cushion of the Ultraboost DNA 1.0 is so plush, runners say they don't mind wearing it the entire day. It's like walking on clouds and it's great at absorbing impact. Even those with neuropathy in the feet claim the shoe made the pain vanish. 

Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 comfort

Bouncy and supportive ride

The shoe's midsole is very peppy, testers find it "fun" to run in. True to its Ultraboost roots, it has the line's signature responsiveness and bounce. In each step, the Boost foam provides feedback.  

Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 cushion

Keeping the foot locked and steady is the Primeknit upper that has a "snug" wrap. It's coupled with the brand's tried-and-true Continental rubber, which is not only durable but also very grippy for surefooted steps. 

Beat the heat with the Ultraboost DNA 1.0 

The Primeknit upper is not only light, but it's also very breathable. Almost all reviewers agree that it's perfect for the summer. 

Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 upper


This is especially true in the forefoot. Many testers claim the shoe allowed the feet to bend for a "natural-feeling" ride. 

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Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0: Bulky on paper, light on foot

At 11.6 oz (US M 9), it's not the lightest one on paper. But users say otherwise. They say it's as light as "air" during the run. 

Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 lightness

Timeless design

The shoe has the sleek silhouette of the Ultraboost matched with the retro colors of the '90s. This makes the overall design seasonless and attractive. 

Narrow for men

Wide-footed male runners say the overlays, tight tongue, and not-so-stretchy upper make the shoe "constricting." There are even those who have reported that the pressure causes inflammation in the feet.  

Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0 toe box

Too wide for women

For a unisex shoe, the Ultraboost DNA is too roomy for female runners. Some have even experienced slips. 

Adidas Ultraboost DNA 1.0: Becoming environmentally friendly 

Bearing the campaign to end plastic waste by 2024, the Ultraboost DNA 1.0 is made with Primeblue. It is a high-performance material that's made out of recycled plastic intersected from shorelines and coastal areas.