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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$200
Weight
Men: 9.9oz
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.

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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The lightweight nature of the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley gained positive feedback.
  • Runners welcomed the appealing color scheme of this shoe.
  • This shoe’s use of recycled plastics received praise from many consumers.
  • The underfoot cushioning system felt very comfortable, according to a lot of testers.
  • Many people were able to use this shoe for running and long-distance walking, and they noted that it stayed efficient throughout.
  • Shoe enthusiasts welcomed its appeal as a casual, all-around shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • According to a great number of consumers, this running shoe had a smaller and narrower fit compared to the previous iteration of the Ultraboost Uncaged.
  • Many purchasers recommended ordering half-a-size to a full size up to get a more relaxed in-shoe feel.
  • The sock-like collar caused some irritation on the skin of a number of testers.
  • The fabrics of the upper weren’t as flexible as the standard knit material, a few runners observed.

Bottom line

Many consumers welcomed the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley. For them, it looked very appealing and it worked well for various activities on the pavement. The use of recycled materials for a majority of its components also sat well with a good number of people. But people also noted that the sizing and the fit of this shoe didn’t work well as it felt small and narrow.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 113 ratings

5 star
73%
4 star
19%
3 star
3%
2 star
3%
1 star
2%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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.

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85 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 by Nightwing2303 • Nightwing2303 • Level 3 expert

    I think the wide-footers would like this.

  • 82 / 100 by Seth Fowler • Seth Fowler • Level 2 expert

    Comfort wise, I found that this back part of the heel does kind of dig into your foot.

  • 88 / 100 by SmashLife • SmashLife • Level 1 expert

    They are no way close to cheap but to me I think they are worth the price because the moment I stand in them, my back pain...all the stress on my lower back...it just disappears.

  • 87 / 100 by JZ Kicks • JZ Kicks • Level 1 expert

    On the uncaged version, going a half size down was perfect because it fits really well, it won't fall off my feet when they are untied and my feet would actually generally stretch out the Primeknit material.

  • 87 / 100 by JoeLooks • JoeLooks • Level 1 expert

    These are ridiculously comfortable.

  • 85 / 100 by Wild Scouts • Wild Scouts • Level 1 expert

    It performs very well even on gravel and loose dirt.

  • 83 / 100 by SneakerTalk • Christian Cantelon • Level 1 expert

    It is quite pricey for a pair of running shoes.

  • 80 / 100 by PicSoleAted • Picsoleated • Level 1 expert

    I would rather have these for style than to actually run.

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Updates to Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley

  • The Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley is a running shoe that’s created for those who have neutral foot pronation. Its design is largely similar to the original Ultraboost Uncaged; the only difference being a knitted heel counter instead of a separate plastic one.
  • The main change to this shoe is the use of a specialized yarn that’s developed by Parley for the Oceans. Used in the upper unit, it basically substitutes the regular Primeknit material, yet it retains the sock-like disposition. The material itself is made from recycled plastics.
  • The Boost technology graces the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley. This popular mid-sole foam unit aims to provide comfortable cushioning and responsiveness to every step. Protecting this foam from wear and tear is a rubber layer that’s crafted by the Continental™ company.

Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley size and fit

The Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley is half-a-size smaller than the regular running shoe length. It is recommended to try this shoe out first in order to get a more relaxed fit, or get half-a-size to a full-size larger. It is available in the standard width.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley is made from Continental™ rubber. It delivers reliable grip on both dry and wet surfaces. It also protects the mid-sole foam from the abrasive nature of the pavement.

The Stretchweb design makes sure that the natural flexibility of the foot is not hindered. Its design is similar to a grid or a web, which generously balances protection, traction and flexibility.

Midsole

The mid-sole unit of the Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley makes use of the Boost technology, which is one of the core proprietary features in the brand’s lineup of footwear. Made up of thousands of cushioned pellets that have been molded together, it delivers responsive cushioning and a soft underfoot experience.

The Torsion System is a midfoot steadying system that supports the underfoot and prevents it from getting injured. It’s a useful addition for people who want to wear this shoe for long periods of time.

Upper

The Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Parley’s upper unit still features the Primeknit, which is a knitted material that looks and feels like a sock. But for this iteration, Adidas collaborated with Parley for the Oceans, an organization for the environment, to employ a yarn that’s crafted from plastics. The upper unit of this shoe is essentially woven from recycled materials.

Contrary to the previous version’s heel counter, the one that’s present in this model is made from the same material that graces the rest of the upper. It’s not a hard-plastic unit that’s separate from the shoe, but a thin mesh that’s stitched onto the back. It holds the foot in place and prevents it from coming off of the shoe accidentally.

The garter collar encompasses the foot like a sock. There is no traditional tongue unit in this running shoe.

A standard lacing system helps the rest of the upper unit in terms of hugging the foot and securing it. Additional eyelets that are reinforced with thin, printed overlays offer more options for how the wearer decides to adjust the fit.