Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Plenty of testers mentioned how securely the upper wrapped the foot.
  • The Boost midsole was commended by many because of its responsiveness.
  • Almost all runners were happy about the Ultraboost X Clima’s stylishness.
  • The majority of users mentioned that the light upper was perfect for running in hot weather.
  • Plenty of reviewers commended its versatility.
  • One user felt that her arches were well supported.
  • Some runners complimented its quality.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some portions of the stitching is bothersome and uncomfortable to several wearers.
  • A few testers mentioned that the opening of the shoe was a bit tight. One said that it was hard for her to run comfortably because the opening was a tad snug on the ankle.

Bottom line

The Ultraboost X Clima is a neutral running road shoe that brought plenty of functionality. It was supportive enough, especially on the arches, for running, and it even doubled as an everyday sneaker. The light upper, as well as the Boost midsole, was well received by many, but there were some who felt that the fit is uncomfortable. Some reviewers had to go a half size up. Nevertheless, the Ultraboost X Clima was still a quality runner that caught the attention of many.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Women: 8.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Women: 26mm
Forefoot height: Women: 16mm
Brand: Adidas
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $200
Colorways: Green, Purple, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this April

  • The Adidas Ultraboost X Clima was designed specifically for women’s feet. Typically, women tend to have a greater plantar arch height than men, which is why this shoe was designed with a floating arch, delivering the right amount of support and comfort.
  • The upper is made up of Adidas’ Primeknit textile. This material wraps the foot snuggly, without making the runner feel any impediment. The material moves together with the foot, allowing optimal movement during runs.
  • On the midsole is the Boost Technology. It’s a trademark platform that delivers the right amount of cushioning and responsiveness. It affords the runner with a ride that feels springy and energetic.
  • A small piece of torsion system plastic was added to the midsole. It acts as a stabilizer that minimally prevents the foot from rolling inward excessively. Although the control it delivers is not significant, the Torsion system still does its job in aiding the foot to be in proper alignment.

The Adidas Ultraboost X Clima was designed for women, so it is only available in women’s sizes. Female runners can make use of their usual size preferences. As for its width, it is available in the standard B – medium measurement.

The material the outsole is made of is the robust Continental rubber. This is a rubber compound that’s more durable than a standard rubber. It also delivers a good amount of grip on both wet and dry surfaces. In comparative tests done by the brand, it was estimated to have 15% to 30% more grip compared to other outsole compounds.

The design on the outsole is called Stretch Web. The Continental rubber covers the entire bottom of the shoe. It’s usually tough, rigid, and is only a tad flexible. To remedy this, the outsole design was made with spaces between each lug-like protrusion. This affords the bottom of the shoe with unrestrained flexibility that adapts to the movement of the runner.

To provide responsive cushioning, the midsole of the Adidas Ultraboost X Clima is made of the popular Boost technology. Adidas blew up the material called Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and reshaped it into tiny capsules. These pellets were formed together to make the Boost midsole. The platform itself has better temperature-resistant qualities compared to standard EVA foams while the pellets help the runner experience a ride that’s energetic, responsive and more consistent.

A small Thermoplastic unit was introduced to the midfoot. This is called the Torsion System. It minimally prevents the foot from rolling inward excessively. Although the control it provides is not significant, it still aids in keeping the foot in its ideal alignment. Aside from this, it enables the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently for better stability.

The main material the upper is made of is called PrimeKnit. It boasts of plush, seamless comfort and the right amount of support on key areas of the foot. Moisture-wicking yarns were digitally knitted together to form a one-piece, open-wave upper that awards excellent ventilation. Some zones have been fine-tuned to deliver flexibility and strength, permitting runners to experience a run that doesn’t feel hindered but still protected.

The arch part of the upper is floating. This design was specifically incorporated to cater to the anatomy of the female foot. Commonly, the arch on women’s feet is higher compared to the arches of men. To bring comfort and a bit of support to a high arch is the main purpose of this design.

On the interior of the Ultraboost X Clima is the Climacool Technology. This feature was designed to control the temperature from within the shoe. It also maintains the right moisture levels to keep the inside environment ideal.

On the back of this Adidas shoe is a structure called the FitCounter. It wraps the heel securely to increase stability. Although it delivers minimal stabilization, this component, ensures that the Achilles is protected and that the heel doesn’t move from side to side excessively during runs.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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