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

6 reasons to buy

  • Several testers noted that the Adidas Ultraboost had a fashionable design; they stated that it worked well as both an athletic shoe and a choice for casual walks.
  • The midsole unit felt lightweight, according to many runners.
  • 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 deemed highly efficient.
  • Several users noted that the external heel counter kept the back of the foot in place, preventing in-shoe wobbling or accidental shoe removals.
  • The overall durability of this model was appreciated by those who have tried it. Many people agreed that the robustness of this model was on-point.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The price for a pair of the Adidas Ultraboost was considered by many to be expensive.
  • Some testers noticed that the raised traction nodes of the outsole wore off quickly, causing the shoe to lose its traction over the asphalt.
  • A few runners felt that the fit profile was a bit narrower than they expected.

Bottom line

The Adidas Ultraboost 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 costly, 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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Jens Jakob Andersen
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.