Verdict from 100+ user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Eye-catching: Hundreds of buyers adore the style of Adidas Ultra 4D 5.0 calling it “outstanding,” “sexy,” “beyond beautiful.” A reviewer even warned that people will want to take it off from you.
  • Supportive: Many wearers donned the sneaker for long walks and 8+ hours of standing at work. They are amazed at how easy it is on the feet.
  • Versatile: The shoe’s running-inspired design makes it suitable for short, easy runs, and lots of walking around the city. On the other hand, the vivid look and color options pair well with dressy outfits. 
  • Sock-like: The knit upper received plenty of compliments for its coziness.

3 reasons not to buy

  • On the firm side: Lots of Ultraboost fans find the 4D 5.0 to be a downgrade, complaining that it’s “much harder and stiffer” and requires breaking in.
  • Hard to put on: The sock opening is a bit tight for several people, making it a hassle to put on the shoe.
  • Magnet for dust: The spaces in between the lattice catch dirt easily and need to be washed regularly.

Bottom line

A great number of people find the Ultra 4D 5.0 a “homerun from Adidas” and an improvement over the prior 4D iterations. Although opinions divided on whether it’s worth the price tag, the shoe left those seeking all-day comfort and attention highly satisfied.

You are likely to be disappointed if you plan to use this model for running. So, we recommend checking out the Ultraboost series or other performance-oriented shoes.

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Turn some heads with Adidas Ultra 4D 5.0

Based on the iconic Ultraboost silhouette, the Ultra 4D 5.0 spices things up with a futuristic 4D midsole. Not just for looks, it is claimed to be precisely coded to ensure comfort, impact protection, and stability in the right areas of the foot.

It was also a welcome release for the fans of Adidas Futurecraft 4D, who were turned off by its ridiculously high price tag.

Adidas Ultra 4D 5.0 vs. Ultra 4D: Is it the same shoe?

Nearly identical, it’s easy to confuse the two. From the inside, the two models feel just as similar with their foot-hugging uppers and firm cushioning (firmer than Boost). But here are the step-ups that version 5.0 made from the Ultra 4D:

  • Primeblue upper: a step closer to being environmentally friendly, the fabric is made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. The material is made of upcycled marine plastic waste.
  • Cheaper: the MSRP is $20 less without compromising quality 
  • New colorways: five new options. Sneakerheads were especially thrilled with the black-and-white “Oreo” dye. 


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.