Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: The Ultraboost 5.0 DNA from Adidas is very cushy, it feels like running on clouds. It's also very airy, allowing a breathable in-shoe feel. 
  • Fit: According to runners, it's snug and it "fits like a glove." 
  • Ride: The shoe's Boost foam has a "great" energy return, making each run lively. 
  • Toe box: There's "plenty of room" up front. So much so that the toes can splay comfortably. 
  • Light: The shoe is NOT bulky on foot. 
  • Stability: Reviewers agree that the midsole is very supportive, it's good for all-day wear. Even those with weak knees attest to this.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Difficult on and off: The opening is tight, plus the tongue is attached to the sides. This makes foot entry rather challenging. 
  • Durability issue: In less than a month of use, the shoe is already "falling apart." 
  • Not for wide-footed runners: It's constricting that it rubs against the toes. 

Bottom line

Whether you're looking for (1) an all-around shoe, (2) a daily trainer, (3) a casual sneaker, or (4) a shoe that will help you become more environmentally conscious, the Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA is for you. It's the shoe that bridges the gap between lifestyle and performance running shoes. And true to its Ultraboost DNA, it excels in delivering long-lasting comfort, but this time with a touch of street style. 

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Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA: For your everyday runs

With comfort in mind, the Ultraboost 5.0 DNA sports some of Adidas' most recognized technologies to make each step as cushy and irritation-free as possible. Here are some of the features from this shoe that are responsible for this: 

  • Boost midsole for a soft, bouncy underfoot experience 
  • Primeblue upper is smooth and stretches enough to wrap the contours of the foot without restricting motion

"Mind in the cosmos, heart on the planet" 

The Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA signifies the brand's partnership with NASA; hence, the incorporation of the Artemis badge on the shoe's tongue. And like its sibling — the Ultraboost 20 DNA — the shoe's Primeblue upper is made up of recycled plastic collected from the ocean. 

Ultraboost 5.0 DNA: What is it for? 

  • Daily runs
  • Jogs
  • Walks
  • Casual wear
  • Gym workout


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