Notable Features

The Adidas Ultraboost PB is the newest addition to the Ultraboost family. It features a lighter and sleeker design than the line’s previous models. 

Compared to the original Adidas Ultraboost running shoe, the Adidas Ultraboost PB contains 20% more Boost in the midsole. This enables the Ultraboost PB to provide a springier and softer ride. The Adidas Torsion arch system is also included in the shoe for added support. 

A brand new upper material called the Celermesh is featured in the Ultraboost PB. It is an ultra-lightweight material that delivers a high level of breathability without compromising durability. The upper structure is specifically designed to help enhance speed.

Size and fit

The Adidas Ultraboost PB is available in standard shoe length for both men and women versions. This shoe utilizes the traditional lacing system to provide a snug and personalized fit. A gusseted tongue is also included in the shoe for added comfort and protection. 

Outsole

This Adidas Ultraboost PB utilizes the Stretchweb outsole with Continental™ rubber. It is the same outsole material that is featured in the Ultraboost 19 and Ultraboost 20

The Stretchweb outsole is an elastic material that flexes to adapt to the way the foot hits the ground.  This element provides flexibility while the Continental™ rubber offers an extraordinary grip on wet and dry surfaces.

Midsole

A responsive midsole material called Boost technology is incorporated into the Adidas Ultraboost PB. The Boost midsole utilizes the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material, which compresses under pressure and instantly bounces back to its original shape for better shock absorption. This component is responsible for providing a soft and responsive running experience. 

The Torsion arch system is also infused in the Boost midsole. The Torsion Spring bridges the heel and the forefoot, providing support for an enhanced transition and propulsion.

Upper

The upper of the Adidas Ultra Boost PB is engineered to help boost the running efficiency. It incorporates a new upper technology called the Celermesh. It is made from a thin and lightweight mesh material that allows for continuous ventilation, keeping the foot dry and cool throughout the day. The three stripes in the upper are inspired by Japanese calligraphy.

A plastic heel frame is integrated into the upper to give added support. This element holds the ankle in place while running without being too restrictive. 

The traditional lacing system is used for a snug in-shoe feel. The shoelaces help ensure a secure and customized fit every time. A gusseted tongue is also incorporated into this lightweight running shoe for added comfort and protection. The tongue prevents the dirt, pebbles, and sand from entering the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 306g / Women 252g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Adidas Ultraboost
Forefoot height: 12mm
Heel height: 22mm

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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.