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When Adidas released the original Ultra Boost in March 2015, it was a monumental moment in footwear. The revolutionary design featured a slew of innovative technologies, with Boost, the brand’s cushioning technology, being the focal point.
Designed to return energy back to the runner’s feet rather than translating to a harsh impact on the ground, Boost quickly became a favorite among non-athletes as well because of its overall comfort. Over the last four years, the Ultra Boost has seen several slightly varied iterations, and now Adidas is giving the shoe its biggest update yet for 2019.
Compared to the original Ultra Boost, which consists of 17 individual pieces, the newly designed Ultra Boost 19 features four key performance pieces — a one-piece Primeknit 360 upper, an updated torsion spring, a 3D-printed heel frame, and last but not least, a Boost midsole with 20% more Boost.
The Ultra Boost 19 is a result of constant innovation and overwhelming feedback from runners who wanted a shoe that was more minimal. With a simplified design, a lighter weight, and a 20% increase in Boost, the sneakers are more comfortable and, overall, perform better.
Following an extremely limited release that sold out in less than 10 minutes in February, the Ultra Boost 19 recently returned in a total of seven colorways for men and women at a retail price of $180.
Whether you’re a runner, a fashion lover, or a comfort seeker, you’ll enjoy wearing the Ultra Boost 19 — and for the same price as the original design, it’s almost a no-brainer to choose.