The Adidas Ultraboost Light takes the now iconic look of recent Ultraboosts and introduces a new version of the Boost foam – Boost Light – that is 30% lighter than the version of the foam Adidas has been using for the last ten years. These are max cushioned shoes with a smooth transition and the responsive feel Adidas’s Boost foam is known for. This is truly a “look good, feel good” shoe for recovery runs or casual running.
WHY PACERS CARRIES THESE SHOES:
Over the years, the Ultraboost has been one of those rare shoes that effectively combines running performance with fashion. But make no mistake, the Ultraboost Light is a performance running shoe with a ton of cushioning in the heel and a wide platform for a stable ride. This is the perfect shoe for taking it easy, whether it’s recovering from yesterday’s workout or spending a Saturday afternoon shopping around town.
The big story is right there in the name: The Ultraboost Light features a new version of Adidas’ Boost foam that is 30% lighter while retaining the durability and responsiveness Boost has been known for since Adidas introduced it a decade ago. The result is a shoe that is about two ounces lighter than last year’s version.
The other updates in the shoe have been engineered around this new foam. The shape of the midsole has changed from the Ultraboost 22 and the TPU Linear Energy Point plate has been redesigned to work best with the new Boost Light foam.
WHO THESE SHOES ARE FOR:
- Runners of all abilities needing a highly cushioned shoe for easy mileage
- Walkers of all abilities
- People who need to be on their feet for long periods of time
WHAT’S IN THESE SHOES:
Light BOOST – The lightest boost foam to date is 30% lighter than the previous boost compound.
PRIMEKNIT+ upper – a knit upper that fits like a sock and doesn’t slip. Plus, it’s made with recycled materials.
Linear Energy Point (LEP) – a TPU plate makes transitions smooth.
- Continental™ rubber outsole – Provides superior grip and durability.
HOW THEY FIT:
SIZE: True to size
HEEL: Locked in (external counter and padding around the heel provide a secure fit)
MIDFOOT: Narrow (standard size fits regular-to-narrow width feet)
- FOREFOOT: Wide (knit upper provides plenty of give for runners with wider feet)
HOW THEY COMPARE TO OTHER SHOES:
CUSHION: The Adidas Ultraboost Light has a high level of firm, responsive cushion. If you’re looking for less cushion, we recommend the Adidas Adizero Boston 11.
PRONATION: Adidas Ultraboost Light is a neutral shoe with enough stability for mild overpronation. If you need a more supportive shoe, we recommend the Adidas Adistar CS.
SPEED: The Adidas Ultraboost Light is not meant for faster running. For races and workouts, we recommend the Adizero Adios Pro 3 or the Adizero Takumi Sen 9.
- OTHER BRANDS: Shoes from other brands similar to the Adidas Ultraboost Light are the Hoka Bondi 8, New Balance Fresh Foam X More v4, and the On Cloudmonster.
- Weight: Women’s 9.2 oz | Men’s 10.5 oz
- Offset: Women’s 10 mm | Men’s 10 mm