The Best Ultra Boost Colorways
Check out the best adidas Ultra BOOST colorways and versions currently available. We also included a set of the most coveted ones (already released and only available for prices higher than retail).
The adidas UltraBOOST is for sure one of the most successful runners released to date. adidas continues to thrive thanks to its unique BOOST technology.
Best adidas Ultra BOOST Colorways (Available to Shop Now):
adidas Ultra BOOST 4.0 “Oreo”
Displaying yet another prominent colourway, the “Oreo” is delivered in “Footwear White and two-tone grey combination across the upper. Details are seen on the speckled laces and black heel support. This Ultra BOOST sits on top of a black BOOST midsole and Continental outsole.
adidas Ultra BOOST 4.0 “Raw Gold”
Dressed in hues of yellow, gold and black, the upper combines such colours to deliver the so-called “Raw Gold” iteration. Its black cage perfectly matches the gold-ish heel counter. To finish the look, this overhauled version displays a full-white BOOST midsole and black outsole.
adidas Ultra BOOST Carbon Legend Ink
Just in time for the shifty weather conditions, these will still propel your every step. However, these in particular display a higher cut collar and ultra-thin repellent layers across the Primeknit upper. If you feel that you need BOOST in your life but do not want to wear just any model, this iteration is for you.
adidas Performance UltraBoost Core Black
A brand new version of the adidas Ultra Boost, this is the ‘Performance’ UltraBOOST here seen with a combination of Core Black, White and Carbon colorway. This is a limited edition.
adidas Ultra BOOST Triple Black
The adidas UltraBOOST Triple Black is for sure one of the most sought-after versions of the runner. Ever since it was first released, this version has constantly sold out. Whatever the specifications, the shoe just disappears. Even so, there are still some stockists that currently have the UltraBOOST 4.0 Triple Black (the latest version).
The Best adidas Ultra Boost Colorways Ever:
And now, why not have a look at the not-that-long-ago past collaborations and limited releases of the adidas Ultra BOOST? Well, we are going to give you the ultimate Ultra Boost colorways list.
When you think of a silhouette that caused a real revolution in the footwear industry, the Ultra BOOST comes to mind in regards to all things adidas. You can be sure you will find the best of the best adidas ultra boost colorways and versions. Dive in.
adidas Ultra BOOST 4.0 “Core Black”
With a real clear-cut design and look, the “Core Black” Ultra BOOST is available now at select retailers. The upper displays a black-out aesthetic that sits on top of a white BOOST midsole and black outsole. Perfect to match any outfit, this is your go-to option if you are in need of daily on-feet comfort.
adidas UltraBOOST OG
As mentioned, this OG colorway in black and purple took inspiration from a city landscape, hence the shades of dusk and dawn. After all, that’s the prime time for urban runners. Success was significant, therefore there is already news of an upcoming re-release of the UltraBOOST OG. The first one however continues to be a true gem for BOOST collectors.
adidas Ultra BOOST “Miami Hurricanes”
The University of Miami was provided with an exclusive colorway of the Ultra BOOST. Sure, we all thought of the beginning that every pair would remain in the locker room. But, some players have managed to get them out into the reselling business.
Unless you are a Hurricanes athlete, your chances of owning a pair are rather slim. Apart from its “simple” orange and green colorway, you will be short of a few thousand dollars if you plan to buy them.
Solebox x adidas Ultra BOOST Uncaged
Part of the Consortium Tour, adidas teamed up with Solebox from Germany to release an exclusive Ultra BOOST “UNCAGED”. With the Coat of Arms of their Berlin district in mind, the silhouette displays shades of grey throughout the upper while details are seen in bright red around the outsole and insole.
Sneakersnstuff x adidas Ultra BOOST “Tea Time”
Also part of the Consortium adidas line, the “Tea Time” was released as a pack (together with the Equipment Running Guidance ‘93) and gathered inspiration from the sport of golf. The Ultra BOOST features a mix of black and white Primeknit on the upper, SNS embroidered details and a woven label placed on the tongue.
Ronnie Fieg x adidas Ultra BOOST Mid “Aspen”
Featuring a brand new mid-top construction, the “Aspen” released by KITH and Ronnie Fieg was developed at adidas’ headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Aside from the fact that the cage was also removed, the Primeknit upper is extended upwards, making sure you remain snug during the cold season.
Wood Wood x adidas Ultra BOOST
Designed in collaboration with Wood Wood from Copenhagen, the Ultra BOOST is shown to have modified three stripes. Released as a Consortium pair, and as a pack, the silhouette displays contrasting pull tabs as well as Wood Wood badges around the tongue of the left shoe.
adidas Ultra BOOST “ASU”
Insanely designed, everyone believed that this Ultra BOOST was only given to the University of Arizona sportsmen. However, some pairs started to show up at select retailers. Nevertheless, that did not make them go down in price within the resell community, being one of the most expensive pairs on our list. Inspired by the “Sun Devils”, the makeover displays hues of maroon and gold.
HYPEBEAST x adidas Ultra BOOST Uncaged “Hypebeast 10th Anniversary”
Released in late 2015, these Ultra BOOST Uncaged were launched to celebrate Hypebeast’s 10th Anniversary. Added with an NFC chip, the first one to be implemented in footwear, everyone that owns the pair can now tap their phones and enter a specially created microsite.
KITH x adidas Ultra BOOST Mid “Friends and Family”
The mid-cut Ultra BOOST may not be everyone’s favorite. However, when it has a store like KITH and also Ronnie Fieg behind the design, things tend to shift. Nevertheless, here we see minimalism at its best. As these were given Friends and Family only, do not expect to find many pairs floating around.
adidas Ultra BOOST “Cream Chalk”
As we started our list with a GR pair, why not finish with another one? It sure deserves to be on our Top 10. These “Cream Chalk” are very sought after and they are the perfect pair to be worn on a nice sunny day.
adidas Ultra Boost History:
Its middle name is “comfort” and it sure influenced how we look at footwear as of today. Yes, we are talking about the one and only adidas UltraBOOST. There are countless Ultra Boost versions, and there are also a few that became more notable than others like the Ultra Boost 4.0 Grey or the Ultra Boost Oreo.
One way or the other, there is no way around such an amazing shoe (technical and aesthetic wise). It all started in 2013, on the 13th of February, to be precise. And that was not that long ago if you think about it.
At the time, adidas partnered up with the biggest chemical manufacturer in the world, BASF from Germany, to create the first ever BOOST shoe. Well, for now, we are not talking about the UltraBOOST, instead of the EnergyBOOST that was introduced to the public.
The cushioning material is still built using thousands of small energy capsules that give out the highest energy return in the running industry. The shoe was introduced in New York in a closed event just for media and influencers. The EnergyBOOST was a die-hard performance running shoe.
Generally speaking, current track silhouettes do not mingle with aesthetics and on-feet looks. However, the EnergyBOOST came and stayed for a change. On that note, adidas noticed that there was a huge gap in the market. The key word here is “athleisure”.
When Did the Ultra Boost Release?
Merging the know-how the brand gathered during the times the Tubular was a hit. And, as well as seized data using ARAMIS motion capture technology, the self-proclaimed “world’s best-running shoe”, the UltraBOOST, was born in early 2015.
The OG colorway that we all know of in black and purple took inspiration from a city landscape, hence the shades of dusk and dawn. After all, that’s the prime time for urban runners.
The silhouette was not an instant hit among sneaker enthusiasts and collectors, and it stayed that way for a while. Kanye West was then spotted wearing the “Triple White” iteration during one of his performances at the Billboard Music Awards. Therefore, the UltraBOOST acceptance and acclaim skyrocketed, just like its resell value.
To make it even better, adidas had some tricks up their sleeves. Some collaborations were released, and they were hitting every single headline. Those collaborations include Sneakersnstuff, Wood Wood and Reigning Champ, to name a few.
The Ultra Boost becomes Ultra Boost Uncaged
Although, the world came across a unique kind of happening. Around the web, we started to see certain individuals to give out their best when it comes to arts and crafts. What we mean is that people were starting to chop their UltraBOOST, as in, removing the cage.
Even if we believe that adidas was already planning to release an Uncaged version, that only helped the brand to make sure the model was rather successful, yet again. The silhouette lost the side-support needed to be a running shoe.
But on the other hand, it only made sure that the UltraBOOST was now streetwear-ready, having an impact on running and lifestyle markets. Thereafter, adidas joined forces with Hypebeast (and later on with Solebox) to release the first factory-made cageless UltraBOOST. That is just what the people wanted.
But adidas took them back to the lab and made sure that everything from the Primeknit upper to the lace holes was perfect for the release. Regardless of the revamp, the silhouette maintained the substance and structure of the OG model. Such silhouette, the Uncaged UltraBOOST had now become adidas‘ fastest-selling technical shoe ever (in America).
The brand has sold 11.000 units just during the first hour of its release while the stock was sold out within the day, believe it or not. Plus, this was mainline version, not highly limited collaborations. At this very stage, the sky was the limit.
The original iteration was brought back into focus while other new colorways were releasing, almost every week. Due to the fact that BOOST just can’t be colored during its manufacturing process, adidas had to create a paint that would withstand such elasticity. Again, a game changer – when the BOOST turned black (and other colors, for all that matters…), the world went nuts.
Ronnie Fieg meets Ultra Boost
From time to time, brands need a little push from certain shops or individuals. After the successful mid-cut iteration designed by Ronnie Fieg, the brand further revealed a tougher off-road version dubbed the UltraBOOST Mid All Terrain. The silhouette was given an extended collar, tougher lacing system, and extra ankle padding.
It came in handy as Primeknit could now be worn in the harshest of conditions. adidas gathered inspiration from football to create yet another silhouette: The Ace 16+ Pure Control was built on top of an UltraBOOST midsole.
Some say that such model was the inspiration for the laceless UltraBOOST, but we are yet to find out. In early 2018, adidas celebrated the 5th anniversary of BOOST technology by releasing the “Anniversary Pack” consisting of a re-designed EnergyBOOST and a limited edition UltraBOOST.
They have been improved, allowing even more energy return. Moreover, the torsion System has been updated, delivering an effortless landing and increased midfoot support when on the run. To make it all better, we can add that Kenyan long-distance runner Dennis Kimetto did set a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon wearing a BOOST shoe.