Introducing the ADIDAS Ultraboost Light, the brand’s newest road running shoe. Hoping to answer one of the few complaints about their most iconic running shoe. Taking the top selling Ultraboost, a road running shoe that is considered heavy by many, and cutting them down in weight by a noticeable 2.6 oz. Providing a trimmed down version of the classic. Packing a performance build with a smaller, sleeker, yet very similar looking design. Here is what we know about this newest ADIDAS road runner. With pricing, photos, color options and more.
Introducing the ADIDAS Ultraboost Light – Road Running Shoes
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Men’s Weight: Weight: 10.3 ounces (size 9)
Women’s Weight: Weight: 9.2 ounces (size 7)
Surface: Road (Race Day)
Drop: 10 mm
Offset: 22mm / 12mm
Cushion: Light BOOST
Carbon Plate: No
Color Options: Core Black / Grey Six / Cloud White, Solar Red / Core Black / Night Metallic, & Cloud White / Core Black / Solar Red
Quick Feature Review
- Neutral Road Running Shoe
- 10 mm Drop
- 22 mm / 12 mm Offset
- 22 mm Stack Height
- New Light BOOST Cushioning – 30% lighter.
- PRIMEKNIT+ textile upper
- Continental™ Better Rubber outsole
- Redesigned Linear Energy Point
- A 10% smaller carbon footprint vs original
ADIDAS Ultraboost Light Top Side, and Sole Photos
ADIDAS Ultraboost Light Overview
With the announced release of the slimmed down ADIDAS Ultraboost Light, the brand is really answering two of the biggest complaints about the traditional Ultraboost. It was too heavy and energy return while running. And could really benefit from an overhaul in landing and turnover speed to keep up with some of the newer models. Which is what it appears ADIDAS has done with the first release of the Ultraboost Light.
The Ultraboost Light’s greatest new feature is a 30% lighter BOOST cushion material when compared to previous Ultraboost iterations. Saving over 2.5 oz of weight while redesigning the shoes overall landing. In what the brand is calling a “redesigned linear energy point”, for increased turnover speed and responsiveness. To complete the outsole designed from the brands Continental™ Better Rubber. For any weather traction and designed to hold up to the stress of running a lot of miles.
For breathability and comfort, sitting on top is the PRIMEKNIT + upper. Designed with yarn that contains at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic and 50% recycled polyester. Resulting in 10% less emissions per pair when compared to previous models. All done in an effort to cut weight while reducing the carbon output of the production process.
And finally, the premier model will be released in three color options. The color options are the same for both the men’s and women’s releases. The three colors are black, red, and white. Or you can call them by their official color names; Core Black / Grey Six / Cloud White, Solar Red / Core Black / Night Metallic, & Cloud White / Core Black / Solar Red.
This could go down as a big release for ADIDAS running. Who offer some great shoes in their lineup, but their classic Ultrabosst was really in need of a makeover. Keeping up with some of the more modern trends that are really popular with runners looking for higher end shoes. I think the $190 price point echoes this target market. And with a high price point, runners expect either cushioned monster or a light, fast, and responsive feeling shoe. With the Ultraboost qualifying as the latter of the two.
I can see a lot of runners choosing the Light model over the traditional UltraBoost. And it will be interesting to see if they get a second release. If you have a chance to run the Ultraboost Lights, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!