Over the years, we’ve seen the progression of the adidas Ultraboost running shoe through its iterations. More specifically, we’ve also reviewed the Ultraboost 19, Ultraboost 20 and Ultraboost 21 to document the enhancements year-on-year. However, with the release of the new adidas Ultraboost 22, the brand has shaken things up quite significantly.
Continuing its strides towards creating more diverse products, the all-new adidas Ultraboost 22 was created by an all-women team. The shoe has been tailored to the female foot by leveraging foot-specific insights by looking at the anatomy database. The shoe sees one of its biggest updates to the line-up to date, where the Ultraboost range has been at the forefront of the running scene since 2015 when the first shoe launched.
This database includes over 1.2m foot scans with key focus areas where the Ultraboost was refined and reengineered. As a result, the shoe brings with it a 360-degree female fit improvement to meet the demands of female athletes’ feet.
A new last has been added, from the foundations of the signature S-curve UB21 last. This has been fine-tuned to create a narrower heel pocket, along with a shallower forefoot profile and lower instep region. Additional to this, the Ultraboost 22 also features 4% more supreme energy return and combined with the LEP torsion system creates better cushioning. The Continental rubber outsole has also been redesigned to provide less overpronation.
Lastly, as with many of the adidas projects, the Ultraboost 22 was created with the oceans in mind. Both the Continental rubber and upper have been made with recycled materials. The upper is made with yarn that contains 50% Parley Ocean Plastic.
The adidas Ultraboost 22 will be available on 9 December. It’ll be available in-store and online on adidas.co.za.
To celebrate the launch, the adidas Running community is launching a variety of exciting updates this December:
- The HI ENERGY playlist will be available on 11 December on Spotify: a set to help boost runners’ energy, featuring high energy beats
- The adidas ‘Countdown to 22’ December challenge runs between 10 and 31 December: to support our female community around the world to change their lives through running and motivate them to kick off their New Year’s resolutions. It will be available via the adidas Running app.