Adidas UltraBoost 19 Running Shoe Review

wearing the adidas ultraboost 19 for city run one hour

I remember when the Adidas Ultraboost first launched. It was in my running hey day and I literally loved and ran in those shoes till I had to get new ones! I wore them for all my PB races (I think!). I started running with the Adidas Runners London crew a few years back and it gave me the opportunity to try pretty much every iteration of the shoe; some good, some not so good. The Ultraboost 19 though, I think they’ve gained some credibility back.

If there is one thing I will give Adidas is that the Ultraboost technology is hard to find in other shoes. I’ve found more than adequate substitutions in Under Armour and their HOVR range, maaaaaybe in a HOKA shoe but other than that, the cloud like feeling is hard to come by.

I picked up my pair as part of a collaboration with The Sports Edit and I’m so grateful they carry a different colourway (Raw Indigo / Raw Indigo / Shock Red) to the ones that are ALL. OVER. THE. PLACE.

After I ordered my pair in a size 5, I started to stress ‘cos in the past I have had to size up in the Ultraboosts but these one’s are kinda true to size. If you love the technical stuff then you’ll need to know they have a 29mm heel drop, 19mm forefoot drop and 10mm midsole drop so yes, they are a curved shape which is perfect for a mid-foot striker like me (well, like I try to be!). In a size 5.5 they weigh just 268g. The Primeknit 360 upper means they fit your foot like a sock yet this current version seems to have a bit more support than previously.

They say the biggest change to the shoe is the 3D Heel Frame which is engineered to “provide a natural fit that allows optimal movement of the Achilles”. I can’t sit here and tell you that I could “feel” this difference though. But I like the shoe. I’ve worn them to train in and I definitely haven’t felt wildly unsupported by the upper in lateral movement which is a stark improvement. I’ve also worn them just for day to day comfort and dare I say it, a little bit of athleisure style.

You are gonna love these if… you are looking for a neutral and really responsive shoe. Adidas say “the more energy you give, the more you get”

Think twice if… you’re not a fan of ballin’ out when it comes to running shoes. It’s an expensive mistake to make but you can trial the shoes at the Adidas Runners London sessions

Elle 🙂 

The Adidas Ultraboost 19 retail for £159.95 (TSE have them for £139 in this colourway, at the time of writing this post)


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