Last week I received an email from Adidas Canada asking if I would be interested in receiving a pair of their new Ultra Boost Uncaged running shoes. The answer of course was a “YES” please! In case you didn’t know, the hype surrounding Adidas Ultra Boost is insane and certain colour ways can be found on eBay for 100s of dollars. The original Ultra Boost has plastic “caging” on the sides of the midfoot, so for the uncaged version this is not present. The Ultra Boost Uncaged were released for the first time a few weeks ago and sold out instantly!
The specs on theses shoes are:
Heel drop: 10mm
Price: $209 CAD
I tested these shoes for comfort while standing and walking in them for 6 hrs at work. They felt wonderful. I also took them out for an 11km run which consisted of a 20 minute warm-up, 8 x 2 mins @ 8km pace, and a 20 minute cool-down. They were a great choice for this workout due to the incredibly responsive, energetic “boost” sole of the shoe. I also really enjoy the hugged sensation provided by the “primeknit” material on the shoes’ upper. It is a pleasant and secure hugged feeling without being restricted in your range of motion.
The Ultra Boost Uncaged was originally released in grey and pink for women. I LOVE the grey colour way. More colour ways are coming very soon! I have my eye on the triple black (sole is also black), they are a great looking shoe.
The Ultra Boost Uncaged meets Adidas promise of providing a super responsive ride. They were great for a run that included speed work and I have no doubt they would continue to feel great on a longer run. Plus, they get mad style points, not many performance running shoes offer that! My rating is a 5/5.
*Though these shoes were given to me by Adidas, the opinions are my own.