Ooooohhhhh yeah. adidas has Uncaged the UltraBoost, officially (there are many videos out there of how to do it yourself, but now you don’t have to).
Taking the plastic support cages off the sides makes the shoe that much sleeker and clean and eliminates the hotspots some had from the last lace bars. The new version keeps the same midsole as the original UB. You should all know how Boost works and what we at WearTesters think about it (if you don’t, see this, this, and this) — the cushioning is no issue.
The upper is full-on Primeknit except for the collar, which has some added elastic areas around the heel, and the lace holes, which have some added glue/fuse over the holes to keep ripping out to a minimum. The outsole is the beefier ST web, with Continental rubber to take the wear and tear. These are, after all, running shoes.
Just from initial try on and first wear, the sizing is VERY true to size. If you like a true skin-like 1-to-1 feel, stay true. If you like a little wiggle room up front, go up a half size. If you like a LOT of wiggle room, because you like to wiggle, go a full size up. These fit a half size smaller than the Ultra Boost or ST, but the materials allow the stretch, so it’s still comfy in all the right spots.
Release date is next week, June 29 to be specific, and the retail price is $180 (originally rumored to be $220, but I think the new price suits just fine). There are three colorways coming on that date (as seen here), and probably many more not long after.
Enjoy the video, I hope, and as always, words and punctuation below.
adidas Ultraboost Uncaged
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Price: $180 USD