Is this the world's best running shoe?
Never ones to shy away from a bold claim, adidas has coined its new Ultra Boost trainer “the greatest running shoe ever,” in testament to its state-of-the-art marriage of technology and comfort. And, while we’d hardly consider ourselves marathon men (or women) in the ShortList office, a quick jog down Jumeirah in these and you’ll be hard pressed to refute such lofty claims by the German sportswear stalwarts.
At a mere 11 odd ounces in weight, they’re certainly one of the lightest shoes we’ve ever pulled on, with new Primeknit and sockliner technology fitting snugly round your foot, designed to expand as you run, ensuring an added level of comfort. A foam heel base also belies a particularly stable core, without detracting from the requisite springy ‘boost’ needed when you're pounding that tarmac or treadmill surface.
As an important aside, if you're the type that doesn't like to draw attention to your awkard, ungainly running style, it's also worth noting that the Ultra Boost comes in other far subtler, non-luminous hues.
The Ultra Boosts are available at all adidas stores in the UAE