The adidas Ultra Boost was the first shoe to set the tone for modern Three Stripes Footwear. Now, just four years after the silhouette’s debut, adidas is returning to the original look and feel, answering the prayers of fans everywhere.
The adidas Ultra Boost is one of the most beloved sneakers from the Three Stripes in the age of Boost. First launched in 2015, the Ultra Boost silhouette was intended to combine the best technologies the brand had to offer: Boost and Primeknit. The shoe was intended for running, built to be sturdy and supportive yet flexible and incredibly comfortable. At first, the silhouette did well with runners before being adopted by sneakerheads as the ultimate casual shoe.
Since it’s original release, the adidas Ultra Boost has gone through many changes. Whether designers made small adjustments to the midsole or reworked the entire Primeknit upper, the Ultra Boost has constantly been evolving. Now, after four versions of the soft knit upper, rumors are swirling that the brand will return to the fan-favorite 1.0 pattern later this year. The latest news says that the OG Ultra Boost in black and purple will return this December, effectively relaunching the 1.0 pattern instead of a new 5.0 look. However, nothing has been confirmed by the brand yet, but the possibilities are certainly endless.
With the potential return of the adidas Ultra Boost 1.0, the first collectors have the silhouette are all ears. The original Primeknit makeup is still heralded as the shoe’s peak, which means that getting your hands on a 2013 pair is no easy task. Hopefully, with the potential re-release of the original knit, collectors will soon be able to restock some of their worn-out pairs.