adidas has done a great job regularly releasing their special collections for Pride and Chinese New Year. This year, the CNY collection is growing indefinitely, led by the flagship Ren Zhe x adidas Ultra Boost 4.0

The adidas Ultra Boost has firmly established itself as one of the brand’s essential franchises this year. While the Three Stripes continues to pump out new iterations like the Ultra Boost 2019, fresh colorways of the old stylings, particularly the 4.0, continue to pop up on retail shelves regularly. This week, we have an early look at the Ultra Boost model assigned to adidas’ Chinese New Year collection, for which they collaborated with Chinese artist Ren Zhe.

Ren Zhe may not exactly be a household name in America, though that doesn’t diminish his accomplishments in the slightest. In fact, Zhe is currently listed as the only artist in Chine who has mastered the art of casting and smelting his sculptures, as opposed to the traditional welding and forging.

For his collaborative adidas Ultra Boost, Ren Zhe has gone with a relatively simple design. The adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 begins with a plain black Primeknit upper, flecked with singular strands of white. The black sidewall cages feature raised three-stripe branding, as well as bleached black and white laces. Finally, the look is completed by Ren Zhe’s personal logo on each tongue.


adidas’ latest Ultra Boost 4.0 colorway is now scheduled to hit shelves on January 19th, 2019. The Chinese New Year-themed “Ren Zhe” makeup will retail for the usual $180 and release from both adidas and select retailers. Check out the product shots below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more information around the adidas Ultra Boost

adidas Ultra Boost “Ren Zhe”
Release Date: January 19th, 2019
Price: $180
Color: Core Black/Scarlet-Grey
Style Code: F35231