Ultraboost 22


Say hello to ultimate energy return with Ultraboost 22. Run with a new adidas LEP and Primeknit+ Upper, fitted to the outsole for a responsive stride.

Group of women running with the new Ultraboost 22 running shoe

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“I feel very comfortable in the shoe, it’s doesn’t weigh heavy on my foot. I did a 5k run in the UB22 and I felt very good, especially on the hill climbs. Great for city runs on pavement and in parks.”
Nadia Mladenova, Adidas Runners Sofia
Close up of two people running with the new Ultraboost 22 running shoe
Close up of two women running with the new Ultraboost 22 running shoe


adidas Ultraboost showcased the world’s first 3D-knitted running shoe, designed to flow with natural running motion and place you closer to the technology for maximum comfort and more energy return than ever before. The upper is fused with yarn containing 50% Parley ocean plastic and offers the perfect balance of support and flexibility. Fusion eliminates layers of adhesive, providing instant step in comfort and a direct connection to the seamless Primeknit upper and Boost midsole. A 3D heel frame allows for heel expansion and pressure distribution with each step.


After countless trials and hundreds of iterations, the Boost midsole was launched in 2013. Created in collaboration with German chemical company BASF, Boost is comprised of thousands of foam capsules bonded together using steam. This midsole technology has set a new standard in the industry and is now featured on more than 20 silhouettes from baseball cleats to lifestyle sneakers to the unprecedented Ultraboost—the first running shoe to deliver energy return with every step.