The adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Kolor Review
adidas and Kolor Go For Round 2
I finally decided to dip my foot into the sneaker game and copped myself a pair of adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Kolor shoes. I checked onto adidas.com early hoping to possibly pick up the black pair as well, but I was a tad too late to the party for those. The adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Kolor were magically popped up with a 9.5 and I pushed purchase. There were no half sizes on these pretty fellas and it seemed most adidas releases these days were running a bit small.
A week and a half later the beauties popped on my doorstep. I opened the packaging to a beautiful, metallic silver box. Nice packaging if you ask me. Wrapped up in all the mumble jumble tissue were the ocean blue sneakers. First instinct, they felt like the real deal. I was really surprised at just how light the shoes were. The ultraBOOST sole was also remarkably squishy. Some super spongy styrofoam that doesn’t crackle under pressure. I really thought the color combination was a nice combo mix as well. I’ve seen it labeled heater grey to aqua blue, so whatever blue combo you want to call it.
I finally slipped on the shoes and boy are they comfortable. Forget about arch support and all that jazz, these BOOST soles are heaven. It’s almost like an automatic adjustment to each step you take with the pressure of your foot. That BOOST sole just absorbs everything. No seriously.
Usually I’m not for the fancy metallic finished on shoes, but it fits in nicely with the adidas ultraBOOST Uncaged Kolor. As you walk you can actually feel some support from the heel counters aka “Fitcounter”. Since the Primeknit upper is super flexible and doesn’t keep you that stabilized you really appreciate the “Fitcounter” setup. Adidas must think there’s a lot of motion going on in that heel area. Even though the Primeknit upper doesn’t really keep your foot positioned within the shoe as you walk very well, I can still appreciate the comfort level it gives.
As for the lacing on the upper part. Sure it tightens up the foot a little bit, but don’t expect much out of it. There are actually little stabilizers built within the top sides of the Primeknit that work somewhat with the lacing system. Still that Primeknit gives you all the flexibility you cold imagine for your feet to roam around in.
I really like the sock liner on the top too. It gives it a snugger fit and overall better feel for the shoe to fit comfortably around. For me personally, I think it helps with the overall appeal of the shoe.
The padding of the insole is comfy. However, most of the comfort will come from the BOOST sole. You will also find that the insole is not stitched or glued within the shoe. For some people it can be annoying. The heel also has some padding and you will see that the metallic heel counters do not actually fully connect in the back. Instead they are split by divided by the Primeknit material and has the Kolor label vertically placed to showcase the collaboration. The adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Kolor was released to the Japanese market first on February 17.
Since this is the second go around already with Kolor, a Japanese fashion retailer, I would expect to see some more releases in the future. Everybody loves the adidas UltraBOOST line. If they continue to sell out like this there is no doubt there is the demand for more to come. If you find yourself in live with this shoe, let me know since I could be open to parting with mine.