Adidas has unveiled their new Adidas Ultraboost 22, a latest addition to the Ultraboost line-up. Designed with oceans in mind, it includes a CONTINENTAL™ natural rubber outsole and an upper made with yarn containing 50% Parley Ocean Plastic.
The Ultraboost 22 came about to be by tapping into women-specific insights and using an online anatomy database of 1.2 million foot scans, conducted and analysed by footwear and technology researchers Jura, Žabkar & Džerosk (2019). Thereby the design team identified key differences across instep height, heel anatomy and females’ gait cycle trends and re-engineered and refined the Ultraboost last to better reflect the female foot. The new last, born from the foundations of the signature S-curve UB21 last, was fine-tuned to create a narrower heel pocket, shallower forefoot profile and lower instep area, whilst the newly refined outsole is designed to help you say goodbye to overpronation.
The new upper and LEP torsion system in the Ultraboost 22 combine with the iconic BOOST midsole to deliver superior energy return, 4% more than the Ultraboost 21 for women. The Adidas Linear Energy Push (LEP) is an evolution of the torsion system which works in harmony with the boost midsole and the newly designed outsole for a responsive ride. The refined PRIMEKNIT+ forged zones are made with yarn containing 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, providing an adaptive fit. The fit is based on a new last built on female anatomical insights. It reflects a narrower heel, a lower instep and keeps the unique S-curve heel. It is designed to work in harmony with the heel counter to let the Achilles tendon move more freely.
Nora Wilimzig, Senior Product Manager, Adidas Running, said: “We created the Adidas Ultraboost 22, by taking a more holistic approach to the way we design our running shoes. The Ultraboost 22 is crafted with the goal of supporting our female running community by providing them with a shoe that delivers ultimate expression of comfort and responsiveness.”
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Adidas athlete and two-time Olympic champion, said: “The Ultraboost 22 represents an exciting step for Adidas Running and shows the brand’s continued commitment to provide all runners with the best product in order to support them in achieving their personal goals. As an athlete, seeing brands innovate and push boundaries inspires me to do the same. It’s great to know that I have the support I need every step of the way.”
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Adidas Ultraboost 22, Heel Fit
Adidas Ultraboost 22