After unveiling three launch colorways of the UltraBOOST 20 in collaboration with the ISS’s U.S. National Lab, adidas has now released its flagship runner in a stark “Core Black” makeup. Offering a dark tonal style that dates all the way back to a famed UltraBOOST 1.0 from 2016, this new UB is simultaneously innovative and familiar.
With the entire design taking on a monochromatic look, texture talks more loudly than tone. The Primeknit upper’s TFP technology is on full display, thanks to a ridged knit pattern that reaches around the toebox. Meanwhile, the midfoot cage adds layered style and the heel clip provides a lockdown fit. The space station-style badges that were present on the tongues of the aforementioned launch colorways are gone, replaced by simple adidas branding.
Continuing the muted styling, the UltraBOOST‘s signature full-length foam footbed is dressed entirely in black. The outsole provides the only deviation from the tonal palette, with a red plastic torsion shank and white BOOST that peeks out between the black Continental rubber discs.
The adidas UltraBOOST 20 “Core Black” is available now at retailers like Footdistrict. The MSRP is set at $180 USD.