Ahead of its highly anticipated arrival later this month, we’re taking a closer look at adidas‘s new UltraBOOST 20 in “Core Black/Blue Violet Metallic.” With space-age style and high-performance tech aplenty, the silhouette is a step in a bold new direction for the popular UltraBOOST line.
Debuted in partnership with the International Space Station’s U.S. National Lab, this UltraBOOST 20 offers a flexible black Primeknit upper that uses a new Tailored Fiber Placement technique to ensure an accurate fit for all foot types. Extra support is provided by a TPU midfoot cage and heel clip, both of which offer shades of the UltraBOOST 19‘s construction for a touch of familiarity. The full-length BOOST midsole offers signature soft foam technology and a bold pop of style, thanks to a shimmering iridescent finish that mixes purple and blue hues. Moving all the way to the ground, a Continental rubber outsole with Stretchweb technology ensures a responsive feel to go along with the comfortable fit. The construction was inspired by a space shuttle, and it’s easy to see why: each piece provides a unique purpose.
International Space Station branding interwoven with an adidas logo appears on the tongue badge, and more co-branded graphics grace the insole. Although the pair pictured arrived in a silver space case, this is special packaging reserved for media kits — the general release version will arrive in a standard adidas box.
You’ll be able to catch the UltraBOOST 20 on adidas.com come December 6 for an MSRP of $180 USD, so check out a detailed gallery of images above and a video below while you wait.
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@hypebeastkicks: Here’s a closer look at the latest @adidas UltraBOOST model, the UltraBOOST 20. Premiered in partnership with the International Space Station’s U.S. National Lab, this silhouette takes adidas’ tech to new heights as the ISS association has enabled the brand to test out its patented BOOST molding process in space. Learn more by visiting the link in bio. Video: Cyril Soliman/HYPEBEAST