The History of the adidas UltraBOOST

Hailed by the German brand as "The Greatest Running Shoe Ever", the adidas UltraBOOST has been one of the top choices not only by runners, but also by style icons and sneakerheads for being comfortable and easy to pair with.

The sneaker was one of the first to be tested using the ARAMIS system which is used by top engineering institutions namely NASA, Boeing, and Audi to measure vibration, design, and ergonomics. The technology, which was used during the development of other adidas models such as the PureBOOST X and AlphaBOUNCE, uses a system of cameras and sensors to envision the movement of the runner with the sneaker.

Since its launch back in January 2015, the popular runner has been evolving through the use of different color motifs. Let's take a look at 28 of the most popular colorways that paved the name of "The Greatest Running Shoe Ever".

adidas UltraBOOST "OG"

Release date: February 11, 2015

Extra info: Revealed back in January 2015 in New York by runners including Yohan Blake and David Villa.

adidas UltraBOOST "Triple White"

Release date: May 19, 2015

Extra info: The colorway was debuted by Kanye West during his performance number at PowerHouse 2015 and at the Billboard 2015 Music Awards.

adidas UltraBOOST "Black"

Release date: May 19, 2015

adidas UltraBOOST  "Solar Yellow"

Release date: August 12, 2015

adidas UltraBOOST LTD  "Wool Grey"

Release date: August 21, 2015

Extra info: The first UltraBOOST to feature wool material.

adidas UltraBOOST LTD Wool "Burgundy"

Release date: September 9, 2015

Extra info: Voted as the number 1 UltraBOOST colorway for 2015 in an online poll by Kickposters and Boostvibes.

adidas Consortium x kolor UltraBOOST Collective Pack

Release date: September 25, 2015

Extra info: Designed together as a pack with Japanese retailer "kolor".

adidas UltraBOOST LTD  "Olive"

Release date: September 26, 2015

adidas UltraBOOST "Mineral Green"

Release date: November 13, 2015

Extra info: One of the first colorways to feature the "wave" Primeknit upper.

adidas UltraBOOST LTD "Reflective 3M"

Release date: November 20, 2015

Extra info: First to have a Continental Outsole and Reflective Materials.

adidas UltraBOOST LTD "Chalk"

Release date: December 1, 2015

Extra info: Originally released as a "Friends and Family" exclusive model.

adidas Consortium x HYPEBEAST 10th Anniversary UltraBOOST UNCAGED

Release date: December 14, 2015

Extra info: Features a first in its kind NFC chip, which can be scanned on the hangtag which provides exclusive content  from HYPEBEAST

Adidas Consortium x Sneakersnstuff UltraBOOST "Tea Time"

Released: January 22, 2016

Extra info: Inspired by golf sneakers and refined sports.

adidas Ultra Boost LTD "Mystery Grey"

Released: January 25, 2016

adidas UltraBOOST "Chinese New Year"

Released: February 8, 2016

Extra info: Features a red tongue tag with Chinese letterings and matching liner accents to commemorate the festivities.

adidas Consortium x Wood Wood UltraBOOST

Released: February 20, 2016

Extra info: Inspired by Wood Wood's research on astrophysics, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, and gravitational waves.

adidas Consortium x Solebox Uncaged

Released: March 12, 2016

Extra info: Designed by Hikmet Sugoer for Solebox which takes inspiration from Berlin's coat-of-arms.

adidas Consortium x Highsnobiety UltraBOOST

Released: April 2, 2016

Extra info: The first UltraBOOST model to sport a leather cage.

adidas UltraBOOST "Core Black 2.0"

Released: May 10, 2016

adidas UltraBOOST "Triple White 2.0"

Released: May 12, 2016

adidas UltraBOOST "Collegiate Royal"

Release date:  May 25, 2016

adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged - Black / Grey / White

Release date: June 29, 2016

Extra info: The fastest selling performance shoe in the United States, with 11,000 pairs selling out in the first hour.

adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged "Triple Black"

Release date:  June 29, 2016

Extra info: The first sneaker with colored BOOST released by adidas.

adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged "Triple Red"

Release date: June 29, 2016

Extra info: The first sneaker with colored BOOST released by adidas. This article was sold exclusively at Sole Academy BGC and was sold out in 30 minutes.

adidas Ultra Boost "Olympian Exclusive" 

Release date: August 2, 2016

Extra info: A model made for the Olympians competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The model was also released at the adidas Canada website in very limited quantities.

adidas Ultra Boost "Olympic Medal" Pack - Bronze

Release date: August 17, 2016

Extra info: Made to commemorate the bronze medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

adidas Ultra Boost "Olympic Medal" Pack - Silver

Release date: August 17, 2016

Extra info: Made to commemorate the silver medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

adidas Ultra Boost "Olympic Medal" Pack - Gold

Release date: August 17, 2016

Extra info: Made to commemorate the gold medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The sneaker that needs no introduction, the adidas UltraBOOST.

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