adidas is once again partnering with nature in its latest drop of Ultraboost running kicks. The Made with Nature Ultraboost 22 and the Made with Nature Ultraboost DNA both feature renewable, natural materials that reduce the need for harmful plastics.
The Ultraboost is a staple of the adidas running offering thanks to its torsion system. The Ultraboost 22 model is an everyday runner. Its responsive Boost midsole helps you comfortably eat up the miles. The DNA model is a more minimal design, with a soft knit upper to help with ventilation and no unnecessary frills to help keep your run focused.
In addition to the Boost midsole, the Ultraboost features a Primknit textile upper, a Linear Energy Push system and a stretchweb outsole made with Continental Better Rubber.
The Ultraboost 22 comes in Core White with accents of Halo Blush and Core Black, while the DNA is finished in White and Clear Pink, with White and Black Stripes, and Mesa accents.
The uppers of both models contain at minimum of 50 percent natural and renewable materials, including lyocell, a material made with cellulosic fibers from sustainably grown wood. The dyeing technique used on the upper is also more sustainable than in previous iterations. Though these new models are certainly a step in the right direction, we look forward to announcing soon that adidas have made a sneaker that uses more than half natural and renewable materials.
Nora Wilimzig, Product Manager, adidas Running said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding our Made with Nature offering with the launch of these two Ultraboosts – including the Ultraboost 22, which initially launched at the end of last year. With these new Made with Nature iterations, we hope we can help our consumers make a choice that makes a difference. We’re building a new era of sportswear to help protect the places we run, swim, play, and create. From eco-innovation that mimics biology to pioneering plant-based yarns, our material revolution puts our athletes – and our planet – first.”