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A very comfortable shoe. For those whose feet are not too wide, the Ultraboost 5.0 DNA fits like a glove and is fun to run in thanks to the Boost foam. Those who report a glove-like feel also mention no hotspots or blisters.
Very strong traction for a road shoe thanks to special rubber material from Continental Tire. Works well under dry and wet conditions.
The knit uppers get good reviews for flexibility and durability and the soles showed little wear after over 100 miles of running by one tester.
While not as plush as many other road shoes, the UltraBOOST 5.0 DNA has a very supportive midsole and feels stable on the run.
A knit upper allows the shoe to breathe very easily.
The Ultraboost line-up has been popular with shoe collectors and resellers which makes this style trendy. Outside of being trendy, the shoes do have a nice look.
This is how energy return should feel on a shoe – snappy and responsive.
The Ultraboost 5.0 DNA outsole is made of a Contintental Tire material and works well in wet conditions, even on smooth surfaces. The lugs also work well in dry conditions and could even manage some trails.
Here’s a midsole for runners who what some cushion, but not too much! This shoe features a Boost foam which is firmer but offers great energy return coupled with a very light weight.
The uppers are either going to be a dream, or too narrow. The forefoot is wider with room for some toe splay, but the knit upper as a whole feels narrow to some. For those who fit into the knit, it’s locked down and very comfortable.
It’s hard to believe a trendy street shoe can deliver the goods for real runners, but the Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA is a fantastic running shoe. The 10mm drop may be a bit bigger than some neutral runners prefer but it’s hard not to at least try a shoe which gets high marks across the board.