My Adidas Ultra Boost X Parley arrived!! OMG the color is just stunning! These are a special edition Adidas Ultra Boost colab with Parley for the ocean and they are so cool because they are made of recycled ocean plastics, and each shoe is made from at least 11 bottles. This includes the laces, the cage, and the primeknit – all of it except for the soles. Adidas has made it a goal for all of their shoes to be made out of recycled ocean plastics by 2020! I’ve included parley video below in case any of you are curious about this particular collaboration. The oceanic colors of this shoe are just so gorgeous in person and they’ve done such a great job marrying the ocean theme to this shoe!
I don’t think I’ve owned any performance Adidas runners before, only their casual street wear shoes which I love. I was really curious about some of the design details of the Adidas Ultra Boost Parley and how it would translate for me and my gym use needs. The floating arch was designed specifically with the woman’s foot arch in mind and it conforms to your foot while giving support. This is a neutral shoe which I like, especially for multi purpose gym use. The heel lift at the back is actually perfect for me for squats, as is the way this laces up. Over the years I’ve learned that for my body, for lifting, a flat shoe is better than a built up running shoe, and a shoe with a heel lift is better for me than either. Metcon’s are just OK but they are kind of terrible for me for running in, and terrible for me for heavy lifts – great for deadlifts though and box jumps and burpees. When I actually need the heel lift for a lifting wod it’s kind of a pain to have to switch out my shoes for my lifters. So far I think these are going to be great for me.
One thing I was uncertain about on the design of these shoes was wether or not I would like the sock ankle on me. I was really worried about how high up the cuff would go on my foot and if it would look weird but actually, I find it hits me in a really flattering spot. I was also worried about the flexible primeknit uppers around the top of my foot because this is an area that my foot tends to want to roll out a bit during lifts making my knees track incorrectly. Despite the soft sock, I find the laces and the cage, as well as the heel cup keep my foot firmly in place. Thanks to the primeknit fabric, these shoes are also incredibly breathable and lightweight. I’m going to be gravitating to these for my summer workouts for sure. In the above photos you can see I’m wearing socks with them, and how much of my very low profile socks show at the top. The photos below are all taken without socks and they are equally comfortable without socks – and this is coming form someone who would never normally go sock free in a pair of sneakers.
Wearing my Nike Power Legendary Tights
If you are in Canada and you are thinking of getting these Adidas Ultra Boost Parley, take advantage of the Sport Check sale (Adidas Ultra Boost X Parley) – $25 off! I think Americans can also order off Sport Check but I’m not certain. Adidas has these in stock currently which is what my image links are below, or here.
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