I absolutely love these STELLA MCCARTNEYULTRABOOST X PARLEY SHOES on Mrs. O and am adding them to my Christmas wishlist. Thanks again Mrs. O for your amazing reviews!!
ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEYULTRABOOST X PARLEY SHOES
Ever since I purchased my first pair of UltraBOOST on Cristina’s recommendation, I’ve been obsessed with Adidas UltraBOOST line of shoes, including PureBoost, Adizero and Edge Lux shoes. I really believe Adidas has stepped up its game in performance shoes and the design aesthetics are fashion forward and fun. I also like that most of the shoes are environmentally friendly. I used to be a Nike run shoe only girl but recently I find that Nike shoes aren’t as comfortable or stylish. Adidas’s UltraBOOST technology is so comfortable and perfect for running and walking. I really like the difference between the women’s and men’s line because Adidas has taken into consideration the difference in foot strike and arches in women and men. Unfortunately, UltraBOOST shoes will always be excluded from promotional sales (like friends and family) because Adidas does not own the technology. They license the technology from the company that developed it. Nevertheless, I believe the UltraBOOST shoes are well worth the price. (However, the PureBoost, Adizero and Edge Lux do go on sale and qualify for promotional discounts).
These Stella McCartney + Paley collaboration UltraBOOST shoes are great! They were on my wishlist for my birthday and my hubby got them for me. I generally wear a size 9 in shoes but I size up to a 10 in sneakers. I like wiggle room for my toes. So, these olive green/navy blue sneakers are a size 10 and fit perfectly. Because of the way the laces tie, I feel there is more support around the base of my foot and arches than the standard UltraBOOST. They seem to have more stability than the others. I cannot wear UltraBOOST for heavy weight training (with lots of legwork) because there is no side support around the feet. But these are perfect for running, walking, and agility and upper body workouts. The fact that the arch is raised from the sole of the shoes makes arch support very comfortable. I have flat arches but these give me enough rise in the arch to better support my ankles. Others that have high arches have told me the rise of the arch works for them as well (i.e., my trainer). These shoes have a lower profile around the ankle than you would expect. The sock fit makes them very comfortable and there’s no fear of developing blisters at the back of the ankle. The color offerings in UtraBOOST are fun and varied — something for everyone. These neutral olive green Stella’s go with everything. I like the color of the olive green Stella’s more than the olive green UltraBOOST. The non-Stella UltraBOOST olive green has more brown in it. The Stella’s are more vibrant.
I highly recommend anyone that runs to try UltraBOOST shoes. It’s like running (and walking) on clouds. I’ve never had a more comfortable pair of shoes. It’s worth saving up for them or trading two pairs of Lululemon tights for a pair of UltraBOOST. Like Cristina, I’m going to save for my next pair of UltraBOOST in either the trace pink, core black, pearl grey or easy coral.