I have a love/hate relationship with Adidas trainers.
I LOVE (like have run 6 marathons) in the Ultra Boost and currently have 5 pairs on rotation – the older pairs get given to friends and recycled. However, I haven’t got on too well with their Pure Boost X or Ultra Boost X – these are the trainers they’ve developed specifically for women (click on the links to read my reviews).
I was recently sent the Parley Ultra Boost, and couldn’t wait to test them. I love the concept behind the trainers, utilising marine plastic pollution and recycled material to create the shoes. Each pair’s upper is made from 95% waste plastic dredged from the oceans around the Maldives – recycling 11 plastic bottles, plus the rest of the shoe including lining, laces and the heel is made from recycled material.
The Adidas yeezy collection was made in partnership with Parley for the Oceans, to address the millions of pounds of plastic currently polluting our waters (records suggest that there’s currently 40 million pounds in the North West Pacific alone). There have been five huge vortexes of debris formed, these slow moving whirlpools affecting marine life worldwide, not to mention the rubbish that washes ashore.
Parley are promoting for us to Avoid using plastic bags and products with micro beads, reducing the influx of virgin plastic into the supply chain, Intercept plastic marine debris before it gets into our oceans, and to Redesign our views on eco/recycled material, inventing new methods and mindsets for the future.
The quick review is that these trainers fell somewhere in the middle…
Lets start with the part I love;
- As mentioned above, I really appreciate that they’re made out of recycled plastic, and that Adidas are helping to bring attention to the plastic problem in our oceans.
- I’m a massive fan of the Boost technology sole. I think it’s really responsive, very bouncy and perfect for road running, esp for neutral runners.
- They’re really lightweight, perfect for travelling and for running fast!
- All Adidas Boost use Continental Rubber on the soles (the same as the tyres), to increase grip and stability on both wet and dry surfaces.
- They look gorgeous…. come on, gone are the days where all we cared about was function from our running shoes!
I don’t love;
- How tight the upper is across my foot. I never know whether to wear socks with these style of knit shoes, but as someone with quite wide feet, I find the shoes very tight and a little uncomfortable for runs over 30 mins. I go up a full size in Adidas shoes, so wear a 6.5 in these and they’re still a little snug.
- The back comes up quite high – above ankle socks – and rubbed my ankles to the point of bleeding (major sad face). I found this a major problem with the Pure Boost X – perhaps it’s more to do with my foot shape and running style than the design? Apparently it’s been designed to keep the heel in place and reduce wobble and lifting out of the shoe while you run.
Have you ever tried Adidas NMD Boost ? Love them? Hate them?
adidas recently confirmed that the Yeezy 500 ‘Blush’ will be releasing globally this weekend, April 14th. This follows the pre-release that took place during the NBA All-Star Weekend.
This adidas Yeezy 500 comes dressed in Blush all-over. In addition they feature a mesh, suede and leather construction while a thicker than usual midsole completes the look.
adidas Yeezy 500 Blush Release Date
For those that want to get their hands on the adidas Yeezy 500 Blush, they are scheduled to release at select adidas retailers including Yeezy Supply and adidas.com on April 14th. Retail price is set at $200. Continue to scroll below to check out more photos for a closer look.
adidas Yeezy 500
Release Date: April 14, 2018
Style Number: DB2908
The adidas x Dragon Ball Z Collection which consist of seven models representing each character from the popular anime and will start to release during August.
The entire collection includes the following models and characters each is inspired by: adidas ZX 500 RM – Son Goku and the Yung-1 – Frieza which will release in August. Next we have the adidas Deerupt – Son Gohan and the Prophere – Cell that launches in September. Both the adidas Ultra Tech – Vegeta and Kamanda – Majin Boo drop in November. Last but not least is the adidas EQT Mid ADV – Shenlong that drops in December.
Below you can check out the entire adidas x Dragon Ball Z Collection which will show you a better look. While specific dates aren’t available, below you can see which month each releases. Once we have more information we will make sure to update you.
adidas ZX 500 RM Son Goku August 2018
adidas Yung-1 Frieza August 2018
adidas Deerupt Son Gohan September 2018
adidas Prophere Cell September 2018
adidas Ultra Tech Vegeta November 2018
adidas Kamanda Majin Boo November 2018
adidas EQT ADV Mid Shenlong December 2018
The adidas Dame 4 ‘Glow in the Park’ takes inspiration from Damian Lillard’s favorite skating rink in Oakland. The release is set to take place tomorrow.
The highlight of this adidas Dame 4 is the outsole which glows in the dark which was used at his favorite skating rink. In addition we have Dark Grey used across the uppers while accents of Burgundy and Neon Blue are shown. Finishing the look is a speckled midsole.
adidas Dame 4 Glow in the Park Release Date
The adidas Dame 4 Glow in the Park is scheduled to release at select adidas Basketball retailers including online at adidas.com on November 17th, 2017. Retail price will be $115. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.
adidas Dame 4 Glow in the Park
November 17, 2017
So far we have a preview of two upcoming adidas Tubular Rise colorways. One comes dressed in Core Black and Off-White while the second features White and Off-White. Both are constructed with a knit upper while leather lands on the vamp and suede on the mid-foot cage overlay. Other details include a textile bootie, elastic on the heel and EVA outsole.
The adidas Tubular Rise has yet to be announced however they are expected at select adidas Originals retailers during July 2017. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you. Below you can see more images of the two colorways which will give you a closer look and make sure to check back with us.
adidas Tubular Rise
adidas Tubular Rise
After a surprise limited drop online at the Yeezy Supply website in March, the adidas YEEZY Powerphase “Calabasas” is finally getting a wider release. Good news for everybody except those currently trying to sell their pairs for $1,000, the simple tennis shoe design originally from the 1980’s arrives at adidas.com, through the adidas Confirmed App in NYC and Los Angeles, select adidas Originals retail stores, and again on Yeezy Supply on June 4th for a rare Sunday sneaker release. Get another look at the shoe here compliments of Sneaker Politics who will be one of the shoe’s stockists, and consult our full buyer’s guide HERE to help you secure a pair.
ADIDAS YEEZY POWERPHASE
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 4TH, 2017
Style Code: CQ1693
Kanye West and Adidas will reportedly be releasing a new “Blue Zebra” Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 this year, adding to the upcoming lineup that already includes a “Blue Tint” Yeezy Boost 350 V2 and a “Beluga 2.0,” as well as a tonal “Dark Green” joint.
Let’s checking it .
The Blue Zebra edition of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 features a White and Light blue color combination. As you can see the Primeknit upper is done in White while Light Blue forms the Zebra like print. White also lands on the stripe as well as the heel tab. Finishing the look is Light Blue on the SPLY-350 and a milky translucent outsole. This white and light blue color-combination shares a similar knit pattern of the “Zebra” edition that dropped in late February, complete with a milky why Boost sole and a heel-tab. Release information is not known yet.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Zebra For Sale
At the time of writing, a release date for the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Zebra has not release yet .
However , what is the difference between Blue Zebra and White Zebra ?
White Zebra features red and backwards ‘SPLY-350’ branding on the side while the heel tab returns with a matching black stripe through the center. A milky translucence covers the Boost overlay on the midsole for a unique new twist.
Also a new brownshoe box has also been spotted for the V2 and it features a large ‘350’ on the top.
Here is a video of White Zebra that you will be interested .
So far , we can see clearly for the different colorway .But the others?
We will be checking when Blue Zebra Sneakers releasing . Continue reading Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Zebra VS White Zebra
Get ready for another adidas Ultra Boost to release and immediately be sold-out. As well, this marks yet another Limited release which is the adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 LTD ‘Bronze’ that will debut during May.
This limited adidas Ultra Boost is highlighted with Black across the Primeknit uppers while the same shade lands on the leather cage and heel counter. In addition, Bronze runs across the Boost midsole which sticks out. Finishing the look is a Continental outsole done in Black. Continue reading adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Bronze Black/Tech Rust Release Date
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Blue Tint’ is releasing for the Holiday 2017 season. Combing new colors for December, they are expected to be one of the last Yeezy 350 Boost V2 releases of the year.
While we wait for a first look, here we have a mockup of what this adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 will look like. Featuring a Blue Tint, Grey Three and High Resolution Red color combination. Featuring a Grey Primeknit upper, we have accents of an Icy Blue while Red lands on the SPLY-350. Continue reading adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Blue Tint’ B37571 Release Date