ULTRABOOST 20 HAS LANDED. LITERALLY.
Ultraboost 20 is a symbol of adidas’ partnership with the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory—two organizations brought together by shared a passion for innovation. In the spirit of innovation, Ultraboost 20 is about to embark on a groundbreaking mission to the ISS’s orbiting laboratory, 408 kilometers above the surface of Earth. That’s right: Ultraboost 20 is going to space. Together, adidas and the ISS National Laboratory will push the limits of possibility to empower the athletes of Earth. The sky isn’t the limit—it’s just the beginning.
ULTRABOOST 20: INNOVATION IN ACTION
Ultraboost 20 isn’t just a symbol of innovation. It’s innovation in action. The Boost midsole offers 20% more energy return compared to the original Ultraboost with every step. Feel the precision, thanks to Tailored Fiber Placement stitching, a textile process that calculates yarn density to the millimeter. The motion weave midfoot gives Ultraboost 20 both flexibility and control for a comfortable ride. And finally, the iconic heel frame offers support at launch and landing, making Ultraboost 20 too responsive for this world.
BOOST IN THE ADIDAS ARCHIVES
Decades of research and development has fueled the quest to create the perfect midsole material. Boost is comprised of thousands of pellets bonded together using steam. This midsole technology has set a new standard in the industry and is now featured on more than 20 silhouettes from baseball cleats to lifestyle sneakers to the unprecedented Ultraboost—the first running shoe to deliver energy return with every step.
THE FUTURE OF BOOST
It’s been just over six years since the world was introduced to Boost and today, the future of Boost is more exciting than ever. In the ISS National Laboratory, NASA astronauts will perform an experiment of Boost’s molding process without the distraction of Earth’s gravity. These experiments will help unlock the future of Boost to empower the athletes of Earth. Imagine what can be achieved in the next five years, with the support of organizations who prove daily that impossible is nothing.