Today, adidas Running officially unveiled the next iteration of the Ultraboost, the adidas Ultraboost 20, in partnership with the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Drawing parallels with the construction of a space shuttle in which every part has a unique purpose, each element in the adidas Ultraboost 20 has been maximized for a specific performance-driven function, allowing athletes to elevate their performance to new heights.
The Ultraboost 20 features a new and advanced Primeknit with Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP) technology, which lays down fibers to the millimeter, resulting in a high-performance, lightweight upper that delivers calibrated support and a flexible fit for each runner’s foot. The Boost midsole has also been optimized to capture the energy in every stride and return it at toe-off to propel the runner forward.
Through its partnership with the ISS, adidas has gained insight into how astronauts prepare for the physical and mental strain of living in space. With these insights and in collaboration with EXOS – a world-leading human performance lab – adidas has created an exclusive workout program for runners worldwide to challenge themselves and experience what it takes to train like an astronaut. The program can be downloaded here.
The adidas Ultraboost 20 will launch in a number of limited-edition colorways on December 6th, 2019.