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Over the weekend, Adidas Performance launched their annual Ultraboost upgrade, the Ultraboost 19. As the brand’s flagship running sneaker, the UB 19 has been redesigned and developed with the help of thousands of runners from all across the globe in order to perfect the performance details of the silhouette. 

 adidas Ultra Boost 19 midsole technology
The Adidas Ultraboost 19 midsole technology

The Ultraboost endeavour began in 2015 and was claimed to be “the greatest running shoe ever” by Adidas as it focused on endurance while prioritising comfort. Over the years, Ultraboosts have maintained this ethos, but also aim to become style statements in themselves. 

The UB 19 has now evolved with a much chunkier midsole, notably 20 percent larger, and bears a Torsion Spring underneath (which provides enhanced support for landing while helping propel runners forward), lightweight Primeknit 360 construction, and an updated 3D heel frame that cradles the heel and offers unmatched adaptability and support.

20 percent bigger mid-sole for better support
Prime-knit upper, a standard Ultraboost feature

Launched over the weekend by Adidas Running’s brand ambassador Saiyami Kher, the celebrity athlete told us about her experience training with the new flagship runner and why she believes the UB 19 has been perfectly reinvented to meet the needs of pro athletes. 

Saiyami Kher on her experience with the Ultraboost 19  

“I’ve been an avid runner for some time now. I launched the Ultraboost UBX two years ago which was a women’s shoe and now, we have the Ultraboost 2019 in which I’ve been training since the past two few weeks now. It’s a very comfortable running sneaker, it is a shoe which has been reboosted. When wearing it, you can actually feel the energy and downward support at your midsole.  

Unlike most women, I have broad feet and for a runner, comfort is important. The adidas Ultraboost has a more breathable upper this time, which aids to that. The ‘361’ fabric used in the show also makes it very mould-able for your feet.”

 

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Her fitness journey 

“I did the half marathon in January and I’m aiming to participate in one race every month. While doing so, I also want to get into doing triathlons and I’ve been working towards that since the past few months. With regards to my acting career, I’m currently shooting for an Amazon show and it should be launched by the end of the year. Hopefully, my next Hindi film will begin shooting around May.” 

 

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What are the most common running mistakes men and women make? 

“A lot of us don’t give enough attention to warm-up and stretching. Warm-up, stretching, and strength training are the three cores for any runner. It’s one of the most common causes of injury. Something I’ve learnt with experience as well as from other runners is that with if you want to be faster and have better form, strength training is very important. In your initial stages, you won’t enjoy it very much but over time, it can help achieve better results.” 

The Adidas Ultraboost is available at all Adidas performance outlets and on their online store. It is  priced at Rs 16,999. 

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.