The adidas Parley Ultra Boost is a sneaker I have had my eye on since it first dropped. But I am not a fan of uncaged Ultra Boost kicks, which is why I waited it out for the caged drop. Sadly though, when they eventually came out with the 2nd release, India only got the uncaged variant. And try as much as I did on websites overseas, I did not manage to get a pair for myself. Eventually while the 3rd release sat on shelves, it wasn’t a colorway I was crazy about.
Something about the deep blue color appealed to me. Perhaps it’s the way the stitches contrasted on the heel cup or the finish on the cage. I had to get that color way. Sadly, am not a fan of the reseller market and did not want to pay crazy resale prices. Fortunately though, my patience paid off.
When I was in Jakarta, Indonesia for Urban Sneaker Society 2.0, I managed to pick up a pair at retail on the last day of the sneaker event. The seller also threw in a rather fun tee with the sneakers.
As per usual, an unboxing and review video from my YouTube Channel first.
Inspired by the depths of the oceans, I honestly think this colorway is the best amongst the 3 drops that adidas and Parley have collaborated on. With each pair consisting of an average of 11 plastic bottles integrated into the laces, heel cup, sock liner, mid foot cage and also some bits of the Primeknit upper.
While I usually go down half a size on the 3.0 UltraBoost, I went true to size on this model because of the rigid(er) Primeknit than what you find on the general releases.
Using marine waste in their most popular model, adidas is doing environmental awareness a solid one!
Of course, as always, rounding things off is the super comfy boost midsole and the Continental outsole this time in all white! And while I know white is a color that will get dirty the second you let it touch the floor, it just looked beautiful in the overall aesthetic scheme of things.
I kept the entire look easy and thematic in blue when I wore the adidas Parley Ultra Boost 3.0 for this post. Let me know what you make of this initiative of using recycled plastic from the oceans in a sneaker. Would you cop a pair, given a chance? For once, being a sneakerhead could be a “responsible” thing to do.
Tee – Thrasher
Shorts – Stone Island
Watch – Omega
Sunglasses – RayBan Wayfarer