With all the advancements in every other part of our lives, haven’t you ever looked at a shoe and thought, ‘These laces and knots are so turn of the century.’ Some designer at Adidas seemed to have had the exact same thought, only they could do something about it, which is why we now have the Adidas laceless UltraBOOST (emphasis on the boost, clearly) shoe, which as the name suggests has no laces and gives those who wear it a lot of speed.
The UltraBOOST looks like a high top sock in a swirl of colors that’s somewhere between tie-dye and a beautiful sunset. With thin soles the ultraBOOST have different purposes – some for footballers to have the ultimate speed on a real, grass field, others with shorter cleats that allow them to fly on a turf surface. With the lack of laces and the stretchable, form fitting fabric in the UltraBOOST’s exterior, the shoes are light as a feather, feeling as if you’re playing barefoot, without all the downsides of actually playing football and running barefoot.
While they are relatively expensive, the UltraBOOST’s are worth it for the serious footballer, who wants the added edge where they need it the most: on the ground.