Adidas UltraBoost Uncaged Running Shoes Adidas knows that some fans have been removing the lacing "cage" in their bestselling UltraBoost sneakers… so they decided to remove it for you instead.

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Last year, Adidas declared the UltraBoost as “the greatest running sneakers ever.” While that remains up for debate, you can’t argue with the amount of love it’s received, whether from actual runners or just casual sneaker fans. So how do you make that shoe even better? Apparently, by setting the darn thing free, which is what they did with the Adidas UltraBoost Uncaged.

You know that plastic three stripes that wrapped around the UltraBoost’s PrimeKnit upper?  Turns out, there were people who went ahead and cut them off, giving the popular shoe an entirely new aesthetic. Adidas, basically, embraced the tweak, replacing the lacing cage with a new knitted upper, an internal support system, and a unique lacing system that, hopefully, allows this to mirror the UltraBoost’s much-lauded performance.

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The Adidas UltraBoost Uncaged has a reengineered upper that boasts better breathability and more natural movement, along with an adaptive knit collar and an internal midfoot skeleton to deliver highly-technical support.  A multi-tiered lacing system joins the silhouette’s new innovations, allowing folks to personalize style and fit using the ultra-comfortable flat laces like never before. Features include a supportive heel counter to keep the foot stable and locked in place during runs, a responsive full-length Boost midsole, and a Stretchweb Continental Rubber outsole that boasts superior traction.

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Slated for availability starting June 29, the Adidas UltraBoost Uncaged will come in six colorways, priced at $180.

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