adidas A16+ Ultraboost 'Leopard Pack'
The adidas A16+ Ultraboost sneaker is back with some fresh new colourways, set to be released in strictly limited numbers. Are you able to pull off the outrageous leopard-inspired version, or are you more likely to play it safe with one of the more sleek and understated shoes from the collection?
You can check out the new looks for the Three Stripes’ laceless masterpiece below, but remember, if you’re keen to get your hands on a pair you need to be quick, because when they’re gone, they’re gone.
When a designer gets a sneaker right, it has the potential to become timeless, defining an era and earning cult status; think Stan Smiths or Air Force Ones – classic kicks that have been around for longer than, well, probably you. But there’s something else that those two treads in particular have in common: their roots are in sport – tennis and basketball respectively – and their appeal has evolved so that they now dominate the street scene. And the same thing is happening with the A16+ Ultraboost.
Already over two years young (a relatively long time in the fashion scene), the design of the shoe hasn’t fundamentally changed from its initial release. Based on the ACE PureControl – the first truly effective laceless football boot to dominate pitches worldwide – the A16+ Ultraboost took its laceless upper and placed it on adidas’s revolutionary (and incredibly comfortable) boost outsole. The result was outstanding and that showed in the demand for the shoe, with the A16+ Ultraboost outlasting the ACE PureControl after the latter was retired in favour of the returning Predator.