Adidas Boost gets even Boostier with triple drop to celebrate its 5th birthday

85% more Boost and 100% more style points for the much loved running shoe turned fashion icon

Adidas Boost 5th anniversary pack

Adidas Boost is 5 years old! I know, right? When this running-specific trainer tech first appeared way back in 2013, you probably said, "Well, this looks kind of like polystyrene, can't see it catching on, any more than Adidas Spring Blade, from 2013 did."

Shows what YOU know, homes. With Yeezy Boost and NMD helping propel the energy-returning sole to the catwalks and urban streets, and runners loving it, Boost is everywhere. And now the 5 years of Boost anniversary pack is here with the Energy Boost OG, Energy Boost and UltraBoost (limited-edition).

To celebrate the big 5, the running shoe that launched the Boost line (Energy Boost) has been updated and re-released in its original black and yellow, bee-flavoured colour-way. 

Also in the anniversary pack are "Adidas’ most iconic and loved silhouettes", the Energy Boost OG, Energy Boost and UltraBoost LTD.

Boost refers to the aforementioned, home-tech-packaging-material-esque material in the sole. It adds lightweight cushioning technology and excellent energy return "for every single stride," and has been worn by everyone from marathon world record-breakers, Mary Keitany and Dennis Kimetto to demented rhythmic shouting genius, Kanye West.

These shoes all have Boost gas in the sole and midsole – in fact there is "85% more" of it in the new Energy Boost than was in that first shoe, way back in 2013 –  to store and return "superfast, lightweight energy" but it's the silhouette of the shoes that probably really ensured their success. 

Also on board and trampled underfoot: 

• "Improved and simplified midfoot construction combined with a lighter cage for a more accommodating fit."

• "Updated Torsion System for a smoother landing and midfoot support push-off."

• "Enhanced Techfit with a foot-hugging upper with zoned elastic support in the forefoot, identified using Aramis research and testing, provides superior comfort and a snug feel."

• "Stretchweb is new to the Energy silhouette, with a Continental rubber outsole adapting to every runner’s foot strike by moving in harmony with Boost to provide a smoother, more flexible and enhanced grip."

They all look suitably iconic and edgy, five years on, in stark contrast to your haircut from that year. 

• All three of the new Boosts will be available from Thursday February 1 2018 in Adidas stores worldwide and online at Pricing is in euros only so far: Boost OG €150, Energy BOOST €160 and UltraBOOST LTD €200.

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."