Fun fact: it is the author’s first UltraBoost ever

The UltraBoost line has been there for a good four years (and counting). There have been different iterations, various PrimeKnit designs, and several collaborations since its debut in 2015. For me, it took me a while before I decided to cop my first pair of UltraBoost (I was supposed to cop the “Targaryen” Game of Thrones collab, but I wasn’t able to get one in my size).

For my first UltraBoost, I decided to get the “Shanghai” from the recently-dropped City Pack collection. There’s much to like about this 2.0-based UltraBoost: you get a stealthy black and gray upper, a gold set of stripes on the lateral side of the cage, a dark gray colored midsole (to avoid those annoying yellowing problems), a grippy Continental outsole, and orange accents throughout the sneaker.

Being a first-time UltraBoost owner, it does live up to its expectation as arguably the best performance-oriented Boost sneaker to date. It is more stable than those used in NMDs and Yeezy Boosts, and the Boost used is arguably better as well.

Check out the unboxing and quick review video below:


Duey Guison

Duey Guison

While he is a tech writer, sneakers is his main passion.