Could adidas’ quest for minimalism have led them to strip the Ultra Boost of its laces and cage? It appears so. An image has emerged on Instagram showing an Ultra Boost equipped with supportive tooling that seems to do away with the need for laces. Scored in sets of ten, the sneaker also seems to have a type of clip that secures the front pull-tab. It's not obvious how this support mechanism works – or even if the shoe is more than an errant prototype – but we’re dead keen to get our hands on a pair and find out.
The adidas Ultra Boost Laceless hasn’t received any form of release confirmation from the Three Stripes, but we’ll fill you in on any developments.