The original uncaged UltraBOOST is finally returning! No, not the sock-fit UltraBOOST Uncaged you'll find in just about every sneaker boutique across the globe; rather, the very first uncaged version of the UltraBOOST!
The model, which essentially cut the TPU lace cage off the UltraBOOST 1.0, debuted with a Hypebeast collaboration in late 2015 and was only utilised again for Solebox's UltraBOOST colab the following year – aka two of the most coveted UltraBOOST releases of all time.
The model makes its return in 'Triple White' thanks to the efforts of Taiwan's Invincible and Atlanta's A Ma Maniere. The two retailers have united as part of adidas Consortium's Sneaker Exchange to produce crispy clean make-ups of both the uncaged UltraBOOST and NMD_R1. Separating the UltraBOOST from previous uncaged releases (and DIY hack jobs) is heat-welded striping applied to the upper to replace the missing branding.
Despite its simple black and white colourway, the NMD is one of the most unique renditions of the silhouette we've seen yet. Its Primeknit upper replicates the distinctive patterned stitching of the UltraBOOST 1.0, essentially delivering a hybrid of the two! Leather detailing and subtle co-branding complete this impeccable two-shoe colab.
The Invincible x A Ma Maniere x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange NMD_R1 and UltraBOOST will release on December 9, exclusively through Invincible and A Ma Maniere. A global release will follow on December 16 through global Consortium accounts.