adidas Ultra 4DFWD

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adidas Ultra 4DFWD: Review

β€œA smooth and bouncy neutral trainer”

Overview


The adidas Ultra 4DFWD is a cutting-edge running shoe that incorporates innovative 4D technology in its midsole. This technology is designed to provide exceptional cushioning, stability, and energy return. The shoe's upper is made from breathable and supportive materials, ensuring a comfortable fit. With its futuristic design and advanced performance features, the adidas Ultra 4DFWD is a top choice for runners seeking a blend of style and high-performance capabilities.

Based on our monitoring of prices across the internet, it's currently in the most expensive 10% of running shoes today.

Verdict

The consensus on the adidas Ultra 4DFWD


The adidas Ultra 4DFWD delivers an exceptionally smooth, lively ride as a versatile daily trainer for neutral runners. The advanced 4D midsole provides responsive cushioning and energy return for effortless strides. The adaptive Primeknit upper offers breathable comfort mile after mile. With Boost and 4D cushioning, this shoe has an ultra-bouncy ride excelling on long, easy runs. At a high price point, the Ultra 4DFWD still provides comfort, responsiveness and unique style as a durable daily trainer for neutral runners. The Ultra 4DFWD is a joy to run in every day with its smooth, lively ride.

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The Ultra 4DFWD has a similar Primeknit upper but more bounce from its 4D midsole than the Ultraboost 22. It also has a wider toe box.

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Like the Invincible Run, the Ultra 4DFWD is very cushioned and bouncy. However, the 4D midsole feels slightly firmer and more responsive.

6 adidas Ultra 4DFWD Pros & Cons


3 Pros

Ultra-smooth, bouncy 4D midsole
Adaptive, breathable Primeknit upper
Versatile for daily training

3 Cons

At a high price point
Outsole lacks durability according to some
Not ideal for speedwork

In Depth


Upper

The Ultra 4DFWD has a seamless Primeknit upper with Parley Ocean Plastic yarns for breathability and a secure, sock-like fit. Strategic overlays provide structure while allowing flexibility.

Midsole

The 4D midsole uses advanced 3D printing for responsive cushioning and energy return, providing a smooth, lively ride. It also has Boost cushioning in the heel for responsiveness.

Outsole

The Continental rubber outsole provides durability and excellent traction. Flex grooves promote a natural stride.

Size/fit

The Ultra 4DFWD runs true to size. The stretchy Primeknit adapts to various foot shapes while securing the midfoot.

Comfort

Testers found the Ultra 4DFWD incredibly comfortable out of the box, with no break-in needed. The plush 4D midsole and sock-like upper provide an ultra-comfortable ride.

Who should buy the adidas Ultra 4DFWD?


With its responsive 4D midsole and adaptive Primeknit upper, the Ultra 4DFWD suits neutral runners seeking a comfortable daily trainer. Its smooth ride also appeals to runners wanting fun easy runs.

Who should not buy the adidas Ultra 4DFWD?


The Ultra 4DFWD lacks pronation control, so may not provide enough support for severe overpronators. Runners wanting a lightweight, speed shoe should look elsewhere.

adidas Ultra 4DFWD: What's it good for?


Daily training, long runs, easy recovery days. The Ultra 4DFWD provides responsive cushioning for regular mileage.

3 adidas Ultra 4DFWD FAQs


Is the Ultra 4DFWD good for walking?

The Ultra 4DFWD can work for walking but is designed specifically for running.

Is there a break-in period?

No break-in is required. It's comfortable right out of the box.

How does the sizing run?

The Ultra 4DFWD runs true to size. The Primeknit stretches to accommodate wider feet.

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Oct 2022
May 2020Jun 2020Apr 2019Sep 2019
Weight
Weight
394 g
Forefoot
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21 mm
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11 mm
Heel
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32 mm
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adidas Ultra 4DFWD characteristics and specifications

Characteristics
SportsRunning (+1979)
TerrainRoad (+1314)
UsagesDaily running (+1092)
Brandadidas (+283)
Support TypeNeutral (+1548)
Pronation TypeNeutral pronation (+1528)
Arch TypeHigh arch (+1476)
Shoe TypeMaximalist (+400)
FitMedium toe box (+816)
FeaturesBreathable (+559)
MaterialsKnit (+200)
Techs4D (+14)adidas 4D (+14)adidas Continental (+5)
Environmental CharacteristicsSustainable (+162)
ColorwaysCarbon Core Black / Wonder Blue, Cloud White / Cloud White / Core White, Cloud White / Core Black / Solar Yellow, Cloud White Linen Green / Almost Yellow, Core Black / Core Black / Carbon, Crystal White Linen Green / Wonder Silver, Wonder Red Night Metallic / Beam Orange, Wonder Silver Core Black / Lucid Cyan, Wonder Taupe Night Metallic / Wonder Quartz
Specificationsvs Average
Released
Oct 2022
Measurements
Weight
394 g
Heel to toe drop
11 mm
Heel
32 mm
Forefoot
21 mm

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