Yeezys Vs. Ultra Boost: What’s The Difference?

Yeezys or Ultras? They’re both made by Adidas, so they’re not really in competition with each other. The Yeezy Boost 35 and the Yeezy 700 can both make you look taller. The Ultra Boost 19 is a plush and responsive running shoe. the Ultra Boost 20 is much the same only with tailored fiber placement. Which one is best for you?

yeezys vs ultra boost

Why Are Yeezys So Popular?

You can blame it on Kanye. Nothing like a famous person to make people want to wear your clothes and shoes. As the famous rapper Kanye West tends to get more and more ridiculous every day (I don’t even want to tell you what he recently did to a Grammy.)

Adidas won’t be able to ride his “good” name for long. Supply and demand play a role here. Adidas makes a very limited number of their products so that Yeezy appears rare and hard to get. People always want what they can’t have.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra

What Is Special About Yeezys?

They are unique and comfortable. Yeezy’s are shoes that tend to stand out. If the style doesn’t mean much to you, the fact that they are supremely comfortable might. The mega soft padding on the interior plus the patented cushioned innersoles make the wearer feel like they are walking on clouds.

Why Are Yeezys Expensive?

They are expensive for the same reason they are so popular. Adidas just doesn’t make a lot of them. Demand outstrips supply so the price goes up. They are branded as a luxury item so that leads to their high price.

Where Are Yeezys Made?

OK, without even researching, I am going to take a wild guess and say “China”. SHOW ME CHINA! Yep, it’s China. Adidas manufactures Yeezy shoes in factories located primarily in China. However, this multinational corporation also has factories in Cambodia and Puerto Rico. Still, my guess wasn’t wrong.

What Material Are Yeezys Made Of?

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 makes some bold choices in regard to colorways with an upper constructed with Primeknit in three different colors of synthetic yarns. The sole is designed to be durable, shock-resistant, and responsive and is largely made up of thermoplastic polyurethane. The Wave Runner 700 is made up of mostly suede and mesh.

What Are Yeezys Good For?

Yeezys are good for looking good. They are not recommended for the gym as they don’t have the right amount of stability. They look best with urban streetwear. Baggy pants and a simple tee shirt or hoodie.

Are Yeezys Comfortable?

Next to looks and popularity, this is their biggest selling point. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Zebra is particularly recommended for people in the market for a comfortable sneaker.

Are Yeezys Good For Running?

Kanye West thinks they are. Of course, Kanye West also seems to think he’s the Second Coming. The uppers separate far too easily for the Yeezy to be a viable running shoe.

Are Yeezys Good For Basketball?

Joel Embiid himself found out why that isn’t such a good idea. It’s the same problem with using Yeezy’s for running. The uppers just separate too easily.

Are Yeezys Good For Flat Feet?

Even people with flat feet find them comfortable. The 350 V2s have no artificial arch that will force your feet into an uncomfortable position. Still, you might want to go a half size up just to be sure.

Do Yeezys Break-In?

It only takes a few wears. After that, they should fit perfectly.

Do Yeezys Run Big Or Small?

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 runs a bit on the small side so you might want to go half a size up.

Do Yeezys Add Height?

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was first released in 2015 and soon become a highly sought-after sneaker. These shoes will give you somewhere around three centimeters of height, or almost an inch and a half.

Do Yeezys Stretch Out?

As they are made with a knit material, they should stretch fairly easily.

How To Shrink Yeezys?

The rubber will not shrink but the Primeknit uppers may shrink with hot water.

Do You Wear Socks With Yeezys?

Not only do you wear socks with Yeezys but a lot of people like to wear black socks with them for a trendy, athletic look.

Are Yeezys Waterproof?

The Yeezy Boost 950 Duckboot is. It is also appropriate for snow and has a gripped sole for traction. The boot on the whole is very rugged and meant for harsh weather.

Can You Wear Yeezys In The Rain?

Probably only the Duckboot is appropriate for the rain. Most other makes just won’t hold up.

How To Lace Yeezys?

Some people like the sloppy untied look, but that’s a good way to trip and break your neck. Yeezys are often tied in a fancy noose knot. Start by tying a starting knot as you usually would and fold one lace-up into a “bunny ear” shape.

Start winding the free lace end around the upright loop, around halfway up. Wrap the free lace end tightly around the loop you made with the opposite lace end. Wrap it about at around the middle of the original loop.

Keep winding tightly about the first loop, working downward. Feed the free end through the gap in the bottom. Tighten up the knot by pulling up on the loose end and the loop above the wraps.

Can You Customize Yeezys?

It would appear you can. At Gourmet Kickz you can pick out the graphics and colors you want for a Yeezy 350 v2. This wearable art will take some time and money to create, but if you want something truly unique, it may be worth it.

Can You Put Yeezys In The Washing Machine?

As long as they are made out of knitting material, they should go into the washing machine quite easily. Do remember to use the proper cycle is a normal cycle with cold water.

You may want to put the Yeezys in a separate laundry bag as they wash. One of the perks of machine washing is getting a deep clean in addition to your shoes being deodorized.

How To Clean Yeezys?

Remove the shoelaces and put them in a plastic shoe tree. Dip a brush in a bowl filled with water and a cleaning solution mixture. Use a medium bristle brush to scrub the midsole. The sole can use a stiffer brush.

When you are happy with the way the shoe looks, put the shoes in a laundry bag with the soles together. Wash them in cold water and let them air dry.

How To Tell If Yeezys Are Fake?

A fake pair will have the heel-tab placed a good deal further away from the ankle collar. A real pair will have a clear pattern of X’s and boxes on the toe stitching. The logo printed on the insole of a real Yeezy will be in black and read from heel to toe. The real logos will be subtle while fake ones will look like they’re trying too hard.

How Long Do Yeezys Last?

No one knows. As soon as the new model comes out, the last one gets tossed.

Are Yeezys Worth It?

If you get them at retail price, you will be getting a very comfortable shoe with a pricy label. People who sell secondhand Yeezys tend to gouge on the price.


adidas Men's Ultraboost 19, Clear Brown/Chalk White, 8 M US

Why Are Ultra Boosts So Popular?

People just seem to love the performance, comfort, and sock-like feel of the Ultra Boost. It is the most successful Boost sneaker to date, mostly because it has a profit margin of several hundred percent when compared to other Adidas sneakers.

What Is Special About Ultra Boosts?

The Adidas Ultra Boost line is well known for having plush and responsive cushion technology. It is because of this reason and more that it has become a favorite among runners. The Ultra Boost 19 aided in solidifying the Boost line as a technical running shoe line.

Why Are Ultra Boosts So Expensive?

The price is very demand-driven. People love how comfortable and versatile the shoes are. A lot of research has gone into making shoes technologically designed for running. Adidas is also quite good at branding and marketing.

Where Are Ultra Boosts Manufactured?

They are an Adidas brand, so most Ultra Boosts are made in China.

What Material Are Ultra Boosts Made Of?

The Ultra Boost uses unique thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to build up the individual pods that construct the sole. These not only provide a superior energy return but also keep in the same state no matter how much the temperature changes. What this means is that you will get all the boost and flexibility that you would n the cold. What’s more, they won’t go soft in the heat the way EVA tends to.

What Are Ultra Boosts Good For?

Boost cushioning still provides a responsive and comfortable ride. It returns energy several-fold to aid you in bouncing cheerfully through whatever distance you’ve chosen. Many find that the UltraBoost is especially good at aiding in the maintenance of an adequate pace over long runs and cruising through easy runs. This is a running shoe.

Are Ultra Boosts Comfortable?

The Boost technology by Adidas results in some of the most comfortable sneakers ever made. it features a lightweight and breathable Primeknit upper, a full-length Boost midsole plus ample support and rigidity due to the Torsion plate and rear heel cups. The overall look manages to be both sporty and casual.

Are Ultra Boosts Good For Running?

This shoe was made for running. The shoe is especially good for long and easy runs. In spite of the fact that it’s rather hefty, you can use it for faster runs as well. This is largely due to the responsive Boost foam. It would be an excellent choice for new runners taking on a marathon.

Are Ultra Boosts Good For Basketball?

It would seem the Ultra Boosts are the second-best for this task. They won’t fall apart on you, but there are better choices. Adidas does make other Boosts suited for basketball such as the Pro Boost or the Marquee Boost.

Are Ultra Boosts Good For Flat Feet?

If you are one of those people with flat feet who underpronates, Ultra Boosts may be the perfect choice for you.

Do Ultra Boosts Break-In?

There is something of a break-in period. This shoe grows on you with runs. The whole thing adapts to your foot and creates a custom-like fit and feel. The Ultra boost feels great, but it needs a little time.

Do Ultra Boosts Run Big Or Small?

The Ultra Boost 19 is true to size. The seamless 3D knit upper provides a perfect fit. The heel should stay in place through any type of workout.

Do Ultra Boosts Add Height?

It can add about 3.2 centimeters, the equivalent of one and a quarter inch.

Do Ultra Boosts Stretch Out?

The Ultra Boost features a seamless Primeknit upper that stretches and conforms to your foot. Even though the toe box is a bit narrow, they’re engineered to have a sock-like feel.

How To Shrink Ultra Boosts?

This is not recommended. Just wear socks.

Do You Wear Socks With Ultra Boosts?

These shoes feel like socks. It’s optional whether or not you choose to wear socks. If they’re a little big for you, you can wear a thin sock.

Are Ultra Boosts Waterproof?

The Primeknit upper is reinforced with a synthetic mudguard plus a water-resistant coating across the upper. That makes them able to keep your feet dry.

Can You Wear Ultra Boosts In The Rain?

You can’t with most Primeknits, but the Ultra Boosts are waterproof enough for the rain.

How To Lace Ultra Boosts?

Adidas suggests the runner’s loop. String the lace through the bottom eyelet, creating an equal amount on the left and right sides. Cross the left and right laces to the next available eyelets in a diagonal “X” pattern.

Continue crisscrossing in this pattern until the last two eyelets. Then take each lace straight up to the eyelet above on the same side of the shoe. Run the laces through the next loop and pull them tight to lock your heel down. Tie the laces into a double knot bow.

Can You Customize Ultra Boosts?

That was once possible through the MiAdidas program. However, that was discontinued last year in favor of an as yet unknown “new experience”. Stay tuned.

Can You Put Ultra Boosts In The Washing Machine?

Much like with the Yeezys, you can but you should put them in a laundry bag first.

How To Clean Ultra Boosts?

If they are very dirty, you can pretreat them with brushing much like with the Yeezy. Use a microfiber towel to pat it down. Put them in a laundry bag with the soles touching. Wash your Ultra Boosts in cold water with a normal cycle and detergent that is free of alcohol and dyes.

How To Tell If Ultra Boosts Are Fake?

First, look at the midsole. The pattern on the real Ultra Boosts will be totally random where fakes will look rather cookie cutter. The insoles will be black and the logo will read from toe to heel. A real Ultra Boost pair has little circular holes on its upper where fake pairs mostly have little holes that are more angular.

How Long Do Ultra Boosts Last?

They’re usually last around five hundred miles.

Are Ultra Boosts Worth It?

They’re worth it for the shock absorbent sole alone. The comfort is a real plus. It also helps that the shoe is durable and will last a long time.


Ultra Boosts don’t have the hype or the famous names behind it that the Yeezys have, but what they do have are quality and durability. This is the difference between street shoes and athletic shoes.


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