by Brendan Dunne
Hypebeast is jumping on the short list of adidas Ultra Boost collaborators with this version of the shoe, which removes the support cage on the side.
Fans of this silhouette have been waiting for a release like this for a while now, many of them taking it upon themselves to "uncage" the shoe by simply cutting off the plastic pieces on the side (A similar look showed up via the adidas Futurecraft project). This design renders those efforts unnecessary and in turn lets the Primeknit tech shine a little more.
The project is one of many collaborations this year celebrating Hypebeast's 10th anniversary.
Watch for a sneaker release date on the Hypebeast x adidas Ultra Boost soon.
UPDATE 12/09: The Hypebeast x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged will release first via Hypebeast's online store. Those hoping to purchase the sneakers can enter a raffle here beginning on Dec. 12 at noon EST. Additional pairs will launch on Dec. 18 at global retailers.
The shoe boasts an NFC chip, allowing wearers to use their phones in conjunction with the shoes to bring up a microsite of exclusive content.