This review is taken from the Best in Shoe: 2017, which appears in the May/June issue of Tennis Magazine. The Ubersonic 2.0 won the Editor's Choice for Best Technology.
From the moment you take the Ubersonic 2.0 out of the box, you’ll notice its light weight. But while Adidas added a Primeknit upper with yarn construction to give this shoe a sock-like feel, it didn’t come at the expense of stability. That’s because of SprintFrame technology, which helps ground this fast-moving footwear. Reviewers praised the Ubersonic 2.0’s running-shoe fit that provides a low-to-the-ground ride with an interior bootie and a highly breathable construction. There were cushioning concerns, however. The soft Primeknit “felt like a second sock,” according to one tester, but the Adiprene+ cushioning lacked wide-ranging comfort and shock absorption. Reviewers wished that the underfoot felt even half as good as around the foot. Still, the six-rubber compound outsole includes mesh to reduce weight, and it gives adequate traction to one of this year’s lightest shoes. For those wanting to explore a lightweight knit shoe, the Ubersonic 2.0, with its technologically advanced materials, is one to try.
Tim Newcomb covers sneakers for Tennis Magazine and tennis.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.