adidas Supernova Shoe Review

adidas Supernova Shoe Review

The adidas Supernova is a brand new shoe from adidas.  It replaced the adidas Glide.  I never ran in the adidas Glide, but I have run in the adidas Energy Boost which I liked.  On a sperate note, did you know the “a” in adidas is not capitalized?

So what is the draw of adidas? More often than not, people want adidas for the “boost cushion.”  What is a “boost?.

Boost is the material that adidas chooses to construct their shoes out of.  It’s a much more “bouncy” shoe, and it reminds me of a lot of Newtons (which for anyone who read my blog in 2010-2012, I almost exclusively ran in).

adidas Supernova Fit:
Like with the adidas energy boost and almost all of the adidas line, adidas Supernova fit narrow.  The adidas Supernova is seamless so if you have wider feet (like myself), then it will stretch to fit your foot.  However, the adidas Supernova toe box does run narrow.  In most models of shoes, I wear a 10 wide.  In the adidas Supernova, I wear a 10.  The 10.5 was too long, and the shoe does not exist in wide.  The adidas Supernova fit pretty well, but if there were a wide, I would have gone that route.

adidas supernova shoe review

A huge plus with the adidas Supernova is it’s seamless.  You don’t have to worry about the shoe rubbing bunions, or if you have a high instep, it won’t rub there either.

adidas Supernova Ride:
The boost material in adidas shoes makes them much more bouncy and responsive.  The heel of the adidas Supernova is well-cushioned where the forefront of the shoe has less boost and is more responsive.  With every step, I felt propelled off the ground as the boost material responded.

The Boost midsole gives a smoother and more flexible ride.  The neutral shoes and torsion system provides energy return with every step.

The adidas Supernova Glide is a great option for those who want a lightweight but want to stay in the adidas line.  Especially for someone currently training in the more cushioned shoes, the adidas Energy Boost.

Another bonus about adidas is they use Continental rubber outsole delivers  21% more traction in dry conditions and 23% more traction in wet conditions. It was my shoe of choice when running outside in any conditions with possible ice. The more inclement the weather, the more likely I am to gravitate towards the adidas Supernova.

adidas supernova shoe review

Similar Shoes of the adidas Supernova:

Brooks Launch, Asics Nimbus, ON Cloud Surfer, Saucony Ride

My Current Rotation:
Brooks Ghost 9 (easy runs, long runs)
Saucony Ride 9 (easy runs, long runs)
adidas Supernova
Saucony Type A (speed work)

I like the adidas Supernova a lot; I wish it came in wide!

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Questions for you:
Have you run in adidas before?
What is your favorite running shoe?