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

Like with the energy boost and almost all of the adidas line, adidas fit narrow.  The shoe is seamless so if you have wider feet (like myself), then it will stretch to fix your foot.  However, it 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.  It fit pretty well, but if there were a wide, I would have gone that route.

adidas supernova shoe review

A huge plus is that the shoe is 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.

The boost material in adidas shoes makes them much more bouncy and responsive.  The heel 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 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 Energy Boost and wanting a lighter shoe to race or do speed work in.

Another bonus about adidas is they use Continental tire rubber at the bottom of their shoes.  There is more traction than several other brands. It was my shoe of choice when running outside in any conditions with possible ice.

adidas supernova shoe review

Similar Shoes:

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 just wish it came in wide!

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



12 responses

  1. I’ve never ran in Adidas before but I’ve always heard good reviews! I’m over pronounced and my feet really suffer in neutral shoes so I tend to always stick to Asics – I didn’t realise how difficult it was to find shoes that fit well! I’ve just bought a pair of Nike’s too which I’m using on my shorter runs and so far so good – I’ll definitely check out Adidas though 🙂

  2. Confession: I’ve never used Adidas to work out but only to live in. What would they call that? A lifestyle shoes
    🙂 🙂
    Now I’m curious….

  3. Big believer in Adidas! Their Boston 6 is a great tempo shoe and the Adidos boost 3 is super for speed.

  4. I started running in the Adidas Energy Boost over a year ago, and they are by far my favorite shoes ever! And I have run in a lot of different shoes for many years. I love how cushioned they are. I purchased them post stress fracture in my foot, and they felt great from the start eventhough the spot of my fracture was still sore. I have run over 500 miles in my first pair and could probably run more in them. For me, most shoes last 300-350 miles. I just purchased the Adizero Boston for tempo runs/track. I have only run in them once, but so far, so good. I’m a huge Adidas fan!

      • I have not, but I am tempted. They are SO expensive. I was able to get both pairs of Energy Boosts that I have on sale. Have you run in the Ultra Boosts?

  5. I’ve been wearing the energy boost for about 200 miles and I LOVE them… I’m about to buy a second pair. Maybe I’ll try the supernova though for speed work!

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