adidas supernova shoe review
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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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Gear Review, Running

Adidas Energy Boost Review

Adidas Energy Boost Shoe Review

This was the first pair of adidas shoes I’ve run in.  We’ve stocked adidas for a long time at work but never committed to buying a pair and running in them.    When we received the new adidas Energy Boost 3, I decided I would try them out. Did you know the “a” in adidas isn’t capitalized? It’s adidas, not Adidas (unless at the front of a sentence). Anyway, I digress.


Adidas is not paying me to review their shoe, and all opinions are my own.

adidas Energy Boost Fit:

The adidas Energy Boost, as well as most adidas shoes, are narrow.  Unfortunately, the adidas energy boost is not available in a wide width.  I have a wide foot and wear between a 9.5 wide or size 10.  While I was comfortable in an adidas energy boost size 10, I think I would be more comfortable in size ten wide.

Adidas energy boost 3

The upper is seamless and stretches.  Having a seamless upper has become more popular in running shoes.  The upper fits and accommodates bunions or sore spots without irritating feet.  With the wider toe box, it’s able to accommodate my feet, despite the shoe still being too narrow.  If the shoe was mesh, I wouldn’t be able to run comfortably at all.

The heel counter of the adidas energy boost is slightly harder, so be aware.

adidas Energy Boost 3 Ride:

Adidas is well known for its boost material.  The boost material is the same material as BMW dashboard.  If it’s good enough for BMWs, it must be good enough for adidas running shoes right?

Adidas claims the boost material last longer.  Since I’ve seen several customers run through different models, I can say this is pretty much true.  Most running shoes last about 400 miles and the adidas Boost line lasts about 600.

The adidas boost midsole material is more firm and responsive.  Every step feels like a bouncy springboard with energy return.  To me, the adidas energy boost feel the most similar to Newtons because of how bouncy they are.  There is another step up, the adidas ultra boost, which gives even more boost technology and boost cushioning.  The adidas energy boost is good for road running, treadmill, or wherever you want to run.

Adidas energy boost 3

adidas Energy Boost Pros:

  • The shoes last longer
  • Seamless upper design can accommodate more foot shapes

adidas Energy Boost Cons:

  • Cost
  • No widths available

My Current Running Shoe Rotation:
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 (the majority of miles)
Saucony Kinvara
Asics FuzeX
adidas Energy Boost

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Questions for you:
Have you run in Adidas before?
What shoe are you currently working out in?