I have been testing out lots of cool interesting running shoes recently and haven’t had a chance to blog about any of them. So, I am going to dedicate a whole week on the blog to the latest shoes on the health and fitness market, as well as some old favourites too. This week on the blog is SHOE WEEK. I love shoes and I love weeks (?) so this is a great combo. Obviously.
First up is the sexy Adidas Supernova Glide Boost. Now, I’ll be honest and admit that I have never run in Adidas before. I’ve never felt like their running shoe offerings had anything going for them to make me go for them over Nike’s beautiful designs. That was until they whacked out the boost technology. That got my attention. All the hype, the adoring fans…did they deserve it?
Well, I’ve now had the chance to check out one of the latest players in the boost range, the supernova glide, for a month or so. And I am absolutely head over heels in love with them. They are magical. So, without further ado…
Type: Road running, suitable for neutral gait / mild over-pronation. I have taken them off road (Epping Forest trails) but felt as if this didn’t let the boost technology shine – you feel its benefits best on the road. Good for urban exploring and city racing.
Features: Boost technology – the soles are made from energy-returning material to add bounce to your run and provide you with more energy out on the road. I was sceptical, but they really do feel very bouncy and light – different from any other shoes I’ve run in. They also have super tough soles courtesy of Continental.
Fit: Quite narrow but not too much so. I have very wide feet and found them snug on the first wear but fine after that. I normally only go a half size up in runners but found a whole size up in these fits best – the fit is definitely on the snug side.
Looks: I’d give these a 7/10. I think they’re generally very nice, but the black parts on the uppers are a little shiny and cheap looking which brings them down a few notches. Other colour ways are cool though – I’m a fan of the yellow.
Price: A cool £100.
Best bits: Ridiculously comfy! And the boost technology is genuinely very impressive. Well deserving of the hype (in my honest opinion).
Worst bits: Cannot fault them as a running shoe. If I am being picky, I would change the shiny black bits I mentioned earlier, but this is very minor (and aesthetic only!).
Overall verdict: The best shoes I have found in a very long time. Well played, Adidas – consider me a convert.
Speed Communications very kindly gave me these shoes as a review sample, but all thoughts are most definitely my own. I really do love them that much.