Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • The majority of users applaud the Adidas EQT Running Support being comfortable.
  • Many purchasers agree that the fit of this shoe is great.
  • The top-notch quality of the EQT Running Support pleases many users.
  • The shoe provides an extra set of laces, which is a plus for some buyers.
  • Several reviewers mention that they get lots of compliments wearing this shoe.
  • This shoe looks amazingly great when worn, according to the few purchasers.
  • Some of the users say that this shoe looks better in actual than in the photos.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One user is not pleased that the colors of the Adidas EQT Running Support tend to rub off once the shoes get wet.
  • A few wearers express mix feelings about the burrito tongue of this shoe. 

Bottom line

The Adidas EQT Running Support is a timeless classic from the ‘90s. It is one of those sneakers that sell because of performance, but still not devoid of style and pleasing aesthetics.

The majority of those who have had first-hand experience with these kicks agree that it is undeniably comfortable and overall great, both looks- and performance-wise. This running-inspired low-top flaunts mesh uppers with synthetic overlays for comfort and support, and a burrito tongue and lace-up closure for a secure fit.

Facts

Style: Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas EQT
Closure: Laces
Designer: Peter Moore
Material: EVA, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Suede
Season: Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $115
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Multi, Pink, Red, White
Special editions: 2 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick

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The Adidas EQT Running Support shoe is designed and marketed for the gentlemen. The leather overlays provide the needed support while the lace-up closure and the burrito tongue give a more secure and snug fit. Incorporated into the Three Stripes side brandings are nylon strips that help provide wearers a lockdown fit and feel. 

This classic sneaker features a synthetic leather upper with distinct three stripes branding on the sides. Based on a running shoe silhouette, it has an athletic overall look that men of all ages can rock casually. It looks great with a pair of jeans, pants, or shorts, and even with sportswear.

The Adidas EQT Running Support exudes a classic athletic design. It has a unique wraparound burrito tongue for a more secure fit and structural eyelets for the laces. The three stripes branding trails from the upper down to the midsole.

Given its worldwide success, it is no doubt that Adidas is currently one of the best and highly sought footwear, apparel, and accessories brands. However, before it became what it is today, Adidas experienced low sales and being on the brink of collapsing back in the ‘90s. It made a bold move of doing a complete brand overhaul, but the risk they took resulted in a positive outcome.

In 1990, Robert Strasser and Peter Moore lead the brand’s “no bullshit” approach and introduced the Adidas Equipment line (EQT). The EQT created a simple, functional, and performance-based lineup of footwear and apparel for various sports such as running, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and fencing.

The approach to the EQT line was minimal in such way that the design process is more of elimination than preservation, while utilizing the necessary innovation in order to come up with high-performance and quality products. Practicality was the priority over fashion and the goal was to produce products that will meet the needs of the athletes.

One of the shoes in the Adidas EQT line is the Adidas EQT Running Support, which was first released in 1993. It features a mesh upper with synthetic overlays, a wraparound tongue, EVA midsole, and Torsion technology in the outsole. It was retroed in 2014 and re-released as the Adidas EQT Running Support 93.

In 2015, the classic Adidas model received an upgrade through one of the brand’s cushioning technology that made the Adidas Yeezys and the Adidas Ultra Boosts both successful in terms of sales and popularity – the Boost technology. The upgraded version is called as the Adidas EQT Running Support Boost.

  • The EQT Running Support shoe features the Adidas Equipment branding on the heel and the Adidas logo on the tongue.
  • It also features the TORSION outsole technology and the heel Impact Cell.
  • The EQT Running Support received a premium treatment through the “Premium Pack”, which was released in 2015 in two monochromatic pairs in fine leather.
  • The EQT Running Support “City Pack” is comprised of monochromatic black New York, mustard yellow Rio, cardinal red Kopenhagen, navy blue Tokyo, and white vapor Berlin.
  • In 2014, Adidas Originals and Packer Shoes teamed up to release the EQT Running Support ’93 “Micropacer” in celebration of the iconic Adidas Micropacer shoe’s 30th anniversary and the sneaker boutique’s 10th

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com