Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $180
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Summary

We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

15 reasons to buy

  • An Adidas EQT fan is very pleased with this purchase as it comes with the bonus feature, the Boost tech.
  • The construction of Adidas EQT Support 93/16 shoe is top notch as mentioned by reviewers.
  • The cushioning is amazing, it offers a smooth ride.
  • The upper which is a blend of suede and mesh feels a bit loose around the foot after breaking in the shoe.
  • Reviewers are gripped with the classic suede overlays on the toebox, side panels, and mudguard as it is so plush.
  • A cheaper alternative to the Ultraboost.
  • Pretty shoe to wear every day as it goes well with jeans, joggers, and cargo pants.
  • Feels comfortable to the feet for walking around.
  • The EQT Support 93/16 seems to have more arch support than the Ultraboost.
  • A reviewer is happy that there’s enough room in the toe box that allows the toes to spread during movements.
  • The split tongue is one of the unique features of this shoe.
  • This version of the Adidas EQT fits like a skate shoe, but not as tight on the foot.
  • In terms of weight, the EQT Support 93/16 is not as light as the Ultraboost or the NMD, but seems like this shoe weighs almost the same as the Tubular Nova Primeknit trainer, as described by a reviewer.
  • The traditional colorway of green, gray, and black combo is stylish and looks better on the actual shoe than in pictures.
  • Buyers are delighted to get a pair of this shoe at marked down price.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The back of this sneaker rubs against the heel, according to some reviewers.
  • The upper isn’t that breathable, as noticed by a few.
  • The cushioning is not as soft as the Ultraboost since the EQT Support 93/16 has a thin board on the midsole just like any Strobel lasted shoes, according to a reviewer.
  • The suede and mesh material seems to be a little too thick for running.

Bottom line

The EQT Support 93/16 by Adidas takes the silhouette of a classic trainer and gets a fashionable flair that’s been well absorbed into the popular culture. The beauty of its design stands out as this shoe is built with a combination of premium suede, textile, and mesh materials on the upper that sits atop a cushioned Boost midsole. The revamped sole unit is an instant carrot to buyers as the technology offers a comfortable ride. The shoe isn’t as stretchy as its knitted counterparts or may be coined as a poor man’s runner, but it offers a responsive cushioning like the Ultraboost but in a lower price tag.

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Adidas EQT Support 93/16 History

The EQT Support 93/16 is an amalgamation of several technological influences that represents the best of Adidas in terms of performance. One is the technically-advanced Adidas EQT Support trainers, an offshoot of the EQT Guidance, which traces back in the 1990s that’s meant to propel runners to perform better. Another is the brand’s trademark midsole innovation dubbed as Boost technology, which has captivated the global market with its enticing cushioning capabilities.

In the Adidas language, “equipment” refers to the athletes’ most important tool that push them to achieve maximum performance in whatever sports they’re in. It’s their footwear. Which is why even before the inception of this sporting goods company, its founder Adolf “Adi” Dassler was obsessed in formulating and manufacturing the best sports shoe, an athlete’s most indispensable equipment.

EQT, short for “equipment” is one of the breakthrough concepts of Adidas launched in 1991 that incorporated Adi’s philosophy and represents the best in the brand in terms of performance. Under this sports line that initially opened doors to runners is the EQT Guidance trainer in 1993. This is made of various shoe construction improvements like the trademark Torsion System in the outsole and a unique lacing system.

The green and gray upper is a combination of leather, fabric mesh, and suede materials that said to make the EQT Guidance extremely breathable. Its rubber outsole is shock-resistant and durable. For the lacing system, it made use of rings and loops to fasten the shoe lacing.

In 2010, several contrasting materials and colors for the upper started to come out. From various colorways with complementary textiles and synthetic suede uppers to technical upgrades on the tongue, lace system, and Torsion technology for the sole.

In 2016, Adidas dropped the Adidas EQT Support 93/16 a retro of the classic profile in a sleek cover that carries with it the high-performance trademarks of the brand. This shoe integrated the company’s proprietary Boost technology to provide optimum energy return and cushioning support. This highly advanced engineering that can withstand high impact and survive in different temperatures is the backbone of other much-sought models of Adidas like the EnergyBOOST, PureBOOST, and the most glorified of them all, the Yeezy Boost 750.

Adidas EQT Support 93/16 Style

The Adidas EQT Support 93/16 low-cut profile retains its spot on the track as this sneaker is ideal to pair with joggers, and shorts while training for personal best. Its charming cover is also recognized among sneaker enthusiasts as it goes well with skinnies, trousers, leggings, and dresses. A go-to sneaker with multipurpose abilities.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas EQT Support 93/16 provides a fairly loose opening for the foot with its semi-slip on characteristics associated with its “burrito” or split tongue construction that’s partly attached to the collar. It has a standard lacing system attached to the ribbon branding on the side panels which offers a personalized fit. The shoe is available in men’s sizes and in medium width. The size availability ranges from 7 to 13 US.

Notable Features

The DNA of the classic 1993 EQT trainer has captivated a wide audience to the point of pulling Adidas from the brink of bankruptcy during that time. The famed men’s running shoe gets a fresher form with the fusion of the full-length Boost technology and Torsion System in its sole unit in 2016, which adds up to its allure and keeps its prominence among sneaker and running enthusiasts.  The improved Adidas EQT Support 93/16 with all its inherent performance capabilities fits well on the track and on the streets.

Additional Info

  • The Boost technology, which was initially created for running shoes, offers one of the highest energy returns in the business.
  • The Boost technology is a specially crafted foam granules known as energy capsules, which are transformed to a compact Styrofoam-looking midsole which is soft to the touch. Not only can the Boost foam withstand force, but extreme temperature as well, as opposed to the EVA foam.
  • The Torsion System is a heated synthetic resin which is a durable component for the outsole situated between the heel and forefoot.
  • The original EQT trainer was designed by Peter Moore.
  • Apart from the traditional colorway of green, black, gray, white combo, a series of white uppers were dropped in 2016: white mesh, white netted construction and triple white.
  • The vintage silhouette was dressed in a number of ways through collaborations with the following: Concepts for the Sage and Black/White combo; BAIT for the Triple White variation with Primeknit upper; Avenue for the textured aniline leather with woven detailing.The EQT Support 93/16 is not customizable via the miadidas platform.
  • A special silhouette was dropped in time for the opening of the Year of the Rooster in 2017 called the Chinese New Year edition with a tonal beige base. This shoe has a tri-color rooster embroidery on the heel and a hangtag of the same image. The insole is printed with tiles of mahjong, a traditional Chinese game.  Some of the pairs were encased in commemorative wooden boxes.
  • Celebrities who are seen wearing variations of the EQT running shoes: American rapper Pusha T, American actor John Christopher Reilly, American rappers Waka Flock and DJ Whookid, Singaporean artist Jared Toh, Netflix sensation Tosh Zhang, Italian rapper Laioung, and famed Singaporean photographer Daryl Aiden.