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9 reasons to buy

  • The structure of Adidas EQT Support 93/16 is top notch as cited by majority of the reviewers.
  • Affirmed by heaps of users the Boost cushioning offers a smooth heel-to-toe ride which makes walking pleasurable.
  • Quite a lot deemed this as a cheaper alternative to the Ultraboost.
  • A wear-anywhere shoe that’s adored by throngs of buyers.
  • The EQT Support 93/16 seems to have more arch support than the Ultraboost, noticed by some.
  • 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.

2 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.

Bottom line

The Adidas EQT Support 93/16 takes on the silhouette of a classic trainer with a fashionable street-ready twist. It pops in the crowd with a stylish mix of premium suede, textile, and mesh on the upper, resting atop a responsive Boost midsole. The revamped sole is an instant carrot to buyers as it grants a comfy stride from heel to toe. The sneaker isn’t as stretchy unlike its knitted counterparts, but it can be copped for a much less price tag than the equally responsive yet costly Adidas Ultraboost.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas EQT
Price: $180
Colorways: Beige, Black, Grey, White
Size
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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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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.

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