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.