Summary

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9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers praise the comfortable comfortable cushioning of the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16.
  • Several buyers perceive the shoe to be extremely breathable.
  • The knit upper with nylon ripstop felt durable even after several months according to most of its wearers.
  • The vast majority of customers applaud its affordable pricing that gives users a bang for their buck. 
  • Some users find this sneaker lightweight that they can wear the apparel for an extended period without them feeling tired and fatigued.
  • This model of Adidas sneakers has a versatile design that can complement a variety of outfits, as per a good number of customers 
  • Numerous wearers have noticed the reflective quarter panels that visibly beautify the kick at night.
  • Some wearers praise the Ortholite sockliner of the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 that provided an improved in-shoe feel.
  • Quite a lot of purchasers felt like they were wearing socks and felt they are in their bare feet as the shoe felt exceptionally light.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users think that the toe box needed a thicker material for more protection.
  • A considerable number of commenters are bothered that glue or adhesive used in joining the knit material and the sole can be seen in some batches of the shoe.
  • Some customers noted that the soft outsole wears out easily compared to similarly designed sneakers from other brands.

Bottom line

Receiving many compliments while wearing the stylish and functional Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 sneaker is common. Equipped with a comfortable and lightweight compression-molded EVA midsole, an Ortholite sockliner, and a thin knit upper material, the shoe gives users a feeling that they are walking on clouds. 

Among Adidas EQT sneakers, this kick has a budget-friendly price that makes it worth considering given its impressive features.

Facts

Base model: Adidas EQT Support ADV
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas EQT
Closure: Laces
Designer: Peter Moore
Material: EVA, Knit, Leather, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $110
Colorways: Beige, Black, Multi, Purple
Special editions: 5 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top 2% best sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
Top 8% most popular sneakers
It has never been more popular than this April

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The sock-like fit of the knit upper comes fully supported with molded plastic straps from both sides to the heel with a one-piece collar and tongue that keeps the silhouette interesting for the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16. The sneaker comes men’s and women’s sizes.

People wearing highly fashionable low-top sneakers like the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 need not worry about their overall outfit of the day as the sneakers are versatile in blending with different clothes. From the gym to the streets, often two-toned knit upper that usually comes in bold accented colors instantly blends with jeans, joggers, shorts, or athletic wear with ease.

Since coming out in the 1990s, Adidas Equipment shoes have gone great lengths to strip down the running sneaker silhouette leaving only the essentials such as support and a comfortable midsole. The signature knit upper with premium nubuck or suede overlays brings in a ‘barely there’ feeling with the sock-like fit but still retaining support with the crisp looking TPU heel cage that extends through the eye stays. The result of the improvements made by Adidas in the lightweight sneaker makes this ideal for travel and activities that involve running and fitness.

What further elevated the style of this popular sneaker silhouette can be attributed to Adidas’ unique placement of their signature 3-stripe logo that extends through the midsole for a trendsetting finish.

With thin and breathable knit material wrapping the feet, the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 also makes a perfect pair to don during the hot summer months. The athletic sneaker also looks amazing at daytime and transforms into a stunning kick with its reflective quarter panels at night.

Most prominent among the features of the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 is the webbing tape that gives additional support to the midfoot. This webbing tape t resembles that of the signature 3-stripe extends all the way into the midsole where an embossed image of a company logo can be found.

Also striking among the features is the improved comfort levels from the compression-molded EVA midsole and Ortholite inner lining.

German brand Adidas has been a world leader in footwear manufacturing since it was established by Adolph “Adi” Dassler in 1949. But despite being a behemoth when it comes to producing sports footwear for several decades, the company that has the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach as its main headquarters saw itself at the edge of bankruptcy in the 1980s up to the early 1990s.

To resuscitate its already dwindling sales, Adidas designers came up with the design of the Equipment line together with Peter Moore, one of the designers of the Nike Air Jordan 1, who shifted allegiance in designing kicks for Adidas in the 1990s.

In 1991, the first shoes of the Equipment line came into being with the distinctive 3-stripe logo which Moore also designed for the company to replace the signature Trefoil logo. Ever since the first release of the first shoe with the iconic 3-stripes with simple green, white, and black colorway, the Equipment line continued to produce sneakers that would include the running-inspired Adidas Equipment Support in 1993.

Some 25 years later, the Equipment line has endured and expanded to various sports from basketball, volleyball, soccer, fencing, and running kicks. The ever-enduring silhouette has remained the same imbibing on the design philosophy of removing unnecessary and only keeping what is important.

As symbolic as the iconic three-stripes, the brand stayed true to three elements of their design philosophy which involve support, protection, and performance. The Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 continues the legacy of the Equipment line of retaining only the core elements fulfilling a specific function and nothing else.

  • Celebrities spotted wearing the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 include actor John C. Reilly, singer-songwriter Gentle Bones, DJ Koflow, rapper Waka Flocka, musician Pusha T, and photographer Daryl Aiden.
  • Welded Thermoplastic Polyurethane detailing at midfoot and reflective quarter adds support, a pop of color, night visibility, and accent to this sneaker.
  • The upper is comprised mostly of knitted fabric material and suede or nubuck overlays.
  • An Ortholite sockliner and mesh lining improve overall in-shoe feel.
  • Equipment 91/16 print can be found on the tongue, and an Equipment branding can be found at the back heel.
  • The Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/16 is named to connote the original release year 91 for 1991 and 16 for 2016 which the year of the release of the modern version.
  • The external TPU heel cage can also hold the lace to tighten shoelace in the tongue area.

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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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