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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the buyers noted the high-quality Primeknit used in the Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit.
  • The upper is flexible and breathable, commended by most users.
  • Several testers liked that this pair is easy to slip on and off due to the stretchable ankle collar aided by the heel collar.
  • The Primeknit is a little bit stiff on the toe, which adds support to the foot, claimed by some testers.
  • The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit runs true to size.
  • The superb comfort makes this suitable for all-day walking, said some wearers. Few users were surprised about the comfort without the use of the Boost technology.
  • It is available in multiple colorways.
  • A few users applauded the long laces of this pair.
  • The EVA midsole is not too soft but has firmness that is just enough for comfort, said some wearers.
  • This pair is available at an affordable price.
  • It is significantly lighter than the first EQT ADV, particularly because of the Primeknit material.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some critics complained about poor traction, especially on wet surfaces.
  • Some complained about the not striking color scheme.

Bottom line

The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit is a modernized variety of the 1991’s EQT ADV. The 17’s version has a lightweight Primeknit upper that has ventilated zones to enhance the breathability for the warmer climates. Adidas used an EVA midsole that is just firm enough to deliver support in every step. At a price point that is affordable, with premium materials, a sock-like fit, lightweight structure, every piece of the EQT Support ADV Primeknit is certainly an enjoyable one for daily usage.


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4.6 / 5 based on 487 ratings

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Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit History

Adidas was in near bankruptcy and needed to come up with something that will help pull them back into the frontline in the late 80s. They conceptualized a product that contains only the necessary and essential and remove everything that is not. That concept gave rise to the iconic Equipment line in 1991. Adidas became so bold in their EQT line by offering honest and transparent products. This fuss-free collection focused on the construction, performance and comfort of the shoe. They initially released the EQT line with iconic green-white-black colorway. Adidas decided to drop the Trefoil logo and replaced it with the 3-Stripes trademark.

Since then, the EQT began to rise and be known in the sneaker community. Serious athletes and passionate sneaker fans started to call the EQT as the best shoe for them.  The EQT family started to widen and offers various models for basketball, volleyball, soccer, fencing, running trainers and even clothing designs.

The first Equipment ADV was released in 1991. This shoe carries the Torsion technology, which allows the foot of the wearers to move in different directions at the same time. It also exhibits a unique lacing system. The EQT ADV successfully set a new standard as a high-performing shoe in the runner’s world.

26 years later, Adidas recreated the classic EQT ADV and added cutting-edge technologies to keep up with the fast changing needs of the present consumers. Adidas introduced the EQT Support ADV Primeknit which was inspired by a classic running shoe. Primeknit was used on the upper and an EVA midsole. Adidas kept EQT to their fundamental purpose, to keep whatever is essential and remove whatever that is not.

Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit Style

This pair was designed to win in style. Although this was inspired from 90’s running shoe, the all new EQT ADV came back as a lifestyle sneaker. It still showcases all the support features of the classic running shoe, which make this appropriate for urban style wearers. The wide base also allows this pair to be used everywhere by giving optimum stability. Wearers pair this with any casual clothes for everyday events. Pants, joggers, shorts and tees and hoodies, street stylists can recommend almost anything to be paired off with the Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit has an upper that is slightly thicker compared to the other Primeknit pairs. The thickness provides extra support on the forefoot and serves as foot containment. It also has an Ortholite sockliner and an EVA midsole for optimum comfort. The heel has this turbo red pull tab which helps the wearer’s in putting on this pair. It has a lace up closure system for secure fit. The translucent heel counter is connected to the lace system. The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit runs true to size. It is offered in men and women sizes in medium width. Men can choose from sizes 5 to 14 US while women have 3.5 to 9 US.

Notable Features

The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit turbo red heel tab adds a pop of color to this pair. This tab helps the users in wearing this pair on with easiness. This tab also serves as reflective perfect during low lights.

Another striking feature is the presence of webbing tape to translate the 3-stripes of the Adidas. The stripes were extended up to the EVA midsole by embossing it. This representation of the 3-stripes was the signature of the EQT line.

Additional Info

  • The Primeknit upper embraces the foot entirely is thicker compared to the other Primeknit. This thick PK provides support and comfort to the wearers.
  • It has white tailored embroidery details on the vamp and heel cage.
  • It has a pod-like pattern rubber outsole that enhances the durability and traction.
  • To offset the replaced original green colorway, Adidas used a green insole to remind the users of the original colorway.
  • It has TPU heel cage to provide added support on the heel.
  • A sturdy Primeknit is present on the toes to provide extra support.
  • It has an Ortholite sockliner for optimum comfort.