Summary

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9 reasons to buy

  • The high-top Adidas EQT Support ADV Winter felt really comfortable, several reported.
  • Its silhouette, although unusual, was often described as sporty and stylish.
  • A couple of users were impressed with how light this shoe felt underfoot.
  • The sock-like collar did an excellent job of keeping the feet warm during winter, several revealed.
  • One gave the EQT Support ADV Winter a two thumbs up for its waterproof construction.
  • Another disclosed that its soles were grippy.
  • It is liked for its cool colorways. 
  • Many were happy with its quality.
  • It is average-priced.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas EQT Support ADV Winter ran long for some.
  • Others said that it fits a bit too narrow and tight.
  • One wished that this model had a Boost sole.
  • The Three-stripes” logo on the sole rubbed off quicker than expected, according to one user.
  • A few were disappointed with the arch support the shoe offered.

Bottom line

The EQT Support ADV stunned many Adidas fans when it entered the scene in 2016. Its high-top equivalent suitably dubbed as the Adidas EQT Support ADV Winter for its weatherized construction did not fail to impress.

Still lightweight, supportive and comfortable, it had everything its predecessor had plus more. Built to withstand winter’s fury, many were pleased with its ability to provide foot warmth. Although a few were disappointed with its ambiguous sizing and arch support, still it remains an excellent all-weather sneaker alternative for most.

Facts

Base model: Adidas EQT Support ADV
Top: High
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas EQT
Price: $150
Colorways: Grey, Red
Special editions: 5 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick

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Made with a woven material overlaid with a leather heel cage and welded TPU, wearers can expect this to mold snugly to the feet while offering reliable support and ample wiggle room for the toes. Those with wide feet, though, may find its construction a little tight on the sides. As such, sizing up may be necessary.

This sneaker is available in men’s sizes 4-14. Sneaker queens who fancy this, however, can still get one. Men’s kicks are often one full size smaller than the females. Thus, a size 5 in women’s is equivalent to a size 4 in men’s shoes.

Brave through snow and slush in style without worrying about having cold and damp feet with the Adidas EQT Support ADV Winter. With a sock-like collar and a circular knitted upper lined with a weatherproof membrane, this sneaker ensures to keep your feet warm, snug and well-protected against harsh elements.

Like its low-top version, this model also remains stylish. Clad in grey and scarlet/purple shades, expect this sneaker to look great with most of your winter clothes.

Like its siblings, the winter edition of the Adidas EQT Support ADV is also constructed with a re-engineered midsole and a lightweight paneling. This shoe, though, evidently stands out because of its high-top construction. Its rope laces with PU-dipped tips are also reflective for better visibility and added pop at night or low-light.

The EQT which stands for Equipment” was introduced in 1991 by Peter Moore, designer of the iconic Air Jordan 1. German brand Adidas was faltering before its making. To survive, they thought it was wise to go back to the basics. Thus, they underwent a full reset and came up with the EQT range.

The EQT range was developed solely to create footwear that the athletes needed. Prioritizing function over fashion, sneakers were built only to have the essentials. In line with the change, the brand ditched the Trefoil” logo and substituted it with the functional Three-stripes” with green, white and black hues.

The new line gave birth to a collection of athletic footwear renowned for their enhanced support and protection as well as uncompromised comfort and fit. The line included the EQT Running Support which was released in the Spring/Summer of 1993

Years passed, and the EQT Support running shoe remained timeless. The change in trends, though, prompted the brand to rethink their ideas. Classics like the EQT Support was deconstructed to blend function with style. Revamped with present-day tech and materials, the updated version was dubbed as the EQT Support ADV.

Launched in July 2016, other variations of the updated model soon surfaced. Among its many versions is the high-top Adidas EQT Support ADV Winter. No longer built for the track but for the cold, icy streets during the cooler months, this runner turned lifestyle footwear made its debut in October 2017 in two hues.

  • The EVA midsole, a soft, flexible yet durable closed-cell foam, supplies lightweight cushioning underfoot.
  • Heel pull strap with Hiamovi” logo aids in slipping on and off the shoe.
  • Tightening the sneaker can be done with ease with the addition of the plastic eyelets.  
  • Its step-in comfort is improved with the help of the Ortholite insoles. These also assist in moving moisture from the foot.
  • The EQT Support ADV Winter is also made with a rubber outsole that provides durability and traction.

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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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