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


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.


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.


We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

14 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas EQT Support RF is a highly comfortable shoe according to the majority of reviews.
  • The shoe looks much better in actual than in the photos, as mentioned by some purchasers.
  • Some reviews noted that the shoe provides great support to the feet. One reviewer mentioned that he only wore it once so far, but his heel pain significantly reduced.
  • A majority of purchasers were ecstatic that this shoe exceeded their expectations in terms of the shoe’s overall performance.
  • Some purchasers appreciated the colors of the shoe as it is accurate as it is in the photos.
  • The EQT Support RF is available in many color options.
  • The shoe is budget-friendly.
  • Many reviews emphasized on how the overall look and materials of the shoe are well put together, and that the shoe looks amazingly great when worn.
  • Several reviewers received tons of compliments whenever they put on the shoe.
  • Most buyers noted that the shoe’s fit is true to size.
  • The overall appearance and design of the EQT Support RF make it a versatile shoe in terms of styling, as noted by a handful of buyers.
  • The uniqueness of the burrito tongue is perceived by most buyers as a positive feature of this shoe.
  • The majority of the reviews mentioned how surprisingly lightweight, flexible, and breathable this shoe is.
  • A small number of reviews noted that the shoe does not require any break in.

7 reasons not to buy

  • The upper tends to get dirty easily and is hard to clean, as stated by some purchasers.
  • Another reviewer expressed dismay that the material of the shoe tends to suck colors and dirt, especially when wet.
  • Though the shoe’s comfort is unquestionable, a very small number of buyers said the shoe style did not fit their personal preferences.
  • There were a few reviews saying that the shoe is a bit narrow.
  • A few buyers were so disappointed to receive poorly-made pairs with minor defects.
  • According to some reviewers, the shoe has a tendency to look a bit chunky when worn.
  • Another reviewer said that the arch of the shoe is too high.

Bottom line

The Adidas EQT Support RF is probably one of those shoes that every money spent is going to be worth it. Not only does it function so well as a performance shoe, it also is great for casual wear. With its undeniable comfort and support, as attested by the majority of purchasers, it can be worn all day long and your feet will still feel comfortable. The shoe’s design is minimal and simple, so versatility in styling is out of the question.   



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Adidas EQT Support RF History

The Adidas Equipment line, also known as the Adidas EQT, was introduced in March 1991 as the brand’s “no bullshit” approach to clothing and footwear. It was made as the best of what Adidas, as a brand, and the shoe industry had to offer. The approach to the EQT line was minimal, taking everything out of a shoe that is unnecessary and keeping just the essentials. Premium materials were utilized purposefully to give the best athletes what they need to perform at their best. It was also through the EQT line that the signature Three Stripes logo of Adidas was introduced. It was designed to cover every sport from football, to running, to volleyball, and the list goes on.  

The Adidas EQT Support was initially released in 1993 and it has never been out of the spotlight since then. In 2017, the Adidas EQT line was re-launched and it includes a new, refined version of the EQT Support called as the Adidas EQT Support RF (RF stands for “refine”). This new version follows the silhouette of the original, but with an improved shape.

Adidas EQT Support RF Style

Although the Adidas EQT was built to perform, its overall design contributed greatly to making it an iconic sports shoe which was eventually adopted by sneakerheads in the '90s. The Adidas EQT Support RF exhibits a simple design that allows versatility in styling – it can be worn with casual clothes, jeans or shorts, or even with sportswear.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas EQT Support RF is available in men's and women's sizes from 5 to 14 in D - medium width. It generally runs true to size. The synthetic suede or nubuck overlays provide additional support while the Burrito tongue is designed to provide a more secure fit.  The shoe also features an Ortholite sock liner which provides an added comfort. 

Notable Features

The Adidas EQT Support RF is an easily recognizable sneaker with a minimal design. It features a mix of mesh and synthetic suede or nubuck upper with reflective details and a wraparound burrito tongue. It also exhibits minimal branding via the Three Stripes along the sides, alike to other variations in the EQT line.

The most notable feature of the Adidas EQT Support RF, however, is its great shape. It follows the silhouette of the classic EQT but the shape was refined, hence the RF in its name.

Additional Info

  • Aside from the EQT Support RF, other models in the Adidas EQT line include EQT Support ADV, EQT Support ADV PK, EQT ADV W, EQT Support Ultra, EQT Racing 91 W, EQT Racing 91-16 W, EQT Support 93/17, and EQT Support Ultra PK.
  • The original colorway of the Adidas EQT was green, white, and black. During the relaunch in 2017, Adidas Originals picked red as the new color strategy for the EQT, in reference to red being at the complete opposite end of the green color in the color wheel. This new color is named as “Turbo Red”.
  • The EQT line predecessor was the Adidas ZX series, specifically the ZX 8000.
  • The Adidas EQT Support RF features TORSION SYSTEM Technology in the midfoot that allows better stability and surface adaptation by allowing the forefoot and rear foot to move independently.