Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $110
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Summary

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 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.