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

7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY is a fantastic, well-designed shoe in premium materials, as stated by the majority of buyers.
  • Many of its buyers said that this limited edition shoe is one of the most comfortable shoes they have ever walked in. They appreciate the Boost technology that this shoe features.
  • Numerous buyers were impressed that it is beautifully presented in a commemorative wooden box.
  • There were also a large number of buyers that appreciate the Chinese New Year details presented on this shoe. The detailing is superb and neat, according to them.
  • Some were glad to have purchased this limited edition shoe.
  • The Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY is an ultra-expensive shoe, but many buyers said that it is really worth the price.
  • Some users commented that it has a good fit and shape.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users were a bit disappointed that the wooden box packaging of this shoe came damaged.
  • One reviewer said that the shoe looked better in the pictures.

Bottom line

Comfort, quality, and style are just a few of the words that best describe the 2017 Year of the Rooster limited edition of the Adidas EQT Support Ultra. The majority of the reviewers was greatly impressed with how it is presented. The Chinese New Year details, from the mahjong tiles printed sock liner to the rooster icon embroidery on the heel, were all on point and even the wrapping paper and the bonus rooster mahjong tile were equally impressive as well.

What probably makes it better, as appreciated by the buyers, is how the shoe is elegantly packaged as it comes in a collectible wooden box. Setting aside the aesthetics, this shoe is claimed by many as a really comfortable pair of kicks with great materials and overall quality.


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Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY History

Released on January 7, 2017, the Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY is a limited edition shoe that is a part of the Adidas Originals Chinese New Year Celebratory Pack that commemorates the Year of the Rooster. Aside from the Adidas EQT Support Ultra Boost, the pack also consists of the classic Adidas silhouettes Stan Smith, Superstar, Superstar Slip-On, and Tubular Radial all in premium leather construction in black with fringed leather overlays and embroidered Mahjong-inspired rooster.

The Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY is a fusion of the classic EQT Support’s upper in an off-white color and the ever comfortable full-length Boost midsole. To match the Chinese New Year theme, this limited edition shoe features great details such as the Mahjong tile patterned sock liner and the embroidered Rooster on the heel, which symbolizes the Year of the Rooster.

Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY Style

The Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY, a limited edition release, is one-of-a-kind shoe from the Adidas Originals EQT line. It boasts a tonal off-white or beige upper and a white Boost midsole with a TPU support shank in red. Its subtle color makes it easier to style with as it looks good with almost anything in casual or athleisure wear.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY is a men’s shoe that is available in sizes 7 to 13, half sizes included and in D – Medium width. Following the silhouette of the classic EQT, this shoe has sufficient support. The nylon strips that mimic the three stripes branding and the structured eyelets add a snug fit of this shoe.

Notable Features

This limited edition of the classic silhouette of the Adidas EQT Support comes with an elegant, unique, and commemorative wooden box. What makes this edition even more unique is its OrthoLite sock liner that features a Mahjong tile-patterned print. It also bears an embroidered Mahjong-inspired rooster on the heel, and a similar Mahjong rooster tile comes along with the shoe.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas EQT Support Ultra CNY features a Boost midsole, which provides responsive cushioning.
  • It also features the Adidas Torsion System technology for midfoot integrity and a TPU heel cup.
  • It bears the Adidas Equipment branding on the tongue.