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- CloudFoam™ midsole delivers a comfortable ride to the Nova Run by adding soft and pliable cushioning. 

- OrthoLite® sockliner provides the shoe with stability and support. It is also recognized for its durability. 

- The engineered mesh upper of the Adidas Nova Run helps the shoe become more flexible. It also promotes breathability when running.  

- The supportive heel construction employed by the shoe enhances the stability of the shoe. 

The Adidas Nova Run is only available for male runners in standard sizing measurement. 

The technical components directly affecting the fit of the shoe is its engineered mesh upper which is also employed in the Adidas Ultra Boost. This upper material is responsible for giving flexibility and security to the shoe. The padded collar and tongue of the shoe keep the foot in place when running. Lastly, the lace-up fastening system of the shoe supplies adjustable fit. 

The outsole of the Adidas Nova Run is composed of blown rubber- a material that provides protection to the shoe from abrasive elements. It also provides good ground traction and grip. This outsole material is also incorporated into the Brooks Glycerin 16

CloudFoam™ midsole is comprised of a newly developed ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) compound material. This helps the shoe conform to the natural fit of your feet which enables natural foot positioning. This midsole adds a soft and flexible surface to the foot, promoting a comfortable ride. 

The Nova Run is also furnished with OrthoLite® sockliner is made out of recycled rubber and polyurethane material. This sockliner provides exceptional support and reliable cushioning. 

To enhance the breathability of this neutral running shoe, an engineered mesh upper is employed by the Nova Run. Engineered mesh material is known for being durable and is recognized for allowing a more natural bend to the foot. The engineered mesh upper also helps deliver the adaptability of the shoe to the foot. 

To add cushioning and support to the Nova Run, a lightly padded collar and tongue are integrated into the shoe. 

Just like any other road running shoes, the Adidas Nova Run utilizes a lace-up closure. This gives the shoe an adjustable fit and promotes security. 

Added to the shoe is a supportive heel construction that contributes to the shoe’s overall stability. 

Soft textile lining is supplied to the for a great and comfortable in-shoe experience. 


How Adidas Nova Run ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 22% road running shoes
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Bottom 25% Adidas running shoes
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Bottom 23% neutral running shoes
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