Verdict from 5 experts and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Cushioning: A lot of wearers laud the well-cushioned feel of the Boost&Bounce midsole. It protects the foot on easy jogs and feels reactive on faster runs.
  • All-day wear: The Supernova became a go-to sneaker for many users. Some of them even wear it for 12-hour work shifts.
  • Toebox: Many buyers are happy with the ample room for toe-splay.
  • Heel collar: An expert reviewer praises the tall heel cap for its soft, supportive, and irritation-free feel.
  • Breathability: The shoe lets the foot breathe well even in warm summer months, some wearers note.
  • Sustainability: Quite a few people are happy with the Primegreen upper as it’s made of at least 50% recycled fabrics.
  • Style: Droves of buyers find this Adidas running shoe sleek and appealing.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Stripes coming off: More than a few wearers report the adidas stripes coming off after a short period of use.
  • Irritating seam: A plasticky seam near the lace area caused pressure and chafing for a few people.

Bottom line

The Adidas Supernova is off to a fresh start in 2020. A shoe with the same name was first released in 2016 but there are barely any similarities between the two. Other than the fact that it is still a neutral daily running shoe that uses the well-known Boost cushioning in the heel.

This model borders on the performance / fashion line, making for an easy-day trainer and an all-day wear companion.

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