Facts

  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 11.5oz
    Women: 9.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 32mm
    Women: 32mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Dec 2016
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Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most customers appreciated the cushioning of Adidas Supernova, stating that it was responsive.
  • Purchasers found its lightweight nature very agreeable for their feet.
  • Many of the testers found these shoes to be extremely comfortable during their running sessions.
  • Users found the shoe to be true to size and performed well in long runs.
  • A user welcomed its durable build and recommended it for everyday use.
  • A user appreciated the webbed design on the outsole, which provided traction and encouraged flexibility.
  • Most customers seemed content with the overall appearance of the shoe.
  • The many available color schemes appealed to those who wanted to try it.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A user complained that the shoe was slightly slippery at Achilles area; he also felt pain under his heel.
  • A customer found the mid-sole uncomfortable compared to other shoes he had tried.
  • A few disliked its apparently narrow upper coverage.
  • Some complained that the shoe was heavy.

Bottom line

Adidas Supernova is a comfortable shoe with enhanced cushioning and traction system. It is a moderately weighted shoe which holds one’s feet firmly and remains true to size. The technologies incorporated in the model reduce the impact on the ground, re-energize feet and keep them cool and dry. It has a nice appearance overall and is available in different colors.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | Cameron Corbin

    The Denouement of a 500-mile Journey with Adidas Boost Supernova

    Adidas Supernova provides out-of-this-world cushion to partake in a long journey of constant pounding and stress that is prevalent in running. This shoe is appealing to those who love the feel of cushion and a traditional feel.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 88 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    And the cushioning, and the way the shoe feels under your foot is a very soft, pleasurable ride.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    Overall, it's a comfortable shoe. It's a little clunky but it's really not bad. It's a great everyday trainer.

  • 88 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    The adidas Supernova is durable, springy, fun daily trainer. If you crave that extra bounce for mid-to-long training runs, this is an excellent choice. I wouldn’t suggest the Supernova for someone trying to crush 5Ks or is super sensitive to weight, but if you’re looking for an everyday trainer with a little pick-up – this shoe is a good option.

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Updates to Adidas Supernova

  • The Supernova’s mid-sole unit has a bouncy effect. The boost™ layer, which employs solid granular material in the shape of miniature capsules, has the capability of returning energy efficiently and taking the user’s running experience to comfortable new levels.
  • The FITCOUNTER molded heel counter prevents heel slippage during long runs, provides a natural fit and the optimal movement of the Achilles heel. The runners are given the chance to do longer distances without feeling the usual level of tired.
  • Adidas Supernova also uses the STRETCHWEB technology, which reduces foot impact on the ground and gives enhanced protection against wear and tear. It’s a webbed design that is deployed on the external part of the shoe.

Adidas Supernova size and fit

Supernova provides a snug fit, stays true to size and at the same time gives enough room for the feet to adjust. The shoe is available in the medium width for both the men and women’s versions.


Outsole

The outsole of the shoe is made of light weight Continental™ rubber, which is specially designed to give extraordinary grip in all the conditions. It provides the runner with an improved control over the asphalt.

The Adidas Supernova features the STRETCHWEB technology. It is a web-like design that distributes impact shock and encourages foot flexibility.


Midsole

Boost™ is the foam that’s used in this running shoe. It’s made from thousands of TPU pellets that are compacted together. It’s meant to deliver a springy and comfortable underfoot experience.

Adidas Supernova has the TORSION® SYSTEM which is a supportive unit placed in the midsole to reduce unnecessary flexing of the foot arch. Generally, this add-on acts as a bridge between the forefoot and rearfoot, adjusts the feet to ground undulations and even provides lateral movement control in a range of sports. Its benefits include proper fitting of the shoe, enhanced protection, and stability.


Upper

The Adidas Supernova is specially provided with an improved Engineered Mesh upper to allow air to enter. This helps to keep the foot cool and dry while delivering healthy and secure feel in any condition.

The upper of the shoe utilizes seamless and perforated thin fabric which is not only non-irritant against the skin, but also ensures safety and reduces exhaustion during a run.