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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • 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: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of runners felt well-supported by the Supernova Glide Boost 8.
  • Based on the remarks of a large number of runners, this shoe was aptly comfortable to use.
  • Most testers considered this as an excellent trainer as well as a great option for long-distance runs.
  • The foam platform of this shoe allowed the foot to take smooth and well-paced steps, a user commented.
  • The boost™ technology was welcomed by consumers because it was able to attenuate impact responsibly during landings and add a boost of energy to the toe-off.
  • For a lot of runners, the cover system fit adequately; they didn’t feel any hot spots or incidences of the fabric rubbing uncomfortably against their skin.
  • The toe box of the Glide Boost 8 was roomy and it enabled the toes to splay naturally, some users noted.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer was a bit disappointed that it didn’t come in other optional widths.
  • Some runners wrote that they needed respectable mileage to break-in the shoe.

Bottom line

Adidas stuffed the Supernova Glide Boost 8 with some of its best technologies from top to bottom. The quality and performance of this shoe really worked well for runners. They have perceived it to be very responsive to their movements. Many pointed out that they highly recommend this neutral road shoe for those who want to have a great running experience.


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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91 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Solereview

    The extremely versatile adidas Supernova Glide 8 Boost takes our vote for the best running shoe of 2016.

  • 96 / 100 | Solereview

    For good reason; the 'new' Glide is pretty much the same shoe which the 7 was, except for a redesigned heel, tongue and a slightly softer ride.

  • 81 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    Whether you notice this hinges on if you like the fit of the Glide Boost 8, so try this model on to see if it feels comfortable on your feet.

  • 82 / 100 | Seen in the City

    My posture felt better, my feet comfortable and it was one of the best runs I’ve had.

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Updates to Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 8

  • Featuring some of the most prominent technologies in the Adidas roster of shoes, the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 8 wraps around the foot comfortably and securely. The underfoot experience is soft and responsive, and the platform is protective and supportive. This shoe gives the runner the incentive to perform in a more efficient way.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe has technologies that cover the foot in a gentle, but secure manner. The fabrics conform to the needs of many foot types. Air seamlessly enters the shoe to keep a well-ventilated interior in which the foot can rest. It’s a strong and reactive upper unit.
  • The mid-sole unit offers a well-cushioned underfoot platform for the foot. The foot is treated to a lightweight, responsive and flexible sole unit that doesn’t immediately lose structure. The strong compounds and components that are used here work well in delivering a smooth and stable ride.
  • The 8th version of the Supernova Glide Boost has an outsole unit that’s created to give the runner a durable external layer that’ll protect the shoe from damage and abrasion. Durable shielding is afforded by a propriety rubber compound, while another top-tier technology gives responsible traction on dry & wet surfaces.

Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 8 size and fit

The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 8 has a regular running shoe length. The men and women’s sizes follow the standard measurements when it comes to size. It accommodates medium-sized feet because of its medium-width construction. The upper is able to stretch well in order for many types of feet to fit well when wearing it.


The ADIWEAR™ is a rubber compound that’s placed in the heel section of this running shoe. It gives the runner high-level grip on the surface. It’s durable and hardy, lasting longer than the standard outsole rubber. It also doesn’t have much of a weight, so it won’t feel as if the material is dragging the shoe down.

Continental™ Rubber is a high quality technology that’s been used in high-performance tires. Its purpose is to provide optimum grip on all types of surface conditions, even the wet kind. It prevents accidental slips. It gives the runner great control over the roads.


The adiPRENE is a foam material based on Ethylene vinyl acetate. This full-length foam gives impact protection and soft underfoot cushioning for a better and smoother ride. The technology itself makes the material resilient, so it doesn’t succumb to wear or breakdown.

An EVA Cradle is placed just above the sole unit, right against the foot of the wearer. It supports the arch, giving a structured and stable underfoot experience.

The boost™ technology is a mid-sole unit that’s made from the compaction of TPU pellets that cause the platform to be springy and more responsive to the runner’s steps. The unit absorbs the impact energy from running and then releases it back to the wearer for a more enabled & propelled running experience.


The Formotion Mesh is a flexible material that’s meant to conform to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot. It stretches adequately to make the fit snug, but secure. It also reduces skin irritation and warm areas where blisters or welts might appear.

The Geofit technology is a heel collar design that uses memory foam to help in securing the rear of the foot and making sure that it doesn’t easily slip off the shoe.

The respoEVA Sock Liner gives more cushioning to the wearer. It is molded to follow the anatomical structure of the foot, giving more support to the arch and the heel for a better and more comfortable ride.