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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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: 10.8oz
Women: 9.3oz
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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 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The engineered mesh material used in the upper of the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 provides breathable and non-irritating coverage.
  • Synthetic overlays add more structure to the upper unit, while also helping the fabric in wrapping the foot securely.
  • The forefoot area benefits from the mild protection given by a fused toe bumper.
  • Runners appreciated the inclusion of the boost™ technology, which cushioned and propelled their feet responsibly.
  • The TORSION® SYSTEM is a mid-foot support mechanism that encourages natural foot movement.
  • The testers welcomed the Continental™ Rubber technology, which gave them traction over many types of surfaces and surface conditions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe has a moderately heavy weight, which was noticed by some runners.
  • Its price is slightly expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 makes running comfortable and effortless. The systems that make this running shoe possible all work together to make the running experience of the wearer as enticing and enabling. It looks great as a casual running shoe and as a sports companion.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 486 ratings

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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89 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Adidas didn't mess too much with this update, and we're glad.

  • 90 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    But there must be something new on the Glide 7? Yes, but these are very subtle updates, and many might even go un-noticed. Without much ado, we’ll list these out for you.

  • 100 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Thomas Caughlan • Level 4 expert

    The Glide is the best high mileage neutral trainer I have tried in quite a while, and it will appeal to runners who enjoy a more traditional style running shoe with a higher heel drop, smooth transition, and great cushioning.

  • 95 / 100 by Salt Marsh Running • Jason Saltmarsh • Level 4 expert

    I was dropping 7 minute miles and cruising through the slushy roads like it was a clear spring day. These shoes feel good, and they performed well.

  • 93 / 100 by SK Running • Kredy • Level 4 expert

    Every run feels more smooth and effortless than ever before, thanks to Adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost running shoe. Adidas offers amazing cushioning and unmatched energy return with this update. It has a great ride and superlative feel.

  • 82 / 100 by Canadian Running • Canadian Running • Level 4 expert

    The Boost midsole is perfect for this weight of everyday neutral trainer.

  • 80 / 100 by Competitor Running • Brian Metzler • Level 4 expert

    It’s not the lightest high-mileage training shoe available this spring and that tends to mute agility and fast-running impulses.

  • 93 / 100 by Jamie Pang • Jamie Pang • Level 3 expert

    The 7th version of the Supernova Glide Boost is a fine shoe for long runs. It offers a good balance of durable cushioning and support, and substantially cheaper than the Energy Boost.

  • 88 / 100 by Shoe Tiles • Shoe Expert • Level 3 expert

    The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost is a comfortable, and soft shoe, that does a lot of what the Energy Boost does well.  It is very grippy, and very responsive. 

  • 80 / 100 by Holabird Sports • Greg Jubb • Level 3 expert

    Long-term adidas fans should be pleased with this latest model as well as first-time wearers who are curious about giving the Boost midsole a try.

  • 80 / 100 by Levi Trail Running System • Levente D. • Level 1 expert

    If you are a runner, who still did not consider learning how to run properly, this shoe can mask your issues and help you to delay your up and coming injuries.

  • 78 / 100 by The Gipsy Runner • Francesco Gadaleta • Level 1 expert

    These shoes are made for the road and should stay on the road. Rocky tracks and dusty roads are not the perfect terrain for them.

  • 76 / 100 by DUNIADAARI • Style Icon • Level 1 expert

    It is much softer and comfortable relatively to its ancestors as adidas engineered it on previous versions.

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Updates to Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7

  • The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 is an award-winning shoe that’s capable of providing great service and performance to those who wear it. A premium fit is afforded to runners because of a highly comfortable sock-like fit that’s going to wrap around the foot in a non-irritating way. The platform is responsive and springy, helping the runner achieve a balanced stride and a powered-up toe-off.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe is made up of mesh that has an open construction. This feature actually assists the runner when it comes to maintaining comfort during long runs as it lets air into the chamber in order to keep the foot cool and dry. A sock-like fit permits the runner to wear it without socks, ensuring irritation-free running sessions. A cool look complements its functionality, bringing with it a modern flair that’s visually endearing.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 makes use of two distinct layers of foam that’s meant to fully support the foot and give it the cushioning it deserves in order to stay efficient with each step. The top layer uses EVA or Ethylene vinyl acetate, an industry standard foam that’s nonetheless comfortable and responsive. The boost™ technology adds propelling properties and shock attenuation for better performance.
  • Continental™ Rubber is one of the most trusted rubber compounds on the market. Made from high quality rubber, it ensures the longevity and efficacy of the sole unit by protecting it from wear and tear. The abrasive nature of the asphalt won’t be of any consequence when it comes to this durable material.

Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 size and fit

The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that complement the preferences of men and women. Its width is medium, so it allows medium sized feet to acclimate well to it when wearing it. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.


Outsole

Continental™ Rubber is a strong external layer that’s helpful when it comes to shielding the rest of the sole unit from the potentially harmful nature of the roads. It doesn’t peel off easily or lose effectiveness after a few uses. It’s strong and dependable.

Traction is also given by the outsole unit. The rubber unit used in the external layer is capable of providing traction on both dry and wet surfaces. Now, runners are going to be more confident when tackling many road conditions because of this unit.


Midsole

An EVA foam makes up the top layer of the mid-sole unit. It’s a standard foam material, but it’s quite efficient when it comes to carrying the foot and keeping it comfortable at all times. It doesn’t easily break down, so it remains functional even after many uses.

Boost™ technology comprises the lower portion of the mid-sole. Made from the compaction of tiny TPU pellets that are durable and responsive, this unit keeps the foot well-cushioned at all times. The runner also benefits from an additional ‘boost’ when lifting off the ground because it has a springy nature.


Upper

The engineered mesh makes the upper unit of this running shoe very breathable. It allows air to enter the shoe easily in order to maintain a dry and cool interior environment for the foot.

Synthetic overlays help in securing the foot and keeping it snug inside the shoe. Connected to the lacing system, these overlays adapt to each adjustment made to the shoelaces, tightening or loosening accordingly.

A fused toe bumper adds protection to the forefoot area. It prevents bumps and other potentially uncomfortable surface contacts from causing pain to the foot.

A sock-like fit allows the foot to wear the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 even without socks. It is essentially a soft and smooth construction that prevents skin irritation from occurring.