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
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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
Heel to toe dropMen: 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 heightMen: 32mm
Forefoot heightMen: 22mm
Updates to Adidas Supernova GTX
- The Adidas Supernova GTX is a neutral running shoe that’s designed for the roads. It is specially designed for running on wet and slippery surfaces. The upper unit features the Gore-Tex® membrane, which prevents water from entering the foot-chamber. A streamlined look allows it to be fashionable, as well.
- The midsole unit makes use of the boost™ technology, one of the brand’s most prominent features in their stable of running shoes. It offers bouncy steps through its highly responsive nature. Because this shoe is designed for the winter season, its outsole is optimized to have the functionality and steadiness of snow tires.
Adidas Supernova GTX size and fit
The Adidas Supernova GTX has a standard running shoe length. It follows the usual choices of consumers when it comes to size. The available width is D – Medium. It is only available for men. It has a semi-curved shape which mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.
The outsole unit of the Adidas Supernova GTX makes use of Continental™ Rubber. This compound is mostly known for its use in car tires. Its heightened strength allows it to protect the midsole from wear and tear. It also doesn’t easily slough off.
The Stretch Web is a design that accommodates the natural flexibility of the wearer’s foot. Grooves and spaces all across the outer sole render the midsole more adherent to the runner’s movements. Moreover, the rubber has been configured to look like nubs that are connected by subtle webs. These protuberances help in gripping the surfaces, ensuring traction on both dry and wet ground.
The primary midsole unit of the Supernova GTX is the boost™. It’s created from the amalgamation of small thermoplastic polyurethane units. Its purpose is to provide a bouncy yet steady underfoot experience. According to Adidas, it doesn’t break down quickly, as well.
In the heel part is adiPRENE, which is made out of resilient ethylene vinyl acetate. It aims to provide additional cushioning, especially during the striking phase of the gait cycle.
A wishbone shaped thermoplastic unit is added to the midfoot part of the platform. Named TORSION SYSTEM, it fundamentally acts as a foundation that steadies the midfoot and prevents it from collapsing during the running session. It’s also designed to encourage a more efficient transition through the gait cycle.
The respoEVA is a sock liner that adds a bit more cushioning for the runner. It’s molded to take the profile of the underfoot contours, mildly supporting the arch and other spaces.
The Adidas Supernova GTX has an engineered mesh upper. It’s designed to provide breathable support throughout the running session.
Thin overlays are printed onto the façade of this running shoe. They reinforce and provide structure while also providing a secure coverage.
Gore-Tex® is a membrane that completely staves off water infiltration. It’s also designed not to hinder the breathable nature of the upper unit.
The heel collar features memory foam. It contours itself to the shape of the wearer’s lower ankles and heel, making sure to provide security and added cushioning.
The FitCounter is a thin external heel counter that secures the back of the foot in place. It also prevents any accidental shoe removals from happening.
A pull tab is added to the back part of the collar. It makes wearing and removing the shoe an easy task to do.