Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A sizeable number of runners were amazed by the Boost midsole’s performance in the Sequence Boost 8.
  • Some users really loved the support and cushioning it gives that they have used it for other activities aside from running.
  • The cushioning, while just moderate, is incredibly plush and comfortable as observed by several testers and runners.
  • Runners have a plethora of stylistic options provided by the 6 different color combinations.
  • Exceptional transitions were found in a handful of remarks concerning the Adidas Sequence Boost 8.
  • A significant number of runners appreciated the shoe’s durability.
  • The Continental rubber compound delivers sticky traction as noted by many runners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Supernova Sequence Boost 8 needs to be broken in, according to a handful of users.
  • It is somewhat heavy and a bit expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8 is designed for runners with mild overpronation. It delivers superb ride quality while the cushioning is a masterful blend of softness and responsive features. Though the shoe gained a few negative feedback from unhappy users, the majority still consider the shoe as a successful update.

Facts

Update: Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 9
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 11.9oz | Women: 10.2oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 27mm | Women: 27mm
Forefoot height: Men: 17mm | Women: 17mm
Release date: Jul 2015
Brand: Adidas
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Sportskeeda | | Level 5 expert

    Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8 is a standard support running shoe ideal for road running. The men’s version of the shoe comes in four exciting colorways.

  • 88 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    It takes a different path to justify its 'stability' tag, and in doing so delivers a great mix of cushioning and support.

  • 82 / 100 | Sportskeeda | | Level 5 expert

    If you are an over-pronator and want to correct that foot movement, this shoe is the way to go.

  • 81 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    The Supernova Sequence delivers serious stability that doesn’t feel clunky

  • 80 / 100 | Canadian Running Magazine | Level 5 expert

    This structured training shoe is a bit too heavy for tempo work, but is ideal for long, easy efforts. 

  • 83 / 100 | Running Product Reviews | Level 3 expert

    The Boost foam gives the shoes a lively feel despite being a stability shoe.

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  • The cushioning of the Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8 was changed. It has a softer heel and forefoot cushioning for a resilient ride. However, the under-arches cushioning has firmer EVA that serves a support system while running.
  • The upper construction of the Supernova Sequence Boost 8 was also altered. The updated version used a closed mesh to prevent debris from entering the shoe. It also has a shorter tongue compared to its predecessor and it has a slightly raised toe bumper profile.
  • The upper fit was also enhanced. The running shoe now has higher toe box and a more spacious forefoot for natural toe splay.
  • The road running stability shoe is approximately 15 grams heavier than its predecessor. This is due to the enhancements done in the shoe’s upper unit.

The 8th version of the Supernova Sequence Boost 8 is available in regular running shoe length. The shoe’s toe box is a bit higher and roomy compared to the older version, yet it offers a snug fit. The shoe comfortably accommodates wide-footed runners and runners with regular foot measurement.


The outsole unit features the brand’s Continental rubber outsole that delivers impressive traction on both dry and wet surfaces. The rubber is highly durable that it withstands the damaging properties of the road.


Same as with the popular Adidas Ultra Boost, the midsole of the Supernova Sequence Boost 8 utilizes the brand’s Boost midsole technology that delivers efficient energy-return for a more responsive and resilient ride. It complements will with the full-length EVA stable frame that reduces overpronation and delivers added cushioning for shock absorption. It also uses the Torsion System, allowing the forefoot and rearfoot to move naturally for an increased stability.


The upper of the Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8 same as with its updated version, the Supernova Sequence Boost 9 uses a closed mesh that is highly stretchable for an adaptive fit and it keeps small stones and dirt from entering the shoe. The seamless overlays provide a more secure fit and reduce the risk of blisters and irritation.

Comparison

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