Update: Supernova Sequence Boost 9
Arch support
Daily running
M: 338g | W: 289g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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.

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.


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.


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.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several runners noted that the size runs small.

  • 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 needs. It delivers superb transitions while the cushioning is a masterful blend of softness and responsive features.

World wide, Supernova Sequence Boost 8 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Adidas, is the 3rd most popular.

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Expert reviews

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83 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 88
    SolereviewLevel 5 expert
    by Solereview
    It takes a different path to justify its 'stability' tag, and in doing so delivers a great mix of cushioning and support.
  • 81
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    The Supernova Sequence delivers serious stability that doesn’t feel clunky
  • 90
    KredyLevel 4 expert
    by SK Running
    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.
  • 82
    Kredy@Kredy10Level 4 expert
    by Sportskeeda
    If you are an over-pronator and want to correct that foot movement, this shoe is the way to go.
  • 80
    Canadian RunningLevel 4 expert
    by Running Magazine
    This structured training shoe is a bit too heavy for tempo work, but is ideal for long, easy efforts. 
  • 83
    Running Product ReviewsLevel 3 expert
    by Running Product Reviews
    The Boost foam gives the shoes a lively feel despite being a stability shoe.
  • 75
    Outside OnlineLevel 3 expert
    by Outside Online
    It has what most runners look for in a traditional trainer: a secure and structured upper, generous padding around the tongue and heel, and a roomy toe box.
  • 80
    Chase BabineauxLevel 2 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    After a few runs when I had molded the cushion to my foot and got past the shock of 3-5 ounces weight difference I began to appreciate the Sequence Boost 8 for what it was: a comfortable layer of protection from the ground.
  • 80
    Runner ConnectLevel 2 expert
    by Runner Connect
    It gives support for flat feet stability while running so that runners can perform with comfort and security.
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Updates to Supernova Sequence Boost 8

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 shoe now has higher toe box and a more spacious forefoot for natural toe splay.

The shoe is approximately 15 grams heavier than its predecessor. This is due to the enhancements done in the shoe’s upper unit.

Supernova Sequence Boost 8 size and fit

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.


The midsole of the shoe 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 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.


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