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.
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WeightMen: 11.5ozWomen: 9.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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: 27mmWomen: 27mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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The stability level is the same as the Sequence 8. The medial midsole is firmer than the lateral side due to Stableframe, and when you combine that with the beveled (angled) heel edge, the rearfoot has a laterally biased cushioning.
If you are looking for a responsive and supportive stability shoe, I would recommend giving these shoes a try. The shoe itself felt great, but felt the eyelets and upper came up too high on my ankle and put pressures on my upper ankle that bothered my foot.
Despite the bulked-out features of the shoe, it’s surprisingly light, coming in at 1.2 ounces less per shoe than the previous model in its line.
It’s designed to prevent mild to moderate overpronation and cushion your ride – it definitely delivered on both counts.
Updates to Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 9
- Adidas brings a host of changes in the 9th instalment of the Supernova Sequence. The upper gets most of the significant changes; changes that helped in the weight reduction. There is a more simplified upper in this version as the midfoot panel is a lot thinner and devoid of most of the plastic overlays. Instead of TPU overlays, the upper is generally made of printed versions. Besides the weight reduction, the removal of the huge plastic overlays provides a more forgiving and comfortable fit.
- The new engineered mesh gives excellent breathability and has good stretch in the forefoot to accommodate those with slightly wider feet.
- Cushioning and comfort go up a notch as the insole is made of more plush material and a bit thicker than before.
- The outsole gets a makeover as well. Adidas added more rubber for better durability while the rubber pattern is more articulated. The articulation offers a nice blend of flexibility and shock dispersal.
Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 9 size and fit
Adidas added a bit of width to the Supernova Sequence 9. The added width and a more accommodating upper ramp up the ability of the shoe to cater to runners with different dimensions. There is still a secured feel in the upper despite the extra width. The heel and midfoot are securely locked in while the forefoot has more space for the toes to wiggle. Sizing is a bit on the larger side so trying the shoe on is very important.
The reliable Continental rubber continues to be the main compound in the outsole. While some rubber is added here, it remains to be almost flat for better stability. There are deep flex grooves, which are very important for the flexibility of a well-cushioned shoe. Adidas creates more articulation in the rubber pattern both for enhanced flexibility and shock attenuation.
Adidas splits the makeup of the outsole of the Sequence Boost 9 as 50/50 for both the Boost and standard EVA. Boost is Adidas’ patented use of thousands of blown TPU energy pellets to offer a more responsive ride that is not affected by climate and does not break down easily. The standard EVA is placed on top of the Boost for a firmer base and better stability. Adidas uses this arrangement to get the best combination of responsiveness and stable cushioning.
The new engineered mesh offers better flexibility and a more accommodating fit. By going with more printed overlays, the fit remains to be secure without being restrictive. Both the collar and tongue are moderately padded and very plush. An insole is added to the mix for better cushioning and comfort. A regular lace-up closure clinches the fit.