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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 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

    - 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.

  • Use

    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: 11.5oz
    Women: 9.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

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89 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Solereview

    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.

  • 88 / 100 | The Active Guy

    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.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    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.

  • 85 / 100 | Marathon Sports

    It’s designed to prevent mild to moderate overpronation and cushion your ride – it definitely delivered on both counts.

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Updates to Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 9

  • Adidas brings a host of changes in the 9th installment of the Supernova Sequence. The stability shoe's 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 a 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 running shoe's 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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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 exact same Boost midsole technology also found in the popular Adidas Ultra Boost.

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.


Upper

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.


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