Facts

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.

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: 11.1oz
Women: 9oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The looks of the Adidas Supernova ST gained positive feedback from many of those who have tried it.
  • Runners generally described their time wearing this shoe as ‘comfortable’.
  • Consumers welcomed the option to choose from a variety of colorways.
  • The boost™ mid-sole technology gained favor for being responsive and agreeable throughout the running session.
  • The entire shoe felt suitably lightweight, according to those who have tried it.
  • The stable platform was apparently able to help those with pronation concerns.
  • The outsole’s grip capability received praise for being efficient on the asphalt.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A runner reported some slipping in the ankle area due to apparently getting less support from the collar.
  • This shoe felt half-a-size smaller than what a purchaser was used to.
  • The mid-sole’s boost™ wasn’t as noticeable a feature as expected, according to a tester.

Bottom line

The Adidas Supernova ST was able to impress many of those who have tested it. Runners were generally satisfied with its performance, its features and its stability mechanics. They thought that it was efficient on the roads. But there were some who weren’t able to acclimate well to it, reporting some quirks in its design and components.


Rankings


Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 456 ratings

5 star
75%
4 star
20%
3 star
3%
2 star
1%
1 star
1%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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72 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 50 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Kristin Lassen • Level 4 expert

    This shoe doesn't fit my foot but it may fit yours.

  • 90 / 100 by ACE Health Centre • ACE Health Centre • Level 1 expert

    Overall, really good, durable, responsive, stability guidance shoe through there.

  • 92 / 100 by The Active Guy • Scott • Level 5 expert

    If you like the feel of the Adidas Boost sole and the sponge-like feel of it, you will enjoy running in these shoes. These may not be the lightest shoes on the market, but they feel lighter than the actual weight.

  • 80 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    The Supernova ST is replacing the Supernova Sequence in Adidas’ performance running line. It’s the stability sister to the Supernova, a plush neutral shoe. Just like that model, there’s a boatload of Boost under the foot for a soft run. But, we’ve noticed it’s nowhere near as marshmallowy soft. The ST is a fair bit firmer in both the heel and forefoot, giving you a secure, stable ride.

  • 77 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    The Supernova ST has a lot of cushioning served with a springy feel on the side, but we’re quite not certain whether this is a positive or a negative. It’s a plus if you like a soft ride, but then you suddenly remember that this shoe isn’t the Ultra Boost, but a ‘stability’ shoe. Compared to the past versions of the Sequence, the level of support certainly takes a backseat.

  • 50 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Kristin Lassen • Level 4 expert

    The adidas Supernova ST is a daily trainer that takes a slightly bulky yet decent running shoe—the Supernova—and debuts with additional stability features and an engineered mesh toe box for a more structured fit.

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Updates to Adidas Supernova ST

  • The Adidas Supernova ST is a running shoe that’s built for those who need support for their pronation concerns. Basically, its mid-sole unit is made up of components and features that are meant to help the foot in achieving a neutral stance when taking each step. Combined with cushioning systems and an ergonomic design, this shoe’s platform aims to keep the runner as comfortable as possible while running.
  • The upper unit features a fabric that has the quality of woven cloth. It’s designed to act as a second skin, wrapping around the foot in a secure yet agreeable manner. A combination of traditional and fused overlays ensures a snug fit that’s adjustable.
  • The outsole unit of the Adidas Supernova ST is flexible. Designed to assume a web-like shape, it accommodates the natural movement of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. The rubber material used here is durable, but it doesn’t sacrifice the heel-to-toe transitions.

Adidas Supernova ST size and fit

The Adidas Supernova ST has a standard running shoe length. It follows the regular preference of runners in terms of sizing. The medium width variant is available for both the men and women’s versions. It accommodates those with medium-sized feet.


Outsole

The STETCHWEB design of the outsole ensures flexibility. It has a webbed pattern that runs the entire length of the external sole unit. Spaces and grooves assist in keeping the platform flexible. Slightly elevated nubs enhance traction.

The rubber compound that’s used for the outsole unit of the Adidas Supernova ST is manufactured by Continental™. Its purpose is to protect the rest of the sole unit from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also delivers traction, which is essential for all movements on the surfaces.


Midsole

Boost™ is the main cushioning material used for the mid-sole unit of the Adidas Supernova ST. Made from compacted TPU pellets, it efficiently provides a responsive and comfortable ride.

The medial side of the platform has dual-density boost™, which helps in correcting overpronation. The responsive nature of the material still ensures energy-return and a springy step.

Between the front and rear sections of the mid-sole is the TORSION® SYSTEM. It supports the arch of the foot and keeps it stable throughout the running session.

A traditional sock liner is placed right above the main mid-sole unit. It adds a bit more cushioning to the underfoot.


Upper

Engineered Mesh is the main fabric used for the Adidas Supernova ST. It’s a flexible material that naturally follows the shape and movement of the foot. Its open construction allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry.

The Adidas Logo overlays are added to provide a snug and secure wrap. They connect directly to the lacing system, thus making it easier for runners to adjust the fit accordingly.

The FITCOUNTER is a molded heel counter that’s visible externally. Its job is to hold the rear of the foot in place and prevent it from wobbling inside the shoe. It also prevents accidental foot-removals.