Summary

We spent 8.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all reviewers of the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 raved about the shoes being incredibly comfortable.
  • The low-top sneakers look cool and trendy according to many users. They’re also consistent with what is pictured online.
  • Several testers loved how versatile the lifestyle footwear were. They described them as “all-around shoes” that were good for anywhere from going to the club to the gym.
  • The quality of the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 sneakers is high. Buyers called the shoes “worth the investment” and “of very good workmanship.”

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many purchasers reported that the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 low-tops were difficult to get on or off because of the rigid heel support. They said a break-in period was needed.
  • The shoes run small and narrow, several people indicated. They stated that the footwear are not ideal for people with really wide feet or big arches because they will struggle to get the shoes on.

Bottom line

The Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 are incredibly comfortable footwear that do not lag in the style department. The shoes are great to use anywhere, for walking around the city to working out in the gym to hanging out at the clubs. They’re well-built with care given to each detail.

These low-tops, however, are a bit smaller and narrower than standard sizing and users have commented that getting them on proved to be hard in the beginning. People with wide feet might not like the fit of the shoes.

Facts

The Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 low-tops are available in men’s sizing which range from 4 to 13. The shoes have a sock-like fit with a padded collar providing all-day comfort. The lace-up closure gives the footwear a secure fit that can be adjusted.

Since the Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 was based on a silhouette designed primarily for athletics, the shoes have a definite sporty vibe. The footwear would look extremely wear when matched with casual clothes such as joggers, jeans, shorts, and khakis topped with a tee-shirt, long-sleeved Henley, or hoodie.

The Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 sneakers’ excellent comfortability along with the eye-catching sleek silhouette make this model a definite standout.

The 90s was the time of minimalist footwear—in stark contrast to the vibrancy and loudness of designs from the 80s. Adidas designer Peter Moore and marketing expert Robert Strasser decided to create a line that would focus on silhouettes that were simple yet highly functional and performance-based. The result is the EQT (short for Equipment) collection, which debuted in 1991 and featured shoes and apparel for a wide range of sports, from running to fencing.

The EQT line was all about innovation and technology and producing footwear that was all about the wearer’s needs, namely protection, comfort, and performance. The EQT line never lacked for style, perfectly incorporating pleasing aesthetics with performance. The new designs which were all about stripping to the bare essentials resonated with the street scene, quickly gaining popularity and turning the EQT shoes into much-coveted items.

More than two decades later, the EQT was reissued as part of Adidas’ Originals line. The 1991 EQTs came in a black, green, and white colorway but the reissue turned to the opposite hue in the color wheel—red. The all-new Turbo Red collection included the EQT Support RF, EQT Support ADV PK, EQT Support ADV W, EQT Support Ultra, EQT Support ADV, EQT Racing 91 W, EQT Racing 91/16 W, EQT Support 93/17, and the EQT Support Ultra PK.

  • The Adidas EQT Support ADV 91/17 name is based on the year that the EQT line started (in 1991) and the year when it was launched again (2017) with more modern technology like the BOOST.
  • The EQT Support ADV 91/17 debuted on January 26, 2017, as part of the Turbo Red pack.
  • The shoes feature a sculpted midsole, a TPU heel cage, and the signature EQT webbing tape stripes.
  • The midsole features an embossed three-stripes that make it look like the webbing tape extends to the EVA.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com