Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most customers appreciated the cushioning of Adidas Supernova, stating that it was responsive.
  • Purchasers found its lightweight nature very agreeable for their feet.
  • Many of the testers found these shoes to be extremely comfortable during their running sessions.
  • Users found the shoe to be true to size and performed well in long runs.
  • A user welcomed its durable build and recommended it for everyday use.
  • A user appreciated the webbed design on the outsole, which provided traction and encouraged flexibility.
  • Most customers seemed content with the overall appearance of the shoe.
  • The many available color schemes appealed to those who wanted to try it.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A user complained that the shoe was slightly slippery at Achilles area; he also felt pain under his heel.
  • A customer found the mid-sole uncomfortable compared to other shoes he had tried.
  • A few disliked its apparently narrow upper coverage.
  • Some complained that the shoe was heavy.

Bottom line

Adidas Supernova is a comfortable neutral running shoe with enhanced cushioning and traction system. It is a moderately weighted shoe which holds one’s feet firmly and remains true to size. The technologies incorporated in the model reduce the impact on the ground, re-energize feet and keep them cool and dry. It has a nice appearance overall and is available in different colors.

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Among the better Road running shoes
Top 4% most popular running shoes
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  • The Supernova’s mid-sole unit has a bouncy effect. The Boost™ layer, which employs solid granular material in the shape of miniature capsules, has the capability of returning energy efficiently and taking the user’s running experience to comfortable new levels.
  • The FITCOUNTER molded heel counter prevents heel slippage during long runs, provides a natural fit and the optimal movement of the Achilles heel. The runners are given the chance to do longer distances without feeling the usual level of tired.
  • Adidas Supernova also uses the STRETCHWEB technology, which reduces foot impact on the ground and gives enhanced protection against wear and tear. It’s a webbed design that is deployed on the external part of the running shoe.

Supernova provides a snug fit, stays true to size and at the same time gives enough room for the feet to adjust. The shoe is available in the medium width for both the men and women’s versions.


The outsole of the shoe is made of light weight Continental™ rubber, which is specially designed to give extraordinary grip in all the conditions. It provides the runner with an improved control over the asphalt.

Just like the popular Adidas Ultra Boost, the Adidas Supernova features the STRETCHWEB technology. It is a web-like design that distributes impact shock and encourages foot flexibility.


Boost™ is the foam that’s used in this running shoe. It’s made from thousands of TPU pellets that are compacted together. It’s meant to deliver a springy and comfortable underfoot experience.

Adidas Supernova has the TORSION® SYSTEM which is a supportive unit placed in the midsole to reduce unnecessary flexing of the foot arch. Generally, this add-on acts as a bridge between the forefoot and rearfoot, adjusts the feet to ground undulations and even provides lateral movement control in a range of sports. Its benefits include proper fitting of the shoe, enhanced protection, and stability.


The Adidas Supernova is specially provided with an improved Engineered Mesh upper to allow air to enter. This helps to keep the foot cool and dry while delivering healthy and secure feel in any condition.

The upper of the shoe utilizes seamless and perforated thin fabric which is not only non-irritant against the skin, but also ensures safety and reduces exhaustion during a run.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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