Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the buyers note the high-quality Primeknit used in the Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit.
  • The upper is flexible and breathable, most users have commended.
  • Several testers liked that this pair is easy to slip on and off due to the stretchable ankle collar aided by the heel collar.
  • The Primeknit is a little bit stiff on the toe, which adds support to the foot, some testers have claimed.
  • The superb comfort makes this suitable for all-day walking, some wearers have said. Few users were surprised about the comfort without the use of the Boost technology.
  • A few users applaud the long laces of this pair.
  • The EVA midsole is not too soft but has firmness that is just enough for comfort, some wearers have said.
  • It is significantly lighter than the first EQT Support ADV, particularly because of the Primeknit material.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some critics complain about poor traction, especially on wet surfaces of the Adidas Originals EQT ADV PK.
  • Some complains about the not striking color scheme.

Bottom line

The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit is a modernized variety of the 1991’s EQT ADV. The 17’s version has a lightweight Primeknit upper that has ventilated zones to enhance the breathability for warmer climates.

Adidas used an EVA midsole that is just firm enough to deliver support in every step. At a price point that is affordable, with premium materials, a sock-like fit, lightweight structure, every piece of the EQT Support ADV Primeknit is certainly an enjoyable one for daily usage.

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Good to know

The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit has an upper that is slightly thicker compared to the other Primeknit pairs. The thickness provides extra support on the forefoot and serves as foot containment. It also has an Ortholite sockliner and an EVA midsole for optimum comfort. 

The heel has this turbo red pull tab which helps the wearer’s in putting on this pair. It has a lace up closure system for secure fit. Also, the translucent heel counter is connected to the lace system.

This pair was designed to win in style. Although this was inspired from 90’s running shoe, the all new EQT ADV came back as a lifestyle sneaker. It still showcases all the support features of the classic running shoe, which make this appropriate for urban style wearers.

The wide base also allows this pair to be used everywhere by giving optimum stability. Wearers pair this with any casual clothes for everyday events. Pants, joggers, shorts and tees and hoodies, street stylists can recommend almost anything to be paired off with the Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit.

The Adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit turbo red heel tab adds a pop of color to this pair. This tab helps the users in wearing this pair on with easiness. This tab also serves as reflective perfect during low lights.

Another striking feature is the presence of webbing tape to translate the 3-stripes of the Adidas. The stripes were extended up to the EVA midsole by embossing it. This representation of the 3-stripes was the signature of the EQT line.

Adidas was in near bankruptcy and needed to come up with something that will help pull them back into the frontline in the late 80s. They conceptualized a product that contains only the necessary and essential and remove everything that is not. That concept gave rise to the iconic Equipment line in 1991. Adidas became so bold in their EQT line by offering honest and transparent products.

This fuss-free collection focused on the construction, performance and comfort of the shoe. They initially released the EQT line with iconic green-white-black colorway. Adidas decided to drop the Trefoil logo and replaced it with the 3-Stripes trademark.

Since then, the EQT began to rise and be known in the sneaker community. Serious athletes and passionate sneaker fans started to call the EQT as the best shoe for them.  The EQT family started to widen and offers various models for basketball, volleyball, soccer, fencing, running trainers and even clothing designs.

The first Equipment ADV was released in 1991. This shoe carries the Torsion technology, which allows the foot of the wearers to move in different directions at the same time. It also exhibits a unique lacing system. The EQT ADV successfully set a new standard as a high-performing shoe in the runner’s world.

26 years later, Adidas recreated the classic EQT ADV and added cutting-edge technologies to keep up with the fast changing needs of the present consumers. Adidas introduced the EQT Support ADV Primeknit which was inspired by a classic running shoe. Primeknit was used on the upper and an EVA midsole. Adidas kept EQT to their fundamental purpose, to keep whatever is essential and remove whatever that is not.

  • The Primeknit upper embraces the foot entirely is thicker compared to the other Primeknit. This thick PK provides support and comfort to the wearers.
  • It has white tailored embroidery details on the vamp and heel cage.
  • It has a pod-like pattern rubber outsole that enhances the durability and traction.
  • To offset the replaced original green colorway, Adidas used a green insole to remind the users of the original colorway.
  • It has TPU heel cage to provide added support on the heel.
  • A sturdy Primeknit is present on the toes to provide extra support.
  • It has an Ortholite sockliner for optimum comfort.
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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.