Gear Review: Adidas Supernova Glide Boost.

The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost has been my favourite pair of go to running shoes for some time now.  With the Supernova Glide Boost 8 being the latest in my collection.  These photos are of my actual running shoes with about 430km (270 miles) on the clock.

If you go by the advice that running shoes should be replaced after about 300-500 miles then I am approaching that window now. If I go by the comfort level I get from this running shoe, and the shape it has maintained… I still have time.

The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost is, in my opinion one of the best running shoes. Ever since I first made the switch I have been in love. Some may call it love at first sight.

Not only is this a good looking pair of running shoes, they have all the tech and the comfort to back up it’s status as a shoe to fit amongst the greats.

True to its promise, the Adidas Boost Foam helps to put a spring in your step, so even if this is not the lightest running shoe on the market, it somehow seems to offer a lightness in the step whilst also offering stability.

Whether you are just starting out on your running journey and you have just read My Tips for your First 10k or  your are an experienced runner looking to improve your personal Best. These may be the running shoes for you.

My Running & The Supernova Glide Boost

I run a neutral shoe with a medium support insole. I have suffered from knee problems, ITB/glute issues and the occasional spot of back pain. I have searched for shoes that will miraculously make all my problems disappear… and I have found none. But the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost may well be the running shoe that has come the closest.

The Supernova Glide Boost has been the running shoe on my feet for half marathons, marathons, numerous Ironman 70.3 races and an Ironman 140.6 race. I have been through a couple of generations and I keep going back.

The cushioning helps soften my foot strike and in this shoe it seems to have the right balance with support.  On short fast runs I run on the front foot and as much as I would like to maintain that running style for longer runs, I have a tendency to fall toward a mid-foot strike and even heel strike when the going gets tough. These running shoes offer a comfort and support as I transition through my running styles.

I initially had a concern making the switch from the high stability running shoes I ran previously, but my experience has been all positive with me favouring the cushioned stability these Adidas running shoes offer.

My Adidas Supernova Glide Boost after 430KM

The build of these running shoes is solid. Whilst they are showing obvious signs of wear and tear.  Amongst some of its adventures this shoe has suffered hot weather runs, rainy runs, snowy runs, a trip into the sea and they have lived in a sweaty gym bag. Even through it’s adventures, this shoe remains ‘intact’. I would be lying if I said it was as if new but the comfort is still remarkably good. The stability remains strong and the foam sole has kept its shape and structure very well, and  they continue to offer their legendary bounce. I notice this when I occasionally run in shoes that do not have this technology incorporated, when switching back I still notice the difference.

As with every running shoe, they require some time to break in. A process that helps mainly with loosening up the shoe and further enhances the comfort of the shoe. Which was already great to start with.

My Advice

Pick up the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 8 whilst you can, I certainly will. These running shoes are becoming harder to find so now is the time to act.

A Message to Adidas… please, please, please keep these shoes coming. I may have to stop running if you don’t!

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