I’m not one of those runners who needs to have the latest, greatest shoes on the market. I don’t change shoes every season to reflect the newest fashions and innovations. I’ve found the brand and model which works for me and I’ve never been tempted to stray away. Adidas Supernova are my running shoes of choice.
I was actually recommended this shoe in 2016 by a podiatrist who had assessed the biomechanics of my feet after I suffered with persistent shin splints. Since then I’ve only worn Supernovas and found that my shin pain has completely disappeared.
The adidas Supernova is a neutral running shoe which combines Boost cushioning in the forefoot and heel with springy Bounce technology at the forefoot. The mixture of the two foams is said to be suited to runners who land with a heels strike, such as myself. They provide excellent shock-absorption- it feels like I’m bouncing off the pavement when I’m running in these shoes!
The Supernova is aimed toward beginner runners, which is reflected in the budget-friendly price point. I believe that they are an ideal choice for all abilities. I wear them for both training and racing. They perform equally well on roads, track and gravel over both short and longer distances, in both wet and dry conditions.
The design is stylish while being quite minimalistic. I’m not a fan of running shoes that look over-complicated and fussy. I’ve worn both the women’s and men’s versions of the Supernova- they are essentially the same shoe, but this opens up more colourway options.
Knitted ‘sock’ style running shoes don’t provide adequate support to the tops and sides of my feet. I prefer the Supernova’s mesh upper as it’s more structured and offers support and ventilation, whilst still hugging the foot.
As with many adidas products, there is a focus on sustainability and ending plastic waste. The Supernova is made from Primegreen which is a performance fabric that contains no virgin plastic.
All items worn were gifted by adidas, but all opinons are my own.