Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 Review
by Kass Berry
I absolutely love my Adidas Glide Boost 7 running shoes! There- I said it. I know you’re questioning me as you scoff to yourself, “Adidas makes decent running shoes? Ba-ha! Riiiight.” Yes, why yes actually they do. In fact, Adidas produces kick-ass running shoes!
Over the past few years of working in a run specialty store I have borne witness to Adidas’ risky but also downright ingenious attempts to stay abreast of current trends. The advent of resilient and temperature resistant Boost foam motivated Adidas to overhaul their entire lineup in the running specialty scene. Nearly all of Adidas new offerings are enhanced with Boost technology; Boost foam is comprised of plastic particles that are heated to a specific temperature at which I’ve been told they pop ‘like popcorn kernels’ to create an incredibly durable, resilient foam.
Drawn to the Boost foam in a similar fashion as Aladdins’ Abu to the red gem in the Cave of Wonders, I simply had to try the Supernova Glide Boost 7. Was Boost foam all it’s cracked up to be? Soft and springy with a KAPOW force of energy return on the back end…? Ummm YESSSSS! Constructed with a midsole of 65% Boost foam and 45% EVA, the Glide Boost 7 is not only soft and springy but also structured and flexible. Trust me, I am well aware that the terms ‘structured’ and ‘flexible’ are relative antonyms, but not when it comes to the Glide Boost. Somehow Adidas has found a way to craft a perfect marathon trainer (M- 10.7 oz; W- 8.8 oz) with an upper comprised of malleable engineered mesh in the forefoot, a structured and secure midfoot, and a springy, flexible midsole.
The Glide Boost 7 is an ideal training shoe for long distance runners with a neutral stride. While female runners with moderate to severe bunions immediately fall in love with the accommodating mesh upper, all runners I’ve met are wowed by Adidas’ use of Continental tire rubber on the outsole to enhance the shoe’s traction on wet surfaces. Even though the forefoot is relatively wide and accommodating some customers have found the shoe to be snug across their midfoot, so I highly suggest trying a pair on at your local running store.
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