Adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost Shoe General Info
The Adidas Supernova Glide 7 is a well cushioned neutral shoe that is designed to be used as a daily trainer. It packs a great deal of cushioning for a 10.7 ounce shoe and it responds well to faster paced training runs and longer racing.
If you’re looking for one shoe to do it all and last past 500 miles, the Glide 7 may be your answer.
Adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost Sole Info
Did I mention that I’m a bit taken with the Boost midsole material? In the past I had found Adiprene, Adidas’ flagship EVA to be a bit to firm for my liking and with the Glide 7 they combined the two to create a pretty incredible ride.
An underfoot layer of the firmer Adiprene is bolstered by the softer Boost EVA to really provide the perfect amount of cushioning one would want in a daily trainer.
The shoe has a fairly high stack height (27mm to 17mm) and a 10mm heel drop, but I never felt unstable.
What really shines about the Glide 7 Boost is the transition of the shoe, aided by an almost full length Boost midsole, from the heel/ mid foot to toe off.
I was initially concerned that the plastic torsion system in the mid foot would prohibit natural movement, but it really wasn’t noticed. Instead, you get a smooth ride regardless of your foot strike.
The outsole is one of the best in the road shoe business. Adidas uses Continental tire rubber in the heel and forefoot which provides great traction on a variety of surfaces, most notably on wet pavement.
Throughout this fall and winter, running on wet streets and through snowmelt, I noticed that I had much better traction on the roads with the Glide 7 than other daily trainers.
The outsole almost feels sticky on wet pavement and this durable tire style rubber barely shows any wear after about 170 miles.
Adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost Upper Info
Adidas seems to have taken some of the upper design specifications directly from the Energy Boost, a shoe that has sold very well for them and fits a variety of foot types.
The midsole and heel are reinforced by flexible rubberized welded overlays which move with the foot but provide a nice feeling of structure.
The toe box features a Formotion Mesh material which is flexible and accommodates those who appreciate a little more room in the toe box.
Adidas employs a gusseted tongue to function as a sock liner but it also keeps pebbles and dirt out of the shoe.
Around the heel collar Geofit technology molds to the shape of the ankle and the Glide 7 became more comfortable the more I ran in it.
Overall this is a well fitting, flexible, and very durable upper meant to extend the life of a shoe when combined with the Boost midsole material.
Adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost Conclusions
The best design decision that Adidas made with this shoe was to make the forefoot a bit wider than they have traditionally, and extending the Boost midsole material all the way to the ball of the foot.
The way this shoe rides is almost unparalleled, and despite the 10.7 oz weight, the extra cushioning was always appreciated at the end of a long road run.
The Glide 7 is the best high mileage neutral trainer I have tried in quite awhile, and it will appeal to runners who enjoy a more traditional style running shoe with a higher heel drop, smooth transition, and great cushioning.
The upper seems very well constructed and the flexible mesh toe box will accommodate a variety of foot types.
If you are looking for a high mileage neutral trainer to handle anywhere from 80-120 miles per week without going dead in a month, the Glide 7 deserves a hard look.
The added bonus is that the Glide 7 features Boost EVA without the astronomical price tag of the Energy Boost, but the fit and feel are generally the same.
We thank the nice people at Adidas for sending us a pair of Supernova Glide 7 to test. This did not influence the outcome of the review, written after running more than 50 miles in them.
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