adidas Supernova Boost $130

adidas Supernova Boost $130

This update to the Supernova Glide Boost moves the franchise forward to the next generation. This near-complete overhaul adopts features from the entire Boost range. The upper is an engineered bi-layer mesh with stiffer support provided by internally welded layers at the toe. The midfoot has a saddle created by the logo stripes, as before, adjusted to better conform and support.

An external, split heel counter effectively supports the heel, and a flared heel tab (both migrated from the UltraBoost) keep tension off the Achilles tendon. Smooth interior linings improve comfort. The midsole features a new geometry that’s better cushioned in the heel and has a smaller, more effective EVA frame in the forefoot. The outersole is the Continental rubber compound that’s successfully used across the Boost line, though here it has a wider profile to make it more stable and durable. The result is a smooth-riding, high-mileage cruiser that’s protective and responsive. The ride, durability, and value earned the Supernova our Best Shoe award in the Neutral shoe category.

Testers: "Great cushy ride, but much springier than expected. The fit was smooth, roomy, and really good, for tons of my mileage.”

Updates the Supernova Glide Boost

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14,15; Women 5–11,12

Weight: Men 11.7 oz. (size 11); Women 9.3 oz. (size 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted

Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics