My first shoe review! Of course no two runners are alike, so finding the right shoe is a very individual process. BUT - if you are anything like me, a running nerd who loves to read shoe reviews, I do think it's possible to learn something from another person's impression of a shoe. Or any other piece of running gear for that matter.
I have been running in the Adidas Supernova for about a month and have put over 100 miles on this shoe. 50 miles tends to be my magic number for being able to make a decision as to whether or not a shoe will work for me. This is my first pair of Adidas shoes. I log nearly all of my miles in Saucony or Hoka One One shoes.
I had shied away from Adidas in the past because I was told they tend to run narrow, and I have what I consider to be a wider foot. The Supernova fit my foot so well, somewhat similar to the Hoka Clifton, which has a roomy feel in the midfoot and toe box. The Boost foam is amazing and durable without adding too much weight. I usually retire my shoes after 350 to 400 miles, and I am confident I can get 500 + miles out of the Supernovas, which is a huge plus.
The Adidas website lists the weight of the Supernovas at 8.9 oz for a women's size 7. This is a slightly heavier shoe than I am used to, but I don't notice the added weight. Due to the Supernovas being heavier than the other shoes in my current rotation, I have been using them for easy runs and long runs, and looking to a lighter shoe for speed work. I like them so much I have already ordered another pair to have on hand when I wear out my current pair. In fact, my love for the Supernovas inspired me to try another Adidas shoe for speed work, the Adizero Adios Boost 3, which I may wear in Boston next month.
To summarize, I think any runner who is looking for a cushioned, neutral shoe could be a fan of the Adidas Supernova. It is affordable at $130 and made of durable materials that may last longer than your average running shoe. On the other hand, it is slightly heavier than a lot of shoes currently on the market. I am a fan of the 10 mm stack height but runners who favor a zero or low drop shoe may not be.
Let me know which shoes you are loving lately!