Shoe Review: Adidas Supernova Glide 2

PREVIEW

NEUTRAL SHOE  TRAINER: 

  • Recommended for high-arched, heavier runners who wants a responsive,  neutral trainer with some stability
  • Excellent cushioned shoe for long work-outs or as an everyday trainer 
  • Weight: 11.5 oz.

After getting these little devils last week from Luis (gingerbreadrunning), my co-Team Leader at the Adination running clinic, i couldn’t wait to get home to try this particular Supernova series, and it didn’t dissapoint. Running a series of fartleks at the UP Academic Oval, you won’t even feel or conscious about testing a new shoe as it didn’t appear to require any break-in of sorts. The snug feel at the heel and mid-foot and the excellent cushioning all equated to a very comfortable ride, like you’ve spent some time with them already.

Adidas Supernova Glide 2

CONSTRUCTION

This shoe is not flashy nor doesnt have the bitchy artwork of the Adizero Boston2 Ekiden which i reviewed here recently (boston-ekiden). It’s simple in design, bland would be more like it, but the construction wallops a string of the usual advance innovations Adidas is known for with a men’s specific fit and stable heel that can withstand the rigors of those who land on their heels first.

Some of the unique features of this shoe:

  • Air mesh upper for maximum ventilation; adiPRENE®+ in the forefoot maintains propulsion and efficiency
  • New engineered 3D TORSION® element for smoother heel-to-forefoot transition; GEOFIT™ construction for anatomical fit and comfort
  • adiWEAR® 6 outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability; Men’s-specific flex grooves and outsole lug construction

FIT AND FEEL

If you’re more on the feel that snugs the whole feet like the wrap of a “Lumpia Shanghai” (pork spring roll) when cooked, then this is your shoe. No slippages, no rubbing and the weaved airmesh helped to dissipate any heat accumulation inside the shoe. Running in various tempos, what’s constant is the extra ordinary cushioning that i felt even when running on cement.

PERFORMANCE

The Supernova Glide 2 gave a well responsive feel on slow jogs to short sprints. There is nothing negative about its performance. Though a little heavier than the Adizero, it did not impede any stride or foot strike and felt light enough on long tempo runs. If you’re using a miCoach, this shoe is compatible with it where you can place the sensor under the removable sockliner of the left shoe and review your performance, heart rate and other details about your run.

BEST USE

For long training runs, fast tempo runs and can be used for longer races like the 21k and the marathon.

VERDICT

An excellent shoe for the heavier runner with high arches who wants to run fast!