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Mens Adidas Supernova Sequence 9 Review

Mens Adidas Supernova Sequence 9
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The adidas Supernova Sequence 9 is a standard daily running shoe designed for moderate overpronators. Great traction, competitive weight (11oz for men, 9oz for women), it offers all the responsive cushioning you would expect from the Boost midsole. Look to the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 for a good alternative.

Mens Adidas Supernova Sequence 9 Review

The adidas Supernova Sequence 9 is a standard daily running shoe designed for moderate overpronators. Great traction, competitive weight (11oz for men, 9oz for women), it offers all the responsive cushioning you would expect from the Boost midsole. Look to the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 for a good alternative.
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Our verdict

A great overall package: stable, well-cushioned and fairly light.

  • Positive
  • Boost cushioning
  • Flexibility
  • Negative
  • Not for serious over-pronators

First impressions

The Adidas Supernova Sequence 9 is an everyday shoe and it certainly feels that way. Grip looks great, the build (working from a 10mm heel to toe drop) feels comfortable and fans of the Boost system will know what to expect from the cushioning.

Midsole

Runners look for moderate support will enjoy the flexible construction the Supernova Sequence provides. If you’re looking for support, there’s always a fear the shoe will be too unresponsive but to be honest the Boost system has perfectly overcome that. You’ll feel like you’re moving along nicely while the Stableframe technology provides that additional support you need without being overbearing. It certainly makes the shoe feel like it’s a good choice for long runs and while some may say it’s a bit heavy for the marathon, there would be the comfort benefit in the latter miles so they are worth thinking about. 

Upper

Fit is something adidas has got to grips with and indeed our testing team opted for the word plush when it came to describing the general feel these shoes provide. But that extreme comfort doesn’t come at the expense of performance. You’re not weighed down or confined to a soft spongey ride. The flexible, breathable nature of the fit helps you drive off.

Conclusion

The adidas Supernova Sequence is a great option for runners looking for a bit of support on their long run. We’re always a bit wary of support shoes in that they can be a bit unforgiving, but this is a flexible, moderately light number that works well.

How was Supernova Sequence for you? Let us know, we’d love to report your findings.

Technical info

MIDSOLE

Boost is a lightweight midsole compound composed of TPU pellets, delivering a soft, resilient and responsive ride.

EVA Stable Frame provides adaptive guidance and cushioning to help reduce excessive over-pronation and impact forces.

Torsion System uses a thermoplastic unit in the midfoot that allows the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently for increased stability.

OUTSOLE

Continental Rubber Outsole offers increased traction in both dry and wet conditions.

UPPER

Engineered Mesh provides stretch for an adaptive fit and great breathability.

Seamless Overlays reduce irritation and provide a more secure fit.

Adidas Logo overlays are strategically placed to wrap securely around the foot.

Sockliner is designed for increased underfoot cushion.

Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length fabric unit.

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Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2016
Season Autumn
Current model
Release date 2016
MSRP $
Heal Drop 10mm
Weight 11oz. / 311g

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