Adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Review

June 11, 2014
Adidas Supernova Sequence 7
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Adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Adidas-Supernova-Sequence-2 Adidas-Supernova-Sequence-heel Adidas-Supernova-Sequence-sole Adidas-Supernova-Sequence-top
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Comfort
8
Speed
3
Responsiveness
8
Fit
8
Quality of Materials
9

The Good

  • Nice snug upper
  • Welded overlays make for a durable exoskeleton
  • The Boost sole, especially in the forefoot,makes for decent energy return
  • Interior of shoe is comfy
  • The soft, wide tongue makes for an exceptional fit

The Bad

  • Heavy
  • Like many conventional drop shoes, the heel is king
THE VERDICT

Overall, I’d recommend the Adidas Supernova Sequence for the heavy or high-mileage runner who does most of his or her training on the roads. It’s a great looking, great fitting shoe with that excellent Boost bounce. The Supernova Sequence is a good choice for who need a lot of motion control or are exceptionally hard on your shoes. The Boost sole makes for a lively ride on what could otherwise be a fairly ordinary stability shoe. 

ITEM DESCRIPTION

The latest iteration of the Supernova Sequence features the vaunted Boost sole, that bouncy slab of Styrofoam that makes for a pretty bouncy ride in a fairly bulky shoe. This is Adidas’ plush stability shoe—so expect a workhorse not a race horse. It’s a conventional drop, heel-centric, shock-absorbing trainer with a firm. 

FULL REVIEW

The Adidas Supernova Sequence is the sixth Adidas shoe with the Boost sole that I have reviewed, and one of the best. It offers a roomier forefoot than the Adidas Boost but not as excessively spacious as some others I tested. The Sequence has a great fit and has just enough of the bouncy sole in the forefoot to make this a great choice for high mileage runners who want to avoid the Hoka bounce of shame.

Having said all that, it is a somewhat cumbersome shoe with most of the weight coming from the stability construction. As one would imagine, track workouts in the Sequence were sub-optimal slogs with cart-before-the-horse heel landings. However longer road runs are where the strengths of the Sequence resides. The rebound of the Boost sole helps alleviate the trashed-leg feel of a two hour run on pavement. Though not everyone needs the motion control component, it wasn’t especially annoying.

Overall, I’d recommend the Sequence for the heavy or high-mileage runner who does most of his or her training on the roads. It’s a great looking, great fitting shoe with that excellent Boost bounce.

Value
Value is more than cost—the heft of this shoe and the amount of carbon on the sole would suggest that these babies would give the highest mileage runner several months of service.

Comfort
The Sequence is a great-feeling shoe right out of the box—the sock-like lining combined with the nicely padded tongue cradles the foot securely, with enough room for proper toe splay, but without excessive motion.

Speed
As previously stated, this is a Clydesdale, not a thoroughbred, so expect a hard working shoe, but not a quick shoe.

Responsiveness
The Boost sole makes this a peppy shoe despite its bulk. It’s a great long-distance shoe because of this innovative sole.

Fit
The Sequence is a great-fitting shoe—a real Goldilocks—not too tight, not too loose. Just right.

Quality of Material
There’s no question that no corners were cut on this shoe: lots of Boost sole, lots of pronation control, smooth inside feel, and good looking crochet-like vamp.

 


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MSRP
$130.00
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