Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 Review Facts
Adidas is a well known player in the sports world. Their unique technology and style makes them a good choice for running shoes. The Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 is an example of this. The Glide Boost 7 is the seventh generation in the series of the Adidas Glide Boosts. Its main claim to fame is the unique “Boost” material featured in the midsole. Other strong features like good durability and stylish design make the Boost an overall strong shoe from Adidas.
The outsole is made our of a special rubber blend called Continental Rubber. This Continental Rubber is actually exceptionally durable and resistant to the common peeling and wear that occurs on many outsoles. The outsole is also designed to provide good traction on all different types of surfaces
. Overall, between the durability and traction.
The Glide Boost 7 contains a midsole that is made up of EVA
foam. EVA foam is a common choice for many midsoles as it is lightweight and provides good energy return as well as durability. In addition to this EVA foam, the midsole contains Adidas’ unique Boost materia
l. This material consists of tiny TPU, or thermoplastic urethane, pellets that are present in the lower part of the midsole.
These pellets provide a “boost
”, because they are known for providing good energy return and springiness, which gives each stride a bit more power. In addition to this, the TPU pellets serves as another layer of cushioning for the midsole. The midsole construction is very complimentary component to the Glide Boost 7.
The upper of the Glide Boost 7 is fairly standard, featuring a mesh design with synthetic overlays. Both of these are common choices for running shoes for several reasons. Mesh provides a secure fit while also remaining flexible, and the holes in it allow for great airflow throughout the interior. Synthetic overlays help secure the foot from above and provide some extra stability. Finally, the upper has a toe bumper at the end to help against hard collisions.
Weight plays a pretty big role in the function with regards to use for running. Heavier models often come with some more cushioning, but in many cases don't offer as much in the way of natural motion, which takes away from the product's efficiency, The Glide Boost 7 weighs approximately 10.8 ounces, just shy of 11.
This is a bit on the heavier side for running shoes, especially when considering the current trend is for shoes to be as light as possible. That said, the Glide Boost 7 is definitely not unreasonably heavy, and the weight should suffice for most runners with no problems. For those seeking very light shoes however, the weight may be a problem.
Breathability is super important, as a model with inadequate airflow will lead not only to sweaty and stinky feet, Issues such as blisters
and even bacterial infections can develop over time.
These don't really have any major problems with breathability, in large part due to the mesh construction. This mesh helps air circulate throughout the shoe in an efficient manner, as is honestly expected of most running shoes today. The Glide Boost 7 isn’t really exceptional by any metric in breathability, but it most certainly gets the job done.
Runners understand how vital real comfort is when searching for a new pair. The well made upper and material of the midsole make the this version a comfortable option. The mesh flexibility in tandem with the synthetic overlays make the shoe very comfortable on the top portion, while the TPU and EVA foam within the midsole also provide comfort. Overall, comfort is a strong feature in the Glide Boost 7.
Adidas is well known for their style and are popular even among those seeking non athletic wear. The Glide Boost 7 is fairly stylish
, offering a similar design to other running shoes from Adidas. It is offered in a myriad of colors and offers Adidas' signature 3 stripes along the side. As a whole the design is fairly clean and sleek, and the many colors ensure that there is a color for everyone. However, it might be a bit of a stretch to use as a daily shoe. Overall though, the Glide Boost 7 is a fairly stylish shoe.
Adidas shoes are well known for being very durable, and the Glide Boost 7 follows this trend. The special rubber on the outsole, as previously mentioned, does a great job preventing wear and tear on the bottom of the shoe. The Boost material and EVA foam in the midsole are also long lasting, durable materials. Finally, the upper is well constructed with its durable mesh design which makes it less susceptible to damage.
When you want decent protection, this one does a good job. As mentioned before, the upper construction is pretty solid, and the synthetic overlay do a decent job of securing the foot in place. The toe protection is yet another plus in terms of the overall safety and durability. Finally, the midsole with its cushioning design helps protect the foot as well.
Adidas tends to be strong in the responsiveness department due to the Boost material used in the midsole. This material gives an extra spring to every step and is very responsive, because of its energy return. Adidas shoes
have a reputation for being responsive and the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 is no exception.
These tend to offer a solid amount of support
. The main proponents in getting this done are the midsolevand upper. The upper is well constructed and solid while the synthetic overlays help to support and provide the foot with added stability. With its good use of material and cushioning, the midsole provides good support. These really give the wearer solid support.
The Glide Boost 7 can be used on different types of terrain. Like many running shoes, they are probably more suited for roads and sidewalks, but can also be used in trails, grass, or even sand with no major issues. You'll definitely have the best results on the road with these. The shoes are okay to use in the rain, but they aren't waterproof
in any way, shape or form.
The price of the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 is fairly reasonable, though this is because it is not the most recent model. The MSRP, for what you'll get from these, is decent.
The traction is solid, mainly due to the design of the outsole. The rubber material of the outsole does a good job of gripping whatever surface it is on. The best traction will probably be found on road and sidewalk surfaces, but the shoe still does a good job gripping on other surfaces like dirt or grass. The traction, overall, is really just what it should be, nothing too special.
The flexibility of the Glide Boost 7 is pretty good throughout, because of the design of the upper and midsole. Again, the mesh design allows a decent range of function
. The midsole provides flexibility through its use of EVA foam, which is a fairly springy material.
The Glide Boost 7 is pretty stable, because of the previously mentioned features of the upper, namely the snug fit and synthetic overlays which help secure the foot. These components of the upper help keep the foot even and secure. The midsole also does well in absorbing shock and impact which helps promote stability
as well. This shoe as a whole is definitely stable.
This one features a 10mm drop. This is about the standard, in comparison to most running shoes nowadays. Some popular shoes have started leaning towards smaller drops, but most will find that the drop without fault.
•Synthetic overlays for added support and durability
•Heel cage that helps protect the foot
•Special rubber for good grip, even in slippery terrains
•Air mesh upper for maximum breathability
•Adidas Boost technology midsole
•Toe protection via upper
•Stylish color schemes
These are really a safe bet. They offer a lot in terms of technology, and the price is great for what is received in return. For anyone seeking a responsive and durable pair of running shoes, the Glide Boost 7 is a perfect choice.