Run right through the wall in the men’s adidas Supernova Glide 5 shoes. – Adidas USA
Flat-footed, overpronating marathon fans, you’ll enjoy the Adidas Supernova Glide 5’s impressive mix of stability and performance.
Most shoes for flat-footed runners come with parts that are too stiff and need breaking in. Not the Adidas Supernova Glide 5. At 309g, it’s a lightweight when compared to other stability shoes: The New Balance M940V2, for example, tips the scales at 357g. And indeed, the Supernova Glide 5 felt swift even during our first trial run, and we immediately sensed the smooth and very natural heel-to-toe transition.
The ride was also perfectly calibrated – soft yet responsive and supportive enough. No worries about the stability either, as the stiffer midsole kept overpronation at bay, while not hindering forward movement. Clocking mileage in this kicker was an absolute joy – and the overpronating marathoner looking for both support and performance shouldn’t look further than the Supernova Glide 5. The shoe also handled shorter-distance workouts, such as the 2.4km station, with aplomb.
Our only complaint? The white colour scheme. We ran on a rainy day and, now, our pair looks like it’s two years old.
$199, available at #01-38/39/40 Vivocity, Tel: 6273-7515.
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