This consummate high-mileage neutral trainer has continued to evolve with adidas’ energy-enhancing Boost midsole foam. Paired with a thinner layer of resilient traditional foam, the updated Glide is a mix of softness, responsiveness and underfoot structure. Our wear-testers liked the controlled rebound energy of this shoe, especially in the latter miles of longer runs. A new flexible mesh upper, gusseted tongue and arch-locking saddle design provide optimal interaction between the foot, the shoe and the road below. It’s not the lightest high-mileage training shoe available this spring and that tends to mute agility and fast-running impulses—but most of our wear-testers like the tradeoff for added support and protection.
Adidas announced on March 17 it has unveiled a Boston Marathon version of the Supernova Glide Boost 7 that can be customized by color choice and personalized lettering. The mi Boston Supernova Glide Boost 7 features the Boston Marathon logo on the tongue and is available in 10 different colors—including Night Flash, the official 2015 color—and room for 10 characters that can be customized by the runner upon purchase.
This is the shoe for you if: you’re looking for a shoe capable of high-mileage training and long runs up to the marathon.
Price: $130 ($149 for the customizable mi Boston Supernova Glide Boost 7)
Weights: 10.8 oz. (men’s), 8.9 oz. (women’s)
Heel-toe offset: 10mm; 32mm (heel), 22mm (forefoot)