ADIDAS Supernova Glide 8 Boost

Strava app notified that the Adidas Duramo 6 has passed the 400km mileage and I might need to replace it to avoid injury risk. I continued using the shoe up to 800km until I can no longer feel the support of the cushioning. Running a 5k would end up with shin splint, sometimes knee pain. Throughout the past 12 months, I’ve learned on correct running form so I believe that it is the shoe that needs to be replaced.

So when we were in Kota Kinabalu, I went on looking for shoes. My feet is a low arch type. For this type of feet, many would recommend Brooks running shoe. I would love to, but lets just say I don’t have a budget for that. Besides, I’ve been comfortably using the Duramo 6 since I start running, so maybe this time I should try the Boost cushioning technology.

It was hard searching for size 10 or 11 shoe. I went to three shopping malls, 4 shops and found few models I’ve researched on the internet – but none of them have size 10 or 11 in stock. I was about to give up searching when I found a shop, Grace One at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. There, I found Adidas Supernova Glide8 Boost – and they happen to have the last size 10. I tested the shoe and it was very comfortable. Thanks Jumadi (is the name correct?) for helping me with the purchase.

I have no expertise in reviewing shoe, so I will share the picture of it and what I think about it.

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The Boost does provides cushioning and propel forward as it acts like spring – and cushioning helps me to run better.
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High forefoot to assist in moving forward.
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Ya I got outsole made of material used in high-performance tyre. Not sure if I am a high-performance runner *die inside*
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The heel collar design feel soft but it was claimed to secure the heel from slipping off while running. Never happen to me anyway, but good to know.
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Continental rubber to provide optimum grip on all types of surface condition.
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The mesh stretch flexibly according to my feet.

I tested the shoe on morning run. Running easy, it does improve my running form. I guess this is what proper cushioning will do – assist in running form and correct my posture.

At 85kg (read: fat), running a 5K in 33 minutes did make me proud.
At 85kg (read: fat), running a 5K in 33 minutes did make me proud.

In conclusion, I am satisfied with what this shoe can do. I’m looking forward to renew 5K and 10K personal record in this shoe.

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