The Supernova Glide is the workhorse of the neutral running shoe line from adidas. Its strengths are great cushioning and fit, both in the adult and child versions. The uppers resemble each other with open mesh and synthetic overlays; the ankle collar bears the strongest resemblance. In the child’s version, some of the midsole materials have been substituted to reduce cost. The midsole is a generous slab of EVA, but the adiPrene crashpad has been pared back and the forefoot lacks the extra insert of adiPrene+. The outersole is much the same, but relies on full-length carbon rubber for durability, providing much the same ride as the adult version but scaled for the needs of children, i.e., durability and more flexibility.
$70 ($110 Adult)
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feel with neutral biomechanics
Shape: semi-curved Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Sizes: children 10.5–13.5; youth 1–6 (M width)