adidas Supernova Glide 4 Product Review

Short Take

Offering plenty of cushioning with a pillowy ride, the adidas Supernova Glide 4 is a reliable daily trainer that treats you to the plushness of a premium shoe without the premium price tag.

Big Updates

  • Redesigned Upper: A new seamless upper reduces friction on the foot for a comfortable fit.
  • Lighter Weight: The Glide loses about an ounce in this update, down to 10.7oz and 9.7oz for a Men’s size 9 and a Women’s size 8, respectively.

Road Test

The Supernova Glide 4 is all about comfort. Testers found the ride of adidas’ neutral daily trainer to be soft and plush, offering high mileage protection from the hard road, combined with a silky smooth transition from heel to toe. This soft cushioning does come with the drawback of limiting responsiveness and feedback from the ground – this shoe is ideal for those who look to float over the roads during their runs.

While the upper of the Glide 4 may deliver an average fit, it does so in above average fashion. Testers found the seamless upper to wrap comfortably over the foot without any hotspots or problem areas, and found the plush materials to provide a secure fit without being overly tight or restrictive. The memory foam heel collar snuggly locks the foot in, and the supple tongue provides an extra soft fit.

With its high level of comfort and plushness, testers were surprised that the Glide 4 is not a more expensive shoe. Only mediocre in terms of a responsive ride, this shoe receives high marks from our testers, most notably for the smooth transition and excellent comfort.

Runners Say

Joanna

“The soft ride and plush comfort of the Glide 4 reminds me of a luxury sedan – I feel like I can run in this shoe for days.”

Matt

“If I were to compare the ride of the Glide 4 to another shoe, it would be Asics’ Gel Nimbus – both deliver a super-smooth ride and a plush underfoot feel.”

Taro

“This shoe offers a great step in feel with plenty of cushioning underneath – definitely a great shoe for high mileage training”