Evaluation The Supernova has been a good high-mileage shoe for a few years, and it has hit the spot more often than its missed. Last year, Adidas split the shoe into two versions an excellent, plush neutral model (the Supernova Cushion) and a version with a medial post for stability (the Supernova Control). The stability version wasnt as good: it had a narrower fit, and our samples at least were rather firm. Now thats been pretty much fixed. The new Supernova Control takes the roomier upper from the Supernova Cushion, and our samples have a smoother ride.
Little has changed fundamentally: theres still a long medial post to reduce overpronation (now shaped slightly differently); theres still full forefoot Adiprene cushioning; a rearfoot insert (repositioned); and a plastic midfoot support shank. As before, the midsole combines blown rubber sections for cushioning with carbon rubber for durability.
In short The Supernova Control lagged behind the excellent Supernova Cushion. Now its smoother-riding and it fits better. Its good for moderate overpronators, while mild overpronators could wear either.
Try it on if you liked Adidas Supernova Cushion (£69.99); Nike Air Structure Triax (£69.99);
Mizuno Wave Mercury (£64.99)