Adidas Supernova Control £69.99

Weight 355g
Evaluation The Supernova has been a good high-mileage shoe for a few years, and it has hit the spot more often than it’s 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 wasn’t as good: it had a narrower fit, and our samples at least were rather firm. Now that’s 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: there’s still a long medial post to reduce overpronation (now shaped slightly differently); there’s 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 it’s smoother-riding and it fits better. It’s 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)