adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost Review


Color: Core red/black.

adidas' marketing pitch: Supercharge your stride with the power of Boost cushioning.

Surfaces tested on: Road, ambient temperatures of 18° C/64° F

Upper: Spacer mesh, synthetic leather, fused toe bumper, half inner sleeve.

Midsole: EVA layer on top, Boost foam layer in between.

Outsole: Continental branded rubber in heel and forefoot.

Weight: 341 gms/ 12 Oz for a half pair of US11/UK 10.5/EUR 45/CM 29 (adidas conversion)

Widths available: Single width - medium.

US Retail: $ 130

For once, we're happy that adidas hasn't tinkered around with the Glide Boost much. The 2nd version of Glide Boost is a polished version of the 2014 model, ironing a few kinks and making it a better shoe in the process.
adidas Energy Boost 2, adidas Response Boost, Saucony Ride 7, Nike Pegasus 31
Responsive and cushioned ride, stability, consistent upper fit, reflectivity.
None of significance.

The Goldilocks shoe within the adidas Boost construct? Based on our review experience, yes.

We’ve got a fair number of adidas Boost models covered here, and we think the adidas Supernova Glide Boost to be the most rounded of the lot, near equaled by the firmer riding Sequence Boost. The Supernova Glide has an upper fit which isn’t as tight as Energy or Response Boost; the amount of foam used results in a satisfying balance of compression and responsiveness, and the pricing isn’t too bad either.

While not as fast as the adios or Boston Boost, the Glide makes up by being more durable and comfortable, without sacrificing a great deal of ground feedback.


Except for a thing there or two, the GB-7 retains a familiar look and feel.

So the fact that the newest Supernova Glide 7 Boost hasn’t changed much from previous year can be seen as glad tidings, functionally speaking. Aesthetically, it is a bit stale, yes, but that’ll always be the trade-off, isn’t it? This year-on-year sameness will also result in a lot of runners sticking to the older version – be it coaxing more miles out of their existing Glide 6, or buy a brand new pair of the latter at a much cheaper, discounted price.

But there must be something new on the Glide 7? Yes, but these are very subtle updates, and many might even go un-noticed. Without much ado, we’ll list these out for you. The forefoot feels slightly more relaxed, the midfoot top down pressure slides down to easy mode, and reflectivity sees an increased coverage area. Collar padding also gets a bit more foam, but from an usage viewpoint, not of significant impact.

Coming to think of it, as shoe reviewers, this is the second time in January we’ve been on the same train. For the updates take place (nearly) on the same areas as the Saucony Guide 8. Not that anyone in the market for a Glide Boost would care about Saucony Guide, but we thought this uncanny coincidence to be worth a fleeting thought.


The Boost midsole and rubber outsole are carried over in exactness.

One key takeaway emerged once the dust settled  – after a comparative wear-test between successive versions of Glide Boosts. The upper fit sees a change, though on first wearing, it might be hard to pinpoint It’s like that feeling when you know something’s afoot, but can’t quite put your finger on it. Because visually the Glide 7 looks so, so familiar; down to every cosmetic detail.


Tongue mesh is carry over…


…and so is the collar fabric.

Talk of upper mesh, it has the same engineered (open in some areas, close knitted in others) structure. The fused toe bumper is identical material-wise, and tongue/collar mesh is an exact carry over. Add to that molded synthetic leather side panels in shape of adidas three stripes, and you have a split image of Glide 6.


Glide 7 uses engineered mesh – open in some areas, tightly knit in support zones.

However, minor revisions in the forefoot area makes the upper fit more relaxed in nature. But we have to be specific here – ‘relaxed’ does not mean increase in room, but just less pressure over the small and big toe.

The Glide 6 Boost mesh had a fused layer going up horizontally, just below the last lacing eyelet in the front. This slightly elevated snugness over the base of toe on either sides.


There’s now more overlay-less area over the base of toes.


1) Toe bumper is lower 2) Side stripes are now semi-reflective 3) No change in midsole design.

The Glide 7 changes this arrangement by removing the fused strip over the toe base, and also by cleaning the mesh area up around the tip of small toe. This results in a comparatively easygoing fit.

It is also helped by the new mesh which looks very similar, but has a more open (and hence accommodating) knit structure.


1) Forefoot side overlays re-positioned 2) Side panels are around 5mm longer – horizontally – than GB6 3) Midsole rim now comes unpainted, unlike Glide 6’s two tone effect.

The second part of Glide 7 which affects fit is the size of midfoot panels. We did say that the top down lacing pressure decreases on Glide 7, and the reason is horizontally longer midfoot cage.


Midfoot panels are longer (vertically) on the SGB7 vs, the Glide 6.

Synthetic leather panels stretch upwards around 5mm longer than Glide 6, and this translates into narrower lacing. And if you know what that means – less lacing pressure on top of the foot.


1) Mesh has become more open in structure 2) Lacing width has decreased 3) Collar is molded narrower

So in essence, the Glide 7’s upper fit can be said to decrease side and top down pressure. The actual space doesn’t increase, but things just feel less intense. Or improved consistency of fit, to put it in other words.

When we compared our Glide 6 and 7 pairs at hand, we noticed that the Glide 7’s toe bumper was lower in height. We thought this would create some extra toe-box room, but after a few runs, we were hard pressed to tell the difference. (It is truly amazing how the extent of updates mirror that of Guide 7 vs. 8 – as if each designer had a doppelgänger working across brands!)


Lacing texture has changed to being more rougher. And MiCoach callout, why is that even there? Makes no sense, because there is no cavity.


Quilt padded tongue, ditto as Glide 6 Boost.


Full sized tongue gusset keeps midfoot wrapped in mesh.

New Glide 7 laces have a melange texture with a different knit than last year, and feels a bit cotton-ish. Not sure whether this is specific to this colorway, but nevertheless adds a welcome element of design. Tongue design is the same, foam quilted, soft mesh lining and all, and is attached to the upper by a full gusset for a good midfoot wrap. This is not a full internal sleeve, and maybe that’s a desirable thing. Frees up some much needed forefoot space in default adidas snugness, while providing the benefits of zero tongue slide.

There is a ‘Mi-coach’ text printed on the tongue loop, but that does not translate into a transmitter cavity on either of the shoes. The box also says ‘Micoach compatible, but that doesn’t serve any other purpose than to confuse people. If adidas is referring to its fitness app installed on smartphones, then one could use it perfectly well even with a a pair of Crocs, and not just the Glide 7 Boost.


Collar foam padding sees an upside, just near where the tongue begins. Compare this with the Glide 6 Boost collar below.


Slightly less collar padding than Boost 7.

Out in the back, a couple of things change. The upper collar wall sees a foam stuffing increase which is visibly noticeable near the tongue lip. In addition, the upper heel is molded narrower when seen from above.

Although, once laced up, it’s hard to tell the difference in grip, if there was any to begin with. That said, if you pay close attention to the fit, then the foam bulge in the collar can be felt at the base of your ankles.


The triangular piece of heel reflectivity on Glide 6 (left image) has been done away with in Glide 7 (right)


Instead, the tongue top label and side stripes are semi-reflective.


There is some level of shine-back from the branding text too.

Night time visibility sees a big bump – somewhat. The triangular piece of reflectivity on Glide 6’s heel has been done away with, and in its place come semi-reflective side stripes and tongue label. We can it semi because it doesn’t have the full shine-back expected of it. It does have some amount of reflectivity, but it is as if it went through a 50% dimming process. Don’t go by our simulated pictures of the shoe in dark, real life contrast happens to be a scaled down version of that.

The tongue label is made of the same material which the Energy Boost heel logo was. A pastel colored overlay with some level of shine back. The printed logos on either sides also exhibit tiny amounts of reflective behavior.

Reminds us of the Nike Lunarglide 6. The swoosh logos have some shiny sheen, but it is some distance away from full service reflectivity.





Train your sights on the lower part of the Glide 7, and everything is exactly the same as Glide 6, nary a Boost globule out of place. A molded insole, then a fabric strobel below that.

A firmer layer of EVA follows, which lies on top of a heel to toe Boost foam midsole. (more info on the Boost foam here) At the very bottom, a sheet of Continental branded rubber makes for the outsole, with a plastic Torsion shank bridging the midfoot.


Heel area is lined with firm EVA, which separates the foot from Boost foam.


Forefoot has twin slits which give closer access to the Boost midsole.

And like the Glide 6, the firm EVA layer completely separates the foot from Boost foam, while forefoot has the pair of exposed openings.

Thought this was important to point out, as shoes such as the Energy Boost and Sonic Boost come with heel openings which heighten the Boost experience.


EVA midsole edges are unpainted, which makes the rim look visually bulkier without actually being so.

One small cosmetic change this year is that adidas has chosen to keep the EVA part unpainted. If you remember Glide 6, the upper and lower part were painted in contrast colors, but the Glide 7 goes colorless. This has the effect of making the black part look larger, but without any impact on cushioning.

All things equally matched with the GB6, the midsole’s ride is completely unchanged. For the uninitiated, that translates into a noticeable amount of responsiveness cushioning coming from the Boost foam, yet accented by a firm overtone – handiwork of the firmer EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam on top. In the Boost cushioning hierarchy, the Glide sits next rung below the more plumper Energy Boost.

And yet the firmer EVA helps the GB7 combine stability with cushioning, and that is never a bad thing. We now know what happens when the entire midsole is made entirely of Boost foam. For example, the PureBoost was a shoe we had an extremely poor opinion of.

Till the time adidas learns to harness the structure of Boost foam better (smaller globules, maybe?), the EVA layer is something which adds value. And needless to say, transition of gait cycle is helped by the firm consistency. Forefoot isn’t the most flexible, but then, it helps efficient toe-offs.


The Continental rubber outsole does a fairly good job at grip, and durability isn’t bad, though not in the same league has Mizuno X-10 or Nike regrind rubber.

GB7 is a shoe which can don many hats, as its inherent properties bode well for speed training, comfort runs, or even just walking around in them. It doesn’t have a point to prove, and makes no pretence of doing so. If there was a sweet spot within the ever-growing crowd of adidas’s Boost offering, then the Glide Boost is pretty much it.


Now if the Glide 6 was a mediocre shoe, and this very Glide 7 was a follow-on act, then we would gone all out Gandalf on the lack of sweeping updates, and what not. But that isn’t the case here.

The Glide 6 Boost was a good all rounder, and the Glide 7, with its small tweaks, smoothens out the rough edges. With the updated GB7, adidas has taken the adage ‘if it ain’t broken, don’t fix’ to heart this year, and we wholeheartedly agree with that approach.

Because sometimes, little change is good change.

(Disclaimer: For this review, Solereview bought the shoe at full US retail price.)

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Looking to upgrade your old Supernova Glide 6 Boost to the latest version, but not sure how the 2015 model compares? We can help here. The following infographic is a ready-reckoner for what changes you might expect in the new model vs. old. To make this more fun, we’ve put in a system of percentage match, which calculates a weighted average for a set of attributes.

A higher or lower match percentage is neither good or bad. The % number just tells you how similar or distanced the new shoe is from the previous version. Total match % is a result of weighted averages.


  • Hollyoak

    Thanks for the detailed review. One thing, you write that the lacing is narrower but under the picture that the “Lacing width has increased” ? It’s annoying to see that they are still claiming miCoach compatibility especially since they said they’d stop doing it for shoes that don’t offer it

    It’s good to know that I’ll be able to replace my GB6 with a very closely related model when I wear out the two that are waiting in the aisles 😉 My initial model has about 900km on them now and they’re still usable but the rubber is going on the outside (I’m a slight supinator) and the insole top is on its way out too. I should probably take some pictures.

    • Thanks for the typo catch, fixed it! Yes, agree the MiCoach thing is annoying, when there is no cavity.

      900 kms? Would love to see some pictures for sure. How is the Boost cushioning holding up?

  • javier

    I think the quality is poor, the fabric of the upper and the plastic heel look cheap, look at the heel outside, it looks poor, no good finished and no reflective heel.
    Definetly, look cheaper than glide 6.
    It happens the same with the adidas sequence 7, much better the sequence 6 in terms of construction and materials.
    Anyway is only mi opinión.

    • That is where the most of the brands are headed – and adidas is no exception.

      • javier

        yes, you right, check the glycerin 9,10,11 and compare with the last G12…
        Glycerin 12 and ghost 7 are worse than before models!
        They lost the silicone inside the sole!! now is only a kind of EVA…
        And talking about Adidas, check the response boost, i don´t know if its on sale in the USA but compare with predecesors and you will be shock, look like a 40 euros cheap basic running shoes…

        • We only call it material shortcoming out when:

          a) They affect the function of the shoe ( eg: Ghost 7)

          b) They make the shoe look very cheap (Response Boost – see our review, and your observation is correct)

      • Hollyoak

        So you can confirm that the GB7 upper is of lower quality than the upper of the GB6 ? Not good news if it’s the case 🙁

        • They’ve taken off some embossing and molding. The material appears to be a bit thinner, though that is something which no-one (except the folks at adidas) can tell to be good or bad.

          Did not call any of these out, because frankly, it has zero effect on fit and function, and the shoe looks good enough.

          • Hollyoak

            Bumped into the same SG7 you tested and while I didn’t have a SG6 for comparison it didn’t give the same overall impression of quality, especially that plastic part around the heel…well as long it doesn’t fall apart before the shoe is past its useful life 😉

          • The shoe will do okay – the midsole/outsole hasn’t changed, and the shoe has the same inner lining too.

  • yourfavorite

    Could you share some thoughts on how the Energy Boost 2 and the Glide Boost 7 compare?

  • Inutsun

    Wow, your review was helpful, I now know that other than loose ends, it’s the same as the GB6. But does the relax forefoot actually make a difference?

    Which brings me to the question. I have a GB6 and am looking for a second pair of running shoes. My local store sells both the GB6 & GB7 but the GB6 is going off at a discounted price! Judging by your review, it feels wiser to get the GB6. May I know of your opinion?

    Thank you and keep doing awesome reviews, one of my favourite review pages!

    • Inutsun


    • Yes, we’d suggest the same too, buy the GB6 and save the money for something else!

  • Mark

    Thanks for the great reviews! I’m considering purchasing an Adidas Boost shoe, but undecided between the Energy Boost and the Glide Boost. Since the running stores in my area don’t carry them both I can try them both on for comparison. Could you give me a general idea of the differences between the two shoes? Good fit and soft cushioning seem to be what I gravitate to the most.

    • The best way to lay this out is by cushioning and fit:

      1) Cushioning: Energy Boost has more ‘bounce’ of the two, given its much larger volume of Boost foam. More softer, more responsive, as the midsole is only separated from the foot by an insole and thin plastic film. (see our EB2 review).

      On the other hand, the Glide 6/7 feels more firmer as it incorporates a harder EVA midsole layer.

      2) Fit: The EB has a very snug upper, and the use of plastic midfoot cage makes it more so. The Glide 6/7 in comparison has a more relaxed fit.

      The Kayano 21 is very soft, plush, pillowy and that sort of thing. It does not, however, have the responsiveness of Boost foam. The Kayano 21 fit sits somewhere between the Energy and Glide boost in snugness, though the plushness of materials is above these two.

      Unless you have narrow feet, we’d pick the Glide over Energy, and live with slightly less cushioning rather than bear the tight upper.

      • Mark

        Thank you for answering my questions. I don’t know how you have the time to answer all the questions, but it is MUCH appreciated. This IS the best sight anywhere for running shoe reviews.

        • You are very welcome! Feel free to ask any more questions – anytime, on any page.

  • Francesco Broggini

    Hi, can you clarify the fact that the shoe is ranked as soft in your scores, but if the midsole is the same of the GB6, shouldn’t it be firm?

    • Our spectrum ranges from ‘hard to soft’, so the Glide 7 sits in a place where there is noticeable cushioning felt on heel strike. ‘Hard’ on extreme left is reserved for shoes which go beyond firm. A good example would be the Mizuno Wave Rider 18.

      With that context, a ‘firm’ shoe might occupy the 4th or 5th circle from the left, and anything softer than that moves towards the right. Shoes like the Hoka would earn the last circle before the ‘soft’ text.

      The weartester weight is around 75 kgs /165 lbs for reference.

  • Steve Gaucher

    First of all, I’d like to express how much I appreciate the depth and breadth of your reviews. I can’t believe you guys are doing all this basically for free!

    I’d love your help with picking a pair of shoes to replace my Brooks Beast 12’s. I’m about 60 pounds lighter than I was when I bought them, and want to give up the crazy motion control and extreme weight for something a lot more neutral, lighter, and “livelier” (to combat what I would describe as a fairly “dead” feeling from the Beasts).

    I’m considering the Adidas Glide 6 or 7’s, or perhaps the Saucony Ride 7. How would you compare/contrast these shoes? Any others I should consider that might fit the bill yet better?

    Thanks very much!

    • Happy to hear you find our stuff useful! Thanks for dropping by.

      The Glide Boost differs from the Ride 7 in a couple of ways, and that would apply conversely from Ride to SG. First is the upper fit, where the Glide feels snugger than Ride 7. The Saucony has an ungusseted tongue, so there’s some slide as well.

      Second is the cushioning, which is more responsive than that of Ride 7. It is also more stable in the heel than the Saucony.

      Areas where the Ride 7 would score over Boost is the weight, at around 17% lower. It is also breathable than Glide and the forefoot flare gives it a planted feel.

      Deciding between the two is a tough one – though our personal choice would be the Ride – though the midsole isn’t as ‘lively’ as the Glide 7.

      if you want to stay within the mild motion control territory, the Kayano 21 is a good alternative, with its soft cushioning and plush upper.

      Want the ultimate in lightweight, responsive cushioning? The Hoka Clifton shows everyone how it’s done. Flipside is super snug forefoot and loss of stability.

      • Steve Gaucher

        Thanks very much for your reply. Having not been able to find the Glide 6 in my size at a decent price, I’ve opted for the Sequence 7. I’ve read elsewhere that the difference in volume of Boost material from the Sequence to the Glide is only 5%. I’m hoping to transition further towards a 0mm drop shoe but figure I should make the shift over a few pairs of shoes. I will likely go from the Sequence to the Ride, then maybe to the Kinvara.

        Will you guys review any Altra or Newton shoes?

        • You’re welcome!

          The Sequence 7 is firmer than the Glide, but then that is its intended design. How do you find them so far?

          Heel to toe drops are not created equal in all shoes, but your shoe transition plan looks ok.

          No plans for Altra or Newton, perhaps a few months later when we’re done covering all mainstream brands. These two don’t have global distribution, so any potential reviews will be irrelevant for a lot of our non-US readers.

          • Steve Gaucher

            They’re still in transit… nobody locally is discounting anything; it’s all online. When they arrive I will update my reply with my thoughts.

            Thanks for your input! I’ve been having a bit of a problem with “analysis paralysis”… too much info on the net and of course companies like Altra and the like have a vested interest in making you think that you should move to a zero-drop shoe. That being said, even outside the hype I think it makes sense to build the musculature and reduce reliance on multi-layered EVA trickery.

          • Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and we suggest that to many of our readers in so many words. Take care of the body, and everything else will take care of itself. Shoe are only a small part of the deal.

            There are no proven benefits of moving to a zero drop shoe. Running form has always been the key. Also, we find it disturbing that heel drops are treated as a static measurement in the industry. They’re not.

            A 5 mm Hoka Clifton and a 4mm Saucony Kinvara are two very, very different things.

  • Gerry los banos

    Love your reviews. Not sure why you say runners who use the Saucony Guide wouldn’t be interested in the Glide Boost, though. Been using the Guide since its 5th edition and now have the Guide 7. Picked up the Glide Boost 6 when I found it selling at 50% off a few months ago, and love it. I find the Glide Boost more forgiving during 25km+ runs, though the Guides are still my go-to shoes for sub-20km training runs. Will be using the Glide Boost for my first marathon in a few weeks. Both run firm, but the Boost material seems kinder to my battered feet after hours of running. The Guide seems to provide a better transition, however, probably because of it’s slightly lower heel-to-toe drop.

    • Thanks for the feedback!

      This is why we should stay away from generalizing…

  • Ece Çapulcu Tamer

    As always Great insight! It looks great and with your promising review I’m a little bit perplexed about my future purchase. Last year I had patellar tendon injury and severe ACL sprain as a consequence of a major skiing accident. Hopefully next month I’ll have full medical cleareance for training. I’ve mild overpronation and I thought lunarglide could be my best option. Now, I read your adidas supernova glide boost 7 review. This one looks pretty great too. Could you please advice Which one I should buy?

    I will be grateful for any help you can provide.

    • The Lunarglide 6 is more stable, and slightly less cushioned than Glide Boost. It also has a mild motion control – so on the face of it, makes sense to buy the LG6.

      Among other alternatives, try the adidas Supernova Sequence 7 and Saucony Guide 7/8.

    • Ece Çapulcu Tamer

      Thank you so much for your feedback! honestly I was more into LG6 then last week my physio told me to look into boost series. Because he said it “might” provide better patellar support. I guess it was his inner adidas fanboy was channeling once again:D

      • You’re welcome, and wish you a full recovery soon!

  • urriah

    i just saw these @solereview … peep at the first quote O_o

    • Yup, someone else was mentioning about the Ultra Boosts a few days ago.

  • Patrick Libuda


    It would appear that Adidas actually do read criticism and take it to heart. Judging from the reply I got from their supposed customer service department I would never have imagined that. what you have written does sound encouraging but it still does not solve my problem with the not soft enough forefoot section. However, I will keep them in mind if I need another pair for just walking around comfortably.

    (My own pair of Supernova 6 (Boost) / Supernova Boost 1 (to put it a bit more accurately than Adidas do) have been and still are rather nice to walk around in (ever since my little bit of modding :-)) Running in them, as I said, was a bit of a problem because of the hardish forefoot bit.)


    • The ride hasn’t changed at all, because for the reasons we mentioned in our review – the midsole/outsole is an exact carry-over.

  • The Brilliant Green

    Great review, i’m really eager to try an Adidas shoe, but in my opinion their lineup is a little messed up with too many shoes juxaposing.
    SN Glide 7
    Energy Boost
    Sonic Boost
    What are the differences ? What’s the best option for long slow runs?

    • Ok, here’s what we think:

      a) Glide 7: The middle ground of Boost running line-up, combines cushioning with a supportive ride. Upper fit isn’t as tight as Energy Boost, outsole durability same as Sonic and EB.

      b) Energy Boost: Used to be the most cushioned, neutral Boost shoe. (we now presume that honor belongs to Ultra Boost)

      c) Sonic Boost and Revenergy Boost: Lowest amount of Boost compared to SG7 and EB2. Also much firmer due to a firmer midsole foam casing surrounding Boost. Upper fit similar to SG7.

      Our option for long slow runs? The SGB7.

  • Nick

    Thanks for a very comprehensive review! I was wondering how the Glide 7 compare to the Brooks Launch 2. I know you have not reviewed these yet (I hope you will soon!) but I was wondering if you have any initial thoughts, as the two appear to be appeal to the same group of runners looking for neutral, all-around / soup-to-nuts shoes.

    • Can’t really say without reviewing them! It’s looking like our Launch 2 review will be in mid March.

  • TomTom

    Hey there, you used to have this had calender of upcoming reviews. I can’t find the calender anymore, has it been removed? I was wondering whether you are going to review the new adidas ultra boost at some point?


    • Yes, our calendar is currently offline due to some operational issues. Should be back shortly.

      Tentative date for the Ultra Boost review is March 4th.

    • The upcoming review section is back!

    • The upcoming reviews section is back!

  • -Σεις;-Εμείς Μος/5+_

    Hi there!
    I’ve had the SGB6 for about a year now , and i’ve put 700km on them. The outsole looks like it still holds and has only some minimal wear on the back of the heel and at the very front.
    The ride hasn’t changed much and it still feels good to run in these shoes. i reckon i can squeeze another 300 km out of the shoes and reach a nice and round 1000 km and then still keep them for walking around in.
    I’ve attached some photos of the outsole wear.

    P.S. I also have a pair of Brooks Ghost 7 with 700 km on them as well, but durability of those is a whole different story, i’ll post those photos on the relevant review.

    • Thank you for sharing these pictures. Very helpful, as it helps other people see what the shoe’s true durability is. What’s your body weight like?

      • -Σεις;-Εμείς Μος/5+_

        I am of a tall and lean figure, shoe size is a european45 1/3, i am 1.92m and weigh around 80-85 depending on the weather and training schedule 😉

  • Rondo

    Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini or Energy Boost ESM Shoes? Any idea when you will be doing the review

    • Off topic question, in future please post under upcoming reviews section. Gemini is up next, and we will not review the ESM.

      • Rondo

        Kinda begs the question why not review ESM?

        • Because it costs money (and time) for us to do so. It is better value to spend that on another model.

  • Mason Cloy


    Thank you ford a consistent and in depth insight in the overly technical and often times confusing shoe world. I have used many of your reviews to purchase shoes that have worked great in the past but the companies making many of my go to shoes have ruined too many good things I.e. The glycerin 12. I could use your help purchasing my next pair. Mynfeet measure at a 15.5 so some shoes work in a fifteen but I am usually stuck picking from a limited supply of size 16 shoes. I like a firm but forgiving cushion because I am 250 lbs and am a mid foot striker. Currently running in the guide 8 but needing a shoe to rotate with it. Running 20+ miles per week 7:30-8:30. In your chart at the top of the article it says the gb6 fits a little larger. Would you say a half size larger? Do you have any other recommendations?

    • Thank you for the kind words, Mason! Glad to hear that our reviews help 🙂

      The GB6 and GB7 both fit true to size in our opinion, but there is no subsititute for trying them on yourself. You could also look at the Asics Gel Nimbus 16 (last year’s model), they sell in size 16 and multiple widths.

  • alanjay

    There are some bargains out there for the Glide 6, and since it’s not much different than the 7 it is a chance to save a little cash. Shoefitr seems to put the Glide 7 about a half size smaller than the Glide 6. Meaning a Glide 6 wearer of size 11 will need size 11.5 in the Glide 7. All else hardly changed per your dissection of these shoes. Why the size differences?

    Why can’t sizing be more standardized?

    • The sizing hasn’t changed across the Glide 6 and 7, and we were hard pressed to tell the fit difference.

      We suspect that shoefitr relies solely on spatial scanning of the shoe, which does not take the material’s properties into account. For example, a 3D scan might show lower volume, but when worn, the material stretch makes up for any anomaly.

      Not dissing shoefitr though – it is still a great tool.

  • Lewis

    Firstly, great reviews! Thanks for going into so much detail and showing us what the shoes are really like.
    I am looking for a trainer that can do both speed work on the track and still offer comfort for when I run 5k.
    I was looking at these glide 7s but I’m not sure if they will slow me down a bit with the speed work. I’ve also looked at the Adidas Boston and Nike Pegasus 31. Which of these do you think will be best suited to my needs? Or are there other shoes I should be considering? I’m a neutral runner.
    Thanks for your help.

    • Thank you for the kind words!

      We’d recommend the Boston Boost which does track and road duties just fine. The adios 2 Boost performs better on track, especially when you’re running into the bend, but it is a little more minimal than the Boston.

      The Pegasus is too soft for track training, and will slow you down.

  • Brudda

    I am looking to replace my Merrel Bare Access – I have been upping my mileage, nothing crazy – usually I run about 5 miles a day. And I was wondering if these would be a good fit. I am mostly a “toe runner”. Love the review and thanks for any advise.

    • Haven’t tested the Bare Access so won’t be able to offer comparative insights. But assuming it is a low heel to toe drop minimal shoe, then the Glide would feel extremely different.

      It does well for running 5 miles a day and suits forefoot strikers, but you need to try them for yourself to see whether you can like the transition from a Bare Access.

      • Brudda

        Thanks so much. I just found and tried on a Glide 6. The price was great and the fit seemed right, so I will give them a shot and “move up” to the 7’s if I like them.

        • You’re welcome. The Glide is a great shoe, and will work for most.

  • Stuart

    Great reviews and I wish I had come across them a few pairs of shoes ago..

    I’m looking for a high mileage trainer and was looking at the GB7 or the UltraBoost. I am size 13 and I currently have some Adios Boost (1), which are a little on the big side, and the Takumi Sen 3, which fit perfectly, for faster paced runs. I am coming off a foot injury, what I think is a stress fractured metatarsal, and want something with some cushioning for longer runs both to ease back and hopefully prevent further injury. I’m a mid/fore foot striker, 183cm and 76kg. I don’t run less than 10k for which I use the Takumi Sens but would like something for longer and easier paces.
    So.. could you recommend between the GB7, Ultra boost or possibly the Boston Boost which I see as a softer Adios? Thanks.

    • Would recommend the Glide Boost 7, for a few reasons. One, it is sufficiently differentiated from the Adios with its higher level of cushioning. Secondly, it is very durable from an outsole perspective – we’ve got many comments here calling that out. Third, the forefoot base is flat with adequate grip, suitable for your foot strike type.

      Did not suggest the Ultra Boost because the sole rubber gets shredded incredibly fast, and once that happens, you will experience loss of forefoot grip.

      The Boston 5 Boost is great to run in (and yes, a softer Adios) but we’ve heard of the upper not being so durable after 70 miles or so.

      Given your set of needs (forefoot strike, high mileage, cushioning), the Glide 7 is a great match.

      • Stuart

        Thanks very much! I appreciate the response.

  • Ben

    My usual trainer is the Mizuno Wave inspire 11 because I need a stability shoe due to my probation. Would you recommend the glide 7’s as a suitable shoe to accompany my Inspires? Will the glides provide the same level of stability on long runs?

    • Would recommend the Sequence 7 Boost instead; more supportive than the Glide and an easier transition from the Inspire 11.

  • Jan

    Great review! Thank you so much. I love training in Glide 6, and have got a few pairs, although your review is about men’s Glide Boost. I do have a couple of related questions. I wonder if I should get a pair of lighter performance shoes for racing in marathon or half marathon. I have only been running for a year and half, and ran one half and two full marathon. I used Nike lunar glide 5 for the half and for the first full, and they felt good. However through out the time when I only had and only ran in Lunar Glide 5, I felt the bottoms of my heels were swollen and feeling strangely raw although not too painful. I did not know the reason for the swollen heels, but that problem resolved once I switched to Glide 6 and I was pleasantly surprised. Could this be due to too much support of the Lunar Glide or heel strike (although I think I have mid foot strike). Then I heard that I could probably race in lighter shoes to get a better time. So I race my next marathon in Adios 2 since it had such a good reputation for marathon race 😉 Unfortunately this was a significantly downhill run, and my legs and knees started to feel aching after half way. I know part of the reason was the rain and low temperature, but I think now that maybe the Adios did not give me enough cushion for this distance. Would you think that is possible? My more important questions are:
    1. Should I just use Glide Boost 5 for my next marathon race (November) or looking for more cushioned shoes than Adios 2 (such as Boston Boost 5 or Adizero Tempo 7)? in your opinion, would the Glide 6 be light enough to last a marathon distance or would they weight one down later in the race? I have run long runs as long as 20 miles in them and felt good, but I do run slower in training than in race.
    2. I am 5’5” wt 118 lbs, flat feet but no pronation, peak training time 45 miles/week. If the answer to above is to look for another pair, should I get Boston 5 which is a neutral shoe vs. Adizero Tempo 7 which has some medial support, or any other brands you recommend? Would Tempo 7 give one more support in later stage of a marathon race or not a factor? Or should I avoid support shoes to avoid swollen heels?
    I know my questions are likely rather naive because as you can tell I don’t have much experience in running, and I would very much appreciate your advise. You have been so helpful to every one! Thanks again!

    • Hi Jan,

      There isn’t a ‘one-fits-all’ answer when it comes to running shoes, but we’ll share our thoughts for whatever you think it is worth.

      Lighter and firmer shoes help build pace during distance running, but their adoption should be a gradual process. So if you suddenly switch from a regular, cushioned trainer to a flatter pace shoe, the lack of cushioning might end up being a bother. It did seem true in your case when you moved down to a relatively minimal adios.

      Not sure why your foot responded to the LG5 the way it did, there could be multiple reasons which we’ll not hazard a guess.

      Now coming to your questions:

      1) If you’re comfortable running in the Glide Boost, and have no injuries, then it might be a good idea to stick to using them during racedays. The Glide Boost has a great balance of cushioning and support, and is capable of donning multiple hats.

      2) Now if you really want to try out a lighter shoe, then we’d suggest the Boston Boost. It is closer to the Glide Boost than the adios or Tempo 7, so the transition will be easier to manage.

      • Jan

        Thank you very much! Appreciated!

  • Nuno Miguel Carvalho


    I had a runners knee problem 2 years ago, and it is more or less controled. I’m a pronator and since then I run with a ASICS GT2000. My physiatrist told me I have to make an orthopedic insoles so I can control better my knee problem.

    So, i’m looking for a new pair of neutral, to use with the orthopedic insoles. I was looking for the glide 6 or 7, but I heard it is a lot of instable, and not good for my knee.

    What’s your opinion? it is a false problem, or I can be better served with some other solutions I’m also looking for, like nimbus, cumulus, or the saucony Ride or Triumph?


    • Don’t see either the Glide 6 or 7 as a ‘lot of unstable’. If anything, these models balance cushioning and support rather well. The Glide performs better overall on stability than the Nimbus, Cumulus and Triumph. The Ride 7 is at par.

      If you need a firmer ride, why not go for the adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Boost?

      The stability and ride depends vastly on the type of Orthoses used. If your Orthoses are firm, then it has a huge impact on how the shoe will behave. Why don’t you take the insole with you to the store and try out these models one by one? Go for the shoe which feels and fits best.

      • Nuno Miguel Carvalho

        Thanks for you opinion.

        My orthoses are firmer in the hell and softer than the originals in the forefoot, and it must be used with neutral shoes, so I cannot use it with the Sequence Boost.
        One last question. Regarding cushioning, Pegasus 31 are at the same level the ones referred before?


        • Did you mean softness of cushioning? This is the order, from high to low, in our opinion: Nimbus 17, Triumph ISO, Pegasus 31, Glide Boost, Saucony Ride 7, Cumulus 16.

          • Nuno Miguel Carvalho

            I meant cushioning, many thanks for your help.


          • Nuno Miguel Carvalho

            I made some research, I found people saying the glide was the solution to knees pain, some others with pains after using boost, but most of people saying they were very satisfied. Once I tried it in the store with my orthopedics and I felt very confortable, even paying more 25€ than Cumulus 16 (my other last choice) I decided to buy the Glide. So I’m now ansious waiting for them to arrive. and hoping my physiotherapist has no reason when he said that boost was not good for my knee.

          • Like we mentioned in our reply to your earlier comment – running shoes might work differently based on the runner. It is likely that your physio might have encountered patients who complained of knee issues after wearing a Boost shoe – but then, not all adidas Boost shoes are equal.

            Some are very good (Glide, Energy, Boston, adios), while a few are downright terrible for running (Pure Boost for example)

  • ad5

    I am considering either the Supernova Glide 7 or Saucony Ride 7 for my requirements. I had a gait analysis done and my feet foot under pronates slightly but my right foot pronates mildly. I am 78kg and 176cm. I run approx 15km per week at a pace of around 5min per km (up to 5km per session). I am after a shoe that gives some stability to support my right foot without a negative impact on my left. Recommendations?

    • We’d recommend the Glide 7 if you’re seeking a shoe which combines cushioning and support. But both pairs will behave identically, so whether this suits your gait characteristics will be unknown unless you have a few days on them.

      One workaround is to use a different aftermarket insole in the right shoe, but again, that is also trial and error.

  • Sumroad

    Hello! I’m considering on getting a pair of these, but i really don’t know. I’m looking for a race shoe. My current running shoe lineup is… Nike Lunarswift 3, Adidas Ultra Boost, Nike Free 3.0 and the Adidas Terrex Boost. I have considered the Adidas Sequence 7 Boost as well as i’d prefer a more stable shoe unlike the Ultra Boost. The Terrex Boost is somehow the level of cushioning i’m looking for, as well as the durability it offers, though in a whole different level but yes, a durable shoe in which i could trust not to tear apart as the Ultra Boost. Would you say the ASG7B deliver what i need? Maybe some options? Thanks!

    • Sumroad

      Forgot to mention… i’m 180cm tall and and weight 79kg, i run 40-70 km a week…

    • Sumroad

      Would the Adidas Energy Boost 2 ATR be an real option?

      • Not sure, because we haven’t tested it, apart from a fit try or two.

    • Unfortunately, we haven’t tested the Terrex Boost so can’t say how they compare to the Glide Boost. As a standalone shoe, the SGB delivers a good mix of support and cushioning, while using a very durable outsole.

      Our other favourite is the Under Armour Speedform Gemini, but not sure whether you’ll like its slighter firmer cushioning and less roomy upper fit.

  • Michelle C.

    I wish they’d done this same mild makeover with the women’s version. I have the women’s Glide 6, which were great for me out of the box…I did 8 miles with no issues. I tried on the 7, and decided to go buy an overstock pair of 6s to stock in my closet instead. The fit is tighter in the mid foot, which is terrible for my flat feet, which do not like a ton of mid foot constriction. Here’s hoping the next re-do is better.

    • Thank you for the feedback! The next version (Supernova Glide 8 Boost) should be a complete refresh of the midsole and upper, so expect bigger changes.

  • Chris

    My left foot has plantar fasciitis problem…will the Glide 7 provide any help at all?

    • One way to answer that question is that we don’t see anything on the Glide which can pose an issue for PF. Meaning it flexes in the forefoot, while keeping the midfoot and heel firm.

      Your recovery regime will matter more, and if you haven’t consulted a physio, you should see one asap.

  • Julien

    Just wanted to say this is probably the best website for honest and detailed reviews on running shoes out there.
    Very grateful!!!
    Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you for the kind words, Julien! Very happy to hear that you like our work.

  • Kyle

    I am trying to figure out if I want to buy a pair of these Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7’s, or another pair of Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 7’s. I have already had a pair of the Sequence Boost 7’s, but I couldn’t tell much of a difference between these two shoes from your reviews. What would you guys recommend?

    • If the Sequence 7 is working out fine for you, why change? The difference between the two is a softer ride (Glide 7), that’s all.

  • Steve

    what an amazing site Guys !! the team do an awesome job. what more can one say apart from a new punchline like….the review to end all reviews. your work is second to none so glad i found it and if you could help. my appreciation would be yours. i’m looking for a pair of well cushioned shoes with a little stability. I do a lot more walking than running (still getting out and about) i am a full time carer for my wife and on my feet all day. I have read reviews till the end of time I think !! and being I am 6ft 5in and 245lb (that’s big) my knees are suffering badly. I am having two injections in my right knee(kenalog) (osteoarthritis starting) a year and soon will be the other for putting strain on that to relieve. coming to the point…I have come to the conclusion of a pair of lunarglide 6. Adidas Supernova glide boost 6 or i right in my way of thinking as i do not want to waste money and try to get it right first time. getting to a shop is difficult with being a carer as the running store is not too close,so will probably have to order online any thoughts from your side or others brands or models ?
    did have my feet seen where I live and they said I very slighty overpronate and I ended up with Asics GT 2170 (older version of new 2000 range) this about 4 years ago. bought Pegasus 31 still got them but feel a little support needed.
    wow that’s a lot to be getting on with. any input would be greatly appreciated

    • Hello Steve,

      Between the two shoes you have shortlisted, the Glide 7 seems like the better option. We’d also throw in the Nike Vomero 10 as an alternative, another great shoe for your needs.

      (Note: We noticed that you multiple posted the same question across the website – those instances have been deleted. We love you for coming here and posting, but please avoid multiple posting of the same question. We are really, really, really short-handed!)

      • Steve

        thanks guys !! newbie alert !! newbie alert !!…wow swift response..sorry about that..first post not sure what happened there was not sure if 1st one went….i know where to look now if i have posted. am i right in reading the SGB7 is a bit wider fit as Adidas are known for narrow. as the width of pegasus 30 and my museum GT2170’s are just right? thanks in advance guys enjoy your day and respect to all.

        p.s any others to consider if i get stock issues..size 13 here

        • Steve, the Glide 7 still fits narrow, it is only just that it feels a bit more spacious than the Glide 6.

          If you’re wearing a Pegasus 30, the Glide 7 will feel narrower. If you need a wider fit, then the Vomero 10 it should be.

    • Steve

      sorry to go on…… has the vomero 10 come along way from the previous versions of what i have read been bad since vomero 3. thanks guys

      • It is certainly an improvement, as well as a significant evolution.

  • Steve

    sorry to go on…… has the vomero 10 come along way from the previous
    versions of what i have read been bad since vomero 3. thanks guys

  • Steve

    can you tell me the thinking behind your suggestion for the vomero 10 for my problems as the forefoot of the vomero has more cushioning (new idea air and lunarlon together) also is the adidas SGB7 wider in the forefoot now as Adidas known for being narrow..
    thanks in advance guys…great work

    • Because you mentioned the Pegasus 30 in your other comment, and wanted to know whether it was as wide as the Pegasus. The Glide Boost is not, and the Vomero not only fits wider like the Pegasus 30, but is also closer to the Nike than the adidas Glide Boost

      • Steve

        many thanks…great stuff guys.. looks like sticking with the Nike brand..
        p.s found Lunarglide 6 CHEAP PRICE !! would they be suitable too…looks well good with that dynamic support for a little stability..just what i need little stability….could have Vomero and Lunarglides in my collection as well as Pegasus 30
        thanks in advance

        • Steve

          see above please

        • Just make sense to stick the Vomero 10+Lunarglide 6 combo.

          • Steve

            thanks guys…also great review on Saucony ride 7 sound exceptional. would these be an option for me as well or just stick with Nike brand

          • Unless you have a lot of spend and want to experiment, then buy the Ride. Understand that you already have the Vomero and Pegasus, so why not stick around with them for a few months and get a better sense of the shoe type which suits you?

          • Steve

            thanks guys…..also just found a version of Adidas Glide 5(few year old now i think) at a ludicrous giveaway price would i be wasting my money to add to my collection of Lunarglide 6 and Nike Vomero 10. thank you in advance

          • Only if the price is amazing. The Glide 4/5 were nice too.

          • Steve

            how about £34 ($52USD) any good

          • Nope. Should be $25-30 max.

          • Steve

            ok think we will forget that then…also how much difference is there between my lunarglide 6 Lunareclipse 4(read this is the Luxury version of that so?) and the Nike free 5.0. suitable for me ? fancy a nice yellow pair…Love my Mike’s

          • Can you re-post under relevant review page please? This is the adidas Glide Boost page, and we want to avoid non-relevant questions. Thank you for your understanding, Steve.

            (We will delete your comment here once reposted under correct review section)

      • Steve

        sorry also the Pegasus 31…still ok for me…just feel getting somewhere…just checked out exercises for glutes/hams/quads…will give it a try…great advice guys

        • Steve

          what about short jog as well as exercises…just need my knees right

          • Yes, these will work for short jogs and exercises too.

  • Tom Higham

    Hi Solereview – just wanted to add my voice to those saying this is the best running shoe site out there – incredible detail, well written reviews and really useful insight across the board – keep up the good work!

    On to shoes, and particularly these beauties. After an initial misguided foray into Lunarglides when they first came out I moved over from Brooks Glycerins (had the 7, 8, then 9 I think) to the Glide 6, still in rotation, and now also the Glide 7.

    One of the things I most like about this site is that it’s sensible. You often note about pronation / supination, support and motion control, and basically say stop focussing on it, if the shoe fits and works, it fits and works. Couldn’t agree more. After a ton of bad knee pain (ITB) I was diagnosed as needing custom orthotics by the physio as I supinated badly (apparently), spending a lot in the process. Wore them for 6 months or so, instinctively became convinced they weren’t helping, binned them, went to get some new shoes and was told I pronated badly. All BS… I’m neutral! Convinced of it.

    These Glides are the best running shoe I’ve owned, as a solid and dependable go to shoe. My only gripe is that they don’t encourage you to go too quick, and they’re a bit ‘slappy’ if you do (know that’s not doing justice to this site sorry..sure you know what I mean though!).

    Looking for an alternative that’s maybe a tough lighter and firmer, but still with good cushioning, any ideas where to look (ideally a non Adidas to give the feet a different stimulus)? There seem to be 100s of Nikes out now, the newer NBs look great, and always liked look of but never tried Saucony..

    • Steve

      hi tom,great insight into your issues,my comments below as “STEVE” and been recommended for the Glide 7 as well as the Nike Vomero 10 which i have purchased. great shoe great fit. first time air and lunarlon together,seems to work.forefoot being more cushioned !! will invest in Glide 7 too in near future,as with the recommendation and excellent reviews…big guy me see other comments(bad knees too)…good to share views Tom.
      have a good day

      • Tim MacWilliam

        Hi Steve, did you buy some Glide Boost 7 and how do you think they compaired with the Vomero – I’m looking at getting one of them – Thanks

        • Steve

          Hi Tim.had them about month now.great shoe.great snug fit.firmer in forefoot as would be.(no Air bag) soft in heel.great boost feeling,slightly narrower and shallower toe box than V10 but nothing to worry about. a run faster shoe from a return energy i think but i love them.seem to take up to 30secs off my mile pace.(got blue/white in the UK) not sure where you are. review is spot on with these guys. would recommend a purchase.will get plenty of miles. i’m down to 230lb now running 2 mile every morning. have 3 shoes in rotation. Vomero 10 Lunarglide 6 and Adidas GB7 and love them all and seving my knees well.
          have a good day
          anything else do not hesitate to ask.
          p.s you too guys at solereview. great reviews as always spot on :~)

          • Tim MacWilliam

            Thanks Steve really interesting I managed to get a pair of Vomeros today and have been comparing them, there is so much to them that its a surprise they don’t weigh more, certainly very comfy. I’m in the UK so will look out for the others you mentioned

          • Steve

            thanks for reply Tim, they are comfy !! and roomy great mid foot
            lock,first time Air bag in heel and forefoot and Lunarlon
            together,tongue could be more padded,(minor issue), but work well
   can tell there is a air bag in the forefoot,great for
            mid/fore strike and good when my legs are tired.amazing cushion with
            being marsh-mallowy. i got the cool black/blue. Ended up paying £55(if you need info) for
            my adidas SGB7. 3 pairs in rotation. that will do. think they keep my
            knees on there toes !!

    • Hello Tom,

      Thank you for the kind words. The traditional (and historical) way of classifying shoes (based on arch type) is deeply flawed. That conventional wisdom has been commercially convenient for brands to market, but with no evidence that a cookie cutter approach (gait analysis = so and so shoes) works universally for runners.

      Don’t you think it strange that only mainstream road running shoes are subjected to this approach, whereas purer forms of athletic footwear (racing flats/track spikes/football/basketball shoes) aren’t, although those sports also involve a great deal of straight line running.

      If a ‘quick’ feel is what you seek, then try the Nike Lunar Tempo, New Balance 1500 v1 or Zante. If the thought of staying with adidas’s boundaries crosses your mind, then the adios Boost 2 or the Boston 5/6 Boost are what you should be looking at. All these shoes are firmer/faster/lighter than the Glide Boost.

      • Tom

        Thanks guys, couldn’t agree more. Have played basketball to a good level for years and never seen any mention of gait dependence.

        In terms of the recommendations, really useful thank you. Definitely inteterested in the Boston, the zante and the lunar tempo, though having just read your review of the new 4.0 free, they’re now in the reckoning too! Gah, decisions, decisions!

  • Adrian

    Hi @solereview:disqus. I just had my gait analysis yesterday and based on the analysis, I’m flat footed, overpronator and they recommend me to have “stability shoes”. My recent shoe is Nike Flex 2012, when i bought it i’m not aware that every shoes has its own functionality that matches a person’s foot type. I bought it because it feels good when i wear it. First year of wearing it, i dont experience injuries but as time goes by and my distance of running is increasing, i get some injuries like in the calf muscle(maybe because the shoe is overuse/not the type of shoes that really fits on me). Now, I’m planning to buy a new pair. I’m having a research of list of stability shoes and looking for the reviews in this site and I’m considering “Adidas SuperNova Glide 7”, “Nike LunarGlide 6 or 7” and “Adidas Energy Boost 2”. Which of these can you recommend me based on the info that i had given, or you could also suggest other brands.. Thank you 😀

    • Firstly, we would say that you should NOT worry about matching your foot ‘type’ to a ‘neutral’ or ‘stability’ shoe. Most $90+ shoes from major brands are better than average, and the trick to finding the right shoe is always a process of trial and error. The whole arch vs. shoe type method is oversimplified, and is no guarantee of a perfect match.

      Soreness also comes from unconditioned/underdeveloped muscular system along with other things such as nutrition, running form and overuse injuries. Paying attention to these areas will also help.

      The Glide 7 Boost and Lunarglide 6/7 are not ‘stability’ shoes by industry definition, but we see them as good options to try. Over time, you will get a very good idea of the shoe type which fits and rides for you the best.

      • Adrian

        Thank you for your response. You said that Glide 7 Boost and Lunarglide 6/7 are good options to try, does this means that these are your recommendations for me? Sorry for asking again but I get your point that finding the right shoe is a trial and error. I just want to know if these are your recommendations so that they’re the first shoe that I will try and test if it fits and rides best for me.

        • Yes, these are our initial recommendations. If you need a firmer feel, then the adidas Sequence Boost, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, Saucony Guide 8 and Nike Structure 18 are models you could try.

          • Adrian

            Okay thanks @solereview:disqus! I really appreciate your response and I trust in you and your skills in reviewing and advising appropriate shoes for us. Good work! Thank for this site and many thanks to you 🙂

  • Ivan Cosic

    I’m looking at this one. My current pair of shoes is Adidas supernova glide 4. I find them very comfortable and very comforting but slow. I wish a pair that is a bit faster but still for training. I’m 185 cm long and weight 78 kg. Normally running about 50 km a week. What options do I have? Thanks for help in advance!

    I’m not entirely brand-loyal. I could try other as well.

    • The Glide 7 Boost will do just fine, but also consider the UnderArmour Speedform Gemini, Mizuno Wave Sayonara, adidas Boston Boost, and the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante.

      Most of these recommendations have little in common, but have suggested these so that you get a good sense of what you might like to wear next.

  • Felipe

    Torn between these Glide 7s and Pegasus 31. Have a narrow foot and looking into the narrow width Pegs but the boost foam on the SG7s might be worth the higher price. Was wondering if you guys could give me a suggestion as I can’t really try either on before ordering. Looking to up my mileage to maybe 5 or 6 miles everyday with double digits on weekends. So torn between fit on one end and cushion on the other but wondering if there were any other important factors to consider. Also I midfoot/light heel strike. Thanks!

    • Narrow feet+want of balanced cushioning, responsiveness and support? Make it the Glide 7 Boost.

  • Shavonna

    Im stuck between the nike lunarglide 6 and glide 7s ! I want something to help with shin splints and have less pain running ! I need to run at least 2 miles no more than 3 miles at a time. im a female 5’5 165 lbs if that matters Thanks for the review !

    • Actually either shoe should do it for you, provided you weave in recovery/conditioning exercises to help with your soreness.

  • Steve

    do the Glide 7 and Lunarglide 6 run the same in terms of cushioning and fit…thanks guys

  • Mark Flavin

    I’m currently running in a pair of Boston Boost with my own custom insoles (these are quite thin). I’ve gone a half size up in these. I like them but I feel I may need more cushioning for longer distances. I have a history of injuries which I’ve worked on and I’m just concerned the the Boston is just not “enough shoe” for me for the higher mileage runs. I’m also very hard wearing on shoes. How do these shoes compare with the Boston in terms of cushioning and sizing? My previous shoes were Brooks Ghost 7 which were pretty much trashed after 300 miles – about 10 weeks. Would these shoes have a longer life than that? I’d still keep the Boston for shorter distances and races up to half marathon distance, relying on the glides for recovery days, long runs and marathon distance.

    • The Glide 7 Boost is the right direction to head into, given your concerns. There’s noticeably more cushioning, and the fit is more roomy than the Boston. As far as actual sizing is concerned, our opinion is that you should buy the same Boston size.

      These will definitely last more than the Ghost. Brooks uses a softer rubber compound, vs. a hard adiwear type used on the Glide.

      There was a reader who posted pictures of his Glide Boost after 600 miles of wear, and they looked pretty good. Think it was in this comment thread, or the Glide 6 Boost review.

      Update: Here’s that comment link:

      • Mark

        I thought I might add my own review after running 200 miles in these shoes. First of all after 200 miles they are showing very little signs of wear and the boost sole still feels very fresh. However I don’t think they suit me. i find the ride very stiff and flat – almost plodding. I find it difficult to do any serious pace in these shoes and running in them for anything longer than an hour leaves my legs feeling heavy and tired. I find them to be a bit unstable even with added support. I can’t afford to just ditch them and buy a new pair, so they’re being held in reserve for easy days and shorts runs. They are also very tight across the top of my foot and if I lace the shoe differently to lessen the pressure they are too loose and there is still pressure for the lace know. I had the same tightness and pressure with the boston boost but relaxing them solved this problem. In fact the boston boost are now my goto shoe for long distances and speedwork. I find the Boston more stable, more responsive and much more comfortable – possibly due to have less boost foam surprisingly. I’m beginning to think that less is better when it comes to the Boost foam. I’ll definitely buy another pair of Boston Boost but I won’t be buying the Suprnova Glide boost again. Still looking for an everyday shoe to replace the Brooks Ghost 7 thats a bit more hardwearing. A Nike shoe maybe?

        • Thanks for the detailed feedback! The Triumph ISO or Pegasus 31/Vomero 10, maybe?

  • bobjones

    Hi. Thanks for the quality reviews man! You’re leading the web!
    Anyways, have a quick question.
    If I got a glide 6 in 11.5 and it fits me perfect, what size should I get for the glide 7 (any change?) and for the Adios 2??
    Thanks and keep it up!!

    • Hi Bob!

      No sizing change for the Glide 7 vs the 6, but for the adios 2 you might have to stretch to a US 12.

      • bobjones

        Cool, but I don’t know when I’ll buy the 7s!
        The 6s must be approaching 300 or 400 miles and although they are dirty and sweaty, they still feel close to how they did when I got them! Truly amazing shoe.
        I recommend you check out the Adidas RC as well. I did some track running in them and they were great. Got them sz 11.5 like my Glides. I’m going to use these for my next 5-10ks. Good old simple, light adiprene shoe with a low drop. Adios will be for the half and full.

        • Thanks, will try and see if we have review the RC too!

  • Johno_1989

    Hello! I’m loving these reviews! The depth of them is amazing, and you give such great detail.
    I’m from Aus, currently running with the Saucony Guide 8, but they have begun to hurt the foot while running. I also need a bit of support, which is why I chose the guide 8 originally.
    I have been looking at the zantes and the Glide 7 due to the softness and cushioning. Would you recommend these for support and cushioning compared to the guide 8? Which would you recommend more?


    • Hello there!

      If you have the Guide 8 and need more cushioning without sacrificing a lot of the supportive feel, then go for the Glide 7. The Zante is nice, but not the best shoe in the support department.

  • James

    Another great review, thanks! Seriously considering these now – been running in Pegs for years and although I love the Pegasus 31s and have put close to 500 miles on 2 pairs including a marathon, something always felt slightly wrong with them (hard to describe but they never quite felt 100% for me!), tried the Zoom Elite 8 today briefly and they felt better (natural forefoot striker) but not sure about them for longer runs of 15 – 18mi+ . I guess my question is, would you recommend the Glide boost over the Elites and as a suitably similar shoe to the Pegs for general training and longer runs? Might wait for your Peg 32 review first (soon I hope!), although they feel pretty similar to the 31…

    • Hello James,

      The Glide 7 Boost is a great choice if you’re looking to stick to Pegasus levels of cushioning. Blends cushioning and support well, and certainly a better alternative to the Zoom Elite 8. We’d choose the Elite for shorter, fast runs, between 5-10 k.

      Yes, there’s hardly any difference in ride quality between the Pegasus 31 and 32. More on that soon in our review…

      • James

        Amazing, thank you – just pulled the trigger on these as found some for half price, can’t wait to put some mileage on them along with the Salomon Sense Pros I just got for light trail (which feel great, although not done too many miles yet). Might also be a coin toss between the Elites and the Lunar Tempos based on your review for faster shorter runs although yet to try on the Tempos yet – will be strange not to have at least 1 pair of Pegs on rotation after all these years! Thanks for the great site and looking forward to the next review….

        • You’re welcome, James. Would be great to hear some feedback on the Pegasus 31 after a few weeks.

          And between the Elite and the LunarTempo, we’d say… the Lunar Tempo!

          • James

            ‘Would be great to hear some feedback on the Pegasus 31 after a few weeks.’

            I take it you meant to say the Glide here – my first feedback is that I sent them back to the shop for a larger size, although several people online say to try a half size down they were just too tight for me on the upper, despite a fair bit of room in the toe box so it will be a few more days before I can really try them out, but will be sure to let you know how it goes once I have a few miles on them…

          • Thanks – yes, that was a typo! Corrected.

          • James

            So I said I’d feed back after a few weeks and I have to say I love these shoes – they are firmer and heavier than the Pegasus, but the boost sole is fantastic for long runs and easy miles, my Pegasus now feel wallowy in comparison… I’ll put my feedback on the Lunar Tempo in that thread but I’m loving them too!

          • Really appreciate the feedback, thank you!

  • Kiki

    Thanks for the review…
    I am thinking to buy this shoes (Glide Boost 7) to replace my nearly worn out Energy Boost ESM. Unfortunately they are not available in my local stores so I have to order online. Would you be able to advise how this shoes compared to Energy Boost ESM in term of sizing ? I am size US 9.5 on EB ESM, should I get the same size too ? Thanks again.

    • We’d say, play it safe and order the same size. You’ll likely get a little more room in the toe box when you do that.

      • Kiki

        Just comparing Glide7 to Pegasus32, which one is narrower/tighter for the same size ?
        Does the sensory scorecard on Glide Boost 7 still ‘valid’ to compare with Pegasus32’s sensory scorecard ? Thank you!

        • The Glide 7 Boost was done a while ago, so the scorecard is a bit of range.

          The Glide 7 fits tighter in the forefoot than the Pegasus 32.

  • Walie

    Thanks for the review!

    Currently running with Energy Boost 2.0 and I’m looking for a new pair, any difference between these and the Energy Boost? Or am I better off with the Energy Boost ESM? Thanks!

    • Tim MacWilliam

      I have run with Energy Boost 1 and 2 – Many experts and people in the know report Glide Boost as excellent shoes but to me they feel like blocks of concrete in comparison to the EB’s – In fact I have a pair that I’m trying to sell as just can’t get on with them –

    • Depends on what you’re looking for. The EB has softer cushioning, while the Glide Boost is a firmer shoe with a slightly relaxed upper – the EB midfoot is tighter.

  • Delia

    Awesome review! I have a question about rotating running shoes though. Will rotating running shoes with different heel-to-toe drops be bad? I’m planning on rotating the Saucony Ride 7 with the Adidas Glide Boost 7. I know that the Ride has a heel-to-toe drop of 8 mm while the Adidas Glide Boost 7 has one of 10 mm. The reason why I’m rotating the two is because of some quadriceps fatigue that I have been experiencing. I have been wearing the same model of running shoes, and I think that it is time for a new model. At the same time, I don’t want to completely leave the Ride, so I’m trying to incorporate both. Thanks!

    • Hello Delia,

      As shoe reviewers, we do that all the time. On some days, we go from 3 mm to 10 mm back to back. If you’re properly conditioned, footwear rotation is not an issue. You should be ok regardless, 8 and 10 mm are almost the same – the difference is minuscule.

  • Michael Gates

    Nice review. I really want to try a shoe with Boost cushioning, and right now I run in the Nike Pegasus 31 (about 800 miles between two pairs, 500 on one and 300 on the other) and I was wondering how the Supernova compares to the Peg 31. I have noticed in your review you call the Supernova Glide responsive, yet many others have called it a very plush shoe. Would you say that one of these shoes is a whole lot ‘faster’ than the other? I do enjoy the fast feel of the Pegasus, but also want the cushion of a standard trainer.

    • Hello Michael,

      The Glide 7 Boost is a firmer shoe than the Pegasus, as the Boost midsole takes more effort/load to compress vs. Nike’s EVA midsole. This same property allows the cushioning response to differ based on running speeds; the Boost foam feels more responsive at higher speeds.

      Out of the two, the Pegasus feels faster, mostly due to the substantial difference between the two. We went with a half size larger ( 9 in your case) for the Glide Boost vs the Pegasus, though this may vary from runner to runner.

  • Andrew

    I’m running in Asics Nimbus 17 with custom-molded orthotics. No complaints but am keen to try out the Glide 7. Will replacing the inner soles with orthotics compromise the effectiveness of the boost cushioning?

    • Hello Andrew, that depends entirely on the Orthoses used. If it is too thick, it might muffle the midsole’s cushioning sensation. On the other hand, if it is the same thickness as the Glide 7’s insole, then that should have no impact.

      The Glide 7 upper fit also runs smaller than the Nimbus 17, so you might have to half-up size to get the orthoses properly accommodated vs the Nimbus.

  • alanjay

    Is this shoe being discontinued?

    • No idea. Where did you hear it?

      • alanjay has them discounted. Isn’t that usually a sign the next model is coming out?

        • Sorry, had misunderstood your original question. Thought you were referring to the Glide Boost as a whole, and not the version. There’s a lot of that going around lately, with no updates for the Energy Boost, adios/Boston Boost and the adistar.

          Yes, if there is a Glide 8 Boost launch, that should happen around December.

    • urriah

      ive seen the 9s in person… so… nope

  • Argyris

    Hallo may i ask your opinion because i m a little bit lost…i have a heel problem my heels are in pain when i m wearing a shoe for many hours ..i love running but i think i must choose a shoe for training that has a lot of material under my heel and probaply as softer as it gets..i think…i thought the ultra boost a lot because of the boost and that it has plenty of material under my feet but the durability is a big problem for 180€ and then i heard about the kinvara 6 and so many others..i m a neutral 80 kg runner and i ll be SO greatfull if you please tell me some good shoes you have in mind for my heels…thank you in advance

    • The Nike Vomero 10 is worth trying, and hopefully the upcoming Saucony Triumph ISO 2 (November release) can be a good potential choice.

  • Sotiris

    Hello everyone. I have the Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 , six months. I’m running 25miles per week. These shoes are very durable. I have seen my friend Nike Lunarglide 6 and the sole it’s a mess.(too much cracks).The cushion is perfect for road running. The shoe size for me is ok. Not narrow at all. I have Adidas Maduro for walking and outstanding and i try a small run with these ,3miles. The cushion is too much different. What about the feeling of the weight shoe? Glide boost 43⅓size are 319grams and Maduro 44size are 285grams. So with Maduro i felt much faster. I’m not complain at all but the next running shoe for me probably will be Adidas Adios boost 2. The only thing that i’m thinking is that Adios are not for daily running.

    • Yes, the adios Boost can be used as a race day and occasional training shoe. The forefoot is a bit thin for daily running, though.

      • Sotiris

        Probably the next will be Saucony Ride.I have seen too many good reviews for these shoes.

        • We liked the Ride 7 better than the 8, and that one should be available for cheap too.

  • pokethekat

    Hello, again! What is the heel to toe drop? I keep getting different numbers
    from 10mm to 7.9mm. Thanks! Best website for running shoes to say the least.

    • Not sure of the exact drop, but 10 mm would be our guess.

  • JB de Joya

    Currently active pairs: Nike Flyknit Lunar 1 (still alive) & adizero Boston Boost 5. I just picked up a pair of the Supernova Glide 7 last month. I loved the fit & feel when I first tried them on and walked/jogged around the store, but they seemed to be a bit stiff and clunky during my run. Probably just need to be broken in some more. And they’re pretty warm! The mesh could have been more breathable. I’ll wear thinner socks next time.

    • Thank you for the feedback! What’s your running speed like? The Glide feels better the faster you go.

      PS: Your support to our campaign is very much appreciated!

  • Saul

    Hello, My name is Saul and am a new comer to the running scene. I have stumbled across your website via google (already bookmarked) and can only applaud you for your detailed reviews.

    I am looking for a pair of neutral shoes suitable for road running up to a 5k distance. Having never owned a real pair of “running” shoes and narrowed my choice between the Glide 7 or the Nike Pegasus 32.

    Are any of these suitable for a new comer or are there alternatives that I should also be looking into.

    Thanking you in advance.


    • Saul, both are great shoes for what your needs. Just try them on and buy the one which fits and feels better of the two.

      Thank you for visiting our website!

      • saul


        I plan to go and try the shoes on tomorrow, how do the UA Speedform Gemini compare to the above two? Or am I confusing myself for no reason?

        • The Gemini is much firmer. Also has a shallow toe-box with a snugger upper.

          Nice shoe, but we recommend that you first try on the Glide and the Pegasus.

          • saul


            Thank you for your advise again. I went and tried on the shoes today and found the Glide’s to be much more comfortable and has now become my shoe of choice.

            The sales assistant also advised that the Glide 8 had also been released today, and would be available as of tomorrow. Difference of about £30. Should I buy the 8’s now?, surely (appreciated the shoe has not been out long enough for a review) there must be some sort of improvements.


          • Great to hear that you had a positive experience with the Glide 7. It is a great shoe. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

            Not sure how the new Supernova Glide Boost 8 is, unless we’ve done a full review!

  • Bond

    recently I just bought a pair of glide boost 7, and i have test for 3 days on 8-9 miles on each day, but after each run i feel quite pain behind or almost beside my knee and while running i feel pain in my big toes too. before this i wear adidas duramo for normal training but after switch to glide boost 7 problem like this occur.
    Why this happen? or maybe my foot are not adapt to my new shoes yet?

    • The body takes some time to adapt to a new shoe if you’ve been another model for a long time. Give it a week or two, and remember to take rest days in between.

  • Ali R

    Great review. I’ve been wearing a pair of GB6’s for the past year and I’m loving them. I use them for longer distances on roads and hard dry trails where I live, they have helped me reduce pain I was getting after trying lighter weight shoes like Adizero Tempo 5s in the past.
    I will be in the market for a new pair of longer distance road shoes, it’s good to know the GB7 will work so closely as the GB6.
    Any idea when you might get to review the GB8s? They look like they might have a few more subtle tweaks, and are a few grams lighter than the GB7.

    • Will be some time before we get to the GB8’s. Solereview’s capacity is only 4 reviews a month, and we still have a few more shoes to catch up on.

    • Renato Silvestri

      I received a pair of GB8 today and they are slightly narrower than the GB7 and also a little bit smaller. I tried a pair of the GB7 in a local store and they fit fine. I ordered the GB8 online in the same size, but these are to big. Compared to Nike, the Adidas website recommends different sizes for GB7 and GB8.

      The GB8 are lighter than the GB7 (around 10%), but still on the (very) heavy side.
      I ran a short time in it and must admit, that the boost material is impressive and the whole foot is well cushioned. The quality seems more than fine.

      What I don’t like about the shoe is the stiffness. I don’t know, if they need to break in, but since they seem to be pretty durable, I am not sure, if they ever will.

      So, unfortunately, I’m still looking for a new shoe to compete my first marathon. I have an old pair of Nike Pegasus 29, which I like the most out of all my shoes. but a 12 mm drop and a significant lack of cushioning in the front is – at least for me – not made for the long haul. Maybe I give the Air Zoom Elite 8 a try. (?)

      I love this website. Keep up the good work!

      • Interesting, thank you for the feedback. We’ve just got our hands on the GB8, so a full review will be upcoming sooner or later.

        Instead of the Zoom Elite 8 – which is way firmer than the Pegasus 29 – it might be a better idea to give the Vomero 10 a try.

        • Renato Silvestri

          Thank you for your answer. I tried the Vomero 9 and didn’t like the shoe at all. I’m not a heel striker, so the only thing that concerns me, is the Zoom unit in the front. In the Vomeros, I could feel the transition to it while running. And if the Elite is even firmer, I will probably skip this attempt.

  • Jeff

    I got the GB6 and it’s good and comfortable. The cushion is good and maybe good for heavy weight runners. I felt fast but in fact I ran slower when compared with the NB Vazee Pace and NB 1500. Now I wear them for daily walking purposes.

    • Thanks for the feedback – that just sounds about right.

  • Sotir

    One year, 200km road running. Still like new. Very very durable. I recommend to everyone. But i want to get away from Boost and try something else. NB Vazee Pace or Nike Free Rn distance.

    • Thank you for the pictures – anything particular you’re looking for in your next pair of shoes?

      • Sotir

        I want to try less weight shoes to see the difference. I was thinking about Nimbus but are to heavy but protective. So I’m thinking about NB Vazee Pace or Nike.

        • Try the Nike LunarTempo and New Balance 1500, then!

  • Jern Yen

    Hello! First of all, i am addicted to your website! such detailed analysis of a shoe is hard to come by! I have a question. I am deciding to purchase either this pair or the energy boost 2. please advice! thanks

    • What exactly do you are you looking for in a shoe? Cushioning, lightweight, etc.

      • Jern Yen

        In terms of stability and cushioning

        • Get the Supernova Glide Boost 7 or 8.

  • Ben

    Hi SR, I’m looking for a durable and comfy shoe for my daily routine, I walk 3 miles a day, thinking of getting this GB7 but so far my size is sold out! any idea GB8 is coming? is there any better picks? 🙂

    • GB8 is already out for a while now. Same ride, with some difference in upper.

      • Ben

        Betwee Vomero 10 and GB8, which 1 is better in terms of durability? I’m have a neutral pronation 🙂

        • The adidas Glide Boost 8 is much more durable.

  • Corneli Wilken

    Hi There

    I’m training for my first 2Oceans Ultra Marathon (56km). I would like to know what is the best running shoe for a marathon? I like soft cushioning but I’m afraid it will make me tired?


    • By tired, do you mean will it slow you down? The Glide Boost is not very soft, so that should not be a problem.

      Can’t say what a best running shoe marathon is, it depends from person to person. Which other shoes have you run a marathon in, and what did you like/didn’t like about them?

      • Corneli Wilken

        I’ve decided that I want to take either the Asics Cumulus 17 or Nimbus 17 I want a soft shoe but the Nimbus feel to soft as if I’m struggling to get off my feet. Is the Cumulus soft enough for a Marathon for example it will not hurt my feet after being 50km on my feet?

        • The Cumulus is a little firmer than the Nimbus, which is good. The Cumulus will work for marathons, yes, though not the most efficient.

          Will your feet hurt? Hard to say – it depends from runner to runner, and your physical conditioning.