I sadly retired my Adidas Supernova Glide 6 running shoes a month ago – boy, how I loved those funky colours – and replaced them with (yet) another pair of Adidas.
Their Ultra Boost.
The ritual “out with the old and in with the new photo” follows, a comparison which always makes me feel sorry for my old, well-loved, slightly battered looking, soon-to-be-discarded shoes.
Actually, rather than feeling sorry for my old shoes, I feel disloyal.
Disloyal, after hundreds of kilometres together.
The Ultra Boost are every bit as comfy and easy to wear as the Supernova Glide 6, but there is one thing I prefer in the latter – the fact that there is a tongue.
As opposed to a rounded, moulded shape – can you see from the photo below, that there isn’t a separate tongue per se?
It’s purely personal – I have a high instep, so the tongue fitting is easier to put on.
But that’s it, as far as “criticism” goes, and the lack of a tongue is hardly a criticism, to be honest.
Lovely cushion-y soles:
There is nothing like the first few runs with brand new shoes- you definitely feel as though you have a spring in your step.
The photo below shoes the difference in the soles of the 2 shoes
Prime-knit is used and makes for a snug, comfy fit.
Given the amount I’m running at the moment, these shoes are already well run in, after exactly a month. I’m taking part in a #100daysofrunning challenge which, for those of you who don’t know Delhi in the summer, is a major challenge. It is blazingly hot, the rains haven’t yet come, and so this challenge really pushes us all to get out there and run, 43C temperatures notwithstanding.
My first run in these new shoes was exactly a month ago on 4 May and today, 4 June, I have notched up some 235km already.
So, yes, I might only have had these shoes for a month, but I can safely claim that I like them and enjoy running in them.
I bought the shoes myself.