Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Adidas Supernova Control 7: Runner's Review

BEHOLD!! The unveiling of the Adidas Supernova Control 7!!!

It's really nothing much. Runners who are familiar with shoes can rest assured that anyone in this shoe won't be able to outrun them. These shoes are for flat footers. And flat footers are either slow runners or big runners (well, big runners are usually slow runners, so we're just slow). I have both traits, so thanks to Gregor Mendel, I am special.

This isn't the picture of my shoe. I got it from the inter web thingy. On the left is the model for men. You can clearly see the Pro-moderator thing-a-ma-jiggy at the arch of the shoe. A huge deal for over-pronators a.k.a. flat footers like me.

Footscan shows I have a severely over-pronating right foot (mmmm rocket science). So this shoe would not be able to correct my flat foot. But this is the best I can find on the local rack. So tiada rotan, akar juga berguna. But this is no ordinary akar. At RM399, it's more expensive than ginseng. Okay, maybe not ginseng, but tongkat ali definitely.

The moment I put it on, I can feel the support is there. My right ankle doesn't wobble as much when it lands. Good sign. But I still get some pain in the ankle. On the second run I modified the way I land my right foot to correct the slight wobble, but ended up over working my right leg, getting it into fatigue quickly. Tsk, there's motion control, but not enough.

The mesh top is superb. That and the roomy toe-room means it's literally cool to run in this shoe. The Ag ion which is said to be incorporated in the mesh (wooo, I got silver in my shoes) is supposed to keep the shoe nice on rosy. So far, it has been, but it's too early to tell.

Verdict: Flat footers with moderate weight and moderate over-pronation should get this pair. Severe over-pronators, it's back to the endless search of a better pair of shoes. says New Balance 1010 is the most suitable. Good luck finding it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

cantik kasut =p~

02 August, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo brader
nice shoes

02 August, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aku paka roda blade je weh. lancar je perjalanang. mung bulih jogging ke dapang atau kebelakang.
sedak weh!


09 August, 2006  
Blogger bola2api said...

good luck in finding suitable shoes..

when I was born, my legs were crooked. but alhamdulillah it was corrected when I'm still a baby.

Somehow, the crooked legs r a blessing. So far, if I happen to fall or 'terpeleot' kan my legs, they don't hurt so much.

Yg tensionnye, my Ferra shoes got bruised.. So, sakitnya terasa kat hati jer lah :)

10 August, 2006  
Blogger Azman said...

Kasut ni memang best. The silver ion really does work. Dah berbulan pakai, tak busuk pun. Haha. Tapi kalau hujan je la, cepat je basah.

13 November, 2006  

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