My Adidas Supernovas (I think this is what they`re called) are still in one piece after 6 months training and washing machine torture. The main problem at this stage is that the grip on the ball of the foot has mostly worn away. I took a spill on a precision last week due to sheer lack of friction. It was a muddy log so maybe not all the shoe`s fault. Over all I am really chuffed with the durability.
Their strong point technically as well as being bomb proof is the forefoot cushioning, it`s average thickness but absorbs a lot of shock. This might not be to everyone`s taste but I find it perfect for quiet landings and bouncy wall runs. It seems to help me transition into a roll somehow too. Flexibility is a weakness,they`re bendy at the toe for wall runs but I`d be more confident around rails in other shoes. As a result I am pretty scared of rail precisions. The price is also a weakness, though the durability helps to offset this.
Other good points are light weight and the most secure fit of any shoe I`ve ever owned, they never move around my foot at all. I`d recommend them for parkour. The grip was good when they were new and lasted up to now. I will be replacing them soon because of the grip problem but my next pair will probably be something similar.
They are best suited for wider feet, my feet are too wide for most brands which is one reason why I stick to Adidas. I also own a super-lightweight pair by Adidas called Ace Zero or something similar. They are seriously feather light, but I prefer the feel of the Supernovas. I might just not have broken the other pair in properly though, I will start wearing them again when I go home and reclaim them.
Last edited by Crayfish
on Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:40 pm, edited 7 times in total.