Back in 2021 I was invited to work with adidas to review some of their sports wear. Having never been a fan of big brands I was dubious at the time, but two years later I’ve worn most of those items to death! The sports bra in particular has become a staple for every bit of exercise I do. I became an adidas convert sold by the comfort, practicality and (general) affordability of their gear. I was thrilled to be approached by the brand again earlier this year to be invited to join their adidas Blogger Community with the purpose of writing regular reviews of their products. Here, I review a selection of their running pieces including trainers, socks, shorts and vest. I’m no pro. I just love being outside and active. No pretending here, reviews are all genuine and from the point of view of an every day runner.
Supernova Shoes £42.50 (reduced from £85)
I have horrible feet. It’s a sad fact. I have collapsed arches, bunions and a gammy toe nail that comes off from time to time. Pretty. It’s made me really nervous about buying new running shoes. I have had bought the same pair on repeat for a number of years as they seem to mould well to my funny feet. So the Supernova were a gamble. I chose them because the mesh material looks very forgiving for wider feet and I was hoping BOOST heel cushioning might support my arches.
I’ve been running in the Supernova’s for a good month now and I’m loving them. I’ve added an insole to support my arches which has created a more custom fit. The outer material has accommodated my wide feet without any rubbing or blisters. I’ve had a couple of episodes where my toes have gone slightly numb on longer runs but I’m hoping this is will ease as the shoes mould to my shape. After 3 years of running I’ve not reverted back to my old shoes and that’s a massive win in my eyes. Super-nova’s indeed!
I learnt pretty quickly when I started running that thigh chafing can absolutely destroy the joy of a good run. I always look for shorts with an underlayer to protect from rubbing. The Run Fast 2-in-1 shorts are an absolute dream to wear. They feel really light weight but fit securely around the wait, so no riding down. They have snug pockets that fit your keys or phone with a zip on one for extra security. I love the design and colour – so refreshing to have something other than pink or black in my running wardrobe!
Something I always look to avoid in a new vest is gaping at the side. I’ve bought several vests in the past that have left me feeling self conscious because they expose too much skin around the arms and chest. I’m happy to say the Adizero Running Tank does not do this. This vest fits well allowing it to feel light weight without being exposing. I wear it with the Ultimate Bra which really compliments the racer style back straps. The material (awesome design again) uses Areoready technology allowing sweat to be whipped away from the skin whilst you work out. Best of all, as with so many of the adidas range, this vest of made from 100% recycled materials. What’s not to love?
Performance Graphic Quarter Socks £7.80 (Reduced from £13)
I mean, I’m not sure there’s much to say about a pair of socks – bit these are rather lovely. They’re not as thick as some of my other running socks which, with my wide feet I much prefer. They feel light weight and bouncy under foot and the seams don’t rub. Another welcome addition to my running wardrobe.
Disclosure: I was kindly sent the listed items for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.