The Adidas EQT Support primeknit trainers are super comfortable to wear for all day mileage on the move. Arch support gives better motion comfort, while the primeknit material keeps impact minimal and your feet breathable. A striking design that modernises the iconic 3-stripe logo seamlessly into the EQT range, these slick footwear are bringing sexy back to Adidas Originals.
I was immediately drawn to the EQT Support primeknit range because of the breathable and flex material for day-to-day wear. They’re easy to slip on as they break away from traditional firm shoes that hold their structure. These contour around your feet, which make putting them on not only a breeze, but well-fitted for narrow and wide feet. They wrap kindly around your feet, lightweight and breathable as I work my way around London underground stations and weave between the populous of the bustling city.
I like to walk where I can which means hours and hours on my feet. For long mileage on street pavements, the Adidas EQT Support primeknit perform great. Each step as light on the balls on the feet, while the arch support gives extra push lifting off the ground for added momentum. The elongated base of the sole gives additional spread of your body weight to reduce the pressure on key points of the feet like traditional shoes.
The primeknit version allow the feet extra ventilation to keep sweat and moisture build-up to a minimal. Stripes are prominently featured in the design here, stretching the yellow primeknit stripes into the sole of a more rugged material and in traditional white. The primeknit then has alternating stripes from the lower sides to the rear in white and grey fashion, a monochrome palette in this colourway only disturbed by the un-apologetically vibrant yellow seen at the bottom of the solo for contrast.
The black spine on the back of the trainers keep the primeknit structure together, imprinted with 'EQT support'. A nice loop on the top makings the taking of action easier to slip-on and off at will. The mid-level trainers are above ankle by design, though take caution if wearing ankle socks.
Unfortunately for me, after a few days the spine would rub against my heel, making it discomforting and digging into my skin. Such a shame as I really enjoy wearing the pair. A workaround was to fold the spine down which worked wonders or to wear mid-level and above socks which is also not a problem.
That was my recent experience after going on a jog and never had a single problem with heel rubbing or skin-peeling. With that in mind, my leisurely jog was very comfortable on the feet and the arch support gave me extra lift on my foot push off the ground. It's in the instance of wearing ankle or no-socks that they let me down by design, but this is a subjective experience to the shape of their feet and ankles who may not experience it whatsoever. But it was worth noting in my experience with the Adidas EQT Support Primeknit.
I really love the Adidas EQT Support primeknit. Over time, I've opted for more minimal and toned-down designs. However, these pair of trainers bring a touch of statement and flair in a modern and functional form of footwear. If you're looking for comfort, the primeknit versions of the EQT are the way to go. They are simply more comfortable and breathable to wear all day long. Check out the low-cut EQTs if you're concerned about the heel rubbing I experienced and see which type works best for you.
Adidas Primeknit EQT Support
A striking design that modernises the iconic 3-stripe logo seamlessly into the EQT range, these slick footwear are bringing sexy back to Adidas Originals.