Luckily, sneaker trends have shifted more towards comfort. I was in the market for some new kicks, and after reading my colleague Brad‘s 11 best late summer, early fall sneakers 2017 post I had my eye on the Adidas EQT Cushion ADV in Core Blue.

Unfortunately, all the colored editions were sold out everywhere so I ordered myself a pair in Core Black.

The word on the street is that these are possibly one of the most comfortable sneakers you can get. I happened to be covering The Meadows Music and Arts Festival and the kicks arrived just in time. Adidas designed these with comfort being the number one priority, so I tested them out during 9 hours of The Meadows.

Adidas EQT Cushion ADV Review


The Meadows took place at the parking lot of the New York Mets’ own Citi Field. Unlike most festivals which take place on fields, this was a concrete jungle which certainly will put more strain on your feet.

I arrived around noon and my task was to shoot bands at the 4 different stages of the festival till about 9pm.

My first impression of these running shoes were that they look stylish without being too sporty. This for me meant that I can rock these when doing something athletic and also throw them on with my jeans. I immediately felt that support from the cushion and they felt light on my feet.

Almost every sneaker I owned needed to be “broken in.” I usually have to wear them a few times before the materials loosen up and start “molding” to my feet. Even some discomfort is normal in the beginning, but these felt like they were a part of my feet.

The upper mesh was soft and super comfortable around my feet. I also noticed that there were only 4 rows of laces and they start much closer to the ankle than most sneakers. You want that support towards the ankle so this design made perfect sense.

Adidas EQT Cushion ADV Review


I wore these at The Meadows 2 days in a row, roughly 18 hours on concrete. I have to say these are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn. My feet were noticeably less tired than usual even after the second day. If comfort was Adidas’ priority, they certainly achieved that and it’s stylish to boot. I strongly recommend you pick up a pair!

Adidas EQT Cushion ADV Review