Adidas has changed the way we will look at running by releasing the first running shoe with individually tuned blades created to propel runners forward using a high tech energy return system.
The new adidas Springblade features 16 front facing, angled polymer blades that are able to react to any environment by compressing and releasing energy to create an efficient push-off that can give you the feeling as if you are being “propeled” forward. Standard EVA midsoles usually deliver energy in a vertical direction giving a “lift’ and not a “push”. The adidas Springblade was also constructed to grip the top of each runners foot, causing a locking effect that helps harness the energy returned from the springs on the outsole.
Springblade is available for $180 on August 1 at adidas.com and retailers nationwide including Finish Line, Foot Locker, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Eastbay and select running specialty stores.