The adidas Springblade is here with he latest technology from the german brand is here and we’re ready to review its features. Designed to be a high tech, performance running shoe with top class energy efficiency, the Adidas Springblade Running Shoe has certainly made an impact since its release.
The design team at Adidas reportedly spent six years developing the Springblade, which was launched in 2013. It follows up on a number of innovative footwear models developed by the brand, which are intended to give runners an edge in their performance. What sets the Adidas Springblade apart from other running shoes is the set of strategically placed elastic blades on the sneaker’s outsole, which are said to aid in quick propulsion and give the wearer the feeling of literally gliding along on springs. Springboards and the pole vault apparatus are said to be behind the shoe’s inspiration and that might be true based on the initial bounce experienced from putting on the Springblade.
In addition to the innovative blades on the bottom of the sneaker (which number a total of 16), the Springblade also comes with design elements that enhance the comfort, flexibility and fit it offers. To begin with, the upper consists of a new TechFit material, along with a mesh tongue, both of which combine to hug the feet in comfort while providing breathability. There is no EVA, a material that has become the standard in midsole cushioning. Instead, the blades underfoot provide all the cushioning and shock absorbance needed and seem to do a good job of it too.Aesthetically, the Adidas Springblade Running shoes are eye-catching, being available in a number of vibrant color ways.
A snug fit that prevents the athlete’s feet from moving around is a desirous feature of any running shoe and Adidas seems to nail that aspect in the Springblade. Despite its unusual stance, due to the underfoot blades, the sneaker seems to conform to any foot type for a superb fit and ride.
Probably the only drawback to the sneaker’s design, the Springblade is heavier than most runners in its class. However, the propulsion and performance it promises could possibly make up for this.