Adidas Springblade Shoe

Posted on Jun 26 2013 - 9:55am by Lisa C.

Adidas Springblade Shoe

As a kid I always thought I could run faster and jump higher when I got a new pair of shoes.  I am imagesure 99% of that magic feeling was just in my head, the good old fashioned placebo effect. 


The Adidas Springblade ($180) might actually make you run faster, this time for real.  Adidas has added "blades" that are tilted backwards and are supposed to propel the runner forward.  Assuming they come in other colors I might try them out when they are released (August 1st)

Unlike standard EVA midsoles that deliver energy return in a vertical direction, Springblade features 16 forward angled blades made out of a high-tech polymer. The highly elastic blades instantaneously react to any environment, compressing and releasing energy to create an efficient push-off that feels like you have springs under your feet. Each blade is precisely tuned in geometry, thickness and position for each phase of a runner’s stride to provide support and a full range of movement. Additionally, Springblade’s flexible construction was designed to hug the top of a runner’s foot, locking it in to harness the energy returned from the springs on the outsole.


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