adidas Springblade – Officially Unveiled

June 24, 2013 BY / 22

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adidas bills their iconoclastic new Springblade as “the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward.” A novel approach to maximizing stride efficiency trades a traditional midsole for sixteen angular polymer blades that compress and capture energy, propelling you into your next step.


Radically different from what we expect from running shoes, this new Three Stripes design is one of the most intriguing new designs from a young decade that’s already given us ZigTech and ATV lugs; where does the adidas Springblade stand among the most innovative runners ever released?  We’ll have a better idea of the answer when after six years in the making, the Springblade debuts Thursday, August 1st for $180.

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22 comments
Jokoko
Jokoko

Adidas are definitely lost in the SneakerGame. They try to release innovative stuffs to convince people that they're still alive but they forgot a small detail: It's fuckin' UGLY!!!!!!

You guys'd better develop some nice CW for the Adidas Forums!

89fiveohgt
89fiveohgt

$180 for some Adidas come on bro

Gorio Knows
Gorio Knows

wear this on a mud run and all problem in the world will be yours once you got home!.. #promise

tiisetso1989
tiisetso1989

WTF is this???  lol, i definitely won't be caught wearing this sneaker

todosho
todosho

looks like someone has been jumping in their moon boots a lot

wcwktb
wcwktb

this is gonna tear someone's ACL I know it

mistermark77
mistermark77

Holy gimmick Batman. Also, if you always wanted to be the worlds biggest heelstriker, now's your chance!

neto19
neto19

i think they're inspired by the prosthetics, as the used by Pistorius, lets put a lot of those in a sole and see what happens. 

EvilRamen
EvilRamen

Glad to see adidas bringing new tech to footwear instead to just focusing on retroing everything.

JFresh_136
JFresh_136

If they make me run like Bolt then it's a done deal

cohee1ak
cohee1ak

Looks like some mighty stupid technology

QKicks
QKicks

I want to try these out I need a different color way

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