ADIDAS recently introduced Springblade, the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward
with one of the most effective energy returns in the industry.
This technically thrilling and radical design by adidas is carried by 16 forward angled blades made out of a high-tech polymer, as
to standard EVA midsoles that deliver energy return in a vertical direction. Springblade features highly elastic blades that
react to any environment, compressing and releasing energy to create an efficient push-off that feels like you have springs under
providing explosive energy.
“Springblade’s progressive look and blade technology are radically different from any running shoe ever created,” said James Carnes,
global creative director of performance at adidas. “At the same time, adidas’ goal is to create a beautiful performance shoe designed to
be simple and intuitive.”
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.
“It’s a unique and progressive technology that appeals to a consumer concerned with form, function and fashion said Philip Venter, Sports
Marketing Manager, Running and Training at adidas South Africa.
Springblade is now available for R 2 299.00, at adidas Concept stores nationwide and other selected retailers.