Once a "sneaker-head" or probably still am, there are few sneakers out there that seem to really impress me these days. Nike has a new sole out about every month. I add a new pair to my collection about every month or 2, usually Nike because I like to run in them. But classic Adidas, I mean classic shell-toes, Top Tens, original Rod Laver's, etc. are pairs I will never get rid of. By the way, for many of you that don't know, the sole of the shoe is the only patentable part of the sneaker, unless in a very rare occasion some super innovative top is created. But this new Springblade by Adidas has really caught my eye. It's innovative design is something really unique and different.
It looks a little corny, but I bet it feels amazing to walk or run in. "It's the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward. 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."
"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."
"Springblade is seven times more temperature resistant than shoes with adidas’ standard EVA cushioning. Springblade is available for $180 USD on August 1 at adidas.com and retailers nationwide."