Adidas adds blade technology to a running shoe

July 2nd, 2013

The Adidas Springblade is the brand’s latest step in the athletic technology evolution. Six years in the making, it’s the first running shoe with individually tuned blades designed to propel runners forward. Unlike standard EVA midsoles that deliver energy return in a vertical direction, Springblade features 16 forward angled blades made of high-tech polymer, which compresses and releases energy to create an efficient push-off.