Adidas Unveils Springblade, a Crazy, Revolutionary New Shoe

  • GearHead
  • Jeremy Repanich
  • June 25, 2013, 3:17 PM

You'd be excused if you thought the shoe above looked a little crazy. If not crazy, you could definitely call the Adidas Springblade different than most any shoe we've seen. In some ways, the shoe has thrown out 30 years of shoe technology to try something completely different.

Over six years of development, the Adidas Innovation Team tried a series of designs and tweaks to create this shoe with 16 polymer blades that replace the foam midsoles that have been a staple of running shoes for more than three decades. The idea is that the blades are more durable than the foam, maintain their shape better in varying temperature conditions and provide better energy return than normal shoes.

The Springblade will be out in August and will retail for $180. Let us know what you think of the design in the comments below? Do you think it's weird, cool, ugly or all three!

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Shut up!!!! Man These shoes are amazing... I could cry right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! AUGHHHHH I LOVE THESE!!! LOL

Those are AWESOME shoes!!!!!! I have to get a pair!!!!!!

Very well agreed, they'd be cooler if they were blue.

They are probably gonna be expensive

Do they make you jump higher or just look cool? They are perfect for track.

I like them. But I like the crazy quicks better.

Not bad. Not for me though.

They look awesome. I would get a pair but too much for a risky shoe with new unproved technology.

I'm a runner, and I know what features running shoes should have to be perfect. This is the revolution of shoes. A little pricy though!

weird, cool, terrible looking

They are cool, but terrible?! I think they are awesome!!!

It's so awesome, I totally want it!

I think they are cool, but they should be blue.

I think red is the color... It is my favorite color

Very well agreed, with blue, they'd we great. But should be more expensive.

Way cooler blue.

Agreed. I bet they would be way cooler if they were blue.

i think they look awesome I am definitely getting a pair in august

First! I think this shoe is just Plain Strange! It's pretty cool though, I'm just not sure how it works!

well said buddy well said

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