Adidas Springblade...A new era in the running world

The german manufacturer revealed it’s latest running shoes, the Springblade

The Adidas Innovation Team (AIT) spent six years developing the Springblade and testing different materials to determine which ones would provide the greatest durability and energy efficiency.

In total, each Springblade shoe has 16 blades on the bottom, all set so they quickly compress and release energy. They’re also angled to give a runner greater forward momentum, unlike most running shoes which tend to spring back in a vertical direction.

The Adidas Springblade shoes are set to hit store shelves starting August 1st at a price of US$180.

I am more of a Nike running shoes fan ( I love the Nike free trainer 5.0), but I have to admit that I like the unconventional design of this shoe, and I will definitely try it out for a run.

What are you thoughts on this shoe ?