adidas Springblade now available in the Philippines
The adidas Springblade is a unique shoe designed and engineered for running. While it is not a huge departure from the more forward thinking shoe designs available out there, it definitely sets itself apart through its uniquely designed treads. Made of high tech polymer, 16 forward-angled, highly elastic blades compress and release energy to help propel the wearer forward, as if you were wearing springs under your feet.
While one can make an argument for “assistive” technology versus minimalist designs, it is exciting to see companies like adidas exerting effort to innovate and push footwear technology forward.
Early adopters will be happy to know that it is now available for purchase at adidas Bonifacio High Street, Mall of Asia, and Planet Sports Power Plant (Rockwell) the Philippines for 8995 pesos.
Full press release follows.
adidas unleashes explosive energy with Springblade
The only running shoe with innovative blade technology designed to help propel you forward
MANILA, Philippines – Today adidas launches Springblade in the Philippines, 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.
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. The highly elastic blades instantaneously react to any environment, compressing and releasing energy to create an efficient push-off that feels like you have springs under your feet.
“Springblade’s progressive look and blade technology are radically different than 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.”
Carnes continued, “Every aspect of Springblade is engineered to reflect extensive athlete insights to help make them better. For design inspiration, we drew upon everyday objects that deliver explosive energy return – everything from springboards to pole vaults and motorcycle suspensions.”
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.
“adidas is continuing to develop new innovations based on what athletes not only need but demand,” said Mikal Peveto, director of running at adidas America. “We know we have something special with BOOST cushioning introduced earlier this year and we’re confident Springblade will set us apart from the competition once again.”
Peveto continued, “Six years in the making, Springblade provides one of the highest energy returns in the industry.”
aIT (adidas Innovation Team) tested hundreds of materials to ensure each spring produced maximum energy efficiency with every step and conducted rigorous ballistics tests to maintain long-lasting durability. For top performance in all environments, Springblade is seven times more temperature resistant than shoes with adidas’ standard EVA cushioning.
Springblade is available for Php 8995 on February at adidas Bonifacio High Street, Mall of Asia and Planet Sports Power Plant (Rockwell).
adidas running innovates high performance footwear and apparel with easy to understand benefits to help athletes of every level get faster and better for their sport. For more information visit facebook.com/adidasPH.
Photos: adidas Springblade