Live Better
 
 

Adidas Springblade review

They look like something from the sea floor, but their unique design will put a spring in your step.

The first thing you’ll notice about the striking adidas Springblade runner is, of course, the blades that make up the shoe’s midsole. Designed to provide ‘dynamic energy return’, the 16 leaf-shaped plastic blades are each carefully engineered at different angles and thicknesses to correspond to the position on the shoe. It’s a concept that was six years in the making, and the result is a comfortable, breathable, and ultimately energetic running experience.

For those of us less knowledgeable in the sports shoe world, running shoes usually have a foam midsole, which provides a cushiony vertical rebound. In contrast, the idea is that these high-tech polymer blades provide energy return in a forward direction, so that they propel you forward as you run.

Running in the Springblades is a light and bouncy experience, with great cushioning from impact and a definite springy feeling. The upper Techfit layering wraps comfortably around the shoe, and the air mesh tongue and collar make it very breathable. Whether you’re a serious runner or just like to jog along the beach, the feel of these runners on your feet offers great motivation. Plus, the slick, futuristic look and vibrant colour combinations will definitely draw attention.

adidas.com.au

Recommended Reading

Move to feel good: Michelle Bridges’ top exercise tips

Superstar trainer Michelle Bridges shares a few top tips.

Read more

What’s the deal with pre-workouts?

Do pre-workout supplements do everything they claim?

Read more

How can exercise help manage chronic illness?

How exercise can help manage diabetes and more.

Read more

Join the community: can group exercise improve your mental wellbeing?

Group exercise keeps us motivated, committed and connected

Read more

Make a splash: 5 ways to get better at swimming

Change up your swimming routine with these drills.

Read more

Dragons afloat! Here’s why you should try dragon boating

There’s a seat for everyone in the sport of dragon boating.

Read more

What is body composition and why does it matter?

Why body weight alone does always tell the whole story.

Read more

After injury: how to set recovery goals

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis explains her method.

Read more