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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
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Springblade Shoes
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Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Coming for YOU I can only be honest when I first opened the box I knew that every kid on the team was going to envy me. These shoes are the BOMB! My first words were DAAAAAANG. They are light, soft, comfortable, hip, unique and awesome. My coach tried to buy them right off my feet but I told him not today no way! When practice started, I bolted like Usain. I feel unstoppable! This season is going to be filled with leaps and bounds and I will finish first every time. Adidas have given me that extra push I needed. The blades give me extra support but most of all a spring in every step. I am almost 6feet tall and the blades never sway ...full support no matter what. Cross-country, track and football watch out, these shoes are going to be used for them all. My other running shoes are in the past never again will I wear anything for my sports but the SPRINGBLADES. I am getting all colors. Look out for me-- I’M COMING FOR YOU!! August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best High Tech Running Shoe Ever!!! When I first saw the email from Adidas about getting a free pair of running sneakers to try for promotion, I was like, why not it is probably some weird shoe anyway. When the box came and I opened it up I was in awe! my son and my wife was amazed and wanted a pair themselves. I immediately try them on and take them on a test run. Adidas, you guys hit this one out of the park. They were comfortable, fit nice and snug and add energy to my step believe it or not. During my half mile test run I understand why it was called Springblade because with every step I was catapulted to the next step like I was on a trampoline. The best running sneakers ever!! At the gym everyone was asking me where I got it and how much it cost. I would smile and say it was free from Adidas for a test trial and it will be on sale next month. They all think the blades underneath looked really cool and wanted to know how they feel. Of course, it got rave reviews from me because I just love these Springblades. It was like a buss was developing in the gym people would point and steer like I was wearing some futuristic high tech running shoes that they can't have, and they were right. It is awesome!! I did find that if you run through mud cleaning the blades is a bit tedious but all else is great that is why I give it five stars. It is light, innovative,comfortable, good looking and performs great on the track. Best High Running Shoes Ever!! July 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Shoe For the Right Audience I am very excited to be able to test out and review the new Springblade and hope I have this opportunity for other models as well (HEY ADIDAS…I WOULD LOVE TO REVIEW THE ADIOS BOOST!) I run two marathons a year and log about 60 miles a week during training. I am also a bigger runner at 6’2 200lbs. My preference for running shoes has evolved over the last three years as I have looked for a model that encourages mid-foot striking while combining enough support to protect my feet at the end of a race when my form is not the best. I was running in the Adidas Adios 2, which is the fastest and lightest shoe I have ever worn. I cut 10 minutes off my PR at the Chicago Marathon last fall wearing this model. However, it is more of a racing flat, and at my size, my feet started to break down solely wearing this for training and the actual race. When Adidas came out with the Energy Boost, I was skeptical given the efficiency of this new technology, however, it is the best shoe I have ever worn. I train for and run the races in it and cut another 10 minutes off my PR to 3:10 at a marathon last Memorial Day. It is light, responsive and truly does return energy better than the standard EVA foam. The upper does fit tight, but I like it. If you like a more loose fit, order a half size up as recommended by Adidas. Anyways, I am not here to review the Boost. I commend Adidas for thinking outside of the box and creating new technology for better energy return out of its shoes. Overall, I think that the Springblade is a good shoe, but for the right audience. Out of the box I noticed the flashy design, which is currently the trend with running shoes. The shoe feels very sturdy and the blades on the bottom are much stronger than I anticipated. It fits more loosely than other models I have worn, and Adidas recommends that you order a half size down. I didn’t, and my feet shifted around a bit during my first run so I would recommend doing so if you want a more traditional fit. One thing I didn’t like is there is no place to put your GPS foot pod under the sole of the shoe given the blades underneath, but you can always secure your foot pod on your laces. I just prefer to have mine in the shoe. I first tested them out on a 5-mile run, and the shoe seemed very clunky in comparison to what I am use to. I could never really get into a groove and go into cruise control like I do with the Boost. Typically, I do long runs, which I do not feel this shoe is made for so I decided to test out different scenarios so I could give an honest review. I ran slow, medium and fast paces, as well as straight sprints to get a good feel for this shoe. On the slow to medium paces, the shoe felt very heavy and unstable. Obviously, this is due to the fact I normally run in lighter shoes and probably should have ordered a size down, but I don’t think sizing would have made much difference in this case. However, on the faster pace and sprints, the shoe came to life and the explosive energy was evident. As for the blades, they felt very stable although I could feel one of them digging into my foot on the right side. I am not sure how many miles you will be able to get out of this shoe because I won’t do the bulk of my training in it. However, if I had to guess, I would say you could get over 400 miles although it obviously depends on the durability of the blades. As I said above, I think that the Springblade is a good shoe, but for the right audience. In my opinion, it is not a long-distance shoe and would not be a good choice to train for or run a marathon in. However, it is a good shorter distance shoe and would probably be better off utilized for speed work although it would be hard to justify the $180 price tag for this alone. For the type of runner I am, the Energy Boost is a great shoe, but still a little bulky. When the Adios Boost comes out on October 1, I think that it will be a perfect balance of a lighter shoe that can be used for both training (all types of runs and speed work) as well as the marathon, coupled with the support of the new boost technology. August 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Interior is lacking... Now that I have road tested it, I can say that I am a little bit disappointed. While I did feel the "spring" in every stride, it wasn't too comfortable on the inside. Have you guys taken out the thin insole? Did you feel the "polymer material" under it? It's hard as a prosthesis. There wasn't enough cushion on the plantar aspect of our foot (sole). I was feeling that as if I was stepping on hard plastic each time! And that is what the "springblades" are made of. I made a late reading about the shoes that in buying it, we should get a half-size smaller. And "this" may be the reason why. While I got my real size, I wore a pair of runner's socks which is basically thin and it hides just below the ankle. While I am contemplating on returning this, it might not be accepted anymore since it's already used. My options are 1) to wear a thicker pair of socks or 2) find a suitable insole that will provide the cushion that I need. Each time the blades hit the concrete pavement, you will obviously hear the sound of "plastic" even though each blade is layered with a thin rubber slate. Really annoying. While I do praise it COSMETICALLY, and it does ROCK the image, it lacks enough cushion interiorly which translates comfort and safety. For a $180 - $200 shoes, I can't justify to spend more money to find me insoles to get the comfort that I needed. But I'm stuck with it... August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Sprung... As an avid runner, and someone who tended to favor Adidas running shoes beforehand, I had already reserved high expectations for the Springblade. Then I was chosen and contacted by Adidas.com to be an early recipient & reviewer of the Springblade shoes. So even though I was excited, I curved the expectations down to the point of being skeptic of whether a new sneaker can possibly add any extra dimensions of performance during my workouts. That was until I actually received the sneaker, tried them on, and gave them a test run. Upon trying them on, I noticed the fit & comfort to be very accommodating off the bat, as opposed to some running shoes that may require a "break in" period. The Springblades felt ready immediately. They were shockingly more flexible than I expected being that the springblade sole seems to be quite firm. From the toe to the heel, I'd say the shoe is an easy wear. Not too narrow, as I know that a lot of runners tend to complain with most true running sneakers. The Springblades felt true to size. And I'm a guy who will even insert an extra insole for maximum comfort...that wasn't a problem with the Springblades with or without. My first view of the Infrared model really got me excited with the boldness of the colorway. Not many have to courage or feel the need to sport such a daring look during workouts. But the color works perfect with the unique blades at the bottom of the shoe, and compliments most workout wear. It's a sneaker made to turn heads from a style point of view, especially during the casual wear of it outside of your workout run or the gym. It just looks funky! The compliments keep coming as I've described the Springblade as a time traveler's sneaker by Adidas to all those who've asked. After my first outdoor test run of about 6.5 miles, I was left very impressed! And still with enough energy for a quick gym workout since there was little foot and leg fatigue that I felt was due to the Springblades. It was almost as if I was cheating during my gamut of test run intervals of jogging, timed run and a few wind sprints...the blades aborbed a lot of impact and limited my leg muscle exhaustion and went very easy on my foot arches. On a mid 80s degree day, I noticed the shoes were very breathable. My feet stayed cool, which spells comfort, and that lends to a longer, effective workout. It just feels like a well constructed, high quality shoe all around. Also, I've made sure that I tested them on multiple surfaces, ie running trail, asphalt, concrete, and as of late the treadmill. The shoes have held their own... Now for the sake of objectivety, I must say that the Springblade is not the lightest shoe I've ever run in. It's probably not ideal for those runners who are seriously looking to cut down on your run times...in my opinion this sneaker is best served as a complete workout shoe. Meaning, if you're looking to get in a quality endurance run, then maybe hit the gym to complete your regimen, or even to just take it easy and casually kick around...the Springblade will be more than serviceable. I'd highly recommend it if it's within your budget. Fortunately for me, Adidas hooked me up with my pair for free...so I'll definitley have this pair in my workout rotation until they give out. However I'm already eyeing a new pair in a different colorway! Thanks again Adidas for the hook up and I hope this review is useful to all prospective buyers...PEACE! August 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice, but not for us We had just recently sprung for the Boost shoes, but when we got the chance to get a free pair of Springblades to test we figured 'why not?' My wife and I are almost the same size, so we each took a go. Look- The brightest shoes we've ever seen, a passing car won't miss you! The blades were quite a surprise upon first glance (and a point of interest by those all around). Its got a breathable mesh and feels instantly comfortable when put on. The blade quality was a bit of a concern but no worries as they're well attached, strong, and flexible all at once. Fit- They fit true to size, maybe a bit on the long side. Wear/Effect- Neither my wife nor I are big runners usually 1-2 miles at a time and not as often as we'd like to, so if you're looking for hardcore testing it's not us. Previously we've enjoyed the Boosts for their instant comfort with no break-in needed and were curious how the Springblades would do. On my test run I did a mile jog/run and found they left me with shin splints and little 'explosive propelling energy'. But I found that the faster I ran, to the point of sprinting, the better it felt. Short sprints felt so smooth as if I was gliding along the ground... no hard foot falls, the blades bouncing feet and giving comfort from the hard ground. With more breaking in, I have a feeling they'll get more comfortable for runs, but for now our Boosts give more consistent comfort for our all-around fitness needs. Wondering how they handle day to day? My wife thought they looked really unique and wore them to work (standing for many hours) without any comfort issues. Overall: We are casual joggers for the most part, so potential buyers keep that in mind. These are high-quality, incredibly unique shoes that really shine when sprinting! I wouldn't say they gave me boosts of energy, but the space the blades create from the ground make you feel like you're running on air. Not a sprinter? Jogging was not too comfortable for me, but I imagine if you spend time really breaking them in, it would help a lot. While not its primary function it's nice to know that they're cool looking and comfy enough to casually wear too. But for us, the time to break-in and our lack of regular running leads us to like the Boosts more (for their no-break-in-needed and instant comfort). To say simply... Casual jogger/gym user - I say go Boost Serious runner/sprinter - go Springblade August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST SHOES I EVER HAD! I want to Thank you addidas for sending me Springblade shoes. When I first open the the box, my first reaction was this shoes are looking great, the bright and orange color shoes. I put those shoes on, and my first reaction was that this are the best shoes I ever had. As a runner I look for shows that are relaxing to my hill. I have to say it feel really comfortable, Thanks to the Energy Blades that i dont feel the hard ground. on my last five minutes on the treadmill I try to run fastest I can I run between 8.2 to 12.5 on the treadmill , and I can just feel that the blades are giving me the energy boost. The shoes are very light weight. When I went to gym, people tell me "where did you get these nice shoes" "This shoes look good on you" "can I see the bottom of this shoes" it gets people attention. I would reccommend this proudect to all the runner. your money will wroth it. again Thanks Addias for giving me this opporunity to review your shoes its my honor! ADIDAS THE BEST! August 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Major Design Flaw!!!! This is my second pair in 2 months and not because I love them that much! I returned the first pair after 3 weeks due to the joint on the soul coming apart!! First of all why is the soul in two pieces? So I ordered another pair and after a week, this pair is coming apart as well! They are very comfortable but obviously can't hold up to any stress. I have recommended these to many people and a co-worker ordered them and his are coming apart too! I am going to assume if the 3 pairs that I know of have had this problem then it must be all of them. I am very disapointed that for 180 dollars these weren't thoroughly tested and this weakness corrected before they released them!!!! Buy them if you want but you will be sending them back, guaranteed!! October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great unique shoe I'm so glad Adidas sent me the email to test out their new shoes for free! As soon as I put them on and started walking around I could feel the difference compared to other running shoes. The energy blades really do give you more power. The last few months I've been really close to being able to dunk a basketball. I put on the springblades and walked outside and dunked with ease! They look good and feel great while running. Me and my team run the red rocks amphitheater every Tuesday and Thursday and any Colorado native knows that is very difficult. The energy blades really gave me that extra boost to get up those big steps. One downside is they do get dirty easily but that's the same as any shoe. For any runner I highly recommend the springblades! July 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not the shoe for me I had the honor of testing the Springblade before the official release. This was the first time I had the opportunity to take part in testing a new running product, so I was very excited. I've been running with Adidas shoes for about 4 years now. I started with the Supernova Sequence, and after losing some weight and changing my running form, I felt I needed a shoe which was less firm. I decided to try the Adidas Energy Boost. These shoes have made running even more enjoyable, which I really didn't think was possible. I was very interested to see how this newer technology in the Springblade would stack up against the Boost, which is quite new itself. Adidas sent me size 12. I wear a size 12.5 in the Energy Boost, but I requested a 12 in the Springblade, because the Springblade was supposed to fit truer to size like the Supernova Sequence. Unfortunately, it didn't. The 12 was actually too long for me. I contacted the Adidas customer service department, and they quickly sent me another pair in 11.5, along with a label to Fedex the 12's back at no cost to me. The 11.5 seemed to fit much better. I laced them up and took them for a 3 mile run. In my opinion, one of the most noticeable differences between the Boost and Springblade was a feeling of disconnect with the ground. One of the many qualities I love about the Boost is the fact that I can feel the ground and easily make adjustments to my feet and form, while feeling cushion and support at the same time. I felt mostly support and plastic while running with the Springblade, and it seemed more laborious to pick up my feet. I felt like I was running in a taller, stranger version of the Supernova Sequence. I was wearing no show socks, and the top of the heel dug into the inside of my ankle, which caused a small blister. After finishing the 3 mile run, I wasn't too impressed, but I wasn't going to give up on them. I decided to wear quarter length socks; I thought maybe I got blisters because the shoes were new. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. The heels of the shoes continued to dig into my ankles. It seems that the tops of the heels are higher than the Boost, or perhaps the Springblade is just not the shoe for my foot. Neither an 11.5 or a 12 worked. After running a total of 7 miles in the Springblades, I decided to ditch the pain. I couldn't wait to get back into my Boosts. On a positive note, they seem to be very well-made for those who may find them to be a good fit. It seems like this shoe might be good for someone who needs more support and structure. Additionally, the Adidas customer service team was fantastic. They went above and beyond to try and get the right shoe on me, so I could do a proper review. I really wanted to give the shoe a thumbs up, but I also have to be honest. The Energy Boost is still, by far, the best shoe I've ever owned. July 30, 2013
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Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Coming for YOU I can only be honest when I first opened the box I knew that every kid on the team was going to envy me. These shoes are the BOMB! My first words were DAAAAAANG. They are light, soft, comfortable, hip, unique and awesome. My coach tried to buy them right off my feet but I told him not today no way! When practice started, I bolted like Usain. I feel unstoppable! This season is going to be filled with leaps and bounds and I will finish first every time. Adidas have given me that extra push I needed. The blades give me extra support but most of all a spring in every step. I am almost 6feet tall and the blades never sway ...full support no matter what. Cross-country, track and football watch out, these shoes are going to be used for them all. My other running shoes are in the past never again will I wear anything for my sports but the SPRINGBLADES. I am getting all colors. Look out for me-- I’M COMING FOR YOU!! August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best High Tech Running Shoe Ever!!! When I first saw the email from Adidas about getting a free pair of running sneakers to try for promotion, I was like, why not it is probably some weird shoe anyway. When the box came and I opened it up I was in awe! my son and my wife was amazed and wanted a pair themselves. I immediately try them on and take them on a test run. Adidas, you guys hit this one out of the park. They were comfortable, fit nice and snug and add energy to my step believe it or not. During my half mile test run I understand why it was called Springblade because with every step I was catapulted to the next step like I was on a trampoline. The best running sneakers ever!! At the gym everyone was asking me where I got it and how much it cost. I would smile and say it was free from Adidas for a test trial and it will be on sale next month. They all think the blades underneath looked really cool and wanted to know how they feel. Of course, it got rave reviews from me because I just love these Springblades. It was like a buss was developing in the gym people would point and steer like I was wearing some futuristic high tech running shoes that they can't have, and they were right. It is awesome!! I did find that if you run through mud cleaning the blades is a bit tedious but all else is great that is why I give it five stars. It is light, innovative,comfortable, good looking and performs great on the track. Best High Running Shoes Ever!! July 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Shoe For the Right Audience I am very excited to be able to test out and review the new Springblade and hope I have this opportunity for other models as well (HEY ADIDAS…I WOULD LOVE TO REVIEW THE ADIOS BOOST!) I run two marathons a year and log about 60 miles a week during training. I am also a bigger runner at 6’2 200lbs. My preference for running shoes has evolved over the last three years as I have looked for a model that encourages mid-foot striking while combining enough support to protect my feet at the end of a race when my form is not the best. I was running in the Adidas Adios 2, which is the fastest and lightest shoe I have ever worn. I cut 10 minutes off my PR at the Chicago Marathon last fall wearing this model. However, it is more of a racing flat, and at my size, my feet started to break down solely wearing this for training and the actual race. When Adidas came out with the Energy Boost, I was skeptical given the efficiency of this new technology, however, it is the best shoe I have ever worn. I train for and run the races in it and cut another 10 minutes off my PR to 3:10 at a marathon last Memorial Day. It is light, responsive and truly does return energy better than the standard EVA foam. The upper does fit tight, but I like it. If you like a more loose fit, order a half size up as recommended by Adidas. Anyways, I am not here to review the Boost. I commend Adidas for thinking outside of the box and creating new technology for better energy return out of its shoes. Overall, I think that the Springblade is a good shoe, but for the right audience. Out of the box I noticed the flashy design, which is currently the trend with running shoes. The shoe feels very sturdy and the blades on the bottom are much stronger than I anticipated. It fits more loosely than other models I have worn, and Adidas recommends that you order a half size down. I didn’t, and my feet shifted around a bit during my first run so I would recommend doing so if you want a more traditional fit. One thing I didn’t like is there is no place to put your GPS foot pod under the sole of the shoe given the blades underneath, but you can always secure your foot pod on your laces. I just prefer to have mine in the shoe. I first tested them out on a 5-mile run, and the shoe seemed very clunky in comparison to what I am use to. I could never really get into a groove and go into cruise control like I do with the Boost. Typically, I do long runs, which I do not feel this shoe is made for so I decided to test out different scenarios so I could give an honest review. I ran slow, medium and fast paces, as well as straight sprints to get a good feel for this shoe. On the slow to medium paces, the shoe felt very heavy and unstable. Obviously, this is due to the fact I normally run in lighter shoes and probably should have ordered a size down, but I don’t think sizing would have made much difference in this case. However, on the faster pace and sprints, the shoe came to life and the explosive energy was evident. As for the blades, they felt very stable although I could feel one of them digging into my foot on the right side. I am not sure how many miles you will be able to get out of this shoe because I won’t do the bulk of my training in it. However, if I had to guess, I would say you could get over 400 miles although it obviously depends on the durability of the blades. As I said above, I think that the Springblade is a good shoe, but for the right audience. In my opinion, it is not a long-distance shoe and would not be a good choice to train for or run a marathon in. However, it is a good shorter distance shoe and would probably be better off utilized for speed work although it would be hard to justify the $180 price tag for this alone. For the type of runner I am, the Energy Boost is a great shoe, but still a little bulky. When the Adios Boost comes out on October 1, I think that it will be a perfect balance of a lighter shoe that can be used for both training (all types of runs and speed work) as well as the marathon, coupled with the support of the new boost technology. August 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Interior is lacking... Now that I have road tested it, I can say that I am a little bit disappointed. While I did feel the "spring" in every stride, it wasn't too comfortable on the inside. Have you guys taken out the thin insole? Did you feel the "polymer material" under it? It's hard as a prosthesis. There wasn't enough cushion on the plantar aspect of our foot (sole). I was feeling that as if I was stepping on hard plastic each time! And that is what the "springblades" are made of. I made a late reading about the shoes that in buying it, we should get a half-size smaller. And "this" may be the reason why. While I got my real size, I wore a pair of runner's socks which is basically thin and it hides just below the ankle. While I am contemplating on returning this, it might not be accepted anymore since it's already used. My options are 1) to wear a thicker pair of socks or 2) find a suitable insole that will provide the cushion that I need. Each time the blades hit the concrete pavement, you will obviously hear the sound of "plastic" even though each blade is layered with a thin rubber slate. Really annoying. While I do praise it COSMETICALLY, and it does ROCK the image, it lacks enough cushion interiorly which translates comfort and safety. For a $180 - $200 shoes, I can't justify to spend more money to find me insoles to get the comfort that I needed. But I'm stuck with it... August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm Sprung... As an avid runner, and someone who tended to favor Adidas running shoes beforehand, I had already reserved high expectations for the Springblade. Then I was chosen and contacted by Adidas.com to be an early recipient & reviewer of the Springblade shoes. So even though I was excited, I curved the expectations down to the point of being skeptic of whether a new sneaker can possibly add any extra dimensions of performance during my workouts. That was until I actually received the sneaker, tried them on, and gave them a test run. Upon trying them on, I noticed the fit & comfort to be very accommodating off the bat, as opposed to some running shoes that may require a "break in" period. The Springblades felt ready immediately. They were shockingly more flexible than I expected being that the springblade sole seems to be quite firm. From the toe to the heel, I'd say the shoe is an easy wear. Not too narrow, as I know that a lot of runners tend to complain with most true running sneakers. The Springblades felt true to size. And I'm a guy who will even insert an extra insole for maximum comfort...that wasn't a problem with the Springblades with or without. My first view of the Infrared model really got me excited with the boldness of the colorway. Not many have to courage or feel the need to sport such a daring look during workouts. But the color works perfect with the unique blades at the bottom of the shoe, and compliments most workout wear. It's a sneaker made to turn heads from a style point of view, especially during the casual wear of it outside of your workout run or the gym. It just looks funky! The compliments keep coming as I've described the Springblade as a time traveler's sneaker by Adidas to all those who've asked. After my first outdoor test run of about 6.5 miles, I was left very impressed! And still with enough energy for a quick gym workout since there was little foot and leg fatigue that I felt was due to the Springblades. It was almost as if I was cheating during my gamut of test run intervals of jogging, timed run and a few wind sprints...the blades aborbed a lot of impact and limited my leg muscle exhaustion and went very easy on my foot arches. On a mid 80s degree day, I noticed the shoes were very breathable. My feet stayed cool, which spells comfort, and that lends to a longer, effective workout. It just feels like a well constructed, high quality shoe all around. Also, I've made sure that I tested them on multiple surfaces, ie running trail, asphalt, concrete, and as of late the treadmill. The shoes have held their own... Now for the sake of objectivety, I must say that the Springblade is not the lightest shoe I've ever run in. It's probably not ideal for those runners who are seriously looking to cut down on your run times...in my opinion this sneaker is best served as a complete workout shoe. Meaning, if you're looking to get in a quality endurance run, then maybe hit the gym to complete your regimen, or even to just take it easy and casually kick around...the Springblade will be more than serviceable. I'd highly recommend it if it's within your budget. Fortunately for me, Adidas hooked me up with my pair for free...so I'll definitley have this pair in my workout rotation until they give out. However I'm already eyeing a new pair in a different colorway! Thanks again Adidas for the hook up and I hope this review is useful to all prospective buyers...PEACE! August 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice, but not for us We had just recently sprung for the Boost shoes, but when we got the chance to get a free pair of Springblades to test we figured 'why not?' My wife and I are almost the same size, so we each took a go. Look- The brightest shoes we've ever seen, a passing car won't miss you! The blades were quite a surprise upon first glance (and a point of interest by those all around). Its got a breathable mesh and feels instantly comfortable when put on. The blade quality was a bit of a concern but no worries as they're well attached, strong, and flexible all at once. Fit- They fit true to size, maybe a bit on the long side. Wear/Effect- Neither my wife nor I are big runners usually 1-2 miles at a time and not as often as we'd like to, so if you're looking for hardcore testing it's not us. Previously we've enjoyed the Boosts for their instant comfort with no break-in needed and were curious how the Springblades would do. On my test run I did a mile jog/run and found they left me with shin splints and little 'explosive propelling energy'. But I found that the faster I ran, to the point of sprinting, the better it felt. Short sprints felt so smooth as if I was gliding along the ground... no hard foot falls, the blades bouncing feet and giving comfort from the hard ground. With more breaking in, I have a feeling they'll get more comfortable for runs, but for now our Boosts give more consistent comfort for our all-around fitness needs. Wondering how they handle day to day? My wife thought they looked really unique and wore them to work (standing for many hours) without any comfort issues. Overall: We are casual joggers for the most part, so potential buyers keep that in mind. These are high-quality, incredibly unique shoes that really shine when sprinting! I wouldn't say they gave me boosts of energy, but the space the blades create from the ground make you feel like you're running on air. Not a sprinter? Jogging was not too comfortable for me, but I imagine if you spend time really breaking them in, it would help a lot. While not its primary function it's nice to know that they're cool looking and comfy enough to casually wear too. But for us, the time to break-in and our lack of regular running leads us to like the Boosts more (for their no-break-in-needed and instant comfort). To say simply... Casual jogger/gym user - I say go Boost Serious runner/sprinter - go Springblade August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST SHOES I EVER HAD! I want to Thank you addidas for sending me Springblade shoes. When I first open the the box, my first reaction was this shoes are looking great, the bright and orange color shoes. I put those shoes on, and my first reaction was that this are the best shoes I ever had. As a runner I look for shows that are relaxing to my hill. I have to say it feel really comfortable, Thanks to the Energy Blades that i dont feel the hard ground. on my last five minutes on the treadmill I try to run fastest I can I run between 8.2 to 12.5 on the treadmill , and I can just feel that the blades are giving me the energy boost. The shoes are very light weight. When I went to gym, people tell me "where did you get these nice shoes" "This shoes look good on you" "can I see the bottom of this shoes" it gets people attention. I would reccommend this proudect to all the runner. your money will wroth it. again Thanks Addias for giving me this opporunity to review your shoes its my honor! ADIDAS THE BEST! August 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Major Design Flaw!!!! This is my second pair in 2 months and not because I love them that much! I returned the first pair after 3 weeks due to the joint on the soul coming apart!! First of all why is the soul in two pieces? So I ordered another pair and after a week, this pair is coming apart as well! They are very comfortable but obviously can't hold up to any stress. I have recommended these to many people and a co-worker ordered them and his are coming apart too! I am going to assume if the 3 pairs that I know of have had this problem then it must be all of them. I am very disapointed that for 180 dollars these weren't thoroughly tested and this weakness corrected before they released them!!!! Buy them if you want but you will be sending them back, guaranteed!! October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great unique shoe I'm so glad Adidas sent me the email to test out their new shoes for free! As soon as I put them on and started walking around I could feel the difference compared to other running shoes. The energy blades really do give you more power. The last few months I've been really close to being able to dunk a basketball. I put on the springblades and walked outside and dunked with ease! They look good and feel great while running. Me and my team run the red rocks amphitheater every Tuesday and Thursday and any Colorado native knows that is very difficult. The energy blades really gave me that extra boost to get up those big steps. One downside is they do get dirty easily but that's the same as any shoe. For any runner I highly recommend the springblades! July 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not the shoe for me I had the honor of testing the Springblade before the official release. This was the first time I had the opportunity to take part in testing a new running product, so I was very excited. I've been running with Adidas shoes for about 4 years now. I started with the Supernova Sequence, and after losing some weight and changing my running form, I felt I needed a shoe which was less firm. I decided to try the Adidas Energy Boost. These shoes have made running even more enjoyable, which I really didn't think was possible. I was very interested to see how this newer technology in the Springblade would stack up against the Boost, which is quite new itself. Adidas sent me size 12. I wear a size 12.5 in the Energy Boost, but I requested a 12 in the Springblade, because the Springblade was supposed to fit truer to size like the Supernova Sequence. Unfortunately, it didn't. The 12 was actually too long for me. I contacted the Adidas customer service department, and they quickly sent me another pair in 11.5, along with a label to Fedex the 12's back at no cost to me. The 11.5 seemed to fit much better. I laced them up and took them for a 3 mile run. In my opinion, one of the most noticeable differences between the Boost and Springblade was a feeling of disconnect with the ground. One of the many qualities I love about the Boost is the fact that I can feel the ground and easily make adjustments to my feet and form, while feeling cushion and support at the same time. I felt mostly support and plastic while running with the Springblade, and it seemed more laborious to pick up my feet. I felt like I was running in a taller, stranger version of the Supernova Sequence. I was wearing no show socks, and the top of the heel dug into the inside of my ankle, which caused a small blister. After finishing the 3 mile run, I wasn't too impressed, but I wasn't going to give up on them. I decided to wear quarter length socks; I thought maybe I got blisters because the shoes were new. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. The heels of the shoes continued to dig into my ankles. It seems that the tops of the heels are higher than the Boost, or perhaps the Springblade is just not the shoe for my foot. Neither an 11.5 or a 12 worked. After running a total of 7 miles in the Springblades, I decided to ditch the pain. I couldn't wait to get back into my Boosts. On a positive note, they seem to be very well-made for those who may find them to be a good fit. It seems like this shoe might be good for someone who needs more support and structure. Additionally, the Adidas customer service team was fantastic. They went above and beyond to try and get the right shoe on me, so I could do a proper review. I really wanted to give the shoe a thumbs up, but I also have to be honest. The Energy Boost is still, by far, the best shoe I've ever owned. July 30, 2013
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Use To Love This Shoe Great looking shoe and very comfortable but after 2 months of owning this shoe the sole began to come unglued. I noticed after I heard this clicking noise. However, I was able to call Adidas for a RMA. It's an issue that they are obviously aware of. December 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Happiness to disappointment I was so happy to have bought these shoes!!! It's true though I was hesitant in buying these because of the price tag. But once I put them on it was worth it! I purchased by pair back in August 2013. Then recently, within the last month or so, I decided to look at the sole of the shoe. And noticed it was cracking from underneath where the toes bend. I figured it was a manufacturing aspect that was on purpose since plastic wouldn't be able to bend like that over and over without cracking. And then I go on to read the reviews of this shoe and a lot of reviewers are having the same issue! Sad to say I may have to return these. Can't believe Adidas overlooked this major design flaw :(. Maybe they should come out with Springblade 2.0 with a reinforced sole. January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Best running adidas Amazing running but less for raining days :))) September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Enjoying them more with every passing run I was so excited to get a free preview pair a few days ago... They truly look out of this world, and i could not wait to take them on my first run. I have been wearing energy boost shoes, so the first difference was in fit and weight. Seemingly heavier than the boost, I wear a 9.5 boost, and got a size 9 Springblade. Fit was pretty loose... Before my third run I ended up lacing the very top eyelids, and that finally got the tight fit I was looking for. I have to admit the shoes took a few runs to get used to, not sure if it was the difference from the boost or just a break-in period (20 miles, give or take). So if you are on the fence after the first few runs, like I was, give them a chance... I thought I was going to reserve these for shorter, faster runs at first, but I decided to chance it on a 7 and eventually a 14 mile run, and they have become a lot of fun. Just like for the boost, do not expect anything revolutionary with your performance, but these shoes truly are fun once you break them in. I now have 55 road miles on them, and the wear on the blades appears minimal. The Springblade is a head-turner that delivers! July 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Interesting shoe-but limitations I bought these shoes hoping to reduce the energy transmitted to my knees, hips and back from running. I have been a long distance runner for 35 years and the combination of years of pounding and age are showing. So far, the shoes seem to be doing this to some extent, but I have only had them for a week so it is hard to tell. Generally the shoes are comfortable and fit as expected. These shoes are not for trail running and they are relatively heavy, so they are probably not for racing either. I notice almost no gain in speed or reduction in the energy required to run, but they do seem to temper the energy coming back to my knees. August 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by At first best purchase ever I purchased a pair of the Spring Blades, about 5-weeks ago. I was very excited had done my research on this product and as a runner couldn't wait to purchase a pair. These shoes are great to run with they feel Extremely comfortable and have improved my running. But earlier this week I notice that the sole of the shoe cracked (see attached image below). Note: I only run on a leveled surface. I don't know what to do I don't believe I can return them at the store, because I no longer have the receipt. I'm disappointed, because I spent $200 (tax included) on these shoes. October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing I was somewhat sceptical when I first saw these shoes on a television advertisement... However, once a good friend of mine gave me one of his extra pairs I really felt that they exceeded my expectations. Being amazingly comfortable for running, and feeling just fine when you are walking or just using the shoe for well... everyday things. I also found that they scraped about 20 seconds off my 5k time and I was much less tired than I might have been should I not have been wearing these shoes. Once again adidas, great job on your latest, greatest shoe. July 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great shoes- until they split down the middle I am 5'11" and weigh 181. I run 7 miles a day, 6 days a week and had my Springblades for about 5 months and the seam that runs diagonally through the sole of the shoe where the blades are attached split open and I could not wear the shoes any longer. On one shoe the seam split fully and the other shoe was starting to split. These shoes were only worn on a treadmill. Adidas was great about me returning the shoes and gave me a full refund (store credit). I asked a sales person and she told me that these shoes were not long distance running shoes and were better for sprinting and short distances. I am now going to try the Boost 2.0 Running shoe! March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoes. Plain and simple. I love the shoes. People ask me where I got them and they love them as well. They are not as heavy as I thought they would be. I have no complains at all. August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unique functionality.. Adidas kindly sent me a pair of these for review. Needless to say, the prospect was intriguing; as the Springblade is easily the boldest, most polarizing shoe released this year. Furthermore, mechanical set-ups are few and far between right now. However, the looks don't tell the whole story. This is the best fitting running shoe I've ever worn*. (*Note: I did find them to run 1/2 half size big). The reason? TechFit. Thin, flexible, breathable, etc. It's basically like wearing a springy sock. Inside you'll find a very thickly constructed insole which sits atop a plate-like structure (there is no midsole). The tongue is richly padded-no lace pressure is felt. Lastly, the three stripes on the medial and lateral sides are fully functional support cages that grip the foot as you tighten the laces. So, the fit and comfort are outstanding but how do they perform? In my experience, this is an aggressive shoe that performs best when considerable pressure is applied. The energy blades in the heel area are tuned to compress a bit more (as compared to those located near the forefoot) which encourages the foot to roll forward and explode. The heel to toe transition is smooth and effortless. I definitely experienced a feeling of forward propulsion, especially during sprints. This is not to suggest that the Springblade is ill-suited for medium to long runs, but it's really more power over finesse. The shoe responds to great force (you will feel a rebound effect). You'll also experience great comfort and bounce without the mushy sensation of some other notable cushioning systems. Another notable observation was how I felt during and after workouts. There was a feeling of freshness and energy, which may serve as testament to the claims of aided propulsion. Lastly, the height of the blades is obviously a factor, but the firmness and compression minimize any concerns. In fact, once you get going, it really becomes an afterthought (everything just flows so well). Additionally, any concerns regarding stability will be quickly put to rest after a quick test. Balance is perfect. Summary: -Plush glove-like fit. -Smooth transition (sprung forward). -Fit 1/2 size large. -Power build (perfect for sprints). -Feel fresh and energetic post run. -Firm and bouncy comfort without the mush. -Perfectly tuned (becomes an extension of the foot). This is an intriguing innovation that may even transition well to other platforms. If you remember Bounce, this seems like an evolution of sorts. Perhaps a version tuned for basketball, fully reconfigured with the blades encased in EVA. The possibilities are endless with Boost, the integration of TechFit, and now Springblade pushing the limits for Adidas. August 5, 2013
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by awesome design This is going to be a very honest review. Not worth the $180. Period. Design and R&D do warrant a high price but the quality of the shoe doesn't. Ill start with the insert - fancy and functional, no complaint about that. However once you look inside the tongue I found loose strings and glue residue, plus one shoe was sewn a lot better than the other. One was almost perfect while the other had long leftover pieces that just weren't cut to the seam like on the other.the outside of the shoe did look a lot better than the inside, which it should. However on the front there was evidence of glue all over like the front of the strike rubber was stuck on but then pushed back. what's so messed up is there was no quality control tag in ether shoe. My left shoe is a 9/10 but my right one is a 6/10 just because of the lack of even quality between the two. Would I buy another pair, probably. Only time will tell if they are truly worth it. I have faith that they are. I do recommend anyone these shoes. I only have 10 miles on them on treadmills for now due to the location I'm at having a lack on outdoor running capacity. August 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Why Not Springblade i got my spring blades about 1 month ago and they've been great, until the front rubber part was starting to rip off, other wise there are great and they give and extra bounce in your step. I use them weight lifting and insanity, the give you a feeling of more energy. I was expecting a more out of the interior of the, but the outside looks great. I'm use to other shoes when I work out and they have what these shoes have. What would be cool is that they made new traction rubber that can be put on once the old one become dull or have no more traction. I've noticed that the rubber comes on a plastic film that is attached to the blades. October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shoes First of all I'm very picky with my Adidas shoes. I usually buy a pair about every 3 months, I've had 4 back surgeries and countless injections. When I saw these shoes I waited because I wanted to read the reviews. The reviews were spot on with what I was looking for in the back support and feet comfort. After wearing mine for a week (everyday) I can honestly say they are great. They have great support. I'm a coach so I'm on my feet a lot and these support. I'm not a runner I can attest to the "spring" in your running step but for support I highly recommend. Again thank you Adidas. Oh yes order a 1/2 size smaller for a true fit. March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Springblades, really ...wow Alright, it sounded gimmicky but they looked different enough to fork over the near $200 OTD when I've never spent over $60 on a pair of sneakers. Wow, these things are amazing. Sure, I don't actually run but I actually tried it with the Springblades then my others and holy ...wow, what a difference. ...so cushy. I'm just wearing them around for regular walking and stuff and I swear they're really AWSOME!!! It's a little strange when people stair at them and even ask me about them but that's b/c they are that much different. These are the future of sneakers. You gotta try them on and see for yourself even if they're not for running August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by springblade shoes I was picked by Adidas to try those shoes for free in exchange for an honest review so here it goes: They look very well crafted with a very comfortable fit which as an Adidas brand lover I was expecting . Unfortunately I , personally did not feel any energy kicking back and help me be faster run longer or anything like that. The blades look very futuristic but they are very rigid and did not feel like having cushion like the "energy boost" shoes which I love and own 4 pairs. Again it might be a good pair of shoes for somebody that is a runner and needs the extra "kick" but for an "older" guy that needs extra support and comfort might it's up to you to try. August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by spring clouds First, these shoes are very comfortable. whether im walking in them or working out the comfort is always there. while i was running in these shoes "it felt like i was bouncing off clouds", very dependable running shoes. The tech-fit texture made the shoes very comfortable. while sprinting the shoes allow me to accelerate well. while jogging the comfort makes a big difference. The only thing i may disapprove of is that the tech-fit skin may be too thin. but overall their very good shoes (i got a lot of compliments on these shoes), so THANK YOU Adidas for sending me my free pair of Springblades July 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Springs BREAK! For the ridiculous purchase price of this product, you would expect very high-quality. I bought these as a Christmas present for my son. The first time he wore them outside the springs broke. Disappointed doesn't even begin to describe my feelings for this product. Adidas should do better! December 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by They lasted 7 months I bought the shoe right when they were released. With moderate use. (worn 2-3 times a week) the blades are pealing off, 7 months in. Just one month over adidas warranty. Expected better qua$180. Will not rebuy. March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good purchase I saw the Springblades on ESPN one morning and thought "those are some pretty tight shoes, where can I get some!" After doing a little research I found out about the Springblades and thought that was a great idea and wanted to check them out but I was going to have to wait for a month. I got a email that said I could get them before they were released so I wanted to jump on them. I got them in two days which made me happy and then I tried them on and they felt really good. They are light on your feet. I thought they might get caught up because of the way the blades are on the bottom but the way they are designed its like the bottom of a a regular shoe with weight then you get a little spring to your step. I I haven't had a lot of time with my shoes yet but I plan to get a lot of enjoyment out of these! July 27, 2013
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by High expectations Based on press reports and personal reviews here my expectations were high. They are the strangest looking shoes I have ever seen or worn. They are the most comfortable and forgiving I have ever worn. I have a bad knee which has prevented me from running for years. The Springblades eliminated knee swelling and pain that always followed in the wake of a similar jog. I viewed this as a purchase of medical equipment. So far that has been correct. An area of activity I had to abandon has been restored to my activities of daily living. Thank you Adidas. August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not just for running I love to run and use the Energy Boost shoes. But I also take several fitness classes a week. We do tons of jumping up and down, hopping and bouncing. As I've gotten older, the balls of my feet just can't take that pounding anymore. So I thought the spring function of these shoes would help. Man did they ever! I can bounce all over the room again just like I did years ago. No more pain or soreness. Boost shoes have returned the joy of running without foot pain and Springblades have done the same for my exercise classes. They grab the floor well and might be good for basketball as they do help you get off the floor. Very happy. These two shows employ some significant new technology. September 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great idea that still needs some work A new concept in shoe construction that hits the mark in some but not all categories. 1st off.. you either dig the design or you don't. I think Adidas has a winner as far as concept & design here. The internals are well made and overall comfort is good (but not great). This shoe excels at absorbing shock and transferring energy back as advertised. Those of us that run on hard surfaces like the functionality of the shoes design. It functions as advertised. That said.. this shoe feel and runs heavy. Heavy as in noticeably so. In addition, I did not think this shoe wears particularity well. I have less that 100 miles on a pair and they need some bottom wear repair work. At $180, I cannot recommend this shoe as it is now. I would recommend taking a hard look at a next generation ( new & improved) version of this shoe. If Adidas can incorporate some lighter materials that will hold up to road wear a little better, I'd recommend you stand in line and get a pair. In the end, this is currently a "OK shoe" that needs a few tweaks before its ready for prime time. November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SpringBlade to Life! OMG! As a High School QB I have to do a lot of Running / Cardio. I was lucky enough to be picked to demo The SpringBlades and all I can say is they made my running/cardio so easy compared to other running shoes. It was like my legs where SpringBlade to life!!! My team mates where in awe with them taking pics and can`t wait to try them. I am so sold! Thanks Adidas! Kody, QB Ocean Lakes HS August 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by An Interesting Concept Right off the bat, one can tell these shoes are going to be different. The springblades are an interesting concept that has been fairly well thought out by Adidas, but there are some things that need to be worked out. While the shoe looks cool, it feels heavy on the foot compared to most other running shoes I am used to (Nike Lunar series, Brooks Adrenaline's). In addition, when I ran on some pretty mild trails, rocks got stuck in between the blades and I had to poke them out with a stick, which was pretty annoying. Overall however, for a shoe meant for general athletics, it does the job nicely. July 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good and Bad... Adidas has given a new twist to the traditional running shoe with the Springblade. On the positive side the sneaker is lightweight, comfortable, the Springblades do propel you forward and they have an interestingly stylish look. Now on to the negatives; the sneaker has a strange fit...it is long in the front, which leaves too much space between your toes and the tip of the shoe. Buying a 1/2 size down helps with the space at the front of the shoe, but it results in the mesh that goes over the top of your toes being too tight and your toes bulge up through the mesh-and this looks bad. Also, the springblades bend too much in the back, which in turn makes walking or standing feel a little strange. All in all a good sneaker that takes a little getting used to. August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nonstop Compliments I do a moderate 45 cardio/weights session everyday, but I'm by no means a serious runner, so I'm not sure how these work for the hardcore sort...BUT for my workout purposes, they're insanely awesome. You defnitely feel a little energy return on your steps making routine walking and using the eliptical more fun. Something about the fit and countour of the shoe makes me feel like my upper legs are getting a better workout with these on. When you wear these, you'll get looks and compliments, trust me. I've had multiple people strike up conversations in the elevator and gym, and one guy even wanted to take a picture so he could track them down himself. Highly reccomend these overall, I wanna grab another pair just to wear around, and let the gym pair get nasty. July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very interesting ride I have the new Boost and bought the Springblade about 2 weeks after. I love the Boost and was curious if the Springblade had the same cloud bounce heel lift feel. Honestly, I think the Springblade is slightly stiffer than the Boost, however the "spring" dynamics of the sole is noticable upon foot landing and lift from heel. I think it just takes some getting used to. I wouldn't recommend this type of shoe if you like to shift from pavement to trail. The rocks can get stuck at times and you will definitely feel it disrupt your stride. Overall, a good shoe and quite an eye catcher on the road. August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WIld Ride When I opened the box I thought, wow! These are truly unique. Almost like I was acquiring gills to breath under water, the blades personifying evolution. The feel of the free cushion, not compressing a solid mass, a nartural movement of force against gravity. The rush of a more natural movement and feel, invigorating each step. July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Looking Shoe Recently purchased a pair because I thought they looked very cool. After trying them on for the first time I was somewhat disappointed, they certainly feel different than a standard shoe, but don't expect anything incredible. After wearing them for a few days I'll admit they do put a little spring into your step and are one of the coolest looking shoes I've seen in a while. Running in these shoes is average at best, which I found very disappointing considering the price. Sprinting and brief, high-intensity exercises are acceptable, but I would never recommend these shoes to anyone who would be running more than a mile, they feel very stiff and plastic. After a few runs I've noticed a soreness in my knees that I've never noticed before. In my opinion, these shoes are not worth the price. Instead, I would push athletes towards the Boost shoes which I would consider a vastly superior shoe. However, if someone is simply looking for an athletic shoe that looks cool, these are them, I have received many compliments every time I wear them out or to work. March 20, 2014
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by i would recommand this product Guys i would have to say check this shoes out. they are like one of the best shoes i had in years. They fit me perfect and i am sure they will fit you to. IF you are thinking of buying a pair of wonderful shoes this is it. March 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eye catching shoe When I first opened the box I was blown away by the design of the bottom of the shoe. However, I was somewhat disappointed once I tried them on. I expected more comfort and giving of the blades. I wasn't expecting a bouncy run, but a little more comfortable run. I love the look of the shoe, but the comfort to me outweighs the look in this case. I felt privileged to be able to try this shoe before most everyone else and look forward to having the chance once again in the future. July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spring yourself into motion Hands down this is my first running shoe I've ever bought. At first I was skeptical about this Shoe because of my weight (250lbs)and a size 9 shoe ,I didn't know if it could support me, or would buckle on different Terrain conditions. Also I was wondering if I was getting the same spring forward effect like others that bought this shoe. My impressions of this shoe was Bright color, loved it because it stood out from the rest. My first day of walking in them with a Slight jog, I was surprised How much the shoes propelled me forward. Surprisingly these shoes are the most comfortable shoe that i ever owned even better than any work shoe, sandal or any previous shoe I've ever bought. I wish Adidas would come out with the shoe with a nonslip version so I can use them in my line of work which is Working at a grocery store I think it Would be beneficial Because of the walking distances and sometimes running up to the front. Overall irate this product four out of five stars and recommended to anybody but the price you basically pay for what you a top quality product by one of the best shoe companies. Maybe Adidas Will let you customize the Sprinblade from colors to firmness of the blades to the shoe laces I hunk that would be awesome. Great job ADIDAS love this shoe Willy G July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Right size, wrong fit! (if you wear a 14 or higher I'm ecstatic that Adidas has came out with the Springblades. It's been a long time coming since the bounce technology faded out. The only thing that I don't like about the Sprinhblades is that they say, "order a 1/2 size down for a standard fit", but don't make 13 1/2 or 14 1/2. I wear a size 14 and there's so much "NOTICABLE" room in my shoe that it makes me uncomfortable to look at and I'm contemplating on sending them back. I feel that if they say to order down a 1/2 size for a standard fit, then they should make available 13 1/2, 14 1/2, etc. Right size, wrong fit! January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing I love them, I got the green color few weeks ago and now for christmas I will get the pink ones. They are extremly comfortable and colors are pretty cool. December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome shoes Purchased 2 pair (men/women). Both were 1/2 size big, so consider that when ordering. I own several pairs of shoes from adidas-first time they didn't run true to size in my case. Appearance and quality are superior. Very comfortable and catch the eye of all. Plan to order another pair for mid-distance running. Other pair that's slightly larger, I'll just wear casually. Love them and highly recommend to anyone. Adidas has become the trend setter with the edge!!! August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Something Totally New First, for full disclosure, I got a free evaluation pair from Adidas. Background – I am a marathon runner, putting in about 40 miles per week, and having completed 18 full marathons in the past 5 years. After going 3 years and 10 marathons later with no PR, I switched shoes to the Adidas Energy Boost for my last two marathons and not coincidentally, I logged two new PR’s. So understand that my review will be mostly comparing the Springblade against the Energy Boost, so it has some big shoes to fill as I am absolutely crazy about the Energy Boost shoes. From a looks perspective, the Springblade is absolutely spectacular, with a true unrivaled hi-tech look and its bright orange is a real standout and also doubles as an extra safety feature for those running when the sun starts to set. Comfort of the shoe is very good. Unlike the Energy Boost, which has a tighter fit, this one leaves enough space all around. In terms of weight, it felt a bit heavy to me because I am used to the Energy Boost which is 3.6 ounces lighter. Now in terms of performance, the key here is maximizing energy return. Over the course of a long run, even a 1% to 2% increase translates into valuable minutes. I have to congratulate Adidas for paying attention to this aspect and they have come up with two shoes that focus on this. To test things out, I decided to run my normal courses that I would do each week with my Adidas Energy Boost shoe and use the Springblades instead. I would keep level of effort constant and note my finish times. In general, the Adidas Energy Boost shoe yielded better times for me and it felt that I did not get as much bounce back from the Springblades. I only weight 130 lbs, so I suspect that if I were more average weighing, perhaps the blades would compress and bounce back more. In summary, the Springblades look great, fit comfortably, function well as a walking shoe, and has good energy return. For me personally, I like the Adidas Energy Boost better, but keep in mind that one’s own particular running metrics are quite unique and they determine which shoe is best for you. So you may well find that the Springblades are something that you want to check out. July 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Goods and Bads... Mostly Bads.. Many may be excited while looking at this shoe. I am a cross country, track, and hockey athlete. I am an eight grader who uses track spikes for track but was looking for something to practice in. These are shoes not meant for any type of running. When I first got them, I went on a 2 mile run, and was very disappointed. These shoes are very heavy, and are not comfortable at all. At first, I was thinking about maybe running the mile if them, but now it is out of the question. The first couple of weeks they make awkward sounds as well when running or walking. Running on your toes, as you should, is not possible with these "springblades".The good thing is that once this shoe is broken in, it gets a little more comfortable. Also, many people will comment on them. I'm giving you a warning, and a recommendation- to a different shoe. March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coolest shoes ever seen!! I am really Happy !! These shoes are so dope, they fit really well and look awesome !! :D August 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amazing shoes if I'd never had the Adidas Boosts! First things first - they are an eye-catcher! I've had 2 people run up behind me, mid run, and ask me about them - so if you're someone who enjoys having the latest and greatest, it gets no better. Fit was good, slightly wide. You may want to avoid low-cut socks with these shoes, as the frame was a bit rigid, and after my first run I had irritation on the back of my foot from the shoe rubbing against it. If you are looking for a shoe with shock absorption, this is it. At no point in any of my runs did I experience a hard impact. Off and on to curbs, down steep hills - the support was as good as I've ever run in. That support, however, comes at the expense of extra weight. I have been spoiled by the Adidas Boost shoes, so these were significantly heavier. Can't say for sure whether the "spring forward" affect worked, but my pace was unaffected. If you are someone who struggles with shin splints, I HIGHLY recommend this shoe - as I typically have issues with them on long runs, but had no such issues with these. I received these shoes as part of a testing program, so I will CERTAINLY continue to use them. Would I buy them instead of another pair of Boosts, when the time comes? I'm not so sure. August 1, 2013
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 Looks great but uncomfortable Springblade looks great and the most innovative shoe at the moment. Unfortunately I have found it uncomfortable: the shoe tip (the cap toe) is too low and presses my big toe. I have a regular foot and I have found more comfortable other models, like the Climacool. Also Springblade fits loosely, for running it would be better a tighter shape. I hope Adidas will redesign the Springblade to make it more comfortable, not just cool! Thanks, Fabio September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Welcome to the Next Level I am a top masters runner in Utah, and I bought these shoes because I thought the idea was cool. After testing them across all speed ranges and distances from 4x1 to 20 I conclude that they provide between 5 and 35 seconds per mile advantage over Kinvaras which are the fastest and lightest shoe I have found so far, and that you will see more advantage at slower running speeds. Adidas contact me you have something more than you think you do here. August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by the best for me the number one in the world February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very Interesting!!!? My first thought after seeing the new spring blade, was" that is exciting". I appreciate companies that push the envelope and aren't afraid to try new things. I'll get my one dislike out of the way first. I currently run with the energy boost shoe and the sizing is very different. I wish Adidas would be consistent in the way they size their shoes. It makes online ordering a bit of a challenge. Now the good, the shoes do seem to rebound well and they really seem to absorb a few hard steps on my running course, which is mostly crushed stone with a little bit of asphalt. They seem very stable and firm with good traction when pushing off. Overall I am very pleased with the new shoes and I look forward to putting many more miles on them. August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Probably the best trainers ever made. Extremely comfortable and they make you feel like you want to run, jump or even fly. Made to precision and very high quality. The fit is perfect so be aware of this I have many other Adidas shoes in the same size 10. During my run the shoe felt brilliant and bounced me along with ease. There are no ridges on the back heal that give you any blisters as it is all padded. The front material is a snug fit but is very flexible, your feet will be pleased to enter such a shoe and rest of your body will give applause. August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! I have kind of bad knees and I like running, so the knee thing does not help. I run on the treadmill for obvious reasons most of the time because of that. So when I received the Springblades in the mail I tried them out on the pavement... If I use normal running shoes on that type of surface I do not like running/jogging, however, when I ran in the Springblades my knees did not hurt the day after. I will try on the treadmill soon, which may be even better... I am about prolonging my body/joints longer so I am always thinking about the things I buy in that way... which may help Adidas for future development of products. Springblades are good no matter what some may say, I can send updates over the next year or two if Adidas would like. August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Insanely good shoe - dependent upon terrain What I do not like: one cannot take this shoe offroading or trail running; too many small pieces of debris and/or stones can wedge between the lower blades. Also, my foot shape is accomodated nicely by a Brooks running platform as opposed to the tubular, cylindrical form factor of the SpringBlade. What I like (alot): great overall design and colourway. Awesome idea to take from concept to realized consumer product. Love the bouncy feel without feeling sloshy whatsoever. A fine, stable ride on normal terrain (sidewalks, asphault, etc). Overall: A- July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adidas Springblade Ever since Adidas unveiled the springblades I've wanted to try them out. It seemed like such a cool concept that I was curious to see what it felt like on foot. The easy answer is really good. Ill explain I was lucky enough to take part in a advance trial for the shoe. Now don't think this clouds my judgement, I actually expected to not really like the feel of this shoe. I expected it to be a much more ridged reel, similar to the wave prophecy. To my surprise it wasn't like that at all. It felt more responsive and cushioned. I tried it casually at first, I didn't want to take it out for a long run and have it be uncomfortable, and it felt really good for casual wear. Next I broke it out for a 2 mile run thru the woods and again it exceeded expectations. The energy return from the blades was great, not quite as good as the boost, but miles ahead of what I was expecting out of it. July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by was not sure at first I use to be in the Army and I now sit at home everyday because of being tired from work. Lets just say I gained 25lbs I don't want. So I decided to go jogging. but first I need good running shoes. So I went into my local Champs shoes an saw these shoes an was like what the heck are those and the price was outrageous. but I gave them a chance and tried them on. and I walked around the store for about 5 min and said ill take them. When I got home I want for 1.5 mile jog and when I got home my wife was happy to see me up and doing something. I said hey I need to stretch my legs on a cool down why don't we go for a walk I show you were I ran. so we ended up walking the same route again right after the run. Man the shoes are awesome. my feet don't hurt my legs feel great and I completed my work out and looked awesome doing it :) So I recommend these shoes to anyone willing to go the extra mile. August 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by The best came unglued.... So I bought these shoes less than 3 months ago and was happy as a clam. I've owned dozens of pairs of adidas over the years and these are by far the most comfortable ones. And they look pretty sweet. However, after less than 3 months the bottoms are coming unglued at the plastic seam. And I don't even use these shoes for running or working out. I just wear them as my everyday shoes. If adidas wants to put the high price tag on a product because of research and developement costs, I sure hope they stand behind their product after we pay it. March 18, 2014
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by good love it .. August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is Adidas! I've had this shoes for about a week already and I can honestly say that these are de crème dela crème of running shoes! If you are an avid runner or jogger these are the shoes that you are looking for, they are very light, the fit is very comfortable and breathable. As for the size, I personally ordered 8.5 and there is about .5" of space left in between... very comfortable. Width fits like a glove, seems to be medium. To wear out on the street, well, I was at the mall over the weekend and every body stopped me to ask me about them because if you can watch yourself wearing a pair of jeans and these bad boys, the look in the mirror would be one that says out of heaven/space bad boy shoes you will ever see... and they are NOT on your feet! ;) David. August 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not impressed I bought these based off other reviews, I run a couple of miles a day and have a pair of ASICS Men's Kinsei 4 Running Shoes, I like them, but thought I would try these out. I was not impressed, I didn't notice any of the marketing claims, they actually hurt my shins and legs. I returned them a couple of days later. It's a great looking shoe, but it's not for everyone. August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfort and performance When I first got my Adidas Energy Boost I thought I had found a shoe with unbeatable comfort. Not only does the Springblade exceed the Energy Boost in comfort but the Energy Blades add unparalleled performance. WIth each stride the kinetic energy is returned and I feel propelled into the next one. At 42 years old and certainly just a little more than a weekend warrior my runs are now about my lungs and muscular endurance, rather than just trying to endure the pain in my knees and ankles. If you run through loose gravel or sand prepare to kick up a ton into your shoes, but otherwise no down side. Thank you Adidas for helping me stay committed to running and staying healthy for my wife, son and daughter. Keep moving the technology forward these are amazing. August 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Adidas please read Let me start by saying I really enjoy the shoe. It works just as it should. Although the pair I received seemed to lack quality. I have not owned my shoes for very long and I have treated them well. After my third jog with them one of the pads on the blade was coming off. Very nice shoe but I feel the $180 was quite a steep price for a pair of shoes that simply did not last. I have always been a proud customer of Adidas shoes and i know you guys are better the this. I would really like another try with these shoes. Thank you. September 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Heavy At first was very happy with the adidas springblades however when I put the shoes to the test during a tough work out on the track at my high school I could notice that the weight of the plastic blades were slowing me down and that the weight of the shoe had more effect than the energy return of the actual blades. Overall not a good training shoe in my opinion. To heavy, and not enough energy return from the heavy plastic blades. It is a comfortable and cool looking Shie with a interesting concept that just didn't pan out. July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Bounce Found Springblades to be fine support and bounce in my workouts. I do recommend them to other gymrats. Two drawbacks - Adidas stripe closest to the toe on the outside of the shoe creates discomfort with lateral movement. In addition, walking on wet pavement becomes slippery due to the limited sole surface created by the blades. August 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by I'm SO SADDDDDDDDDD!!!! I THINK THE SPRINGBLADES ARE THE BEST SHOE EVERRRRRRRRRRR!!!! However, they have failed me :'( The glue that holds the bottom of the shoe does not withstand minimal use. I don't run in or even use these shoes often and the glue has still not held. I have had to trade in 2 pairs of these shoes already...and don't want to have to keep doing this. I'm sure the store where I bought them are getting frustrated with having to replace them over and over again as well. PLEASE POWER UP YOUR GLUE! I WANT TO KEEP MY SPRINGBLADES! March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best show ever!!!!! I workout 5-6 times a week (p90x, Jillian Michaels, crossfit) and I like to feel comfortable in my workout gear!!!! This shoe beats any shoe I've ever had (Nike Air, Shocks, even the Adidas Shocks)!!! Very comfortable and provides extra support for all the jumping, hopping, etc that I do. I initially purchased the blueish color and after all the cool looks in the gym, I've went out and purchased the red and white pair and I'm waiting for Adidas to restock the black and grey so I can order those!!! GREAT JOB ADIDAS August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy with shoe... Very good shoe. I especially like the feel of the shoe when running on trails or uneven surfaces. The blades interact individually allowing your foot to be steady. The shoes feel a little slippery when on wet surfaces. Overall, I think this shoe will do great for my upcoming marathon. October 6, 2013
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review - Springblades I was lucky enough to be selected to try out a free pair of these shoes before they were released. When I first saw them I was amazed at how different and cool they looked - like no other shoe I had ever seen before. The fit was perfect and super comfortable and felt good when I first put them on. Unfortunately I'd sprained my ankle right before I received the shoes in the mail, so I'm only this week able to run again. I am happy to say that after a couple of initial runs in the shoes they feel really good. I wondered if the Springblades on the bottom would be noticeable but they were not. I am really excited to see how these shoes hold up over the next couple months as I get back into running regularly. So fare I give them 5 starts. I'll come back with a follow up review soon. August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Something very different! These shoes are different from any other adidas running shoes I have owned. I owned numerous pairs of the bounce shoes and these feel totally different. You can feel the energy return and they have a unique feel. Great for running and awesome look for casual wear too. July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing shoe This shoe is great. Mine had a bit of a fit problem. The right shoe by my pinky toe was a bit hard and irritating, but after some stretching they fit fine. I recommend these shoes to anyone, and hope that they are better than the boost. (Never tried on the boosts) August 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Onion This is the most amazing running shoe there has ever been... No other legitimate technical running shoe comes close to what the springblade is! Adidas did a great job, this shoe will surely surpass all of Adidas's famed performance racing flats that all of the great marathoners wear! I bet you will see hundreds of pairs at the finish line and on foots in the locker room! A guy I know by the name of Richard will also probably be a big fan! I wonder if my local specialty store will carry these shoes. August 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Not for Heavy Runners Well I got my pair of Test Run shoes yesterday... I took it on the run this morning, let me tell you that there were definitely an kick in them and Boost feel like you flying in them but that only last for first 2 miles. I am a heavy runner on an average i click 30 miles in a week. So my expecattaion were really high . I was really excited. I guess adidas failed in terms of motion stability, cushion and and poor pronation. After running 4 miles i felt my legs got heavier and uncomfortable knees. August 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not quite the feel I have been running since 2007, completed 8 marathons (incl. Boston 2012 and 2 Ironman distance events). I am currently training for a September marathon. Out of the box, Springblades look chunky, definitely unique and heavy. I wore them on a 4-mile easy run (rolling terrain) to test out. Fit - fairly tight on the sides of metatarsals yet very loose in the toe box. I had downsized from my normal size 10.5 Boost to a size 10 SB - and it stills looks big up in the toe box. Weight - felt heavier than I perceived out of the box. Blade effect - very stiff under the metatarsals and had a numbing effect - feet were sore after the run. I think I will need to run a few more times to get the feel for the blades and intended energy return/spring. Overall - not a shoe I would train in today vs. Boost. July 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poorly Made Shoes The shoes are comfortable and I like running in them. My pair arrived on August 1st. By August 19th the plastic had cracked behind the 4th tab. For $180 a pair I expected the plastic to last longer than a couple of weeks. August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING I was very hesitant about spending $200 for a pair of shoes but when i tried them on it was like nothing I've ever put on my feet. These shoes are light, comfortable, and perfect for running and working out at the gym. September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good customer service The first pair of springblades I bought, the Springs tore away from the shoe on the right shoe. I sent then back, quickly received my online gift card, and bought another pair. Very good customer service! November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleasant surprise I was skeptical when I first got the shoes. They seemed to run large and didn't seem to be the same shape as my foot. But...oh my. They are so light, extremely comfortable, very stable. No negative side effects after running. They really provide a lot of cushion, even with my heavy gait. Great on concrete and asphalt, where I do most of my running, as well as on the treadmill. My only complaint? $$$$$ Normally when I find a shoe I love, I'll buy several pairs. But at $180 a pop? Yikes. August 15, 2013
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