Adidas launches Springblade Razor trainers
with soles made of curved pads

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Sports brand Adidas has unveiled its latest running shoes with springy blades sticking out of the soles (+ slideshow).

Adidas launches Springblade Razor trainers with springy soles

Adidas Springblade Razor trainers have 16 blades on the bottom of each shoe, arranged in pairs up the length of the base with two larger pads at each end.

Formed from specially engineered plastic, the blades compress under the runner's weight when pressure is exerted on the ground then spring back to help push the foot forward.

Adidas launches Springblade Razor trainers with springy soles

A sock-like upper wraps around the top of the foot to keep it secure when pushing off and is designed to aid breathability.

The men's trainers in four colourways are now available to preorder from the Adidas USA website, and will go on sale online and in stores across America tomorrow. They will launch in other countries later this year.

Adidas launches Springblade Razor trainers with springy soles

We've also published trainers with rubber loops on the bottom to give extra spring, which won the product design prize at a Swiss design awards last year.

Here's the information that Adidas sent to us:


Adidas launches Springblade Razor, the next generation of explosive energy under your feet. The new running shoe is available for pre-order for $180 on adidas.com this weekend starting Sunday 12 January.

Adidas launches Springblade Razor trainers with springy soles

Springblade, introduced last year, is the first running shoe with blade technology designed to help propel you forward. The Razor features a unique web design over sock-like Techfit technology that helps lock your feet in place and enhances breathability. The shoe's 16 individually tuned blades instantaneously react to any environment, compressing and releasing energy.

Springblade Razor goes on sale on adidas.com, at adidas Sport Performance stores and retailers nationwide including Finish Line on 16 January.

Adidas launches Springblade Razor trainers with springy soles

The Razor launches in four colorways for men, including Solar Blue/Tech Grey Metallic/Black, Black/Tech Grey Metallic/ Light Scarlet, Metallic Silver/Black/Light Scarlet and Light Scarlett/Black/Metallic Silver, and three colorways for women including Solar Blue/Tech Grey Metallic/Black, Black/Black/Vivid Berry and Bahia Pink/Metallic Silver/Black.

  • 333D

    And it’s not even 3D-printed? Sad face.

  • jari

    I would not like to step into a dog s*** with those.

  • Min

    I kind of think the direction of the springs could be the other way around. Anyway, can’t wait to feel it!

  • LOW

    Yeah, I’ve noticed that about ADIDAS, I ran through my Feather Adidas in no time, I was a bit disappointed to be honest.