While the first adidas Springblade introduced a whole new way of looking at responsive footwear to the world, the new adidas Springblade Razor just outright ups the ante. Underfoot, the same design is in place, with 16 plastic “blades” that stand in place of the usual midsole that work together to spring back with each step to propel a runner forward. Unlike other midsoles that just absorb impact, these literally take your own power to help drive you forward. Now the innovative and attention-grabbing design continues up past the midsole with a new upper, which sees a web-covered adidas Techfit fabric provide an even better fit and responsive feel. The Springblade Razor will be launching in four colorways for men at select stockists and adidas’s online store starting January 16.
Release Date: January 16, 2014 (Thursday)