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Drive - \?dr?v\ verb : to carry on or through energetically
Making strides with ease is the new adidas Springblade Drive, the latest addition to the Three Stripes’ Springblade family. Lighter than its predecessor, Springblade Drive is also more breathable thanks in part to its 360-degree engineered stretch mesh upper. Extending from the heel panel to the mid-foot segment is a semi-rigid cage, a derivative from the adidas Energy Boost 2. Simple in both appearance and construct, the cage provides support and prevents lateral roll, a common source of foot injuries. Then there is the Springblade sole itself, the most pronounced aspect on the Springblade Drive’s design.
To help athletes of any skill and discipline gain competitive edge, the design of the blades actually allows a more efficient release of kinetic energy during each motion. Similar to a leaf spring’s suspension on an automobile, the sixteen blades on the Springblade system provide both cushioning and support. However, bio-mechanical engineers at adidas perfected the design so each of the blades, though independent from one another, will act as a single unit. Thus, it’s ready to react accordingly against the variety of environmental conditions a trainer/runner faces each time. To use automotive suspension as an analogy once again, Springblade is an evolutionary transition from the aforementioned leaf springs to the contemporary MacPherson strut.
Propel forward in your next game or training regimen with Springblade Drive from adidas, which comes in five colorways for men (Solar Red/Black/Solar Red, Black/Onix/Silver Metallic, Blue Beauty/Black/Solar Gold, White/Black/White, and Black/Solar Red/Black) and four variants for women (Black/Solar Pink/Black, Solar Pink/Solar Blue, Power Teal/Frost Mint/Solar Gold, and White/Grey/Black). All are available now through adidas retailers worldwide for $180 USD.