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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $180
  • Weight
    Men: 13.7oz
    Women: 12oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The upper is basically what has changed in the Springblade Drive 2.0 as the outsole that is composed of the 16 elastic polymer blades remains to be the trademark of this series. In this new version, Adidas fuses the midfoot panel to the upper. The purpose is to add more structure to the upper and give better midfoot hold.
  • With the attachment of the midfoot panel to the upper, Adidas also made sure that the breathability is not compromised. The Springlade Drive 2.0’s midfoot panel is perforated to form the 3 stripes logo. A change in the material used is quite evident as well. The midfoot panel is no longer the plastic-type, but a smooth, suede-like overlay. With this change, the upper provides a better form-fitting fit as the new material molds better to the runner’s foot.
  • The massive insole, which doubles as the shoe’s midsole, is now molded to fit better to the runner’s foot. It enhances the fit and cushioning of the shoe.

The fit of the 2nd edition of the Springblade Drive is very similar to the original model. It has a secured fit that is not overbearing. The average space in the heel, midfoot, and forefoot is usually ideal for most people with standard dimensions in their feet. Adidas offers medium as the width of this shoe. Sizes are accurate with options 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.


The outsole is defined by the 16 polymer blades that are individually tuned. These are designed in a slanting motion to provide a forward push, rather than the usual upward bounce of most shoes. The blades are larger in the heel and slowly become smaller as they reach the forefoot. As the blades are bigger in the heel, cushioning is served while the smallest blades in the forefoot create a stiffer platform for better takeoffs. Just like the popular Duramo 9, Adidas covers the Springblade Drive 2.0's point of contact below the blades with the durable Adiwear rubber.


The midsole is basically the thick insole that really helps with the cushioning and responsive nature of the shoe. It is molded for better wraparound fit.


The upper is seamless featuring a very breathable mesh with large holes. Adidas bonds the synthetic overlays around the forefoot. The suede-like midfoot panel is now part of the upper to improve structure, support, and midfoot security. A heel clip that is infused into the rear portion effectively prevents heel slippage. A traditional lace-up closure keeps the fit secure throughout the run. The tongue and collar are quite beefy while the entire interior is lined with plush and non-slip fabric for a really cozy ride.

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