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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$120
Weight
Men: 12oz
Women: 11.5oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The style of this shoe is appealing because of the contemporary design and the presence of the unique outsole blades.
  • Many testers noted that the upper is reliable in terms of durability and breathability.
  • Most reviewers appreciated the cushioning because the foam-like effect of the blades work well.
  • The blades allow the runner more propulsive motion and bounce.
  • The moisture-wicking inner lining keeps the inner area of the Springblade Ignite cool and dry.
  • Neutral to mild over-pronators get ample amount of support.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is not as responsive, as noted by some testers.
  • It is not ideal to wear on wet and slippery terrains.
  • The weight of the Springblade Ignite is moderately heavy.

Bottom line

The Adidas Springblade Ignite is a running shoe worth purchasing if you are aiming for better propulsive movement and efficacy in performance. Its cushioning and forward-propelling system in the blades keeps you encouraged when it comes to your routines and trainings. Advanced athletes will also find this shoe a perfect match.


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Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 by Bryan Hinkle • Bryan Hinkle • Level 2 expert

    Moderately cushioned, moderately priced, fit well, look good. If that's what you're looking for, here's the Springblade Ignite from Adidas.

  • 90 / 100 by SK Running • Kredy • Level 4 expert

    Coming to the midfoot area. It features a molded EVA foam over the forefoot area for better cushioning.

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Updates to Adidas Springblade Ignite

  • Adidas adds another eye-catching model to the Springblade line in the form of the Ignite. In the second model of this series, the 3-Stripes company introduces a few tweaks that should make this shoe one of the best in Adidas’s lineup. Instead of the usual 16 polymer blades, company engineers used only 9 of them. Working in tandem with the blades for better cushioning is the AdiPrene+ midsole.
  • Besides making the run more cushioned and “natural” with the AdiPrene+, the sole of the shoe gets added bulk, which should allay concerns of the other Springblade models that are deemed too thin above the blades. A long-lasting midsole with more than enough responsive cushioning should delight most runners.
  • A new Techfit upper greets runners in the Adidas Ignite. It offers enhanced adaptability with synthetic overlays for increased midfoot hold. For added measure, the breathable upper mesh is considered by many as more durable than the original version of the Springblade mesh.

Adidas Springblade Ignite size and fit

The fit of the Springblade Ignite is very much like many of Adidas’ trainers. It has sufficient space in the heel, a locked in midfoot, and a wide toe box. With an almost anatomic-based last, most runners will find the fit really comfortable. D for the men’s and B for the women’s are the available widths. The shoe length is standard with options from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole makes the shoe really unique courtesy of the 9 individually-tuned polymer blades. Although a mechanical outsole that mainly functions as a cushioning mechanism is nothing new, these blades are unlike anything before. These blades are designed to provide a slanted motion going forward instead of upward for a more propulsive run. Adidas engineers designed the blades with elastic recoil for an added push that is basically the same amount of force spent by runners upon landing. Providing traction to the blades is the AdiWear rubber, which is also relied upon for its exceptional durability.


Midsole

Adidas goes traditional in the forefoot of the Ignite. Instead of having the blades for cushioning in this part, runners will find the molded EVA Adiprene+ midsole foam, which is quite responsive and durable despite being very light.


Upper

A newly-designed, seamless TechFit upper featuring a very breathable and durable mesh and welded synthetic overlays hold this section together. It is an upper that moves well with the foot, which is also a bit rigid in the midfoot and heel for better support. An inner sleeve helps with the wraparound feel and comfort. Adidas uses a responsive EVA sockliner for even more cushioning. The interior comfort and a healthy environment are delivered by a moisture-wicking lining. Runners should not fear heel slippage as there is a sturdy heel counter that holds the rear portion really well.