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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 12.7oz
    Women: 11.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Offers a new single-piece sockliner for enhanced comfort and lockdown feel.
  • Excellent outsole durability delivered by the springblades.
  • The Adidas Springblade Pro never fails to turn heads because of the never-before-seen design.
  • Many runners welcomed the nice fit that the Springblade Pro provides.
  • Runners who prefer customized orthotics can use them to replace the removable insole.
  • Several of the wearers noted that the blades do not feel strange when used as an everyday shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is quite heavy.
  • It has a distinctive noise when walking on covered floors.
  • The traction of the Adidas Springblade Pro suffers a bit during wet conditions according to some runners.

Bottom line

The Adidas Springblade Pro offers an eye-catching design in a very comfortable package. With good enough arch support for neutral runners and a very nice fit, it makes daily training effortless as long as the conditions stay dry.

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Updates to Adidas Springblade Pro

  • Springblade fans will get another great option in the Springblade Pro. This shoe has more cushioning with better support and structure than any of the other Springblade series. Adidas enhances the fit of this line by incorporating a new one-piece sock liner that really helps with the sock-like feel when running.
  • Adidas uses a thick sole on top of the 16 polymer blades to add durability to the shoe. With a thicker sole and bigger midsole foam, the added weight means more support, cushioning, and durability for the Springblade Pro.

Adidas Springblade Pro size and fit

Like most trainers with excellent cushioning, the fit of the Springblade Pro is quite generous. Large runners and those with medium to wide measurements will find the space incredibly comfortable. A really effective midfoot lock through the plastic ribcage holds the midfoot very well. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Size runs true with options ranging from 7 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

The 16 highly-appealing elastic polymer blades dominate the outsole. After more than 6 years of research and testing, Adidas engineers have designed a slanted blade that recoils upon impact and then translates the force of the impact to usable energy. As with most mechanical cushioning, it lasts longer than the usual midsole foam. The traction and underfoot durability are provided by the trusty AdiWear carbon rubber.


Midsole

A chunk of molded EVA is located in the midsole to add durability and decent cushioning. More than just relying on the 16 blades, Adidas includes the foam for a softer feel than any of the other Springblade shoes. It is also one way of addressing past issues of a rather weak sole that deteriorates faster than expected.


Upper

A breathable, synthetic mesh upper makes up the majority of this area. Adidas utilizes one large overlay that is connected to the 3 stripes for exceptional midfoot security. This is the same overlay that extends to the heel for a cradle-like support and structure. The new one-piece sockliner enhances comfort and fit while a moisture-wicking interior makes every run sweat-free.