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 is a neutral running shoe that 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. Though a few found the shoe heavy, the majority are still satisfied.

Facts

Update:
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 12.7oz | Women: 11.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 27mm
Forefoot height: Men: 19mm | Women: 17mm
Brand: Adidas
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • Springblade fans will get another great option in the Springblade Pro. This Adidas running 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.

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.


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.


Just like the popular Adidas Duramo 9, the Springblade Pro uses a chunk of molded EVA which 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.


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.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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