Facts

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
$130
Weight
Men: 9.6oz
Women: 8.1oz
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.

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

6 reasons to buy

  • The well-padded and seamless interior of the Springblade Solyce delivers an incredibly comfortable feel, according to several runners.
  • Some runners believe that the shoe is built to last based on their observations.
  • The one-piece upper that is supported by leather and synthetic overlays offer great security and midfoot hold.
  • Most runners are attracted by the eye-catching design of the springblades.
  • A good number of reviews consider the Solyce as good enough for casual wear.
  • The open mesh coverage ensures a breathable and cool run.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners though the shoe was a bit heavy.
  • The price is a bit stiff for numerous runners.
  • The blade limits its usability as it can’t work as well on rocky or graveled paths.

Bottom line

While the performance of the Springblade collection is always up for contention, there is absolutely no doubt about the appeal it offers because of its unique design and style. Runners who would like to turn heads in a shoe that has moderate arch support, excellent comfort, and breathable upper will find the Solyce a great option.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 147 ratings

5 star
63%
4 star
20%
3 star
7%
2 star
5%
1 star
3%

My Rating


Updates to Adidas Springblade Solyce

  • Adidas continues to expand its Springblade line by introducing the Solyce. Billed as a durable and responsive trainer, the shoe delivers on Adidas’ marketing hype with the help of the innovative blades.
  • The springblades work mainly as the cushioning mechanism of the shoe and is engineered in a slanted direction for a more propulsive move forward, instead of upward. As this is made of polymers, the blades are designed to last longer than regular EVA or other cushioning methods.
  • The new one piece upper that molds to the runner’s foot offers decent support and natural flexibility. It is made of lightweight, but durable material that several of the other Springblade shoes do not yet have.

Adidas Springblade Solyce size and fit

The fit of the Springblade Solyce is largely the same as many of those under this collection of shoes. There is ample room in the heel, the midfoot, and the forefoot for a very comfortable feel. Putting a lid on the spacious room is the socklike feel of the mesh and the support of the overlays. The shoe is available under the medium width. Sizes are accurate and offered for the men’s between 6 to 15 and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole is made of 16-individually tuned blades designed with a forward direction to move the runner forward with each stride. Adidas spent a good part of 6 years to come up with this polymer design to offer excellent durability and aggressive responsiveness, regardless of weather conditions. Covering the bottom of the blades is a sturdy carbon rubber called the AdiWear for protection and traction.


Midsole

The main cushioning function is handled by the springblades. Hence, Adidas puts a slab of EVA for added cushioning and midsole durability.


Upper

The one-piece upper with breathable mesh combines with the leather and synthetic overlays for midfoot coverage and support. Adidas’ use of the one-piece design gives the Solyce a much-improved form-hugging fit that keeps the foot secure and comfortable. The plush foam in the tongue and the collar provide an all-day wear in comfort. Flat laces hold the fit in place all through the run.