It has been a while since we first saw preview images of the wild and crazy adidas Springblade, but today adi finally pulled back the sheet on their latest running creation. “Springblade’s progressive look and blade technology are radically different than any running shoe ever created,” said James Carnes, Global Creative Director of Performance at adidas. “At the same time, adidas’ goal is to create a beautiful performance shoe designed to be simple and intuitive.” Beauty is subjective but we have to agree that these spring-loaded sneaks certainly are striking. The shoe swaps out a traditional midsole and cushioning combination for individually tuned blades that are engineered to return forward propelling energy back up into the wearer as they bounce along the track. The adidas Springblade will be available August 1 at adidas.com and retailers across USA, including Finish Line, Foot Locker, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Eastbay and select running specialty stores.