I have not seen them in any shoe specific stores either. . Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. During one of my runs, I had to quickly move to avoid something in my way and my left shoe ca-thunked my right ankle. It enhances the fit and cushioning of the shoe. Love these and some of the most comfortable I own. My friend at work calls them my pink shark shoes.
The impact hurt a little but no more than any other time it has happened in other shoes. I am very pleased with the feel the blades give. With a well-vented, engineered mesh upper and high-performance lining for breathable comfort. The energy-returning effect of the blades makes running a lot easier and enjoyable. Dave: I have a long, narrow foot that is sometimes difficult to fit. Upper The upper is seamless featuring a very breathable mesh with large holes. But if you want to get noticed wherever you go, grab a pair and get moving.
I have not used these for running, and they have only really had light use. A change in the material used is quite evident as well. Julie: The insole is removable, so you could replace it with another brand if you prefer something with a bit more cushion. The cut was superficial and quickly healed but I would definitely choose to not do that again. I spent 20 years in the Air Force — hating running! Julie: The first thing I noticed about the shoes other than the blade design is how light weight they are. On the outside of the foot in both cases.
Never have I had so many notice my shoes. Dave: I am an old school purest and only use my running shoes for running. Customer support is less than 0. But via internet, and via their internet store, this I can not understand. I would love to see a follow up review, now that we are more than 6 months out, to see how they are holding up. These are the worst shoes I have ever bought. Some of the places where I walk have greasy floors due to oil.
But you want a talking piece, get these. It has a secured fit that is not overbearing. They liked the idea and provided a pair of the shoes to each of us. I presonally have seen these at the Academy Sports. They combine the lightness of a minimalistic shoe with a solid base that has a good amount of bounce to it. The suede-like midfoot panel is now part of the upper to improve structure, support, and midfoot security.
I actually saw another review of the Springblades where the reviewer mentioned the exact same thing happening to him. So if you have 2m tall, then you can not buy it in the store, and that is ok. They are also the most useless. Best for runners with flat feet. A traditional lace-up closure keeps the fit secure throughout the run. Basically, it used to hurt for days, after every run.
Again, not a huge deal, but these 3 little problems might make you reconsider using them as every-day shoes. All in all the fit is fine though. Do not buy these shoes under any circumstances. As the blades are bigger in the heel, cushioning is served while the smallest blades in the forefoot create a stiffer platform for better takeoffs. I was wondering the same thing. I have become very use to their extreme lightweight but during most of my long runs wish for a thicker base to lessen the pounding my feet take.
Adidas offers medium as the width of this shoe. The blades are nothing more than aesthetics and the little pads on each came off very quickly. These are designed in a slanting motion to provide a forward push, rather than the usual upward bounce of most shoes. Dave: That is a good question. But when I got home I discovered I was bleeding and the blade had definitely nicked my ankle.