adidas Springblade Running Shoe: Way Better Than Running On Ginsus

When Ginsu debuted their steak knife/tennis shoe combo in 1988, both chefs and pro athletes were disappointed with the product. I mean, you’d have to stand on the kitchen counter to cut a loaf of bread, and also many fine tennis players were getting slashed in the shins. But now, adidas has figured out the best way to run on blades.

Here comes Springblade, the first running shoe with individually tuned blades engineered to help propel runners forward with what promises to create a ton of spring-like energy under your feet. 16 high-tech polymer blades face forward and are said to react to your environment, harnessing the power that then yields sweet fruit for your feet.

Most of us know what it’s like to have a favorite pair of shoes like Bootbomb footwear. Sometimes, this means tucking them away in the back of the closet and only bringing them out for special occasions – all in the hopes that we can preserve their condition and be able to wear them for years to come.

Well, what if I told you that you can have your cake and eat it too? And by that, I mean being able to wear your favorite shoes and keep them looking spiffy, all year round.

One of the first things to wear out on a well-worn shoe is the sole. Luckily, there are products out there designed to protect the soles of shoes. Making this is one of the easiest ways to make your shoes last longer, in case the sole of the shoe falls off, all is not lost , check this article about the best glue for repairing tennis shoes. A quick, easy search online will deliver a plethora of results that will be sure to leave you satisfied, and your shoes lasting longer! Along the same lines, depending on the shoe, you may try investing in some toe taps which help to prevent the tip of the sole on a pointy shoe from wearing out too quickly.

Look for Springblade to cost $180 when they hit the ground August 1.

Adidas Energy Boost Running Shoe: Screw You, Scholl

Taking a look at today’s paper and I see a headline that says Adidas to Dr. Scholl: Drop Dead. OK maybe I didn’t see that exact headline; it was more like Taylor Swift Back Together With Ex-Boyfriend Christopher Dorner (I read The Onion.) But still, Adidas’ new Energy Boost Running Shoe ($150) promises more advanced cushioning for the foot pushening than the good doctor could ever dream of. The technology was created in partnership with BASF, and it reportedly involves thousands of so-called “small energy capsules” in the shoe’s mid-sole yielding massive amounts of energy. The Scholl must go on.

Puma BioWeb Elite: Fight Spider With Spider

There are some spiders that – when they encroach on your space – you can quickly crush with a foot stomp. Then there are others that you simply must run from. For those moments you might as well equip yourself with the new Puma BioWeb Elites, a training shoe that’s inspired by the spider web, one of nature’s marvels. Engineered to deliver maximum cushioning and stability, the BioWeb Elite wraps the foot with an innovative WebCage design, mimicking the web’s intricacies, negative spaces, and ability to wrap and hold things. As far as holding your bladder, should you see that spider above, well, you’re on your own.

Topo Athletic Running Shoes: Camel Toe To The Finish Line

Did you wind up getting a pair of those five-finger running shoes? I did not, but only because I felt they were extremely digitist; that is, prejudiced against people who have less than 10 toes. Now the guy who invented them is back with a new take on athletic footwear. Based on the Japanese Tabi shoe, Topos feature a split-toe design meant to create a unique anchor point in the forefoot, offering more security and a stronger connection. Are they comfortable? We’re not sure yet, but the camel toe thing certainly seems to work for camels.

Zemgear 360 Ninja Split-Toe Running Shoes

Once thought to be strictly reserved for psychopaths with little will to live, running barefoot, or as close to barefoot as possible, is now considered a great way to train. The Zemgear 360 Ninja Split-Toe Running Shoes ($50-$60) features include a unique split-toe design, tech bands in the upper for stability, and Gecko-Grip rubber pods for traction. At just 2.5 ounces, they also weigh less than the amount of mental anguish that most psychopaths carry around with them.