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BMF Debut: adidas Springblade Ignite


The adidas Springblade series has been a something of a seeming science fiction project that has come to life and still with much wonder and opinion circulating around its existence. ‘Running? Only on blades?’ is a common question that people still wrap their minds around, but another more grounded version of the Springblade has been introduced in the adidas Springblade Ignite.

See more on the Springblade Ignite below, courtesy of adidas, and also more of the Springblade series here at Baller Mind Frame.

Today adidas unveils Springblade Ignite, the first Springblade with heel-only blades. Nine individually tuned blades and an adiprene forefoot work together to provide cushioning and explosive energy return at the origin of foot strike – the heel. The sleek design merges lightweight style and performance. The new mesh upper with seam-free fabrication allows for maximum breathability and lockdown through the final phases of foot strike.

The Ignite is available in five colorways for men, including Scarlet/Black/Silver Metallic,Core Black/Black/Solar Blue, Semi Solar Yellow/Core Black/Iron Metallic, Core Black/Core Black/Solar Red and Collegiate Royal/Collegiate Royal/Core Black, and three colorways for women including Vivid Mint/Silver Metallic/Solar Pink, Core Black/Neo Iron/Neon Pink and Solar Pink/Metallic Silver/Black.

Springblade Ignite is available now for $120 on, adidas Sport Performance stores, Finish Line and

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