Today adidas officially introduces the Springblade Ignite, a heel-only Springblade runner for those that enjoyed the tech application in their previous full-length renditions.
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. – adidas
I disagree that the origin of the foot strike is the heel, as thats improper running form. The heel is actually the brake while in motion, so a heel to toe transition will slow pace and cause issues to your knees and lower back down the line. However, for those that run improperly, with a heel strike, these might be fun to run in. But I assure you that the majority of hardcore runners will never recommend running with a heel strike.
These are available now, we updated you on this with this post, so if you’re interested in grabbing a pair you can head over to your local adidas running retailer and grab a pair.