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adidas Springblade Drive

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Explosive Energy. That’s what adidas delivers with its revolutionary Springblade Drive. Springblade is the first-ever technology in running footwear designed to move you forward. Its radical design is the product of six years of development by the adidas innovation team.

Each of the 16 super elastic nylon springs are individually tuned to the needs of the runner throughout the gait cycle, harnessing energy and releasing more back to you with every stride.

The rear outside blades are tuned to absorb energy while the inside front blades are tuned to propel you forward, providing Explosive Energy. Designed for the runner looking for speed, the adidas Springblade is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. There is absolutely no traditional midsole foam between you and the blades, creating a never-felt-before ride that’s as fluid as it is fast.

To provide superb breathability, the adidas Springblade features a 3-dimensional engineered mesh upper with zones that provide air flow and other zones that provide support for that great adidas fit.

Add some speed to your fitness and running routine with the revolutionary adidas Springblade!

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The Running List: Cold-Weather Gear

post by: Chelsea B.

It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s 5:30 in the morning and I have a scheduled five-mile midweek run before I head into the office. Two months ago, jumping out of bed and hitting the pavement was no problem at all. That was when it was warm, bright, and birds were singing. 

I have to admit that as much as I love running, I hate running in cold weather. I was born and raised in Las Vegas where anything below 65 degrees is grounds for a “hard freeze warning.”

Now, despite my strong distaste and overall inability to function in cold weather, I absolutely hate running anything over two miles on a treadmill. Unless a volcano is erupting, there is a sharknado warning, or a pack of wild dingoes is on the loose, I will always choose to run outside.

With that, I know that I must suck it up and start layering up. Like any normal, slightly OCD runner, I like to have my gear laid out and ready to go the night before so all I have to do is literally roll out of bed and put them on. While getting ready for a run this time of year is a little more labor intensive than the good ol’ days of throwing on shorts and a tank, the good news is that there are tons of amazing cold-weather running products available to help stave off the frigid air that winter brings Woohoo!

From your oh-so important feet to the top of your head, Zappos Running has you covered (literally) so you can get those miles in through the coldest of days.

Below are some of my favorites in cold-weather running clothing & gear:

 Cold-Weather Gear for Running

1. Under Armour UA Qualifier Knit Pants

2. Under Armour Coldgear® Infrared Leggings

3. adidas Techfit Cold Weather Long Tights

4. Mountain Hardwear Momentum Running Gloves

5. Moving Comfort Fiona Sports Bra

6. Nike Running Elite Hyper-Lite No-Show Socks

7. ASICS Favorite Long-sleeve Top

8. New Balance Accelerate Long-sleeve Top

9. Brooks Essential Long-sleeve Half Zip Top

10. Salomon Active Beanie

11. Brooks Utopia Thermal Hoodie III

Until next time, happy trails, roads and other unchartered terrain!


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Take it to the Trail & Beyond with adidas Outdoor Terrex Boost

When you take your running routine off the beaten path and into more rugged terrain, three things are of the utmost importance when it comes to trail running shoes: lightweight comfort, great support and fit. The adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost covers all those bases and more.

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Whether it’s trail running, mountain running or other off-trail adventures, the adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost delivers all the comfort you’d come to expect from a great running shoe, but also focuses on durability. When you’re tackling rough trails, a durable trail running shoe makes sure you get the most mileage.

Of course, all that durability would mean nothing without the proper support. The Terrex Boost features a lightweight boost™ midsole that provides great energy return with every stride. The PRO MODERATOR™ support also stabilizes as the rugged rubber outsole provides excellent traction on slick surfaces. And let’s not forget about fit. Its stretchy mesh upper and stable heel ensures a snug yet comfortable fit to keep every off-trail session more enjoyable.

Watch the video below where endurance athlete Don Bowie talks about why he loves the adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost!



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Holiday Gift Guide for the Runners on Your List

Feel-good endorphins. There are a couple of good ways to get them pumping; you can catch a brisk morning run before work OR you can give great gifts that make the runners on your list very happy.

These gifts should put everyone in a great mood! Now that’s a win-win situation!

Check out some of our top gift picks that’ll put a spring in any runner’s stride:

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Women's: 1. Muzuno Wave® Rider 16, 2. Brooks Utopia Thermal Hoodie II, 3. Newton Running Women's Terra Momentum, 4. inov-8 F-Lite 215 (also ideal for CrossFit!), 5. Nike Skapri  6. adidas Running Thrasher TR W

Men's: 7. Under Armour ColdGear® Fitted Longsleeve Mock, 8. Merrell Bare Access 2, 9. Brooks NightLife Essential Run Jacket II, 10. Tifosi Optics Radius Interchangeable Sunglasses, 11. Mizuno Wave ® Rider 16, 12. Nike + Sportband

For more running shoes, clothes and accessories, visit the Zappos Running Central page!

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adidas Running Award Winners!

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Running Network™ Fall 2011 Best Shoe Motion Stabilizing Award: Supernova™ Sequence 4  & Runner’s World Best Update, October 2011: RESPONSE™ Trail 18

adidas Running proudly announces not one, but two recent award winners for the fall: the Supernova™ Sequence and the RESPONSE™ Trail 18. 

The Supernova Sequence 4 is designed for the over-pronator who needs to neutralize excessive side-to-side motion. It gets high marks from Running Network for its combination of stability, cushioning and value.

For you trail running enthusiasts, the RESPONSE™ Trail 18 got top marks from the editors of Runner’s World Magazine for its aggressive new lug sole design that provides sure footing on the roughest trails. If you like challenge yourself on muddy trails and steep descents, you’ll love the support and excellent traction of the RESPONSE Trail 18!

*award logos courtesy of Running Network and Runner's World Magazine.