New sneakers modeled after pole vaults give athletes a helping hand on the track.

Adidas is trying to give runners an advantage on the track with these spring-loaded running shoes that are said to give a much higher energy return than your average sports shoe. It’s called the Springblade and it will definitely put a bounce in your step.

Featuring 16 forward angled blades made out of a high-tech polymer, the highly elastic design reacts to any environment, compressing and releasing energy to create an effect that feels like you have springs under your feet – which isn’t far from the truth.

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