KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is adidas SprintWeb. This lightweight upper construction approach allows the Three Stripes to shed weight from their running, basketball, soccer, tennis models, as well as a wide range of other performance sneakers.

What is it? A synthetic construction utilized on the upper of adidas models, resulting in a lightweight and minimal, yet durable upper that is also breathable.

How does it work? By shedding the weight normally added by materials like leather and suede, SprintWeb allows for a much lighter overall sneaker. Despite the stripped bulk, it also offers a similar level of durability that you would find in traditional materials. Many SprintWeb models also integrate mesh into their construction, adding high levels of ventilation and breathability.

Notable products: F50 adizero TRX FG, Rose 773 2, adizero Feather 2.0 

Bottom line: No matter your sport, adidas has a SprintWeb-enhanced sneaker that will add lightweight quickness and breathability to your game.

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KNOW YOUR TECH: adidas SprintFrame