Lately, it seems like we can't go a week without hearing of a sneaker brand caught up in legal drama. The latest case revolves around adidas and the brand's Springblade running technology.
According to the Daily News, a man from Westchester County, N.Y. says that the adidas Springblade sneakers were released with an obvious defect that cause the shoe to literally split apart at the seams.
Now, he's launched a class action lawsuit against the brand. The plaintiff alleges that he bought multiple pairs of Springblades with the intention of using them on a treadmill, only to have every last pair fall apart.
Surprisingly, the man says adidas refused to issue a refund for the $200 sneakers. His lawyer notes that he's not the only one who has experienced similar issues with the Springblade. "It's such an obvious defect. This has been going on all over the place," the lawyer said.
We'll have to see how this one plays out in court, but honestly, it sounds like this guy should have researched some reviews before investing in so many pairs.