Breaking down the adidas POD System
When you enter a sneaker store, what do your eyes tend to look at? Do you immediately search for the most liked sneaker on Instagram? Or are your eyes enchanted by the intricate details and colorways that are characteristic of every release nowadays?
Saying yes to one (or both) of these isn’t really such a bad thing. It’s basically how we’re programmed to make decisions. We either go for what’s hyped and what’s on everyone’s wish list or what’s appealing to the senses particularly our sight.
Here at Capital, our goal is not simply to give you the latest releases, but more importantly, it is our mission to educate you about your sneakers and to also empower you guys to be better and more informed consumers.
With this in mind, we believe that it is important that we use our platform and put our knowledge of the ins and outs of kicks to good use.
Allow us then to introduce you to the adidas POD System, particularly the POD S3.1, which we believe is a shoe that’s definitely under many sneakerheads' radars.
P.O.D. stands for Point of Deflection – a highly technical term that refers to a three-dimensional cushioning system developed to provide shock absorption and stability in the outsole at the point of impact.
The Three Stripes first introduced this concept in the ‘90s as part of its running line. Today, adidas Originals reimagines the podular design philosophy to create a sneaker built for a new purpose: natural motion.
Adidas combined three proprietary innovations – the EVA forefoot, BOOST heel, and Point of Deflection Bridge – to create the future standard in footwear.
The POD S3.1 was born for the purpose of creating natural motion, flexibility and comfort. Leading comfort technology in BOOST was repurposed in the podular heel element, bring the full BOOST sensation to the most important part of the stride. Equally important is high rebound EVA compound in the forefoot that completes the experience of comfort thanks to its soft and responsive cushioning. Looking back to the past, adidas incorporated the Torsion System technology via the POD Bridge to bring stability and flex to the podular sole while allowing for the natural torsion of the foot.
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