Adidas P.O.D. System
Inspired by the past, reimagined for a new era.
Adidas Originals has reimagined a cushioning system it developed in the 1990s to create a shoe that is “built for natural motion”.
The sportswear brand revisited designs it originally developed for running shoes when creating the form of its new P.O.D.System sneakers.
The shoe’s distinctive feature is a “podular” outsole made up of three components. The modules are designed to offer shock absorption and stability to the foot at key points of impact.
The high-rebound EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) element offers a soft and responsive cushioning to the forefoot, while the Boost heel is designed to offer support to the rear of the foot.
These are connected by the third element, the Point of Deflection Bridge, designed to support the natural twist and curve of the foot. The name P.O.D.System takes it name from this element.