The adidas POD-S3.1 brings back a classic design that was significantly ahead of its time. This latest rendition brings the nostalgic qualities of this lowkey runner together with some modern upgrades. The result is a banger of a runner at the more reasonable end of sneaker price points.
The upper shows the most graceful balance between both old and new. Sections of soft suede accent a mostly knit upper. The resulting design makes for a smooth look and flexible fit.
Throwing some Boost underfoot is another great way to brings this shoe to the present. That energy return profile is combined with a TPU ‘Point of Deflection’ bridge. This element of the outsole brings the podular design together nicely.
It’s a classic runner that brings about some interesting technology. You wouldn’t be faulted for not having heard of the POD system from adidas. It didn’t receive much attention back then either.
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