Adidas adiZero Modular Spike Concept – Justin Schneider

This is a dope concept by designer Justin Schneider. Creating anything modular is always a challenge, but creating a modular cleat is really a great idea. We asked Justin a couple questions about the concept, check them out below…

CK – Can you tell us a little about yourself?
JS – Recently, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BFA in industrial design. After graduating, I headed over the New Balance to work on their innovation team as a footwear design intern. Now, I am working at Reebok in Men’s Running where I’m continuing as a designer.

CK – What inspired this concept?
JS – While at Notre Dame I ran the decathlon for our track team. In the decathlon the athlete competes in 10 events. I was always running to and from event with a bag holding 7 pairs of track spikes, my trainers, throwing shoes, and sprinting flats. I wanted an easier way to move between events and started to wonder if it were possible to design a track spike that would provide multi-event athletes with a simple solution.

CK – What is your favorite feature of the design?
JS – My favorite feature is the modular sealing system that allows the athlete to use the existing spike wrench to add and remove the different heels needed to compete in the different track and field events.