adidas footwear techbologies have been all over the map over the years, but one of the more forgotten efforts is 2008’s MicroBounce, an open-air sole unit aimed to provide better cushioning for runners, and now, its coming back for 2020.

Back in 2008, adidas Running tried something new when it introduced the MicroBounce T1. Featuring an split, open-air midsole, the highly-compressed sole unit was intended to better propel runners forward, in a similar manner to the now-famous Boost technology used by the brand. However, MicroBounce was immensely more interesting, thanks to the construction of the odd looking midsole. adidas’ Bounce technology comes in three parts, bottom, middle, and top. The bottom section is the lower semi-circle of the, and used a stiffer, more compressed rubber to provide stability and durability underfoot. Next, the middle piece was a flat rubber bar separating the top and bottom pieces from each other, as well as providing lateral stability throughout the shoe. And finally, the top piece is the upper semicircle in the sole, and features a softer rubber to provide better cushioning for runners feet. The MicroBounce T1 will make its return first in a stark white colorway, with more following shortly after.


The adidas MicroBounce T1 has not yet officially been announced for release, though their appearance on 43Einhalb’s release calendar indicates a return to retail shelves sometime in the coming months. The 2020 iteration of the Microbounce is set to be accompanied by a price tag of approximately $184, and will be avialable from both adidas and select retailers. Check out the teaser image above for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news.

adidas MicroBounce T1
Release Date: 2020
Price: $184
Color: White/Core Black/Stone
Style Code: EF4880