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A support shoe providing a soft, protective barrier between runner and road, the K-Swiss Blade-Max Glide offers maximum cushioning and a soft ride.

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Experience true luxury in the K-Swiss Blade-Max Stable, a high support running shoe that will have your feet sighing in contentment. This shoe features a soft, seamless upper and plush underfoot Blade cushioning technology. The supportive midsole works to correct over pronation, while a well-ventilated upper keeps you cool and dry.

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Weight: 10.4 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (33mm), Forefoot (22mm)

How It Fits (based on width B) Width B=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Low to medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to low height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: January 2012
  • Model discontinued: Unknown

INTRODUCTION

The Blade-Max Stable is a maximum feature, moderate support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.

CUSHIONING

  • GuideGlide is a full-length composite foam layered in between the midsole and the upper for underfoot cushioning.
  • Blade-Max cushioning uses full-length K-EVA foam shaped into blades for flexible, plush cushioning.
MIDSOLE
  • K-EVA is a blend of EVA engineered to enhance cushioning and durability of the midsole.
  • 3D post is a thermoplastic piece in the midfoot for increased stability.
UPPER
  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and allows moisture and heat to escape from within the shoe.
  • Seamless Upper allows for sockless comfort.
  • Flow Cool is located at the heel and toe and are perforations in the synthetic material designed for moisture management.
  • K-EVA Sockliner is engineered for additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length Superfoam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • Aosta II is utilized at the heel and is a high density rubber designed for outsole longevity.

Comments: First time ever trying the K-Swiss. Have always wanted to and now...... wow, right out of the box they feel awesome! Going to give them a real workout at a Bootcamp class, but I can tell they will do just fine. The fit is perfect.Not too wide in the toe box, snug at the heel, and size seems to run true for me. Event hough these have more of a heel toe drop than I am used to, so far I cannot tell any leg fatigue for me. I think I may have found yet another great shoe!
From: Sheila, Hastings, NE USA

Comments: I love this shoe!  I had been wearing the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 and with all the changes Brooks made on the shoe the fit was not working for me.  I wanted something new that would be more comfortable for my fit.  I do have a hard time finding running shoes because I over pronate and need a stability shoe. I found this shoe on RunningWarehouse.com and compared it to the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 and saw how close they were in resemblance, so I purchase the K-Swiss Blade-Max Stable and Love It!
From: Danielle, Missouri, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+