The latest version of the iconic, Swiss-made Alpina Startimer Pilot chronograph got a new dial design that features a larger date and timing to 1/10th of a second. The 44 mm stainless case features a polished bezel on brushed lugs. The dial itself is a reflective black color with applied luminous indexes and matching faceted baton-shaped hands.
The MetCon 1 is Nike’s newest offering in the training category. It features a dual-density sole & firm heel to handle the demands of weight-lifting. The upper is constructed with abrasion-resistant breathable mesh & features rubber in the mid-foot that wraps from the outsole onto the upper to protect from abrasion indicative of rope work.
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the 45mm Steel Calfskin Automotive features a distinctive elm burl wood dial, a nod to the coveted car’s wooden dashboard and Arabic numerals similar to those found on its vintage gauges. This water-resistant, manual-winding timepiece also features a stainless steel case, calfskin strap, and a 45-hour power reserve.
The Styrman jacket from Mission Workshop blends the look of a classic topcoat with the waterproof function of the most advanced outerwear technologies. It’s constructed from Swiss-made Schoeller C-Change fabric, which uses a heat reactive, waterproof-breathable membrane to regulate body temperature and comfort while providing total protection from rain, snow & wind.
Adidas Energy Boost technology utilizes a thermoplastic polyurethane foam—a material that outperforms EVA foam in energy return, cushioning and durability. And now 2 years after introducing this proprietary foam, Adidas has improved it & unleashed the Ultra Boost, which features a new, improved Boost formula that now delivers even more energy return within the same size sole.
With the release of the Skate Free, Nike finally brings their ubiquitous FreeSole technology to a skateboard shoe. It looks like a run-of-the-mill skate shoe but delivers the proven lightweight comfort that fans of the FreeeSole know & love plus it offers improved natural motion for better board control.
Liberty United turns illegal guns and spent bullet casings into jewelry. Each piece bears the serial number of the confiscated and destroyed gun & every purchase helps stop gun violence in America.
Enko has created a next-generation runner with mechanical, impact-absorbing shocks. The interchangeable shocks are adapted to the wearer’s weight and switch between walking & running mode for comfort when you’re walking & supportive joint protection while running. Available via Indigogo crowdsourcing February 2015. via
Rather than pollute their legacy with a goofy iWatch-esque entry into the smartwatch market, Montblanc developed the e-Strap, a smartwatch strap that can be attached to different watches. It’s an Italian-made piece of leather texturized to look like carbon fiber connected to a tiny OLED touchscreen that sits on the inside of the wearer’s wrist providing a variety of functions & notifications. Available in June 2015.
The epix from Garmin is a tough, color touchscreen GPS watch with a 1.4-inch color display. Its omnidirectional built-in antenna works with both GPS and GLONASS satellites & the epix also features a built-in altimeter and three-axis electronic compass.