New Balance made a lightweight chill-shoe as comfy as your favorite sweatshirt by using actual sweatshirt. The Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt features a new-sew upper blending street-inspired materials with NB’s proven running tech.
Once Nike bought Converse, this moment was imminent. They’ve updated the iconic Chuck Taylor for the first time in 98 years to include Nike technology. Purists may groan, but the Chuck 2 looks the same as it ever has and now features a Lunarlon outsole, making it much more comfortable & better for your feet.
The collab between adidas and Vancouver-based wings+horns puts a fashionable twist on the classic Stan Smith silhouette with the use of Horween football leather. The collection also includes some up-styled softgoods: slim fit sweatpants, a bomber jacket with a zip-off hood, and a shortsleeve crew neck with mesh paneling. The limited in-store release this week will be followed by a July 18th global release at select retailers.
With an evolved, foot-hugging upper of foam & engineered mesh, Nike’s latest anything-goes trainer, the Zoom Hypercross TR2 features Flywire technology for a locked-down fit and hexagonal Zoom Air pods in the outsole for cushy comfort.
Lightweight yet supportive. Cushy yet durable. That’s pretty much the deal with Nike’s multi-sport Free Trainer 5.0 V6. It features a mesh upper with no-sew overlays & a ¾-length sockliner bootie for seamless comfort. Its waffle outsole provides support & flexibility with the help of a Phylite midsole.
Drawing inspiration and details directly from the iconic Jordan III, Nike’s new Jordan Eclipse features a lightweight, deconstructed textile upper & a low-profile injected midsole with a Zoom Air capsule embedded in the heel for cushioning. A big, bold Jumpman logo on the heel counter makes it clear you’ve got J’s on your feet.
A designer named Tinker Hatfield is the man behind Nike’s original Air Max released back in ’87. But that enduring design was not the only one Tinker submitted. This is. It’s the 2015 Air Max Zero—initially rejected by Nike it has now surfaced after lying dormant for almost 30 years.
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.
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.