With the new Classic Lites Collection, Vans keeps their timeless silhouettes intact in the Authentic, Old Skool, Sk8-Hi and Slip-On, while adding improved cushioning and comfort features. The classic rubber sole is also replaced with a much lighter EVA version that retains the tried-and-true classic tread design.
The Tennis Classic Ultra Flyknit merges a vintage silhouette—the 70s-era Nike Court Classic, with the brand’s latest technology, the ultralight and breathable Flyknit upper. A leather swoosh & cork footbed further blend the old with the new to create a new tennis classic.
Canada-based Native Shoes is best known for their lightweight, waterproof casual shoes based on iconic silhouettes & rendered in foam. Their new Apollo Moc XL features a breathable microfiber upper & a super lightweight EVA midsole/outsole. They’re available in scores of colors as well as various print patterns.
Nike just unveiled their latest innovation, a self-lacing sneaker called the HyperAdapt 1.0. This groundbreaking shoe features a futuristic “adaptive” lacing system that automatically tightens when you slip your foot into it. A sensor inside the shoe senses your foot & tightens accordingly. A pair of buttons on the upper allow you to loosen & tighten for the perfect fit. Available Holiday 2016 in three colors.
Adidas has dropped a fresh new neutral runner that combines their lightweight Boost technology midsole & an ultra-breathable Primeknit upper. To backup the flyweight build, the PureBoost ZG Prime features a dynamic fit system that hugs your foot around the instep and a molded heelcap that provides support for logging your miles in comfort.
As so many of Nike’s shoes have done before, the release of the LunarEpic Flyknit runner is likely to set-off a new trend in shoe design. The new flagship runner features a 1-piece Flyknit upper that extends up the ankle for added support. The design of the mid and outsole are all new, too but feature the familiar comfort of Lunarlon.
Handmade in Italy with fine materials like full-grain leather & cowhide suede, The Royale sneaker from Greats has the classic lines and clean styling free of branding and bold logos, making them blend nicely into all environments.
In honor of one of basketball’s best ever, Nike has created the Kobe XI ‘Last Emperor’ collection, an assemblage of finely detailed product that celebrates his unmatchable legacy. It includes a low-key, black & white version of his Kobe XI Elite shoe plus, a uniquely branded ball, socks, & shirt.
Engineered for the rigors of all kinds of muscle-confusing crossfit, lifting, and atypical workout regimes, Nike’s Metcon 2 offers purpose-built support and comfort. It features a stable flat sole design, a zero friction heel, & forefoot flex grooves for lunging & twisting plus an upper with Flywire cables for support.
Joining Adidas & Nike, New Balance is now using 3D printing in its shoe designs. Their new 3D printed midsole is made from DuraForm Flex TPU, a material offering new levels of flexibility, strength, weight and durability. The midsole will be available on new NB running shoes by summer time.