In a world that welcomed fur-lined Crocs and 50 different styles of “toe sneakers” with open arms, this bizarre new release from Reebok, called the ATV 19+ is sure to be a hit. Featuring a monster-truck style tread with 19 bulbous “nodes”, they’re designed to provide stability on uneven terrain, like trail running or maybe walking on the moon. While the response to the ATV 19+ from shoe fiends and experts is divided, Reebok finally made a shoe that got people talking. Available February 1.
If speed freak Usain Bolt can shatter world records in a pair of Pumas, you can be sure they’ll perform for your twice or thrice weekly roadwork. Inspired by the lightweight yet super-strength of spider webs, the design of the new Bioweb Elite upper balances solid support with ventilation and an incredible strength to weight ratio for many, many miles of fun/punishment.
With sunsets dipping out early during these winter months, the increased, 360-degree reflectivity of this limited edition Nike Air Max LE collection adds function to two very fashionable variations of this shoe. One is the original Air Max 1 silhouette with a smooth, Hyperfuse upper & the other is the Air Max+ 2013, the lightest, most flexible version of the shoe to date. Both offer reflective hits for safer jogs after dark.
The new Nike Free Trainer 3.0 hits stores on January 1, just in time for you to drag your binge-bloated holiday ass out to the gym for the much-needed start to your New Year’s resolution. Hopefully Nike’s proven Free Sole, a supportive Phylon midsole, and the comfy mesh upper will kick you into gear.
Since its debut release way back in 1987, Nike has been constantly evolving their revolutionary Air Max model runner. Images of the latest re-design just hit the net, & the Air Max 2013 shows 360 air cushioning plus Nike’s Flywire & Hyperfuse materials. Available January 2013.
Nike’s Free Inneva Woven NRG blurs the lines between performance shoe design and extreme basket weaving, and we must say, we’re glad those lines are blurred. The result is an oddly appealing trainer with a Free 5.0 sole that might just pass the nightclub dress code. Source. Available late Fall 2012.
Discluding beer and breasts, less is more in almost all cases. It certainly appears to be the approach driving running shoe design. The three shoes in adidas’ new adiPure Natural Running Collection are all minimalist & ultra-light featuring low profile dual-layer midsoles and sock-like fits.
If there’s one thing cool about this shameless Reebok x Marvel Comics collabo it’s that even if you’re not a creepy adult comic book fanatic, you might still wear the shoes. The Marvel collection includes 10 styles, both new and classic designs in superhero colorways with custom Marvel details. Availability not yet announced. Source
Reebok’s ZigTech running sole got an upgrade. They’ve added a 20º angle to the zigs and zags of the outsole pattern to provide even more cushion. The upper is lighter and more breathable, too. The new design in candy colorways is available now.
It appears that Nike’s senior footwear designer Mark Miner spends more time at the hair salon and tattoo parlor than he does jogging but there’s no denying his Free outsole and shoe designs are hot stuff. The latest collection debuts April 5th featuring three new running shoes all built around concepts of natural motion. Watch the video.