2014 marks 100 years in the footwear game for Brooks. To celebrate, they created the Heritage Collection: new versions of their classic Vanguard & Vantage runners in a whole slew of new colors.
It seems like everyone has a pair of Nike’s Free series runners or trainers but for 2014 you can create your own custom colorway through Nike iD. Choose the Free 3.0 Flyknit, 4.0 Flyknit, or Free 5.0 & make yourself a one-off pair that you won’t see on anyone else at the gym.
Fans of classic Nike shoe designs will dig this new Lunarlon-equipped variant of the classic AirMax 90. It got a cushy update by adding an ultralight Lunarlon midsole to the plush feel of the Air heel unit and softer materials in the collar, tongue, and liner. Available Spring 2014.
For the New year, a new Air Max. It’s been this way for 90 years or so. The Air Max 2014 retains the 360 Max Air sole used in the 2013 model but replaces the Hyperfuse with an engineered mesh upper featuring Flywire for support and a new outsole that shaves some weight. Available beginning December 5.
White leather, clean lines, green trim. Why Adidas ceased production on the original Stan Smith back in 2012 is anyone’s guess, but the timeless shoe is making a comeback. On September 4th, this certified classic will be available in a limited release followed by widespread production into 2014.
Most of us just ask, “where’s the hose at?” when our sneakers get dirty. But if you put them in the washing machine they’ll get much cleaner. This mesh polyester bag is made for doing just that. Actually, you can use it in the dryer, too. So stop all that messing around with the hose.
Nike is playing catch up for a change. After seeing the success of barefoot runners from competitors like New Balance, Merrell, and Vivo, the mighty Swoosh is jumping into the barefoot game with the Hyperfeel. The ultra-minimalist Flyknit upper uses Flywire for support, but it’s basically a sock with an outsole attached. Or as they say, “a direct extension” of the runner’s foot.
Jason Markk makes sneaker products like cleaners & brushes to keep your kicks looking fresh. He teamed up with London’s foremost sneaker shop Footpatrol to create this limited-edition FP X JM branded cleaning kit. It includes a 4oz. bottle of cleaner & walnut handle brush that feature custom artwork & packaging.
The new Springblade from Adidas is all about energy return. The groundbreaking design features 16 forward-angled blades made of a high-tech elastic polymer that releases energy with every step, propelling the runner forward.
Finally, it seems, after several years of unmitigated shoe-design spazzery, the obscene overuse of fluorescent colors may, just may, be starting to subside. With only a few hits of safety orange, the new Lunar Presto is a great choice for your summer workout. Featuring a cool, all-mesh upper with Flywire in the lacing cage and heel, this shoe is lightweight, supportive and a bit easier on the eyes.