10 years ago Nike unveiled Free Technology, another in a long list of gamechangers for the brand that resulted in lighter & more flexible kicks for all types of sports & training. To celebrate this decade of domination, they created a monochromatic black collection that includes the Free 5.0, the Free Run 2, the Free 5.0 OG, the Air Presto, the Sock Racer, & that handsome & beloved classic, the Air Rift.
Two of Nike’s most iconic outsoles have been combined into one. The enduring 1987 classic Air Max sole with the visible airbag has been fused with the revolutionary Lunarlon sole which debuted in 2008. This is the new hybrid, the Air Max Lunar1, featuring a lightweight, cushy ride and a smooth, no-sew upper. Photo credit.
NikeLab is the “cooler stuff” division of Nike that makes gear for sale in NikeLab’s boutique stores. Last week the lab released a special duotone LunarGlide 6. Now the brand has announced a very limited edition of the first-run black & white runner that will be available for 1 day only. That day is June 21st.
Art from the original Star Wars trilogy has now made its way onto a new collection of shoes and apparel from Vans. A variety of original patterns and prints are featured on classic silhouettes like their Era, Slip-On, & Sk8-Hi models plus accessories like ballcaps, backpacks, and premium T-shirts.
Runners & trainers of all types will find something fresh in Nike’s just-released Zoom Air collection. The four new models: Air Zoom Pegasus 31, Air Zoom Structure 18, Air Zoom Elite 7 and the Air Zoom Streak 5 were each designed with specific performance in mind, from correcting over-pronation to providing neutral support, structure, and response.
The just-released Pure Boost from Adidas is their first shoe to feature a full Boost cushioning midsole. This material weighs almost nothing. And overall, the shoe is super-light at just 8.3 ounces. It also features a seamless, breathable 4-way stretch upper.
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.