Men’s Sneakers

Nike Introduces Joyride Technology in Flyknit Runner at werd.com

Nike Introduces Joyride Technology in Flyknit Runner

Nike is never not innovating. Their all-new Joyride cushioning technology is the brand’s latest progressive leap. Designed for energy return and lightweight performance, the Joyride outsole features cushioning pods filled with thousands of TPE beads, strategically positioned in foot strike zones. As you move, the beads expand in all directions—Nike calls this multi-dimensional displacement—the idea is that it gives wearers a fit & feel that is more personalized and better for your feet. The Joyride Run Flyknit will be available worldwide on August 15.

Sotheby’s & Stadium To Offer “Ultimate Sneaker Collection” at werd.com

Sotheby’s & Stadium To Offer “Ultimate Sneaker Collection”

Luxury auction house Sotheby’s & New York City sneaker shop Stadium Goods have teamed up to offer 100 of the world’s rarest sneakers. “The Ultimate Sneaker Collection” includes shoes from Adidas, Yeezy, Nike and Jordan as well as unicorn kicks like the original sample model of the 1972 Nike Waffle Trainer “Moon Shoe” &  Back to the Future Nike Mags. Auction open July 23.

Adidas’ “Home Of Classics” Collection Has All Your Summer Whites at werd.com

Adidas’ “Home Of Classics” Collection Has All Your Summer Whites

This is it. Prime summer time. The perfect moment for Adidas to drop a ten-shoe collection of classics all rendered in clean, bright white. The drop coincides with the 50th anniversary of two iconic silhouettes: the Stan Smith and the Superstar. In addition to these, the collection includes the Continental 80, S.C. Premier, A.R. Trainer, Torsion Comp, Supercourt, Supercourt RX, Rivalry Lo and Nizza Hi RF.

Nike Introduces Neon Green Zoom Series Shoes at werd.com

Nike Introduces Neon Green Zoom Series Shoes

This exclusive color is called Nike Phantom Glow. And it’s integrated into all 4 styles in the brand’s new Zoom Series. Choose from the Air Zoom Pegasus 36, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo, the Zoom Fly 3, & specifically for men, the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%. Each of these Zoom-powered runners offers its own performance profile but all feature the latest in cutting edge & race-proven technologies.

La Sportiva’s Bushido II Trail Runner is Built for Battle at werd.com

La Sportiva’s Bushido II Trail Runner is Built for Battle

La Sportiva’s Bushido II Trail Runner has all the features & durable vegan construction that have made the Italian mountain brand a favorite of serious trail & ultra runners. A FriXion XT V-Groove2 outsole delivers traction on wet & dry terrain. The upper is a rugged combination of mesh, microfiber, high-frequency welded ripstop & it features a TPU toe cap. The EVA midsole provides a cushioned ride with a 6mm heel-to-toe drop.

Adidas Introduces 100% Recyclable Running Shoe at werd.com

Adidas Introduces 100% Recyclable Running Shoe

Adidas has been working for more than 6 years on developing a fully recyclable shoe; that project comes to fruition in the Futurecraft.Loop, the first sustainable performance runner. The shoe is made entirely of recyclable TPU from the outsole to the laces; and when you’ve logged all your miles, return them to Adidas to be shredded and upcycled into a new pair. They’ll be coming to the masses in 2021.

Nike & Converse Update a Court Classic at werd.com

Nike & Converse Update a Court Classic

If you ever forget that technically, Converse is now Nike, the new All Star BB makes it clear. Designed in collaboration with Nike innovator Eric Avar, the shoe combines heritage Converse style with the latest in Nike performance, like a Quadfit mesh upper & drop-in React Core midsole. Available in May.

New Balance Refreshes the Original Dad Shoe at werd.com

New Balance Refreshes the Original Dad Shoe

What dads have known & loved forever is all still here in the iconic 990 from New Balance. The 990 V.5 is just the latest variation of the tried-and-true dad classic, featuring the same gray and white colorway with low-key reflective hits. For a “nice Sunday morning jog”, “a quick trip to the hardware store” or “throwing the ol’ pigskin around in the backyard,” no other shoe quite compares.

Tecnica Introduces Adaptive-Fit Plasma Hiker at werd.com

Tecnica Introduces Adaptive-Fit Plasma Hiker

Touted as the “most comfortable shoe ever made,” the Plasma S from Italian footwear innovators Tecnica, is a rugged, all-terrain hiker featuring adaptive fit technologies. The C.A.S.  upper & footbed make it the first heat-customizable low-cut shoe on the market. Built around the anatomical Forge last, the shoe offers unrivaled out-of-the-box fit. The GTX model is also available, featuring weather-resistant Gore-Tex construction.

Adidas Created a <i>Game Of Thrones</i> Collection at werd.com

Adidas Created a Game Of Thrones Collection

Real Game Of Thrones fans will know exactly which pair they want. Adidas has created 6 unique GoT-themed colorways of its popular Ultra Boost runner. The Adidas x Game Of Thrones collection is comprised of 6 variants of the shoe, one for each of the show’s factions: Lannister, House Stark, House Targaryen, the Targaryen’s Dragons, White Walkers and Night’s Watch. Each model features a unique color combo but all feature GoT branding on the outsole and unique branding on the heel-tab and tongue-back. Due out this spring.

Nike Drops the Self-Lacing Adapt BB Hoop Shoe at werd.com

Nike Drops the Self-Lacing Adapt BB Hoop Shoe

Nike just introduced the world’s first self-lacing basketball shoe. Seems like a critical feature, right? Totally. The Nike Adapt BB uses a technology the brand calls FitAdapt, which secures the shoe to your foot with an app. You can still lace the shoe manually but according to Nike this technology is just the first step in turning your shoes into a “mobile sports research lab” as new features & interactivity is developed.

Nike Drops a Swoosh-Free Cortez Premium at werd.com

Nike Drops a Swoosh-Free Cortez Premium

Nike’s latest iteration of the classic Cortez runner is another Cortez Premium but unlike the iconic original & the logo-laden variant that dropped last fall, this one has no swoosh on the visible side, making it a bit more low-key, especially in its understated black leather color way. Available now at Nike.com.

This Winter, We Want Waterproof Kicks at werd.com

This Winter, We Want Waterproof Kicks

In a blustery, wet northern city like Vancouver, waterproof shoes make a lot of sense. Especially if they’re more wearable & workout-worthy than rubber galoshes. So that’s what upstart brand Vessi has created. Their slim, waterproof sneakers with all-knit uppers look like a hit, and considering that they crowd-funded their latest shoe in just 14 minutes proves the demand is certainly there.