Men’s Sneakers

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.

Reebok Introduces Cotton + Corn Collection at werd.com

Reebok Introduces Cotton + Corn Collection

With the Cotton + Corn collection, Reebok is making shoes from things that grow. For the first drop, they’ve taken a classic silhouette and constructed it with a 100% cotton upper and a bio-based sole derived from corn. The shoe is comfortable and durable and happens to be the first-ever 75% USDA bio-based shoe.

Wolverine Introduces 1000-Mile Original Sneaker at werd.com

Wolverine Introduces 1000-Mile Original Sneaker

Heritage American shoemaker Wolverine is the creator of the original 1000-mile boot and now they’re bringing that same timeless craftsmanship—plus modern comfort—to a new model: the 1000-mile Original Sneaker. With a handcrafted upper design inspired by the boot, it features Horween leather from Chicago and a lightweight Vibram® sneaker outsole. Available in brown, tan, blue, and black.

Adidas Unveils PureBoost Go City Runner at werd.com

Adidas Unveils PureBoost Go City Runner

Designed with the help of rapper ASAP Ferg & Runners NYC’s Kwasi Kessie, the forthcoming PureBoost Go from Adidas is a high-performance shoe purpose-built for city running. It features a wider, more stable running platform, ample Boost cushioning, and a circular knit mesh upper. Sure to be one of the hottest drops of the summer. Available on adidas.com July 19.

Nike Introduces a Slick New Runner: the Zoom Pegasus Turbo at werd.com

Nike Introduces a Slick New Runner: the Zoom Pegasus Turbo

Designed using feedback from Nike’s elite runners, including Eliud Kipchoge, the brand’s latest Nike run shoe to feature the ZoomX midsole and aerodynamic heel design is the Zoom Pegasus Turbo. This shoe also features a layer of Nike React foam for durability. The upper is made of translucent mesh with integrated Flywire cables.  Available worldwide August 2 and for NikePlus members on July 19.

Nike’s React Element 87 Got Drilled at werd.com

Nike’s React Element 87 Got Drilled

Nike’s forthcoming React Element 87 is a versatile trainer with an all-foam outsole featuring a unique design detail that came by way of experimentation in the development process. The outsole has holes throughout, literally drilled-out, at different depths and diameters to create a more cushy ride. The new shoe will be available in the U.S. on July 13.