My inital thoughts on these were “rip off of Vibram five fingers” but on closer look, these are quite interesting.
Where the five fingers are more shoe like, these appear to be like a grippy second skin.
I’m sure the proof is in the wearing of them, but I think they’d be a weird but comfortable shoe for climbing, bouldering and watersports.
hmm, the blurb says this:
- Color: Grey
- Material: Synthetic
- Uses patent pending technology to create a glove like fit of silicon around
the foot and individual toes
- Built-in heel pull-tab enables the EvoSkin™ to be fitted and removed with
- Naturally sticky and malleable, the silicon provides gecko-like grip on
rough and hard surfaces
- An adjustable sports performance strap can be fitted to secure the EvoSkin™ to your foot for dynamic uses
- Air holes in the end of each toe allow the EvoSkin to slide on easily and
prevent air from becoming trapped when in use
- Machine washable and dishwasher safe means that it’s easy to clean your
EvoSkin™ clean and free of odors
You can get them from Shoebacca if you’re that way inclined.
I wish Adidas would sell all of their shoes globally, these running shoes have got it all for me.
I love the fat stripes, the yellow soles, everything.
So, avoid the rioting and order them online from footlocker US (although your local post office may have gone on fire)
here’s the blurb:
The adidas Titan HyperMOTION running shoe provides a faster and more efficient ride with maximum forefoot propulsion.
Mono-mesh overlay with see-through underlay treatment offers breathability and support.
Pearlized synthetic 3-Stripes® brings a bold approach.
EVA pod formation. Leaf spring construction to ensure a faster, softer ride with maximum forefoot propulsion.
Blown rubber outsole gives lightweight grip and cushion.
adiWEAR® outsole adds best durability in high-wear areas. Wt. 11.6 oz. (about 329 grammes)
Filed under Adidas, Running
I like the look of the Reebok ZigTech soles, here’s a nice pair of running shoes from the line.
here’s the blurb from JJB:
Reebok’s most technically advanced running and training shoes, the ZigNano Premier ZigFly look and feel like no other! Light, flexible and durable, the men’s Reebok Premier ZigFly running shoes are designed to conserve and return energy to provide a soft and springy ride.
Giving you an ‘Energy Boost’ as you run, the zig-zag shaped sole absorbs the impact of your heel strike sending a wave of energy along the shoe. This transfer of energy horizontally along the ‘zigs’ creates an ‘energy return’ to propel you forward and make running easier.
Featuring breathable SmoothFit mesh uppers and soft cushioned footbeds, the Reebok ZigFly keep you feeling light and comfortable. And with less stress on your key leg muscles – up to 20% less wear and tear on calf/thigh muscles – the Reebok ZigFly running trainers let you run faster and train longer!
- SmoothFit synthetic support overlays
- Breathable nylon mesh to keep your feet cool
- StableFit heel support
- Lightweight foam zig-zag sole reacts independently providing a smooth ride from heel to toe
- Flexible zigs provide fluid traction and fantastic grip
- Stable, the softer heel slows down the rate of torque
- Less Wear and Tear: ZigTech reduces wear and tear on key leg muscles
Get them from JJB
Filed under reebok, Running
The Kukini is engineered to meet the extreme rigours faced by triathletes.
Breathable and fast drying, the foot is cradled in a web-like basket that enables the shoe to be slipped on and off with ease, making them perfect for swim/bike/run transitions.
These retros come in three flavours: grey and sunflower or white and tubular blue for the men and grey plaid with pink pops for the ladies.
Look out for them soon.
Intel from sneakerfreaker mag
Filed under Nike, Running
Although not the original colourway, I have fond memories of the Air 180.
The sole was groundbreaking with the whole clear pod thing, and the advertising was even more avant garde, with David Cronenberg among the directors.
Get them from Crooked Tongues
Filed under Nike, Running
Lovely retro shoes, in a couple of colourways.
Onitsuka Tiger do low-profile oldschool like nobody else.
Get them from Offspring
Kicking it strictly oldschool the waffle racer dates back to when Phil Knight first poured rubber into his kitchen waffle maker.
They’re on sale at Schuh in two colourways, so get them while you can.
Filed under Nike, vintage