Focused and Functional – Nike Launches New Tech Pack Collection

For the Fall 2018 season, Nike is releasing its latest futuristic Tech Pack collection. With new styles and materials, the pieces use innovative knit and woven fabrics that are engineered to provide a full range of motion. This new collection allows for more expressive connections to the sport; through breathability, stretch and texture.

Nike Sportswear’s latest Tech Pack collection spins body-informed and environmental data into focused and functional forms. The collection uses knit and woven materials as well as base, mid- and outer layers engineered to provide athletes with a full range of motion. “The product is engineered to the body through innovative and expressive materials that allow for stretch and breathability,” says Senior Design Director Ricky Hendry. “We wanted to redefine Tech Pack as more of a head-to-toe collection, introducing new styles and materials, allowing for a new and more expressive connection to sport,” says Hendry.

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Nike Tech Pack will be available in North America and Greater China August 1 and globally August 16.

6 of the best trainers to rock in and out the gym

Words by Keanu Adorable

Trainers have evolved from just being athletic gear that aims to improve performance in our active life, in fact, there are now an abundance of high-fashion kicks available these days than ever. But running on a shoe made from Italian suede isn’t the most practical choice when you’re trying to burn all your calories off in the gym.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should keep using your beaten up stinky pair of trainers that you’ve been hiding in your cupboard for the past decade. That’s why we here Clothes Make The Man has done the hard work and found 6 of the best trainers that can boost your performances and fitness, and will look great when you decide to rock them out in non-gym settings.

Adidas PureBoost DPR 

Adidas Pureboost DPR Running Shoes

Unlock your running potential in these men’s Pure Boost DPR trainers from Adidas. Equipped with energy-returning Boost tech for swifter, more efficient running, the knit upper contours to your foot, delivering adaptable, breathable comfort with every transition. Featuring a traditional tongue, the DPR has an 8mm heel-to-toe offset that brings you closer to the ground during your run.

Saucony Freedom ISO

Saucony Freedom ISO Trainers

The Saucony Freedom ISO trainers provide protection for long runs, maintain a light and responsive ride at fast paces, while still being a good choice for easy recovery runs. The Freedom ISO’s innovative full Everun midsole and ISO fit upper make this elusive experience possible. This shoe really does it all.

Nikelab Gyakusou Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2

Part of Nike x Undercover’s latest ‘Gyakusou’ collection, these sneakers are made from breathable Flyknit that has a snug, slip-on construction. The Flywire technology provides a flexible yet locked-in fit, while the foam Lunarlon mid-layers offer responsive cushioning and all-day comfort. Sectioned rubber outsoles are pressure-mapped to feet in motion, absorbing impact where you need it most.

APL Prism

Athletic Propulsion Labs’ ‘Prism’ sneakers are designed for maximum flexibility and comfort. Cleverly constructed to hold your foot in a natural position for safe and efficient running, this pair is set on a cushioning Propelium™ sole and has an internal mesh slip for ventilation. The reflective overlays enhance visibility during dusk or dawn jogs.

Reebok Print Smooth

The Print Smooth is the latest model in Reebok’s running stable, featuring a sleek outsole design with a stylish lifestyle-relevant silhouette. Aimed at the everyday runner who wants a versatile shoe with a striking visual aesthetic, these are ideal for light runs and run-led fitness training.

Asics MetaRun

Asics MetaRun Running Sneakers

This pair of trainers were designed for runners looking for high cushioning and stability, packed with new and advanced technology to deliver exactly that. The cushioning comes from the midsole – constructed from ASICS’ FlyteFoam which offers pillow-like cushioning that bounces back to its original shape to retain its plush feel and are 55% lighter than the industry standard.

The Emperor’s New Trainers – NikeLab Dunk Hi X Comme Des Garçons “Invisible Shoes”

by Keanu Adorable

NikeLab has partnered with the Japanese designer brand COMME des GARÇONS to recreate a classic Nike silhouette and following its showcase at the COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus show last October, the “invisible” Nike Lab Dunk Hi is finally being released.

Dubbed the ‘invisible shoes’, the Dunk Hi appears to draw inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen’s cult classic tale about a sorely misled emperor in search of a new wardrobe. The new release aims to address the common misconception that invisibility and transparency are one in the same.

An edgy mix of black leather and clear PVC paired with accents of comfort foam, the shoes are designed with holes for ventilation to ensure maximum breathability. While not completely “invisible,” the side panels and toebox of this NikeLab Dunk Hi allow for some serious look at what’s inside, so be careful when choosing your socks in the morning. What’s great about this feature is, this transparent look allows for those crazy patterned pairs in your drawer to shine through.

The collaboration with COMME des GARÇONS is the second basketball collaboration from Nike this month, released exclusively at the COMME des GARÇONS store in New York.

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Is it a boot or is it a Trainer ??? – Nike’s new SneakerBoots

Ho14_SneakerBoots_Hero_Mens_AirMax90_33317[14]Well, unless you are literally living on the other side of the world, you will have noticed a distinct change, for the worse, in the weather and the news is telling us, that all folks for Summer, for another 6-8 months, what a thought. Now, Part and parcel of being human is adapting to change and having the right tools can smooth the process. As the daytime diminishes and the weather becomes increasingly grim, the Holiday(never understand this term, what is holiday about freezing cold, awful weather ? A beach is Holiday) 2014 Nike SneakerBoot Collection provides the tools to combat the changing conditions. The collection introduces new styles and transforms iconic masterpieces of running, basketball and training design into weatherised powerhouses ! This season the Nike SneakerBoots collection emphasizes three benefits – warmth, visibility, and dryness – for unprecedented defense in unpredictable elements. We are talking, Marty McFly has nothing on these bad boys !

HO14_NSW_Lunar_Dome_M_3QF_33312[14]Basketball and running favorites from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s are bolstered and re-imagined, with features ranging from rugged interpretations of original outsoles to internal linings that make them as comfortable as their classic counterparts. For this season, time-honored styles and a few new introductions leave the fields, tracks and gyms for which they were originally designed and join the battle against wintry weather.

HO14_NSW_LunarForce1_3QF_M_33314[14]One such interpretation is the iconic Nike Air Max of 1990, built around the idea that “more is more,” ups the ante. This arbiter of air is re-mastered into a highly visible, high-traction, cold weather weapon of choice.

Another is, the Nike Air Trainer SC was designed to endure punishment put forth by the strongest, most powerful athletes of its time. Inspired by the original versionʼs multi- sport functionality, the Air Trainer SC SneakerBoot’s water-repellant leather upper, sticky rubber outsole and reflective Swoosh logo make winter terrain look like another day in paradise.


Harder, better, faster, stronger, err lighter – Nike Air Max Breathe Collection by Dominic Heron-Sturt

imageWhatever the weather, occasion or day there’s nothing that can quite compare to a pair of Nike’s famous footwear model the Air Max. With thirty years of building and improving the different generations most recognisable sports shoe , Nike have designed  a great new improved Air max Model to meet all your wanted needs.

imageThe Air Max Breathe Collection, draws inspiration from the on-the-go Brasilian lifestyle in which one might find themselves on the beach one minute and pounding pavement the next and consists
of three shoes, the Air Max 90, Air Max 1, and Air Max Light. Just the shoe to keep your feet cool from the humid heat with modern technology enhanced revolutionising your favourite sneaker design the Air Max Breathe collection is sure to answer all your individual summer footwear requirements.  The Air Max Breathe collection deconstructs iconic silhouettes, transforming classic sneakers into ultra-breathable, lightweight shoes. To produce the most breathable Air Max models to date, the shoes have been stripped right back to their core essentials—layers of reinforcement removed and heavy materials jettisoned. Advanced technology mesh is used to create pockets of space between the upper materials to allow for increased airflow.A perfect light weight trainer relevant for exhilarating jogs or too wear on those scorching hot summer days on holiday or here if we get a Summer this year, is the result. All three Pairs can be purchased on the Nike Website and at Nike Sportswear Retailers from the 1st Of May.