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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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