What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution.
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Sneakers Inspired By Vintage Space Suits Are Back

Although not actually worn by real-life astronauts, 'Moon Boots' were still an incredibly popular fashion fad during the '80s. And 30 years later, designers like Raf Simons are still being inspired by the complex space suits that NASA developed to allow astronauts to safely walk in the vacuum of space. » 1/26/15 9:30am 1/26/15 9:30am

Adidas' New Star Wars Sneaks Will Make You Wish You Were a Kid Again

There always seems to be a steady stream of Star Wars merchandise hitting stores, but with a new film on the horizon in 2015, the Disney marketing machine is quickly ramping up to overdrive. Even Adidas wants in on the action with its upcoming Star Wars Originals collection that includes these wonderful Vader kicks.… » 12/26/14 3:25pm 12/26/14 3:25pm

​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're… » 11/03/14 2:24pm 11/03/14 2:24pm

This App Lets You Create Custom Shoes With Your Own Photos

Last Friday, Adidas introduced a new app called #miZXFLUX. A novel little iOS and Android app that lets you create custom shoes from your own photography. Finally, I can give all my friends the perfect pair of kicks with my beautiful face all over them. » 8/31/14 11:00am 8/31/14 11:00am

​The Best Spring-Loaded Running Shoes

Can adding springs—polycarbonate or rubber—to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly, the answer was a pretty definitive yes. » 8/28/14 4:25pm 8/28/14 4:25pm

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart Shows How Hard You're Exercising At a Glance

The Adidas Fit Smart might seem like just another fitness tracker, and in many ways it is. But the app-and-watch combo also features a handy a color-coded gauge that shows just how hard you're exerting yourself. No more slacking, slacker. » 7/09/14 11:30am 7/09/14 11:30am

This Might Be Adidas's First Google Fit-Specific Device

Yesterday, Google announced its new Fit platform, designed to keep track of your activity and wellbeing. Now, a series of leaks suggest that Adidas is readying a new smartband—which may just tie in directly with the plans at Mountain View. » 6/26/14 6:40am 6/26/14 6:40am

NASA reveals why new World Cup 2014 ball is so much better than 2010's

Every four years there is a new World Cup ball and players have to adapt to its new behavior due to changes on its aerodynamic properties. Players hated the 2010 ball—Jabulani—for its unpredictable moves. Has the new 2014 ball—Brazuca—solved these problems? NASA has the answer. » 6/12/14 4:39pm 6/12/14 4:39pm

I Exercised Future-Style and You Can Too

The future is fit, and our Home of the Future is stuffed to the gills with high-tech workout gear for all four seasons. It seemed only right to spend some time getting physical and fit in the present. » 5/21/14 2:41pm 5/21/14 2:41pm

Adidas Is Letting You Make Instagram Shoes Because Everything's Terrible

Looking at every meal, snowflake, and sunset through a sepia-toned screen is nice, sure, but you're going to run out of battery at some point. Now, thanks to Adidas, you'll never have to spend another Kelvin-free minute again—just look down. » 5/16/14 2:00pm 5/16/14 2:00pm

Adidas Pure Boost: Wearing This Shoe Is Like Running On Air

The Home of the Future—the house we're building here in New York starting next week—must have a closet. And what is a closet without a sick pair of running shoes? Enter Adidas Pure Boost, the kicks that will have you up and running at your highest ability. » 5/06/14 1:30pm 5/06/14 1:30pm

A Camera-Filled Soccer Ball Gives Fans a Dizzying View Of the Game

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaches, its official sponsor Adidas has customized one of its new Brazuca soccer balls, turning it into "the Brazucam," which provides 360-degree views of all the action on field—from the field. It might no longer be considered as suitable for regulation play, but it's as close to… » 4/03/14 9:40am 4/03/14 9:40am

Adidas and Run-D.M.C. Made a Pair of Christmas in Hollis Sneakers

Forget the ugly sweaters, the Santa hat, the light-up tie, even that pair of green pants you only wear once a year. Adidas and Run-D.M.C. have created the only garment you'll need for holiday parties and family dinners with their new Christmas in Hollis-themed Superstar 80s sneakers. » 12/24/13 5:00pm 12/24/13 5:00pm

Viva Brazuca: Taking the 2014 World Cup Game Ball For a Spin

Every four years, there's another World Cup. Every World Cup gets a new game ball. And since 1970, that ball has been made by Adidas. Enter Brazuca, the official game ball for World Cup 2014. It's different, which is great—especially for players who find themselves in need of a scapegoat. » 12/03/13 6:00pm 12/03/13 6:00pm

Adidas Is Peddling a $400 Smartwatch To Make You Run Better

Adidas is the latest company to hop on the ever-growing smartwatch train. It just showed off its fitness wristwear, which goes on sale November 1 for a whopping $400. » 10/16/13 12:36pm 10/16/13 12:36pm

Here's Lionel Messi Playing Soccer Dressed as a Light Monster, for Some…

A person who takes drugs dressed Lionel Messi up in a suit with a bunch of LEDs on it and filmed him at 1000fps with a Phantom camera. I can't stop watching it. » 8/01/13 12:33pm 8/01/13 12:33pm

Adidas Springblade: Shoes with Actual Springs Might Be a Good Idea?

Adidas has another new running shoe, this one even more divergent than its Boost shoe and its new foam. It's a bunch of springs, basically, strapped to your foot. And it sort of makes a lot of sense. » 6/24/13 5:43pm 6/24/13 5:43pm

Nike and Adidas Are 3D Printing Prototypes At "Impossible" Speeds

It shouldn't come as a surprise that 3D printers are helping shoe manufacturers accelerate the prototyping of new shoes. But just how big is that impact? The Financial Times reports that both Nike and Adidas are embracing the semi-new technology and churning out prototypes at "previously impossible" speeds. » 6/10/13 5:08pm 6/10/13 5:08pm