There are shoes on the market for every type of runner. For some, it’s all about the lightweight feel when pounding the pavement. And if you are into the minimalist running movement, FN has rounded up five standout sneakers currently on the market.This Nike style touts “ultralight support” with breathability, cushioning and propulsion. A Nike Air Zoom unit is in the heel.This Asics shoe features FlyteFoam technology “for a featherlight shoe that doesn’t sacrifice responsiveness,” according to the product description on the brand’s website.After much anticipation and an exclusive launch through StockX’s “Cavs Court SPO,” NBA star LeBron James’ latest Nike signature sneaker is set for release on Saturday.But they’re not going to be easy to get.Nicknamed “Out of Nowhere,” this Nike LeBron 14 colorway first appeared during the NBA’s Christmas Day action, as James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Golden State Warriors at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Foot Locker has updated its Launch Locator to reflect what stores across the country will be stocking the LeBrons. The kicks could be much more limited than originally expected.According to the Launch Locator, the “Out of Nowhere” Nike LeBron 14s will only be available from Foot Locker’s NYC flagship store at 112 W. 34th St. and its Southpark Mall location in Strongsville, Ohio — less than an hour away from James’ hometown of Akron.Champs Sports and Footaction stores — which are owned and operated by Foot Locker Retail Inc. — do not appear to be receiving any stock of the “Out of Nowhere” LeBron 14s, according to their respective release locators.Following what looks to be an extremely limited-edition launch of the debut “Out of Nowhere” colorway, the LeBron 14 will be released in a “Black Ice” colorway on Feb. 10, which will have wider availability. The “Black Ice” LeBron 14 is priced at $175.Nike’s latest training shoe built to hold up in rigorous CrossFit-style workouts, the Metcon 3, is now available in an all-black colorway. The latest look allows you to withstand the wear and tear of the weight room — and look good doing it.
According to Nike, the Metcon 3 is suitable for CrossFit’s most demanding workouts, including wall exercises, rope climbs, sprinting and lifting.This “Black/Black” colorway is constructed with a synthetic upper made breathable with mesh at the ankle, heel and toe areas. It’s supported by Flywire cables that keep the wearer locked in, while embroidery adds reinforcement to high-wear areas.Cushioning in the Metcon 3 is provided by a drop-in midsole specifically engineered to allow for flexibility in the forefoot. On the outside, the sneaker’s flat platform and sticky rubber outsole add extra stability and traction.Reebok’s partnership with CrossFit has prevents other brands from being worn during the annual CrossFit Games competition, prompting Nike to drop a “Banned” colorway of its Metcon shoe in 2015. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sneaker’s latest iteration while you power through your daily workouts.