IF you already have a McLaren, you might also want to invest in a pair of the just-announced ‘breathtaking APL sports shoes, complete with Load ‘n Launch technology.’
McLaren already has links with Pirelli, Richard Mille, Dell, Gulf and Dutch paint group AkzoNobel, and a few more, and the shoes, said to be inspired by McLaren’s hypercars, ‘represent the pinnacle of luxury and performance.’
The first offering is the limited-edition APL/McLaren HySpeed, ‘a breathtaking new silhouette designed as an all-purpose performance running trainer.
The Hyspeed must be quite a shoe, since it employs APL’s patented Load ‘N Launch technology, designed to ‘instantly increase vertical leap.’
This one-of-a-kind footwear collaboration has resulted in an entirely new silhouette being developed.
The missive from the makers says: the APL/McLaren HySpeed, an all-purpose performance running trainer in five bespoke ‘colourways’, directly influenced by McLaren’s supercars.
It features a three-piece segmented midsole with APL FutureFoam pods in the front and rear that are connected by a lightweight carbon fibre plate topped by a nitrogen-infused midsole compound engineered for supreme responsiveness and energy-rich compression.
Additionally, the shoe has a microfibre heel with extended wings and an internal advanced fitment system with three-piece cushion heel padding and APL’s signature Souffle Sockliner.
As well, the tread pattern inspired by performance tyres (Pirelli, we presume) designed for speed and grip.
“Like stepping into a McLaren, it is all about optimising performance, agility and speed.”
The heel padding is modelled after McLaren’s ultra-lightweight McLaren Senna seats that are designed to hold you in place but are unbelievably comfortable.
The collaboration comes in White/McLaren Orange, White/Black/Ombre, Rose Dust/Creme, Energy/Metallic Silver, and McLaren Orange.
They’re available for men and women and retail for US $450 ($650 in Australian currency).
You get more than just those ‘vertical leap’ shoes: they come in a specially designed drawer-style box with the outer sleeve in a combination of gloss McLaren Orange, metallic orange foil and black foil logos.