You probably won’t run any faster with luxury supercar cobranded running trainer shoes but you will definitely look super cool wearing The APL McLaren HySpeed Luxury Footwear. For the first time, the British marque has partnered with Athletic Propulsion Labs, better known as APL, to launch an entirely new silhouette.
There is a need to emphasize an “entirely new silhouette” because a normal collab like this is, more often than not, based on existing models. Obviously, that is not the case with The APL McLaren HySpeed Luxury Footwear, and oh yes, it is luxury, alright, with each pair commanding a wallet-crunching 450 USD Then again, if you drive a McLaren, this would be just a small change.
Anyhoo, The APL McLaren HySpeed Luxury Footwear, which drew its inspiration from McLaren’s iconic supercars and hypercars, is a beautiful all-purpose performance running trainer and it is McLaren’s first ever footwear collab. But, really, the inspiration is mostly from the colors, which there are five to choose from. That and the outsole with a tread pattern inspired by performance tires. OK. That’s not exclusive to McLaren rides but you get the idea.
The key design feature of the trainer is the three-piece segmented midsole with APL FutureFoam pods in the front and rear that are connected by a full-length lightweight carbon fiber plate before topping off with an all-new nitrogen-infused midsole compound. The latter is engineered for supreme responsiveness and energy-rich compression, said APL.
The shoe further boasts a microfiber heel with extended wings and an internal advanced fitment system with three-piece cushion heel padding and APL’s signature Souffle Sockliner.
The APL McLaren HySpeed Luxury Footwear is available to buy now at athleticpropulsionlabs.com, APL’s Flagship Store Experience at The Grove in Los Angeles, and select retailers globally.