McLaren, APL launch luxury footwear line

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McLaren Automotive has teamed up with Athletic Propulsion Labs, a high-performance athletic footwear brand, to launch a line of luxury footwear that “further progresses design, performance, technology, and construction.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does a pair of APL | McLaren HySpeed shoes cost?

    According to McLaren, a pair will set you back US$450.
  • What are the features offered by the APL | McLaren HySpeed?

    To name a few, the APL | McLaren HySpeed features things like APL's FutureFoam pods, a full-length lightweight carbon fiber plate, and all-new nitrogen-infused midsole compound.
  • Their first offering, inspired by McLaren’s iconic supercars and hypercars, is called the limited-edition APL | McLaren HySpeed.

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    “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with APL creating the APL | McLaren HySpeed shoe. It perfectly embodies both our own McLaren and APL’s DNA and design philosophy. APL has developed new technologies specifically for this shoe — inspired by our ground-breaking work using lightweight materials — which also maximizes the wearer’s comfort and experience. Like stepping into a McLaren, it is all about optimizing performance, agility, and speed,” said McLaren Automotive Acting Design Director Goran Ozbolt.

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    The new APL | McLaren HySpeed features innovative technologies that would allow wearers to push performance to new levels — be it on the court, the road, or the track.

    From APL’s patented Load ‘N Launch technology designed to instantly increase vertical leap, to McLaren’s hyper luxury Speedtail and emphasis on reducing vehicle weight to maximize efficiency and experience, the desire to push the limits is at the heart of each company.

    Combining the pursuit of performance and luxurious materials with world-class craftsmanship, state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, and bold aesthetics, APL and McLaren represents the pinnacle of luxury and performance.

    The APL | McLaren HySpeed features a three-piece segmented midsole with APL FutureFoam pods in the front and rear that are connected by a full-length lightweight carbon fiber plate topped by an all-new nitrogen-infused midsole compound that is engineered for supreme responsiveness and energy-rich compression.

    It also has a microfiber heel with extended wings and an internal advanced fitment system with three-piece cushion heel padding and APL’s signature Souffle Sockliner.

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    “Working with McLaren has been a dream come true for us at APL. McLaren's history in design and performance is unmatched and the team's expertise and attention to detail truly shine in this collaboration. McLaren is one of the world leaders in the use of carbon fiber and the weave which we collectively created for the HySpeed is not only hyper-functional, but it is also incredibly beautiful… The APL | McLaren HySpeed is the culmination of years of work but is only the beginning of a long-term collaboration between APL and McLaren,” commented APL Co-Founders Adam Goldston and Ryan Goldston.

    The APL | McLaren HySpeed is now available on APL’s website and flagship store in LA as well as from select retailers globally. A pair will set you back US$450.00.

    Photos from McLaren

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