Neymar in the Nike Hypervenom

When it comes to performance sneakers, stock catalog photos are good for giving a general idea of what the product looks like, but there's nothing quite like an insider's point of view. From a PT's impressive collection to a closer look at your next favorite running shoe, here are The Week's Best Performance Sneakers and Gear on Instagram.

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No. 5 - The Brooks Ghost 6 Flexes

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In this close-up, Brooks Running shows off the Omega Flex Grooves technology in the Ghost 6 model, which is available this month. Touting the flexibility of a sneaker is one thing, but showing it in action takes it to the next level.<!--nextpage-->Neymar in the Nike Hypervenom

No. 4 - Neymar Sports the Nike Hypervenom

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Sneaker Report has been on top of the Nike Hypervenom, but this photo from Nike's account shows the ferocious cleat in its natural habitat. Neymar crossed with Hypervenom may be the biggest threat to defenders yet.

Nike LeBron X PS Elite "Finals"

No. 3 - Up Close and Personal with the "Finals" LeBron X PS Elite

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We showed you LeBron's "Finals" PE last week, and Nice Kicks added this awesome close-up of the detailed model. Although there's still no whether this "Finals" style will make it to retail shelves, other colorways of the Nike LeBron X PS Elite are available now for $260.

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No. 2 - World's Biggest Under Armour Collection

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Okay, so maybe it's not the biggest in the world, but it's impressive nonetheless. Under Armour trainer Curtis Williams showed off his racks-on-racks of UA sneakers, such as the Cam Highlight Trainer. Our only gripe is, with a collection so sick, why settle on such a grainy photo? A stash like this deserves better!<!--nextpage-->Newton Dissection

No. 1 - Runner's World Dissects Newton Running Sneakers

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Don't try this one at home. Runner's World's gear editor chopped these Newton runners in half to see just what was inside. While the photo alone is cool, we're really curious to see the follow-up.

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