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In terms of the number of releases, August 2013 won't be as impressive as July was. But some of the most hyped sneakers of the year are slated to hit the market this month, so there's plenty to look forward to. Much of August will be dominated by running shoes (including the adidas Springblade), but there are a couple of basketball and skateboarding models sprinkled throughout as well. Here's a list of the footwear that's on tap for athletes this month. These are the 10 Performance Sneakers We're Looking Forward to This August.

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No 10 - Asics GEL-Nimbus Lite

Category: Running
Release date: August 1, 2013

While the GEL-Nimbus 15 has been out since April, in August, Asics will introduce a "Lite" version of the popular stability shoe. While much of the performance specs on the GEL-Nimbus 15 Lite seem to be unchanged, the shoe will feature a glow-in-the-dark silhouette for runners who are looking to light up the road after hours.

$150

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No. 9 - Nike SB Team Edition

Category: Skateboarding
Release date: August 2013

Nike SB is set to roll out a fresh new footwear lineup in August 2013, and included is the low-top SB Team Edition. Featuring a clean design with a tan color scheme, the Team Edition is versatile enough to go from your board straight to the club. Don't miss out on this one.

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No. 8 - Nike KD VI “Meteorology”

Category: Basketball
Release date: August 3, 2013

Kevin Durant's latest signature sneaker will take on an intergalactic look this month, giving a performance heavy shoe some style to match. The Nike KD VI "Meteorology" features a predominantly black upper with red detailing for a pop of color. As for performance, the shoe features a two-piece Flywire upper for twice the support.

$130

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No. 7 - Vans OTW x Outlier Bedford

Category: Cycling
Release date: August 2013

For its latest footwear collaboration, Vans OTW Collection teams up with craft apparel brand Outlier for a special edition of the Bedford, and the result is quite impressive. The Vans OTW x Outlier Bedford features a street-friendly design that’s right in line with traditional Outlier style, paired with tailored performance designed for shredding.

$90

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No. 6 - adidas Adios Boost

Category: Running
Release date: August 2013

After unveiling the Adios Boost earlier this year, adidas has been mum on the subject as it prepares for the release of the high tech Springblade. However, as mentioned in our preview of the shoe back in April, the Adios Boost will be the latest adidas running shoe to adopt the responsive Boost midsole technology in hopes of making an already great shoe even better. Keep an eye out for this one folks.

$140

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No. 4 - Saucony Cortana 3

Category: Running
Release date: August 1, 2013

Given the success of the Cortana 2, Saucony didn't change much in the latest version the popular running shoe. As expected, the shoe features minimal tweaks, which include more ground-contact iBR+ (injection-blown rubber) than the previous model. Saucony has also added FlexFilm overlays to the forefoot for improved support, and a seamless construction that offers comfort both with or without socks.

$150

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No. 3 - Jordan Super.Fly 2

Category: Basketball
Release date: August 1, 2013

August may be top-heavy on running shoe releases, but there's good news for basketball fans this month as well. The shoe of Blake Griffin, the Jordan Super.Fly 2 will combine Flight Plate technology with Dynamic Fit and Hyperfuse to offer the best sneaker to suit Griffin’s high flying game. It's designed to better handle lateral movements and directional changes.

$140

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No. 2 - Nike Free Flyknit

Category: Running
Release date: August 1, 2013

Nike has take two of its marquee running technologies in the Free outsole and Flyknit upper, and combined them to give runners the best of both worlds. The Free Flyknit is an extremely flexible shoe that fits like a sock for a completely natural ride. We saw an early release of the shoe last week, but the official release date is today, August 1.

$160

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No. 1 - adidas Springblade

Category: Running
Release date: August 1, 2013

Not everyone is sold on the adidas Sprinblade, but the arrival of the shoe could very well change the way running sneakers are viewed (and designed) forever. In case you've been in hibernation all summer, and have no idea what the Springblade is all about, here it is in a nutshell: the shoe replaces the standard foam midsole with a series of individually tuned blades that are designed to propel runners forward, while keeping them stable. Crazy, right?

$180

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