July sneaker releases

The whole universe seems to have come down with a case of soccer fever this summer—and rightfully so. However, believe it or not, the rest of the sports world doesn’t stop spinning just because it’s a World Cup year. In fact, the month of July is a pleasant reminder that soon the soccer madness will end and life will go back to being normal.

You see, some of our favorite performance brands are rolling out new footwear options this month, reminding us that soccer will soon be in the rear view and sports like basketball and running will be back in the limelight. Flip through the following list to find out which athletic sneakers we’re looking forward to most in July 2014.

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Image via Sneakermob.com

Nike Zoom Soldier 8

Category: Basketball
Release date: July 5, 2014

Nike has decided to re-up on LeBron James' other shoe line as well this year. The Zoom Solider 8 stays true to its roots of being a highly supportive yet agile basketball shoe, yet comes with a series of upgrades to improve performance even further. For example, Nike has added Flywire to the shoe for additional support, along with an open air mesh upper that could make the Zoom Soldier 8 one of the most breathable basketball shoes on the market. The "Sprite" colorway seen above is just one of many versions expected to hit the market this summer.

Image via Inov-8.com 
Image via Inov-8.com

Inov8 Racer Ultra 290

Category: Running
Release date: July 1, 2014

Specialty footwear brand Inov-8 is set to release its first-ever ultra distance off-road shoe this month. Unfortunately, however, it will only be available in the UK for the time being. Still, the shoe is heavy on the performance, thus earning itself a spot on this list.

Image via adidas.com 
Image via adidas.com

adidas Crazy 2

Category: Basketball
Release date: July 1, 2014

Over a decade after its original release, adidas will reintroduce the Crazy 2 basketball shoe in July 2014. With all the tech advancements that have hit the performance footwear industry in recent years, you would think the Crazy 2 is outdated and unable to live up to today’s hoops standards. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. This shoe can still get it done on the hardwood.

Image via Nike.com 
Image via Nike.com

Nike Lunar Vapor Trout

Category: Baseball
Release date: July 12, 2014

Mike Trout is arguably the best baseball player in the game right now, so it should come as no surprise that the star outfielder will be the recipient of his very own signature cleat from Nike. Much like Trout himself, the Lunar Vapor Trout cleat is designed for maximum speed and power on the field. It doesn’t look half bad either.

Image via Sneakerfreaker.com 
Image via Sneakerfreaker.com

Puma EvoSpeed World Cup Bape

Category: Soccer
Release date: July 4, 2014

With the entire world dialed in on the ongoing World Cup, Puma has teamed up with some of the biggest names in streetwear to give its EvoSPEED soccer cleat a filthy makeover. While Alife, Colette and Kith all have some impressive takes on the boot, it’s Bape’s camo silhouette that has us giddy with soccer fever.

Image via Trisports.com 
Image via Trisports.com

Newton BoCo Sol

Category: Running (trail)
Release date: July 1, 2014

Just the second member of Newton Running’s growing off-road footwear line, the BoCo Sol is built on a similar platform to the BoCo AT. The main difference between the two is that the upper on the Sol is configured especially for summer running. It’s still early, but the BoCo Sol has the potential to be one of the best trail runners of the year.

Image via Nike.com 
Image via Nike.com

Nike Lunarglide 6

Category: Running
Release date: July 10, 2014

One of the best shoes in Nike’s running arsenal will get a refresher this month, as the Swoosh prepares to drop the LunarGlide 6. The latest edition of the shoe will feature a lighter version of Lunarlon foam, along with an all-new upper and outsole design. Look for the LunarGlide 6 to also feature enhanced Dynamic Support stability.

Image via adidas.com 
Image via adidas.com

adidas Response Boost

Category: Running
Release date: July 1, 2014

adidas continues to implement its high energy rebound Boost midsole across its running footwear collection. The latest model to get the Boost treatment is the adidas Response. Built for long distance running, the Response stays true to its support and stability lineage, but also features key updates like a Techfit upper for a seamless, second-skin fit.

Image via Nike.com 
Image via Nike.com

Nike Hyperdunk 2014

Category: Basketball
Release date: July 16, 2014

The most-worn shoe in the NBA is back and better than ever, as Nike unveils the Hyperdunk 2014 later this month. Featuring the latest in both performance and aesthetics, the Hyperdunk 2014 is expected to be a popular shoe amongst both amateur and pro ballers next season.

Image via Soleseriouss.com 
Image via Soleseriouss.com

Nike KD7 "35K Degrees"

Category: Basketball
Release date: July 12, 2014

In honor of Kevin Durant finally being named MVP of the league, Nike has decided to up the ante on KD’s signature shoe line. Following 18 long months of collaborative efforts between Durant and lead Nike designer Leo Change, the KD7 features a bevy of noticeable differences compared to previous shoes in the line. The shoe has received a head-to-toe transformation that includes a sleeker midfoot strap and the addition of Hyperposite technology for the first time in a KD model.

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