Though we haven't yet hit fall, next year's latest shoes and gear were on the horizon at this year's Summer Market Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. We got a first look at the latest tech to come from your favorite running and outdoor brands. Take a look at 10 Technologies to Look Forward to New Year and stay tuned as Sneaker Report keeps you informed on the latest from the following brands.
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No. 10 - Columbia Omni-Cool Zero
This stuff works, trust us. Activated by moisture, the Omni-Cool Zero technology is featured in the lining of Columbia's summer apparel to supply a cooling sensation to the skin.
No. 9 - Altra's Rockguard Sockliner
Altra is definitely a Utah-based brand, as it's runners are very concerned with running on rocky surfaces. This rockguard sockliner makes running over hard spots easy stuff, not to mention that it's slightly contoured to correct any over-pronation.
No. 8 - Keen's Lifetime Guaranteed, Kevlar Enhanced Sock
The Keen Olympus sock has a lifetime guarantee for good reason, it's reinforced with kevlar fibers on the forefoot and heel.
No. 7 - Hoka One One's R-Mat Technology
The Hoka One One running shoe incorporates two units to supply support and freedom with a caged midsole and the R-Mat outsole. While the midsole works to cradle and guide the foot through the strike, the outsole surrounds the midsole for a smooth ride.
No. 6 - Helly Tech
Featured in the men's Odin Moon Light Jacket, "Helly Tech" helps to water and wind proof, as well as maintain breathable construction to keep you cool and dry.
No. 5 - Arc'teryx Endorphin Running Collection for Men and Women
If you're a fan of the Arc'teryx outerwear, check out their running collection for the same minimal design in a high-performance package. Incorporating systems to move with you like a 5 pocket design, flat lock seams, premium components and extensive product testing all contribute to a high quality product for runners.
No. 4 - More BioMoGo from Brooks Running
Brooks Running will continue to offer BioMoGo midsoles, expanding the technology to the Brooks Ravenna as the third shoe to receive the earth-friendly technology.
No. 3 - adidas Outdoors Including Stealth Rubber
FiveTen is known for it's innovative rubber, Stealth, which has now been picked up by adidas after they acquired FiveTen. This sticky rubber is a favorite for climbers and cyclists alike, not to mention Tom Cruise during the development of the latest MI film.
No. 2 - Brooks Running's Updated Nav Band
Brooks Running has upgraded their often used midfoot support strap from a stretchy woven material to a more resilient silicone band.
No. 1 - New Balance Fresh Foam
Taking 3-D printing out of the box, New Balance has developed a midsole technology to respond to the different points of contact throughout the foot through varied levels of foam density underfoot.