When updating a product with 80 years of history, it's best to tread lightly. The Converse Jack Purcell Signature Sneaker is a fine example. This modern take on the classic sneaker keeps the identity of the original in tact while adding improvements like a two-ply duck canvas upper, a no-slip canvas heel counter, polished aluminum eyelets, an Ortholite footbed with Nike Zoom Air technology, and, of course, the shoe's signature two-piece Jack Purcell smile construction in Converse blue. Available in white, black, and grey.
Every runner could use an extra, ahem, boost once in a while. So these Adidas Ultra Boost Running Shoes are packed with loads of their namesake foam cushioning to return more energy than any other shoe on the market, stride after stride, mile after mile. Other features include a Primeknit upper, a carefully-tuned heel counter, a featherweight sock liner, and a Stretch Web outsole that adapts to the way your foot hits the ground. They won't actually move your legs for you, but they'll come close.
Designed for excellent traction in even the sloppiest of conditions, the Under Armour Fat Tire GTX is ready to tackle the worst mother nature has to offer. It starts with the Wild Gripper outsole, which was inspired by mountain bike tire treads, developed in collaboration with Michelin, and made from their tire rubber. It continues with the waterproof Gore-Tex upper that promises to keep your feet separated from the elements. And it's finished with a glove-friendly BOA closure system makes lacing as simple as twisting a knob.