With 2013 having come forth, new products in the consumer marketplace are already formally debuting or getting a second annual life. Particularly for men, there’s always a new gadget or item of clothing that can’t be lived without having, and unsurprisingly, there is a healthy host of fashion brands that accommodate such needs. At the root of it all, men need something to wear to get fit, something to wear that can guide them, and something stylish enough to wear playtime starts.
First is the adidas adipure Lace Trainer – a minimalist cross-trainer shoe made for the gym, it makes its impression with its look and feel. Not to be confused with the Vibram FiveFingers, the adipure Lace Trainer is a five-toed shoe that is made specifically for indoor training. The adipure Lace Trainer is ideal particularly for bringing wearers closer to the ground and feeling more connected to the floor, which helps wearers achieve a better ground feel and a more stable center of gravity.
Whether it’s light to moderate running on the treadmill, plyometrics, or strength training with weights, the adipure Lace Trainer is ideal for those New Year’s resolutions just waiting to get made and finally achieved.
Next is the KR3W Redrum watch, a new-style timepiece. Made of stainless steel, the prime model is all-black with hits of red as trim, which gives the Redrum a unique and unusual look, while also being attractive to the eyes as well and low-profile. It keeps standard time with calendar days and military time inlays in the face of the Redrum. It’s a little on the heavy side, but what good piece of jewelry isn’t a little weighty? It’s certifiably a fashionable lifestyle piece, and classy and stylish enough for all ages of men – and especially nice for a man who likes something that looks good at the office and for a night out.
Finally, Los Angeles-based footwear company Royal Elastics has brought forward a new version of one of its most popular shoe models in the Brother Roland+. A shoe uses the leather last of dress footwear that comes in a chukka boot silhouette, the Brother Roland+ is a great all-season shoe. It’s very versatile, particularly in its black colorway, and can be worn casually and for dress occasions alike. As is characteristic of all Royal Elastics footwear, the Brother Roland+ doesn’t have to be laced at all beyond the first wear – it provides a slip-on fit, thanks to the signature elastic laces. To top it off, the Brother Roland+ is made entirely of premium leather everywhere, from the upper to the inner to the sole.
Sandy Dover is a veteran feature columnist for Yahoo!, SLAM Magazine, and The Shadow League, among other major publications. Also a media producer and published author, Sandy is an industry specialist and expert concerning the NBA, footwear and sportwear product, lifestyle & fashion, and fitness & training. You can find Sandy at about.me/SandyDover.