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Get Some Cool Kicks In NYC

Are you going to be in NYC today or tomorrow? If so Reebok has a cool pop up store for the next two days. Reebok Classic will open the new Reebok Fury Pop Up (in partnership with Footaction) in NYC today at 125 W 33rd St, NY, NY 10001 to celebrate the iconic Instapump Fury sneaker as well as the Reebok x Future partnership, which was announced in July this year.

This is the first time that consumers will be able to purchase the new Instapump Fury Overbranded sneaker that Future has been wearing on tour from Tuesday, October 11th from 4-8pm, and Wednesday, October 12th from 12-8pm.

The store includes a “Fury Print Workshop” featuring live pencil sneaker drawings by famed illustrator Steph Morris as well as a “Back to the Fury” Instapump area that features some of the top Reebok collaborations from years past including John Maeda, Voltron, Chanel, and Marvel.

The Dash Cuts The Cord But Adds So Much More

Did you feel the tremor in the tech community when Apple said that the iPhone 7 wouldn’t have a headphone jack? People were reacting like it was the end of the world. I understand some of the frustration, but a few people were taking it really hard.

Thankfully a company called Bragi will be able to talk all of those people off the ledge. They created the Dash, which is world’s first truly wireless Hearable, a smart device that fits in your ears. I was able to test this out. I have tried wireless headphones before, but the Dash in a class by itself. You may say to yourself that you have heard this before with other tech. I ask you to read on and listen to my experience with the Dash.

Right off the bat before I put them into my ears I was a bit skeptical on how they would fit me. Truth be told I have weird ears. In the past I couldn’t wear earbuds because they would fall out of my odd shaped ears. The Dash has different sizes through their PerfectFit system. So when I found the overlays that worked for me I took in one sigh of relief.

The Dash has at least three hours of battery life per charge depending on your use. You can load music right into them since they come with an integrated 4GB music player. You load your music while you are charging them on your computer. You can also stream audio through the Bluetooth technology. There is an EarTouch interface that allows you to mute surrounding ambient sounds. This is perfect for when I was running outside I would turn the ambient sounds on to hear oncoming traffic or other people around me.

When I was in home after a run I turned the ambient sound off and jumped in the shower with the Dash still in my ears. No I am not crazy. The Dash is waterproof. You can take them in the shower or if you are in the water going for a swim up to 1m. So to all of you who compete in Ironman events you might want to pick up the Dash!

Speaking of health and competing in Ironman events, for those who want to track their movement, the Dash does that as well. When I was using the Dash Coach I was able to get live audio feedback in regards to my heart rate, how many steps I took each day and told me how active I was for that day. To help streamline your fitness goals the Dash allows you to create a profile with your gender, weight, height, and running step length to better track your fitness. So as you can see so far the Dash goes way beyond your typical tech.

Another fantastic feature is the fact that it has built in wireless call handling by the use of the mini- computer processor and how it reacts to your gestures. I can take a call with the movement of my head and not having to worry about touching my phone. This is a great feature when you are not able to reach for your phone.

I was really satisfied with the Dash. In my radio days I have used a lot of headphones and earbuds that touted great clarity and volume. The Dash is right up there with the high end headphones. I really like how the engineers of the Dash thought about how they could integrate this tech with your everyday life.

The Dash is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows 10 for mobile phones. The list price for the Dash is $299.00 and you can pick them up at Bragi’s website.

You Have A Chance To Go Back To The Future With The Nike Air Mags

The wait is over for Back to the Future fans and sneakerheads. The sneakers that Marty McFly made famous in Back to the Future 2 are up for grabs. In partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), Nike will provide everyone an opportunity to win one of the only pairs of the adaptive-lacing Nike Mag.

In total, there are fewer than 100 pairs available globally through The Draw, which begins today, October 4, and ends October 11, 2016. The winners will be notified on October 17, 2016. Each ticket costs $10, and there’s no limit to the number of tickets you can buy. Most importantly, 100% of the proceeds will go to the MJFF to help find a cure for Parkinson’s. Click here for your chance to enter the raffle.

Reebok Classics Bringing Out More Styles For The Fall

This week we got some fantastic news in the world of sneakers. If you are looking to pick up a fresh pair for the fall Reebok Classics has some kicks you need to look at. Reebok Classic is proud to announce the latest iteration of the esteemed Fury franchise with the launch of the white and black InstaPump Fury Overbranded.  Including an abstracted, overblown black Reebok vector against a clean white upper, this unisex style has been a tour favorite of Future’s this summer and will be available to purchase for the first time at the new Reebok Fury Pop Up Shop in NYC on October 11th and 12th.

The InstaPump Fury is one of the crown jewels of the Reebok Classic collection.  First launched in 1994, the futuristic silhouette was very advanced for its time with its inverted Pump air bladder, cutouts, and split midsole, and inspired many collaborations with artists, designers and retailers over the years.  Ahead of its time since day one, the InstaPump Fury remains a cult favorite amongst collectors and consumers alike.

The Fury Adapt and Furylite round out Reebok Classic’s Fury collection this Fall with the same DNA and spirit that inspired the original. True to its name, the Fury Adapt is a modern take on a global icon. Geometric and bold like its predecessor, but with a slimmed, sportier silhouette, the Fury Adapt is a look that stands alone.  The Furylite is the next generation of a classic. With striking, angular layers of graphics and texture, the Furylite radiates with individuality and is primed to unleash its own legacy.

The white and black InstaPump Fury Overbranded ($175) will be available for purchase at the Reebok Fury Pop Up Shop in NYC from 4-6pm on October 11th (pre-sale) and October 12th from 12-6pm.  The model will officially launch nationwide on October 12th at Footaction and Reebok.com

The Fury Adapt ($100) is available at Champs and Reebok.com and the Furylite ($75) is out now at Finish Line and Reebok.com.

A Pumpkin Flavor That You Can Get Excited For

Now that fall is here you can see pumpkin flavor in a bunch of items. While some of those items that have that spice added to it in just nonsense there are some items that is a perfect match. This fall season, Captain Morgan is spicing up the shots category again with a new limited edition pumpkin spiced rum. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is an intensely delicious shot perfect for celebrating every victory this season, whether it’s nailing the perfect group Halloween costume or dominating your fantasy football league.

Jack-O’Blast is a fall-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum with everyone’s favorite seasonal flavors – including fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices. The first pumpkin spiced rum to ever hit shelves, Jack-O’Blast is best enjoyed as a chilled shot but can also be served as a drop shot or in a number of fall drink recipes.

Celebrate National Coffee Day With Jack Daniels

It might sound weird, but if you are celebrating National Coffee Day you might want to add Jack Daniels. We have a cool recipe below from Los Angeles-based mixologist Eric “ET” Tecosky called the Frozen Monkey.

Jack Daniel’s has raised a glass to National Coffee Day by creating a delightfully caffeinated, sweet-meets-bold, frozen cold brew coffee-based cocktail (frozen mostly because we’re not quite ready to let go of summer) to help celebrate two national treasures – coffee and Tennessee Whiskey.

FROZEN MONKEY

1 1/2 oz. Gentleman Jack Daniel’s

2 oz. cold brew coffee (can supplement with chilled espresso or very strong chilled coffee)

1 oz. whole milk

1/2 oz. Gifford Banana Liqueur

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup or Agave Syrup

1/4 ripe banana

1/2 oz. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Directions: Add all but banana to a blender. Add ice to just above liquid. Add banana. Blend until smooth. Pour into a pint glass or Mason jar. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with espresso dust (crushed espresso) and add a slice of banana.

Nike Has Self Tying Shoe Coming In November

While we were waiting for the kicks Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future, we now have the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 to keep us occupied. “Innovation at Nike is not about dreaming of tomorrow. It’s about accelerating toward it,” says Tinker Hatfield. “We’re able to anticipate the needs of athletes because we know them better than anybody. Sometimes, we deliver a reality before others have even begun to imagine it.”

The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest platform breakthrough, adaptive lacing. The shoe translates deep research in digital, electrical and mechanical engineering into a product designed for movement. It challenges traditional understanding of fit, proposing an ultimate solution to individual idiosyncrasies in lacing and tension preference.

Functional simplicity reduces a typical athlete concern, distraction. “When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, NIKE, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”

For Hatfield, the innovation solves another enduring athlete-equipment quandary: the ability to make swift micro-adjustments. Undue pressure caused by tight tying and slippage resulting from loose laces are now relics of the past. Precise, consistent, personalized lockdown can now be manually adjusted on the fly. “That’s an important step, because feet undergo an incredible amount of stress during competition,” he says.

Through 2013, Hatfield and Beers spearheaded a number of new systems, a pool of prototypes and several trials, arriving at an underfoot-lacing mechanism. In April 2015, Beers was tasked with making a self-lacing Nike Mag to celebrate the icon’s true fictional release date of October 21. The final product quietly debuted Nike’s new adaptive technology. Shortly after, the completion of the more technical, sport version they’d originally conceived, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, confirmed the strength of the apparatus.

The first generation of the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available in the U.S. at select Nike retail locations. Appointments to experience and purchase the product begin November 28. Details on how to make an appointment will be announced in the coming weeks.