Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask

Applying the sneaker brand's innovative, forthcoming material to a fitness prototype

As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam’s Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series of “active sitting” chairs. NYC’s Joe Doucet proposed form fitting running gloves. And London’s Modla ventured into the territory of high altitude training masks. These items all employ …

Reebok Timetanium

John Maeda, graphic designer, computer scientist, MIT professor and author of Laws of Simplicity, teamed up with Reebok to create the Timetanium Ventilator, a sneaker that's been getting attention lately for how it merges math, technology and nature into a wearable product. The sneaker is a representation of time, one of the most important mantras defined in Maeda’s book. His handwritten code limns the insole …

The Ball-Out Drops

Alife’s much-hyped Reebok, a literal tennis shoe, drops this Saturday 11 February at 11am. Available exclusively through Alife’s stores in NYC and Vancouver, only 84 of the handmade pairs will be released of this Alife-designed Victory Pump, the first of three collabos planned with Reebok. Rivington Club 158 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002 map Alife Vancouver 350 Water Street Vancouver, BC map Also on …

Alife Pump Tennis

Alife and Reebok have teamed up to redefine the tennis shoe by hybridizing it with a tennis ball. Their Pump Tennis appears to be coated in actual tennis ball felt (click the image to zoom). I don't think it will add much to your game besides distracting your opponent, but will certainly win some cred points. No word yet on availability or edition. Thanks, Al. …

Chuck Anderson, 6 Questions

Twenty year-old wunderkind Chuck Anderson only briefly stumbles when asked for his job title. He explains, "If I say I don't like to have one, I sound like I'm trying to be cool," settling for artist-slash-illustrator over designer. The midwestern mix of sincerity and self-awareness is typical from this Chicago suburbs-based upstart, the first male in four generations of Anderson lineage who's not a clergyman. …