Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL), a US based luxury performance sneaker label, has launched its most sustainable and lightest running shoes. The brand has partnered with the Woolmark company in order to launch the APL TechLoom Breeze Merino wool collection. The shoe features 80 per cent of Australian merino wool which is innovatively knitted with APL’s patented, stretch-rebound TechLoom upper.
The unique combination delivers greater elasticity, strengthen the shoe and allows it to naturally hug the foot for maximum support during performance and sports lifestyle activities.
“We teamed up with The Woolmark Company to engineer and create our most sustainable shoe to date. After extensive collaboration and more than 18 months engineering and testing, we finally created the first technical-knit footwear to be certified by The Woolmark Company which is to be released on the global market which we couldn’t be more excited about.” – Adam Goldston, Co-Founder, APL
The APL TechLoom Breeze Merino Wool collection is the very first technical-knit footwear to be certified by The Woolmark Company in the global market. The certified Wool Rich engineered knit is designed to keep its form and shape with the help of filament-wrapped wool yarns in order to strengthen and add resistance to prevent abrasion and extend wear. Moreover, the running shoe utilises the latest fully-fashioned knitting technology reducing the amount of wastage associated with regular cut-and sew techniques. This cutting edge technology has seamless design features such as breathable panels that enhances the wool’s natural breathability.
Also, the new material features technically advanced stain and odour resistant yarns that naturally regularize the temperature of wearer’s foot. In addition to this, it has a seamless rebound TechLoom Upper that moves with the feet making the APL TechLoom Breeze sneaker soft, lightweight as well as breathable shoe to wear all time.
The innovative sneaker also has an internal speed lacing system with exposed eyelets that firmly holds the foot securely in place while allowing a full range of motion. Apart from this, the TechLoom Breeze shoe also has APL’s proprietary Propelium technology which is designed to maximise energy generation and provide superior comfort alongside the new innovative shoe upper.