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Adidas Adipure Trainer

Adidas Adipure Trainer

Running and training barefoot is a big trend lately and there’s no question why – it’s more natural and feels better on your feet. There’s even a group of runners in New York who take their lives in their hands run barefoot through the city.

For those who want a more natural feeling without all the dangers of putting bare feet to pavement, toss your tootsies into a pair of Adidas adiPURE trainers.

The shoes have a minimal amount of material separating your foot from the ground and are designed to make you more agile, strengthen your legs and feet, and improve your balance.

As the old saying goes, “Less is more,” but expect the minimalist Adidas adiPURE trainers to do a lot more for your workout than normal trainers.

Cadillac Ciel Concept

Cadillac Ciel Concept

Let’s do a psychological exercise – I’ll say a word and you say the first American car company that comes to mind.

“Luxury.”

If you said anything other than “Cadillac”, then you did it wrong.

The Cadillac Ciel Concept takes drivers back to a bygone era of roomy interiors, four-seat convertibles and smooth styling. But behind the classic lines lie a hybrid lithium-ion battery and 3.6L V6 twin turbocharged engine, power-assisted transmission and as many accoutrements as you can squeeze into an automobile.

The exterior features four full-sized doors and suicide doors in the back, just in case Prohibition makes a second appearance and you need to lose the feds after a speakeasy raid. All over the Ciel, you’ll find polished aluminum, wood, leather and 22-inch rims.

This car is too pretty to stay a concept forever. Cadillac better put this beauty into production tout suite – we need a little eye candy to break up the monotony of SUVs and mid-sized sedans on the road.

Mutewatch

Mutewatch

Some people think watches are going out of style, while others are changing those styles to better fit modern times – and nothing is more modern than a watch without a face.

The Mutewatch eschews a traditional watch face (be it analog or digital) for a completely blank front. How do you read the time? Just swipe across the face and the time lights up. Swipe again to access the alarm function and timer. Tapping individual digits allows you to set them, and when the alarm goes off, the Mutewatch will vibrate.

For a demonstration on how the watch operates, watch this YouTube video from MontresDesign.

Hamboards

Hamboards

If the name “hamboard” conjures images of bacon-wrapped skateboards in your mind, you’re not alone. Though, once you see a hamboard out on the roads, you’ll still probably be scratching your head.

Hamboards were developed over eight years by a family of seven California von Trapps surfers and combine the looks of a surfboard with the wheels of a skateboard. They wanted to simulate the feeling of surfing when the tide was flat, so the hamboard bends and swivels just like a surfboard in the ocean.

You can’t always get to the water, so if you’re a hardcore surfer dude who likes to hang ten on the Pipeline and all that other Ninja Turtle stuff,  a hamboard might be in your best interest.

Ford Evos Concept

Ford Evos Concept

Ford is going through a mid-life crisis of sorts with the upcoming designs of its vehicles. All future designs of SUVs, hatchbacks and sedans will be based on the new Evos Concept, which is headed to Germany for the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Featuring a trapezoidal grill reminiscent of something you’d find on the front of an Aston Martin, the lines of the Evos are those of a clean and sleek fastback and buyers won’t have to wait for long to get their hands on something like it. According to Ford Group Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer, J Mays, we should be seeing new designs based on the Evos “in around four months rather than four years.”

Keep your eyes peeled – it won’t be long before you’ll start seeing Evos-inspired Fords on the road.

Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR

Going green is the big trend these days and car manufacturers are jumping onboard however they can. Chevrolet, smart, Tesla – they all want to capitalize on the next major revolution in automotive technology after hybrids – but Cadillac is taking the idea of saving the earth to beautiful new heights.

The ELR is a sleek new coupe from Cadillac built on the same Voltec platform as the Chevy Volt and features a 4 cylinder, 1.4L generator, pushing the car from 0-to-60 in eight seconds. The T-shaped lithium ion battery will get you from point A to point B, but in the event energy levels drop too low, the ELR will switch over to “extended-range mode”. That should get you an extra few hundred miles to the nearest gas station — er…power outlet.

Originally announced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, Cadillac has started production on the ELR recently and will announce more information, including release date and pricing, at a later time.

Nike Air Max 1 Black Smoke

Nike Air Max 1 Black Smoke

You don’t often put “subtle” and “Nike” in the same sentence. Usually, what comes to mind are images of big, leathery, gaudy basketball shoes shuffling across the court as overpaid athletes flash these endorsements on their feet for two and a half hours.

The Air Max 1 Black Smokes, however, are nothing like those other sneakers. They feature a black canvas and suede upper with contrasting white midsoles. The trademark “swoosh” blends in with the rest of the black top, visible only by an outline stitched on the exterior. They’re the perfect shoes to take you from casual Friday at the office right to an impromptu game of basketball at the park down the street.

Of course, an Air Max shoe wouldn’t be complete without Nike’s Max Air cushioning system to ease those high-impact steps throughout your day, so head over to the Nike online store and pick up a pair for yourself.

Medea Vodka

Medea Vodka

Sometimes a vodka just…speaks to you. MEDEA Vodka doesn’t just speak, it broadcasts a message up to 255 characters across the bottle on an LED label.

Made using the purest artisan water, MEDEA Vodka is distilled 16 times in Schiedam, Holland, but you’re not here to taste great vodka. You’re here to push buttons and watch the label flash something immature to your party guests.

The ticker can store up to six messages at a time and lasts for over a year. It’s operational for 40 continuous hours, so you can broadcast your messages over 500 times before having to replace the battery. After three minutes of continuous use, the display will turn off to conserve power.

It’ll be interesting to see how depraved the messages get as the bottle gets lighter. But hey – it beats having to answer for a drunk text to an old girlfriend the next morning.