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The HySpeed is a McLaren for your feet

Performance and luxury meet in this lifestyle sneaker

The HySpeed is a general-purpose trainer plus lifestyle shoe. PHOTO FROM ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS

Formula 1 and luxury footwear aren’t so distant from each other, with superstars like Lewis Hamilton regularly showing up at the track in their outfit of the day. That’s why it’s no surprise that McLaren and Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) have collaborated to create the HySpeed.

Would you cop or drop these kicks? PHOTO FROM ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS

This pair of sneakers aims to be “a grand-tourer for your feet” by combining cutting-edge technology with luxurious materials and design. The midsole is split into three pieces with APL FutureFoam pods in the front and the rear. In between the two pods is a carbon-fiber plate underneath the nitrogen-infused midsole.

The three-piece cushions take inspiration from the seats of the McLaren Senna. PHOTO FROM ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS

The upper part is made of the latest version of TechLoom, APL’s take on knitted materials. The non-stretch base has parts made of high-tensile-strength yarn for greater durability. At the front, a thermoplastic polyurethane bumper keeps the wearer’s feet secured, while the soft-touch internal liner and the single-layer microfiber tongue make the shoe more comfortable.

Which color do you like most? PHOTO FROM ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS

In case you want to cop a pair for yourself, the APL McLaren HySpeed is available in five colors for $450 (P25,000) each at APL’s website.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.