SKORA Launches FW13 Collection
SKORA, Inc. pushes material innovation and design with camouflage leather and 360° reflective mesh running shoes
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SKORA, Inc. the new footwear brand that has been called the â€œApple of running shoesâ€ is launching their latest innovations in cutting-edge design with the introduction of the new PHASE X and Limited Edition Camo FORM styles.
For FW13, SKORA is further pushing their unique aesthetic, â€œchallenging what a running shoe can look likeâ€, says David Sypniewski, Founder/CEO.
Since the launch of the SKORA, runners have been praising the unique design and function of SKORA running shoes saying â€œI forget I’m wearing them when I’m runningâ€ and â€œThey’re so visually unique it’s hard not to notice them.â€ Picking up on this feeling of â€œinvisible/visibleâ€, the overall concept for FW13 is an exploration of high and low visibility.
With the use of unique materials, designs are made to disappear (FORM Limited Edition Camo) and stand out (PHASE-X with 360Â° Reflectivity).
David Sypniewski, Founder/CEO for SKORA, Inc. describes the collection as â€œan evolution of our philosophy, founded on challenging the status quo and building running shoes that enable Real Running, and seamlessly combine design and performance.â€
New for FW13:
Limited Edition Camo FORM (8.2 oz Men’s / 6.8 oz Women’s) Production limited to 1000 pairs total worldwide for FW13. SKORA’s flagship premium performance running shoe adds a unique lifestyle twist with the use of Pittards CIG (Custom Image Generation) camouflage pattern Armor-Tan Goatskin leather. Originally developed and used for the Military, the pattern is dyed into the grain of the leather, not printed on top, providing a unique aesthetic with extreme durability of the pattern while preserving the performance benefits of the goatskin leather and WR100X Armor-Tan tanning process. With additional reflective features for increased night visibility. Zero-drop design, 9mm stack height, 13mm with antimicrobial insole. $185 MSRP
PHASE-X (7.2 oz Men’s / 5.8 oz Women’s) Featuring 360-degree reflectivity for the ultimate in high visibility night running, the PHASE-X is constructed with a new multilayer mesh upper composed of a soft inner mesh with a custom printed reflective pattern and a lightweight breathable open-weave top mesh. This provides a highly reflective effect in combination with excellent durability, comfort and breathability, previously not achievable in traditional mesh. The entire upper also features laminated reflective material for maximum visibility. With an asymmetric lacing system and unique IBR outsole, PHASE-X provides maximum performance with minimum weight and interference. Zero-drop, 8mm stack height, 11mm with antimicrobial insole $120 MSRP.
FW13 also introduces new colors and materials for PHASE, CORE and FORM with a focus on bright florescent colors, and bold pops of color over monochrome tonal hues.
ï¿¼The SKORA FW13 Collection includes:
FORM (8.2oz Men’s / 6.8oz Women’s) has a full-leather upper featuring Pittards Armor-Tan Goatskin leather with WR100X leather lining, and is designed with unique asymmetric lacing and no-tongue construction to provide a glove- like fit and premium performance. Zero-drop design, 9mm stack height, 13mm with antimicrobial insole. $185 MSRP.
CORE (8.1oz Men’s / 6.7oz Women’s) Engineered around the foot from the insideâ€“out, CORE has an asymmetrical design with an integrated tongue and features a seamless Agion antimicrobial mesh upper lining and Pittards WR100X Sheep Leather collar lining for ultimate comfort and performance. With a revolutionary unibody IBR outsole, CORE offers incredible roadâ€“feel, and superior anatomical fit. Zero-drop, 8mm stack height outsole, 11mm with antimicrobial insole. $155 MSRP.
PHASE (7.2oz Men’s / 5.8oz Women’s) is constructed using the latest lamination techniques, with a minimal single- layer mesh upper and laminated reflective details. With an asymmetric lacing system and unique IBR outsole, PHASE provides maximum performance with minimum weight and interference. Zero-drop, 8mm stack height outsole, 11mm with antimicrobial insole. $110 MSRP.
The SKORA SS13 collection will be available in select retailers and online at www.skorarunning.com February, 2013.
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About SKORA: Based in Portland, Oregon, SKORA builds shoes that encourage biomechanically correct running performance with minimal interference. Founded in 2008, SKORA is built by runners, for runners. SKORA footwear lets people run naturally. â€œRun Realâ€ is our philosophy and we stand by it. For more information on SKORA visit www. skorarunning.com, or contact Alli Noland, Terra PR. 307-733-8777, firstname.lastname@example.org.