STR/KE MVMNT, a new athletic brand out of Vancouver, has joined the crossfit action and dropped The Interval, a shoe meant for all activities. Is it worth my blood, sweat, and tears? Only one way to tell.
Time to hit the gym — and not the basketball gym. I mean weights, running, high-intensity, stop-interval training — things most basketball players you see every day don’t usually take part in. I started lifting heavy in my early 20s, not to get overly muscled but to be able to handle punishment while playing ball. Eventually I began to dig on the progress and I started going full beast in the weight room. At the time, there were bulky cross-trainers or lightweight aerobic-style shoes. One was not suited for all these training activities and there was no way I was wearing the other. Luckily, larger companies, most notably Nike, saw the need to get back to making GOOD cross-trainers, something an athlete could wear for all activites, and we now see a proliferation of very nice options for all shapes, sizes, and needs. STR/KE MVMNT joins the fray with an ultra lightweight shoe built with enough support for lifting, and enough flexibility for light running and aerobic activity (I mean jumping and other motions, not the legwarmers). The shoe is built on four basic technologies and concepts:
Low 3.9mm heel rise combined with a wide forefoot promotes mid/front foot strike.
RESPONSIVE RUBBER INLAYS
Perimeter and forefoot inlays ensure constant, predictable grip in a wide range of conditions.
LOW STACK HEIGHT / ZERO VOID HEEL AREA
A low stack height and full contact heel area provide stability and minimize energy loss during lifts.
A medium density midsole paired with responsive inlays offers cushioning while retaining superb tactile feedback.
So now that I know what I am going to destroy, let’s get to wreckin’…