From basketball sneakers to trainers, Nike and the LIVESTRONG Foundation never give up, and that’s something you gotta respect given the fact a portion of the proceeds are donated to help fight the battle against cancer. More sneakers will potentially bring more sales, which in turn will allow Nike to contribute more towards the efforts of the LIVESTRONG Foundation which hits home with me seeing as how my father died from cancer 6months ago and a good deal of my family members have gotten it. So whatever Nike and the LIVESTRONG Foundation do to get that money I can’t argue, I’m all for it.
The LIVESTRONG treatment has been applied to a slew of different models, from the old classics like the Dunk and Air Force 1 to newly designed silhouettes like the Air Zoom Vomero+ 4 and Air Max+ Tailwind 2010. All of have course sported the signature Black/Varsity Maize-White color scheme the LIVESTRONG Foundation is known for, along with the trademarked LIVESTRONG logo made famous by Lance Armstrong and those who continue to sport the campaign from day to day.
The latest pair of kicks to get the LIVESTRONG make-over is Nike’s new Shox Qualify+, a high performance running shoe which is made to support Nike+ technology, which isn’t included by the way. The lightweight runner features a mesh upper with synthetic leather overlays for breathability, comfort and support, while a padded tongue and ankle collar provide a plush feel. Nike’s new Shox cushioning system, featuring a total of 6 Shox’s, is worked into the heel for superior impact protection and a Phylon midsole, something that’s starting to become common on running shoes, offers tons of stability and flexibility.
If you’ve been collecting the LIVESTRONG editions, or just plan to do a little bridge running, you can scoop up the Nike Shox Qualify+ “LIVESTRONG” through Finish Line for a sticker price of $100.