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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

McLaren, APL Join Forces For This P25K Shoe


McLaren Automotive and APL have joined forces to create a new range of luxury footwear that promises to progress design, performance, technology, and construction.

The collection, which costs USD 450 (P 25,102.80) a piece, is inspired by McLaren’s range of super- and hypercars. The first collab, called the APL McLaren HySpeed (stylized as APL | McLaren HySpeed) is an all-purpose performance running trainer.

The design references design details of McLaren’s range of supercars including a tread pattern that’s inspired by performance tires that are designed for grip and speed.

In terms of construction, the HySpeed comes with APL’s patented Load ‘N Launch technology that’s designed to increase vertical leap. It has a three-piece segmented midsole with APL FutureFoam pods in the front and rear. This is then connected by a full-length lightweight carbon fiber plate topped by an all-new nitrogen infused midsole compound engineered for supreme responsiveness and energy rich compression. Additionally, the shoe has a microfiber heel with extended wings and an internal advanced fitment system with three-piece cushion heel padding and APL’s signature Souffle Sockliner.


The shoebox itself is unique. The box is a drawer style box with the outer sleeve being a combination of gloss McLaren Orange, metallic orange foil, and black foil logos. Pulling out the drawer you’re presented with a black inner box and transparent smoked black shoe cover that displays the technical blueprint drawing of the shoe tooling.

Pulling the drawer out all the way reveals a line drawing of the McLaren F1 road car, one of the most iconic and desirable supercars ever made. For such a special collaboration, and special shoe, it deserved equally impressive packaging.

The APL McLaren HySpeed comes in five colorways—White/McLaren Orange, Black/Ombre, Rose Dust/Creme, Energy/Metallic Silver, and McLaren Orange. It’s available for both men and women and will be available for retail online.

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