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K-Swiss Drops First-Ever eSports Performance Sneaker

Posted On: Jul 17, 2019   |   Posted By: Hypebeast

K-Swiss Drops First-Ever eSports Performance Sneaker

As eSports becomes a further legitimized sport, complete with big name sportswear partnerships , athletes begin to seek out specific garments suitable for their needs, including Champion-made team jerseys. Now, K-Swiss has dreamed up the first-ever eSports-specific shoe in partnership with Counter Strike and Overwatch experts Immortals Gaming Club. The "MIBR ONE-TAP" was crafted in response to IGC's specific needs, observed during several sessions in which K-Swiss designers shadowed the team members in action. Three factors rose to the forefront of the design process: Comfort, versatility and temperature control. Thus, the lightweight ONE-TAP sports a breathable mesh upper with elasticated closure that allows the wearer to "crush" the heel so as to wear it like a slipper. A cushioned EVA sole and "Flow Cool" TPU venting unit encourage "bi-directional airflow" in warmer temps, while an included wool-lined insole is suitable for colder environments, covering the air vents to warm the foot. IGC's team...

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