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Reebok ATV 19+ shoes are ready for anything – including snickers

Reebok ATV 19+ shoes are ready...
Reebok’s new ATV 19+ runners feature 19 huge grippy lugs on the sole of each shoe
Reebok’s new ATV 19+ runners feature 19 huge grippy lugs on the sole of each shoe
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The shoes’ less eye-popping uppers feature a ballistic mesh base layer, and synthetic leather heel and toe caps
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The shoes’ less eye-popping uppers feature a ballistic mesh base layer, and synthetic leather heel and toe caps
The Reebok ATV 19+ is available now in three color combinations, for US$139.98
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The Reebok ATV 19+ is available now in three color combinations, for US$139.98
Reebok’s new ATV 19+ runners feature 19 huge grippy lugs on the sole of each shoe
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Reebok’s new ATV 19+ runners feature 19 huge grippy lugs on the sole of each shoe
All of the outer lugs are beveled at a 28-degree angle, to act as stability-enhancing outriggers
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All of the outer lugs are beveled at a 28-degree angle, to act as stability-enhancing outriggers
A top view of the ATV 19+
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A top view of the ATV 19+
The lugs are intended to get down through loose dirt, sand, snow or whatnot, to the firmer ground beneath
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The lugs are intended to get down through loose dirt, sand, snow or whatnot, to the firmer ground beneath
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It’s no coincidence that Reebok’s goofy-looking new running shoe, the ATV 19+, shares its acronym with that of All-Terrain Vehicles. Like the wheeled and motorized ATVs, the shoes feature a wide stable stance, big lugs, and independent suspension (within each of those lugs).

Each shoe's sole has a total of 19 lugs, which are tipped with grippy carbon rubber. The idea is that the big, widely-separated lugs will be able to get down through loose dirt, sand, snow or whatnot, to the firmer ground beneath. Additionally, all of the outer lugs are beveled at a 28-degree angle, to act as stability-enhancing outriggers.

The lugs are intended to get down through loose dirt, sand, snow or whatnot, to the firmer ground beneath
The lugs are intended to get down through loose dirt, sand, snow or whatnot, to the firmer ground beneath

The shoes’ less eye-popping uppers feature a ballistic mesh base layer, and synthetic leather heel and toe caps. There’s no word on how much a pair weighs, which would certainly be interesting to know.

The Reebok ATV 19+ is available now in three color combinations, for US$139.98. They can be seen getting all tough and nasty in the video below.

Source: Reebok via Fast Company

ATV 19+ Tech Video

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11 comments
Luís Pedro Correia
Ténis todo-terreno :)
Derek Howe
awesome, now I can finally have a shoe that I can run threw a bunch of mud puddles with!
Racqia Dvorak
Meh. Buy some Five Fingers or Skeletoes.
Mike Karthäuser
Well done to reebok for making another pair of 'running' shoes that reduce your contact with the ground. Learn to run properly and you don't need stability enhancement.
Nantha Nithiahnanthan
The concept is a good one, maybe not for shoes, though.
Artisteroi Rlsh Gadgeteer
looks like a squid tentacle
MrGadd
I would wear them because they look really cool, but looking cool really doesn't justify paying more than $100 for shoes.
Guy Macher
Concentrates road shock on 19 small areas. Stupid. Ugly. And stupid.
David Clarke
What a load of nonsense! It looks like a glorified football boot to me. I imagine they could hold quite a few pounds of sticky clay. Quite a job to clean afterwards, as well.
Nairda
Where is the ankle support? About a year ago I got into the strange habit of running on the beach. Our beach is mainly rocks with no sand. Up and down odd shaped rocks, weaving around large boulders. Very exciting for hand eye and good for building ligament strength in the legs and knee. Had to reluctantly give it up because of the lingering thought of rolling an ankle after a few close calls.
If this product had existed then with high rigid ankle support I would have purchased it in an instant.