This Nike Cleat Steps Up to the Plate

The Nike Huarache 2K Filth was created for a new kind of baseball athlete. Focused on lightweight fit and performance, Nike has once again delivered a product that matches the new generation’s expectations on the diamond.

Nike Filth Athletic Shoe

The Huarache cleat’s upper features an inventive Ariaprene bootie that provides lockdown support for a comfortable feel throughout the athlete’s entire season.

Nike Filth Baseball Cleat

In 1992, footwear legends Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar introduced this new technology that concentrated on footwear acting as a true extension of the human body. Since its birth Huarache technology has been adapted to provide superior comfort and fit across various sports such as basketball and football.

Nike established the Huarache baseball line in 2005 and has been a leader in innovation for the sport ever since its inception. To learn more about the Nike Huarache 2K Filth, check out


Fun in the Sun Kids’ Sandals

Sunny days are finally here, which means having fun in the sun and going on adventures with the family. Sunny days also mean it is time to protect your kid’s skin from sunburns. Besides using sunscreen, hats and shades, how do children protect their feet in the summertime? The answer sits with Nike. Nike actually came out with a baby, toddler and young kid sandal called Sunray Protect for sunny playtime protection.

Kids Nike Sandals SP

Made with a lightweight midsole and soft VELCRO adjustable strap, this sandal makes for a cozy fit for any active boy or girl. These unique, vibrant sandals are built for comfort and withstanding warm-weather, making this shoe extremely durable. On the outside there is a molded rubber outsole for the best traction a sandal can have, and on the inside there is a phylon midsole to create maximum cushioning. Hypoallergenic Ariaprene uppers add to the outside protection and help make a comfortable snug fit.

Blue Nike Kids Sandal
Parent-approved and kid-loved, these unique sandals are built for comfort and withstanding warm-weather, making this sandal extremely durable and fun for any kid!


Merrell Women’s All Out Bold Mary Jane Hiker


The All Out Bold by Merrell is a lightweight mary jane hiker with form-fitting comfort, durable grip and a sharp minimalist design. With a breathable, odor-control mesh upper featuring Ariaprene foam and a resilient UniFly™ midsole, the All Out Bold responds intuitively to the most rugged terrain. Combined with the reliable traction of the M Select GRIP outsole, the All Out Bold is flexible, agile footwear made for weekends in the great outdoors.

Learn more about the women’s All Out Bold at Merrell’s website.



Arc’teryx Acrux FL and Bora Shoes


Among hikers and climbers, the name Arc’teryx is synonymous with quality. Known for their durable laminated textiles, the North Vancouver-based company is a leading innovator in comfort and climate management for outdoor enthusiasts. Now the brand debuts its groundbreaking ventures in the realm of performance footwear.

This spring, Arc’teryx introduced their first two footwear lines, the low-cut Arcux FL alpine approach shoe and mid-cut Bora technical hiking shoe. The upper combines four hydrophobic layers using Arc’teryx’s seamless laminated technologies, and the Vibram outsole provides a secure grip on rough terrain.

One awesome aspect of the Arc’teryx shoes is the separately constructed Adaptive Fit stretch mesh bootie made with Ariaprene. In lieu of a traditional tongue, the bootie provides a snug, custom fit around the entire foot, while the reduction of glue points and seams eliminates any uncomfortable pressure points. Space between the bootie and the interior of the shoe increases air circulation and moisture wicking for maximum climate control. The bootie can also be worn independently as camp slippers while inside tents and around campsites.

The new Arc’teryx Arcux FL and Bora shoes are now available at major retailers. For more information, visit the Arc’teryx website.




Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache

This year, pro skateboarder Eric Koston continues his legacy of sharp, minimalist skateboard shoes with the Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache. Inspired by classic Nike styles, the Huarache boasts a responsive Lunarlon midsole, Koston-approved tread on the outsole and a supportive rubber heel strap. The Ariaprene mesh quarter panels, tongue and heel complement the trendy suede upper with ultimate comfort and breathability.The Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache is available now at Premier, and other major retailers.Matmarket_Nike_SB_Eric_Koston_Huarache-610x610


Sebago Dockside Neoprene Boat Shoe

Matmarket_Sebago_Dockside_Neoprene-610x316 For a colorful showcase of Ariaprene™ key features, look no further than the Sebago Dockside Neoprene boat shoe. This charming maritime design takes advantage of a full Ariaprene™ upper for superior, water-friendly comfort. With bright colors to suit the season, Ariaprene™ lends modern vibrancy to classic nautical features like 360° drawstring lacing and detailed moccasin-style stitching. Its flexible fit on top of a thin, slip-resistant rubber outsole makes the Dockside Neoprene a practical, stylish boat shoe to round out customers’ seaside ensembles.

The Sebago Dockside Neoprene was released this year to exceptional customer reviews. For more information and purchasing, visit the Sebago website.



Nike Air Max Tailwind 7 Women’s Running Shoe

Nike_Air_Max_Tailwind_7_Top_View-610x606For decades, Air-Sole units have visualized Nike’s revolution in athletic outsole cushioning. The tradition of innovation continues with the Nike Air Max Tailwind 7 women’s running shoe. On top of the classic Air-Sole unit outsole is a breathable mesh upper featuring Ariaprene™ foam on the quarter panels and toe box. With engineered perforation for optimal ventilation and strategic support, Ariaprene™ contributes to the Tailwind 7’s minimal stitching, durability and lightweight fit. Combined with a Cushlon midsole, the shoe provides uncompromising comfort and stability for avid runners.The Nike Air Max Tailwind 7 is available now at the Nike website.



Pro Skater Means Pro Design

We are excited to see more shoes made with different sports and activities in mind. The Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache is the latest design to hit the market designed for skating.

Eric Koston Nike SBs
Pro skateboarder Eric Koston designed these intriguing shoes for the active skateboarder and beyond. Skating since 1986, Koston knows what’s needed in a skate shoe. He was also inspired by other classic Nike shoes to create this minimalistic look.

The new-but-old design is lightweight and comfortable so you can cruise around with ease. The Huaraches are built with a supportive rubber heel strap and strong tread so you can try new tricks. Ariaprene mesh quarter panels, tongue and heel bring the shoe together and provide maximum breathability, making this Nike skate shoe stand out above the rest.

Nike SB Backs

These bold blue shoes are sold at, Premier and several major retail stores, so check them out today! To see more products made with Ariaprene, check out our Gallery.



Living Toxic-Free

washed fruitFrom food to toys, there are unfortunately toxic materials found everywhere in our lives. At Ariaprene, we believe in living as toxic-free as possible. In fact our synthetic rubber was created based on the goal to reduce everyday exposure to toxic chemicals like chlorine, heavy metals, phthalates, lead and formaldehyde. These toxins can cause bodily harm and and even lead to long-term diseases.

Ariaprene is proud to be certified 100% toxic-free, which is not something most synthetic rubber products on the market can say. We’re excited to see so many innovative products being used with our or other toxic-free material, but here are some other ways you can avoid coming into contact with the harmful chemicals out there:

  • Read labels and be aware of chemicals in everyday products
  • Wash your hands
  • Wash fruits and vegetables
  • Keeping your home ventilated
  • Following proper disposal guidelines for electronics, batteries, paint, and other harmful chemical-containing products
  • Avoiding cigarette smoke

Click here to find more ways to reduce exposure here and then check out our gallery to find great products made with non-toxic Ariaprene.

Photo: Jim Belford


The Evolution of Hiking Boots

Arc’teryx is a company built on the idea of evolution. In fact their namesake and the first reptile to develop feathers for flight, the Archaeopteryx, perfectly symbolizes this desire to constantly improve. For 25 years Arc’teryx has been known for quality outerwear and outdoors equipment but evolved this month with the introduction of their new high-performance footwear line.


There are eight models to choose from for both men and women. And all eight are designed to perform better than your typical hiking boots. The seamless outside shell is durable enough to handle the elements, but lightweight for day or thru-hikes.


One unique aspect of the design comes from the removable liners. This two-part design helps reduce rubbing, which can cause blisters. The tongue-less liner is also stretchable and provides a waterproof and breathable surface. The bootie liners have their own rubberized sole so it can be worn as a pair of camp shoes after a long day on the trail. The designers also wanted every step to be comfortable, which is why they custom designed the footbed for optimal arch support.

If you’re ready to upgrade from your standard hikers they are available now.

To see more innovative products that are made with Ariaprene check out our gallery!

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