Although the NBA once banned its proprietary technology, APL is continuing its push to become a major player in all facets of the athletic world with its latest release, a training shoe — the brand’s first foray into the training space.
The Ascend, a mid-cut silhouette, has a retail price of $185 and is available now via the brand’s website, athleticpropulsionlabs.com. For its initial release, the style will come in three colorways: midnight, faded denim and burgundy; white, black and cosmic gray; and black with metallic silver.
APL is known for its technological advances in athletic footwear, some of which are featured in the Ascend. The shoe is well-cushioned with the brand’s Propelium midsole and outsole, designed for extra comfort and to give the shoe a clean look. The heel has an 8 mm drop, a full-length honeycomb mesh upper with minimal overlays, an articulated eye row for a flexible lockdown and multiple lacing options to customize the shoe’s fit.
APL unveiled the Ascend back in October, during its holiday preview, along with three other styles that are visually compelling as well as functional, including the TechLoom Pro, the Prism and the Lusso.