Athletic upstart Nobull, a label that delivers kicks built for grueling functional fitness workouts, has a pair of new colorways available now for one of its celebrated styles.
The Nobull Basic Trainer in the “Grey Flame” and “Grey Black” colorways could be purchased via nobullproject.com as of Friday in men’s and women’s sizing for $99. The “Grey Flame” iteration features a gray and orange upper with a white outsole, and the “Grey Black” shoe boasts a tonal gray upper with a black outsole. The “Grey Black” iteration comes with white lace options and the “Grey Flame” comes with orange laces.
The name of the style is very appropriate, as the shoe is stripped down to the only components needed to ensure your feet are taken care of during your workout. The Basic Trainer simply features a minimalist canvas upper with an athletic performance outsole. The shoe boasts a 4-millimeter drop, a lug pattern built for multi-environment usage, and high carbon lateral and medial guards for protection.
Nobull stepped onto the athletic training footwear scene in May 2015, delivering its first collection to functional fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Today, it is still focused on direct-to-consumer sales but also has wholesale distribution in 11 countries. The brand’s founders — Marcus Wilson and Michael Schaeffer — spoke with Footwear News in June about entering an arena dominated by just one brand: Reebok.
“Until recently the popularity hasn’t been mainstream, [and] just two years ago Reebok was the only major brand in the CrossFit space,” Wilson said. “[Now] CrossFit and functional fitness is on everybody’s radar.”