Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 6:16 pm  |  11 responses

More Details About Athletic Propulsion Labs

We first introduced you to these guys last month. Now, our friends at Counterkicks have got a little more info for you on the new APL Concept 1 kicks, from Athletic Propulsion Labs. The shoe is designed to help you jump higher. And, hey, who wouldn’t want that? “Biomechanics testing with 2 PhD’s who specialize in vertical leap concluded that the APL Concept 1 allows wearers to jump higher while using less energy.” Sounds official. The sneakers are only available at APL.

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  • ripslam

    Only being able to buy them online + a $300 price tag is a little much for me. APL will be a distant memory in a year.

  • ENDS

    price drop needed id buy em for 100

  • http://www.yougotdunkedon.com LilKDub503

    The graphs are bull or rather, they show bull. Paying 300 plus for two inches of gain is stupid. Put in some time at the gym, you’ll get those inches for merely the cost of membership or less. Even with less energy do I believe this sort of thing where shoes can make me jump higher. Shoes can, only if they are lighter and that gain is minuscule. This reminds me of the BOING Nike ad campaign a few years back. I really believe APL is selling snake oil here.

  • zabba

    LilKDub, what if you’ve been hitting the gym consistently and doing all those drills and whatnot and you’ve reached your max? Wouldn’t those two extra inches be nice?

  • RedRum

    there is no shoe that can add 2 inches on your vertical. Their marketing strategy reminds me of informatials… If you read the interview, at the end you would be expecting a Billy Mays “Hi Billy Mays here with another FAAAANTAASTIC product! tired of going to the gym? Tired of doing plyometrics? Wanna add 2 inches on your vertical? APL is here to make you go BOING!”

  • Saku 39

    Slam seems to be promoting these hard. What is the name of the shoe? The Kickback?

  • http://4Aitkenroad,Hamilton,ScotlandML37YA Hambone

    wear my patented pants and it`l give you a 12″ wanger.its been proven by scientists in a lab and everything.honest 3 easy payments of $4000 plus p+p

  • Robb

    I can tell you this: Being able to jump high naturally is the best feeling in the world. This shoes are for lazy subpar athletes. And 300 for two inches? GTFOH!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Hey can I get a refund on my order? I just saw “increase by 2 inches” and ordered 30 of them…

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Anton is tired of having to use tweezers……………………….. These shoes are for lazy rich wite kids

  • Klemperer

    Sign me up, Hambone; I could use 2 more inches.