Best Feet Forward

The new year is shaping up to be a big one for the Boston sneaker scene as Reebok plans to move into its new headquarters at the Seaport’s Innovation and Design Building in the fall. We checked in with the local kicks community to see what they’re keen on for 2017.

New Balance
The company launches its first smartwatch, RunIQ, in February, providing a GPS, a heart-rate monitor and music-sync for your phone as well as other digital treats for runners.


The Floatride sneaker, available in April, includes a foam structure on the sole to help provide cushioning for runners as well as a seam-free knit top that dresses up the running shoe.


In June, the Waltham-based company releases its 10th edition of the Ride sneaker, which features a light mesh top and an updated outsole.


Upping its emphasis on street style, Converse puts a twist on its spring line of Essentials crewnecks with a men’s short-sleeve sweatshirt as well as men’s shorts.

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