Yeah, Adidas makes Snowboarding Boots…Check Out Their Best for 2018

first_imgAdidas is known for their heritage street-style shoes. Most notably, the Superstars and Sambas (and now Boosts).These classic Adidas models have become staples in so many of our style identities; infusing athleisure into our suit-game and bringing together a simple jean and white-tee ensemble. There’s no denying the fashion power of the heritage three stripes, so why limit your wear to the streets?Those of us who take to the ski basin for a winter of shredding know the mountain is a popular platform to show your personal style. Snowboarders like to look good, period. If only we could sport our Adidas Originals in feet of fresh powder…The three-stripes Co. made this possible by taking its iconic footwear and designing snowboard boot replica styles that can handle a full day on the mountain. (No more neon astronaut shoes!) Meet the winter snowboarding twins of your favorite Adidas streetwear styles…The Adidas SuperstarPretend you laced up a pair of your freshest Superstars (black and white colorway for us, obviously), then added an ankle guard with traditional boot laces. You’d have the same stylistic pop as the iconic 70s Superstar basketball shoe but with added snowboarding capability. An EVA midsole makes this all-mountain boot super cushy and comfortable for an all-day session. Flex rating is at a medium and the liner is premium. (Note: these boots tend to run large.) Adidas thought of the idea to bring its favorite shoes to the mountain a couple years ago, releasing an Originals snowboarding boot in 2016-17, then new improvements and colorways in 2017-18 (love the white and collegiate burgundy). The Manual also learned at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market this January that the brand is sticking to its guns (or, stripes?) for next-year’s 2018-19 season and we can expect another Superstar come 2018-19. The magic word: originals. And that’s exactly how these make you feel.See itThe Adidas SambaIf you volley back and forth between snowboarding in the winter and soccer in the summer, you’ll likely go GOOAAL for the Adidas Samba boot. Alongside its Originals, this Adidas Classic model was remolded into a snowboarding boot. If this sounds like news to you, wake up and smell the powder. Adidas started making Samba boots in the 2015-16 winter season and isn’t letting up on the trend yet. Samba ADV Snowboard Boots are an icon remastered, mixing Classics styling with a mid-range flex and heat molded Ultralon liners, fitting both park and all-mountain riders. We gladly ditched the chair lift for a hike to the summit with boards on our backs, since these boots are suited for the trek. One wearer called them “warm and comfy,” but also “swaggy.” And it’s true, your style on the mountain shouldn’t be limited to neon bubble astronaut shoes. Look good, board better, that’s our motto. (Here’s Everything You Should Wear Snowboarding this Season.)See itThe Adidas BoostThe biggest innovation from Adidas arguably in the last decade has been its Boost technology. Launched in 2013 for its running shoes, Adidas introduced the world to Boost, explained as “a revolutionary cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.” Boost foam proved three-times more temperature resistant than standard EVA while tested between 104 and -4 degrees F. The unique cell structure acts like thousands of small energy capsules at the bottom of your foot (see the Styrofoam-esk bottom foam). Just imagine if that energy return was in a snowboarding boot… Yep, Adidas released its Tactical Boost boots in 2018 for intermediate and advanced riders who are looking to straight annihilate the mountain.See it Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019last_img read more

Enbridge to invest 17 billion in wind farm as pipeline business gathers

CALGARY – Energy giant Enbridge Inc. is making big inroads into renewables even as changes in government policies are paving the way for the rapid expansion of its traditional oil and gas pipeline business.The company said Friday it was investing $1.7 billion for 50 per cent of the Hohe See wind energy project off the coast of Germany, which follows last year’s $282-million buy of a 50 per cent stake in a group of French offshore wind projects.“It’s clear that we’re going to need all sources of supply to meet growing global energy demand, and that includes renewable supplies,” said Enbridge CEO Al Monaco in an earnings conference call.A day earlier, the Federal Trade Commission approved Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) proposed $37-billion takeover of Spectra Energy Corp., which will greatly expand the Calgary-based company’s footprint in the United States just as the new administration there brings in more oil-and-gas-friendly policies.“The political landscape in North America has shifted to, let’s call it a more balanced tone for energy and infrastructure and development,” said Monaco.“We’ve seen strong conviction from the federal and provincial governments in Canada to advance infrastructure, and we see that happening as well in the United States on economic growth and a positive stance on energy.”The election of U.S. President Donald Trump has, among other thing, helped clear the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward despite extensive protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others.Following news that regulatory and court hurdles had been cleared on the project, Enbridge announced Wednesday it had closed its US$1.5-billion purchase of a 27.6 per cent stake in the Bakken Pipeline System, which includes Dakota Access.Monaco said Enbridge looked into the work the developer of the project had done on stakeholder consultations and is pleased with the investment.“There’s obviously different points of view on that project,” said Monaco. “We did a lot of work beforehand to assess the work that Energy Transfer had done in this area, and we were quite satisfied they had done a pretty good job.”The closure of the deal was criticized by Grand Chief Derek Nepinak on behalf of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, who called it a “historic wrong” being committed against indigenous peoples and vowed to push against other Enbridge projects.“As Enbridge seeks to pass its Line 3 tar sands pipeline through the Prairies and down into Minnesota, Indigenous People will remember that Enbridge sought to profit off this great injustice at Standing Rock,” said Nepinak in a statement.The changing policy landscape in North America is clearing the way for several other pipelines designed to move Alberta oil to markets, including Keystone XL, Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement.Looking at the expanding options, Monaco said that with its own increased capacity including the 370,000 barrels a day on Line 3 and boosted capacity on other lines, it expects that only one other pipeline will be needed to cover production until the latter half of the next decade.For the company’s new German wind project, it expects to spend $600 million this year and invest the remaining $1.1 billion through 2019, when the project is expected to be in service.Power generated by the 497-megawatt wind farm will be sold at fixed prices over a 20-year period under a German government incentive program, with the option to expand a further 112 megawatts of capacity.The company has yet to give the final go-ahead on the 1,428 megawatts of potential French offshore projects, while the 400-megawatt offshore Rampion project in the United Kingdom, which it owns a 25 per cent stake, should come online in 2018.Follow @ibickis on Twitter. Enbridge to invest $1.7 billion in wind farm as pipeline business gathers steam by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 17, 2017 4:32 am MDT Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more