The APL® Concours Cool Grey high performance basketball shoe, combines an ultra-luxurious upper, inspired by the dramatic quilted interiors of the world’s best supercars, with the performance of the revolutionary APL® patented Load 'N Launch™ technology designed to instantly increase vertical leap. With its unique construction, the Concours shoe fits completely true-to-size and provides the secure feeling of a shoe that is designed to perform at the highest level of competition.
The Concours name was derived from the world-famous Concours D'Elegance auto show in Pebble Beach, California where the most exotic cars in the world are displayed. The shoe’s upper takes inspiration directly from the interior of the Bentley Brooklands while the visible Load ‘N Launch™ outsole technology was inspired by the exposed engine compartment of the Bugatti Veyron. The use of high quality Nappa full grain perforated leather, suede and the signature quilted pattern helps distinguish these world-class automobiles and this is emulated in the design in the upper of the APL Concours basketball shoes.
The great supercars are equally at home on the boulevard as they are on the race track. In a similar manner, the APL Concours is equally at home on and off the basketball court. Just as supercars feature incredibly powerful engines that generate massive power and torque, The APL Concours employs the company’s revolutionary Load 'N Launch™ technology, to provide athletes with the power and torque to generate an instant increase in vertical leap of up to 3.5 inches.
The Cool Grey Concours upper materials are made of the finest quality Nappa full grain leather and suede, microfiber mesh and special anti-microbial linings to keep the foot comfortable and performing at the highest level throughout extended periods of play. The APL Concours is for serious basketball players who want to look great and perform at the highest level on the court. High-density collar padding on the interior is designed to maximize comfort while providing for the use of ankle braces. The patented Load ‘N Launch™ technology is implanted in a cavity in the forefoot of the basketball shoe and is designed to provide an instant improvement in vertical leap.* The device works in conjunction with the high-performance materials of the outsole, midsole, insole and sock liner to create a performance experience unlike any other basketball shoe.
- Finest quality Nappa full grain perforated leather and the platinum suede upper materials are both ultra-lightweight
- Load ‘N Launch™ forefoot device designed to increase vertical leap instantly
- High-Rebound EVA midsole for superior cushioning and energy return
- Crystal rubber outsole for long-lasting performance and visual appeal
- High-grade Thermoplastic Urethane shank for heel-to-forefoot stability and shock absorption
- Load ‘N Launch™ sock liner featuring rebound EVA, APSPOX and PORON® for maximum comfort, shock absorption and performance.
- High-impact EVA insole for maximum comfort and cushioning
- Clear window on outsole makes the Load ‘N Launch technology visible
- Includes a drawstring micro-fiber shoe bag made out of the same materials used to polish the exotic paint on the world's finest cars.
*Results may vary based upon height, weight, athletic ability technique and physical condition.