Simple, understated, and clever design has ruled the performance roost at Nike in 2012, and their Free Powerlines+ model has made all the right moves. Next year the supportive runner will transition into phase two and we can’t wait. The second generation loses its folded side ribbon system, which makes way for Dynamic Flywire – a slightly curious move considering the looped lacing device is what gave the model its name. However some things remain the same, such as the killer speckled Free sole. Stay tuned for more info on this upcoming release. Images via sneakersaddict.com

UPDATE: The Nike Free Powerlines +2 are now available from retailers, including End.