I Went Indoor Skydiving to Test Out These Sneakers–but They're Actually the Perfect Lightweight Summer Shoe


Last week, I discovered how to fly.

Along with a bunch of different fortunate writers and editors, I was handled to an outing at iFly Westchester, an indoor skydiving facility not removed from New York City. We had been there to have a good time the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz–and get fairly the adrenaline rush.

Far too afraid of the potential for issues to go dangerously, dangerously mistaken, I'd by no means give you the option to soar out of an precise, transferring aircraft–however indoor skydiving felt like nearly all the thrill with out the apparent danger. The cushion of air that helps indoor flyers features not not like that basic science experiment you in all probability keep in mind from elementary college: change on a hair dryer, watch ping pong balls float miraculously. Except on this case, there's a large "hair dryer" in a skydiving tunnel and even the tallest of men turned as gentle as ping pong balls. With the steering of ultra-compassionate instructors, a number of teams of disbelieving journalists took turns floating low to the floor and spinning excessive.

Speaking of floating: The Fresh Foam Cruz sneakers we had been gifted felt almost as releasing. The plush sole is supportive but cushiony, making it a very multipurpose shoe that may work in your exercises (whether or not they're excessive or of a extra average depth) and tackling errands. The athleisure vibe means these kicks go along with absolutely anything, and the bootie development makes them super-easy to slip on and off. They're divinely light-weight, which means you'll positively need to pack them for a weekend away–as a result of who actually has room for a couple of pair of sneakers?!

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Knit in Rain Cloud with White Munsell, $85, newbalance.com

Even the iFly instructors donned a pair–a truth I solely realized midway via the occasion. I was too spellbound watching the skilled instructors pull off every kind of synchronized stunts and daring methods. 

Nico certain made it look straightforward. Considering I couldn't even efficiently flip ever so barely to my proper, I assume it's secure to say I'm going to want a lot extra indoor skydiving apply. My new sneaks, on the different hand? Perfect on the first attempt.



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