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Cambridge sneaker boutique partners with Nike for the first of many 20th anniversary kicks

The shoe’s design is inspired by thermal cameras.

Cambridge-based sneaker boutique Concepts is celebrating their 20th anniversary all year long by collaborating with different renowned athletic brands. The first of these partnerships is with Nike—they’re combining forces to present the Concepts x Nike Free Trainer 1.0, an athletic training sneaker with both a design and technology that are a bit out of the ordinary.

The Concepts x Nike Free Trainer 1.0 design is inspired by thermal cameras, encompassing the colorful infrared patterns on the outside, and creating a silhouette that’s a bit more relaxed than your typical trainer sneaker. According to a release, the shoe also has “thermal reactive materials that will change to the thermal camera pattern when heated up.’’

The shoe will launch exclusively Saturday at Concepts—which has brick-and-mortar stores in Harvard Square and New York City, plus a website—with a retail price of $160 and is available in men’s sizes 6-13.

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