Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 458,679 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,649 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,649 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,205 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 458,679 cutting edge ideas.

Furry Running Shoes

The New Balance Urban Outdoor Collection is Silly Looking

— September 16, 2009 — Fashion
There is always a new sneaker, a new modification, something that we haven’t seen before, and here’s another. New Balance has taken their outdoor, rugged M575 and revamped it for their Urban Outdoor Collection, and thus the M575J was born.

Designed for running in the city, New Balance added touches of wilderness to their Urban Outdoor Collection. According to freshnessmag.com, the M575J features “real brown fur used on the upper spanning from the toe box, lace holes, side panel and heel section. Contrasting the fur is matte premium leather in white atop the white and grey midsoles.”

All in all, the New Balance Urban Outdoor Collection is perfect for looking like you would rather be running anywhere but in a city.
Trend Themes
1. Urban Outdoor Collection - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the market for fashionable outdoor footwear designed specifically for urban environments.
2. Fur Accent Trend - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Investigate the use of fur accents in footwear and fashion as a way to create unique and eye-catching designs.
3. City Running Shoes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop sneakers that are specifically optimized for running in urban settings, considering factors such as urban terrain, comfort, and style.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate unconventional materials and design elements into footwear to create distinctive and attention-grabbing products.
2. Fashion Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the intersection between outdoor and urban fashion, creating a trendy and functional fusion that appeals to urban dwellers.
3. Sportswear Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop sportswear collections that cater specifically to the needs of athletes who predominantly engage in urban running activities.
2.3
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness