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Reebok Trainers and RealFlex Stuntmen

Reebok Trainers and RealFlex Stuntmen

Reebok is living on the edge. To tout its new RealFlex sneaker, the brand called in celebs Ali Larter and Josh Duhamel to show off some big-screen stunt moves — such as diving over a taxi cab or flying through a window with the use of a trampoline — all while wearing the natural-motion running kicks, which hit the market last Thursday. “I love doing stunts,” Larter said, adding that the sneakers work well for her busy, on-the-go lifestyle as a new mom. Meanwhile, Duhamel told Insider the trampoline jumping was his favorite activity of the day. And when asked if he’d ever consider bowing his own footwear line, following in the footsteps of wife Fergie, Duhamel admitted he’d rather stick to acting. “I [do] have some great pumps coming out,” he joked. “But that’s her realm, so I doubt it [will ever happen].”

Reebok Trainers vs Nike Trainers

Reebok Trainers vs Nike Trainers Reebok International has filed a lawsuit against Nike Inc. for allegedly copying its patented technology in sneakers now on store shelves. Reebok received a patent in January for collapsible or “flexible sole” technology allowing shoes to be folded into a more compact form for packaging or to save space while travelling. The athletic footwear and apparel company claims that 11 Nike shoes marketed under various “Free” product names incorporate that technology and therefore infringe on its patent, according to documents filed yesterday in federal district court in Tyler, Texas.

“We will act to protect our research and development efforts whenever companies try to claim Reebok technology as their own,” Diana Wainrib, Reebok’s chief counsel, said in a statement. Former Reebok footwear designer Andrew Gillespie, now vice president of global sport, footwear and apparel for Reebok, designed the technology in question, and Reebok applied for the patent in 2002. The technology enables the company to dispense sneakers in vending machines.

“We are evaluating the claims related to this very recently issued U.S. patent and any potential limited application to the successful Nike Free product,” Nike said in a statement. Reebok filed the lawsuit in an east Texas court that a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP study ranked as the second most favourable in the nation for patent lawsuits, according to Bloomberg News. Inventors and patent owners have won jury verdicts 90 percent of the time there since 1994.