We Drive a Modded Ferrari F355 and Run in Nike’s Fastest Shoe Ever | This Week In Gear, Episode 6


– I did run in those this morning. I don’t know that I’d
put them on your face. (laughs) Just so you are aware. New York City streets! (soft music) – [Narrator] This Week In Gear
is presented by Flipboard. – So Meg, we should talk about
the history of the Next%. – Yes, so this is the second iteration of the Nike 4%, essentially,
and that shoe made huge waves when it came out a couple years ago. – Sure – $250 for that one, and it is a shoe that’s basically been proven that it will make you 4% faster. – It will make you 4% faster. – Yes. – But the thing about these shoes that I think is fascinating, is that there’s a finite life to them. – 100%, yeah. With the, as we’re
talking about percentages, – Sure – With the 4% shoe, you
can really only wear it, they recommend it for
four or five marathons before the foam basically,
it’s life is gone. – Disintegrates. – Yes – That’s incredible. – Yeah, but the foam is what
makes this shoe so special. Between that and then
the carbon fiber plate that’s kinda in the middle here, you can. – What are the upgrades between
the last Next%s and these? – Yeah, so with the Next%, they took into account Shalane Flanagan and other elite athletes
like Eliud Kipchoge, who just won the London Marathon, and they asked for better
traction on the bottom, because it used to be super slippery if you’re running in the
rain and it was not great. And then this upper is totally different, where a lot what we saw
with the 4% was it was this, fly-knit material, which a
lot of people like to run in because you can run with
no socks, which is great. But the upper would then hold sweat, and then if it was raining like Boston Marathon two years ago, pouring rain, and it just
did not hold up very well. So this is this new technology called Vaper Wave, and Nike
invented it themselves. It’s their own proprietary technology, and it’s based off of sailcloth. So it’s basically like
waterproof, breathable, and it should dry and,
wick away all your sweat. I will say after running in them, I would recommend wearing socks. I put them on without socks,
and was like, I don’t know? It feels a little muggy. Like, I don’t think I’d want that. – Feels a little muggy! – Yeah. – Now how many miles
have you logged in these? – Not that many because I will say they are super expensive shoes. They’re $275. And again, they have
kind of like a half-life. So you only want to use
them when you’re racing. So, if you buy these shoes, I would recommend, save them for, – The final run. – Yes, your 5K, your 10K race. If you’re training for
a marathon, do you last 20 or so miles in them
before, and then race in them. Because you really don’t
wanna waste them on a run commute or your every day easy run. They’re not for that. – So okay, so give me a little
bit of rundown on the specs. If I’m running in these in my final race at 26 some-odd miles for a marathon, how much faster am I in these? Is it literally 4%, or? – So the reason they call these the Next% is they just cannot legitimately prove that it will get you 5% faster. – Sure
– So it’s somewhere between 4% and 5%. Obviously that depends on
the type of runner you are and what your past times
are, and shape you’re in and everything like that, but supposedly, they’re supposed to make
you more than 4% faster. – More than 4% faster. – Yes – Okay, are these available now to buy? – They were, as of last
Sunday, and they sold out essentially immediately. – Instantaneously. – Yeah, so I would say
look for them come June, they will be back out in the market, there’ll be another drop and again $275. I would highly recommend joining NikePlus, because then you get an update, that you can buy them as a member. – On the app.
– Yes, all through the app. – Okay
– Yeah! – Thanks Meg.
– Thanks Eric. – For Summer 2019,
California-based eyewear brand, Jacques Marie Mage released one of the best aviators we’ve ever seen Called the Roy, it retails for $875. Now that might be a lot for some people, but when you look the details,
it makes a lot of sense. The 1970s elongated style is made with 4mm wide titanium frame, which is completely
unique in the industry. It’s crafted in Japan, features
beta titanium nose-pads that are engraved to stop slipping. Also, the temple tips
are Art Deco inspired and feature hairline engravings and hand-painted burgundy enamel tips. While the frame isn’t
currently on the brand’s site, you can purchase it at
Designer Eyes right now. So if you’re looking for a
slightly different aviator, something definitely more
luxe, this is your look. – [Narrator] This Week In Gear is brought to you by Flipboard where quality content from
the world’s best publishers and storytellers of every type
is curated and discovered. (car engine revving) – [Narrator] What you’re looking at is a 1999 Ferrari F355. Kind of. This is the F355 Modificata,
created by Jeff Siegel, as a way to build the Ferrari
into the exact sports car that he wanted to drive. At Monticello Motor Club
in upstate New York, we got behind the wheel of
the classic 90s Ferrari, now fitted with modern headers, radiators, gaskets and wiring for increased
reliability and durability, upgraded brakes and suspension
for even better handling, and a roaring straight pipe exhaust that no one will mistake
for a stock Ferrari. (car engine revving) And around Monticello’s
fast technical race track, it gave us a chance to
ponder the age old question, is it really possible
to improve on a classic? (car engine revving) – Okay, is it fair to
call thing a restomod? – It is, yeah. – Okay so, if I’m thinking a restomod, I can’t help but think of something like a Singer Porsche or an ICON. Singer Porsche though, I’m
about to spend seven figures. – Yeah – On one of those. – It gets up there. But the thing is, Siegel doesn’t, he doesn’t wanna compete with Singer. He appreciates and respects
the amount of detail that goes into a Singer Porsche.
– Yep. – I think anybody can. – Sure. – But that’s why he
keeps the modifications relatively simple, like the
interior, suspension, brakes, and under the hood. So you can keep it around that $200,000, $250,000 price mark. He kinda just wanted to
make it more reliable – Yeah.
– And more durable. – Yeah.
– What the 355’s supposed to be or what they
would want it to be today. – Like if they made the 355
today, minus the straight pipes. – Yeah, minus the straight pipes. So it’s more, he wants
to put it up against a second-hand 458 versus
his car, instead of, clearly not going towards a Singer, (laughs) or going up against a Singer. – Yeah, true. – Yeah, it’s kind of in a different realm. – Something I wanna
talk about the interior, which we just saw obviously. – Yeah. – One, first of all, cassette
player, which is bad ass. – Yeah. – But this interior, this interior is not what you see in a normal 355. – What happened was, he
went down to the shop in, right down the street
from Maranello Modena, where they source the
fabric for the F40 interior, and he went in there and
he asked for a bunch of it, and they didn’t ask what
he was doing with it, they just assumed that
it was going with an F40. – So he was just like yeah
I’ll take a whole roll of it. – And.
– So now he has a bunch of excess F40 interior cloth. I was super intimidated going up to it, – Yeah
– ‘Cause it’s a V8 mid-engine Ferrari (laughs) but the way he has it tuned and the way everything sits,
it’s so incredibly balanced, the first car I thought about
when I was driving it around was a Miata. – Really? – It’s just that easy to drive. – Because it’s mid-engine, that balanced.
– It’s just so planted, yeah. – Alright! – Fantastic! – Thanks Bryan. – Yup! – Making pour over coffee at home. I like this method because
typically in the morning, I just want one cup before
I rush out the door. With this method, we start off with the freshest beans you can buy. You can weigh the beans before or after, or you can skip weighing
altogether if you’re in a hurry like I always am. Bring your water up to temp. You want it to boil and
then take it off the heat and wait about 10, 15 seconds. You want your temperature down around 200 degrees and it boils at 212. The ratio that’s recommended is about one to four, grounds to water. About two heaping tablespoons
that’ll go in the filter and then you just pour
the water from your kettle into the filter and fill
it about twice to the top, or until the mug itself is full. You can lift up to check. And you wind up with a
pretty good cup of coffee. – The Cosm Chair, Will. – Yes. – This is the sequel to the Aeron? Or is it totally different? – That’s how we like to see it. It is a totally different thing, but it’s from 90s to 2018, 2019, it is the great evolution
of office chair lines, as nerdy as that sounds. – I know, well, (laughs) We can talk about office
chairs for far too long. The Cosm Chair is new from Herman Miller. – Yes. – It’s unique in that
it has no adjustments. – Right. So let’s talk
about that for a second. – So in previous office
chairs, from 90s, early 2000s, it was all about knobs
and twists and turns, and reaching under your chair, and trying to figure out
what everything does. The Cosm is complete opposite of that. There’s one knob in it, going up and down. There’s still no solution
for figuring out up and down without actually touching anything. – Sure, so how does it know
how far back I need to tilt to stay ergonomic? – Once again, it’s office chair nerdery. (laughs) You use something called sitting force, which in other words is weight. (laughs) – Sitting force! – Sitting force, you essentially
reach a fulcrum point and the moment that the chair catches you, it locks you in that fulcrum point. If you start leaning back,
it adjusts a little bit, and then locks you into a fulcrum point so you don’t start leaning back too far or start swaying around. – The other thing about this
chair that’s unique is that your feet will never leave the ground and it’s funny, we were
actually talking about this, really talking about
this before the camera. – This is something that I
think is, it’s difficult to see until you actually sit in a chair and you experience it both ways. When you’re leaning back in a chair and your feet come off the ground, you’re breaking ergonomics. You’re hurting your back, you’re putting pressure on your neck. Everything from that
foot off the ground point to the top of your, just
below your skull basically, you’re putting pressure on. This chair’s the first chair, the first passive ergonomic as it’s known to not lift those feet off the ground, and so while that may sound
like a very boring feature it’s essentially what
makes it revolutionary. – So you’ve talked about this chair quite a bit on your patrol. – Yes sir, ad nauseum, since it’s release. (laughs) Yeah.
– You were part of the GB-100 last year. – Yeah, GB-100, all sorts of reports, all sorts of comparisons,
it’s in our guide, the best office chairs and task chairs. It’s virtually everywhere on our website. – As a Aeron owner, why do
I wanna upgrade to the Cosm? – I think a big part of it is, one, we can talk all day about
the ease of going up and down and being able to lift back, we could talk about our
feet coming off the ground, and all that stuff, but it’s
also just a beautiful chair. There’s something to be said about it just looking really nice, and it being a little more
elegant than something with handles sticking out
every which way of it. – So, in the 90s when the
Aeron became quite popular, became the .com throne – Yeah, understatement for sure – Which is I think is your
throne, which is your word, (laughs) this chair had every adjustment you could imagine, right? Everything from lumbar
support, to seat adjustments, to arm adjustments, and
now you’ve got the Cosm, which is basically quote
on quote, magical right? – Yeah
– Requires no adjustments. Is this where chairs are going? – I think for the
foreseeable future for sure. We’ve seen other notable
brands in this space, Knoll, your Allsteel,
Steelcase, all these companies that make high-end task seating. Also released chairs that are
similar, in my opinion maybe, not quite have matched this
Herman Miller chair yet though. – Alright, so Will, what’s
the price on this thing? – The Herman Miller Cosm, depending on what size you go with, how high your back wanna
be, it’s gonna be in between 900 to 1500 dollars. – Got it, alright, thanks Will! (upbeat music)

One thought on “We Drive a Modded Ferrari F355 and Run in Nike’s Fastest Shoe Ever | This Week In Gear, Episode 6

  1. im sorry but the pour over tutorial was one of the laziest ever seen. If you want something quick in the morning, why do you even bother doing pour over?

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