Haifa, Israel – The first-ever “men’s” running shoe in the world was officially launched by a Haifa-based company this week.
The “Haifa Running Shoes” are based on the designs of legendary runner Sir Isaac Newton, who died in 1785.
They have a lightweight, breathable mesh and a waterproof material that makes them waterproof up to 4 meters (10ft).
It was created by Haifa Marathon Company, an independent shoe manufacturer, and it is the first in a series of shoe designs to use a hybrid design that combines a mesh with waterproof material to help runners stay dry.
Haifa Marathon Co., which makes the Haifa Running shoe, is the third company to use the hybrid design.
The other two are Yachts and Running Shoes.
It is a product of the “Great City Marathon”, which aims to raise money for charity and provide scholarships to youth.
It has been designed to run with the Haigaas core values of physical activity and physical health, said Haifa Mayor Shlomo Borsky.
“Running is a great way to strengthen the heart and the muscles, as well as being a great motivator for the brain, which is critical for success in school, career and life,” he said.
The Haifa running shoe has been produced by the company for three years.
The company has received $2.5m in donations and has raised $2m so far.
It is now selling the shoes for around $300 to $400.
It has sold out in the last two weeks.
Borsky told the BBC it was a project of “great faith” from the local residents.
“There are a lot of people who have given us money to start this initiative.
It’s the first time they have been able to do something like this,” he told the programme.
It was also an opportunity to introduce Haifa to the world, he said, and for the city to make a “great contribution” to the charity’s work.
The company has raised over $1.4m for charity so far, with more to come.
“It is not a new idea, this idea of the Haigas running shoe,” said Borske.
“We know that Haifa is a city of great diversity and a place where everybody can run and have fun.”
Haifa has more than 300,000 residents, who live in over 200 different neighbourhoods.