Atoms Model 001

Atoms 001 Clove Green outsole logo

Prologue

I purchased every single pair of Atoms Shoes that I own and recommend them to my colleagues and friends. You can get $20 off when you order it through this link, and I will also get $20 off for my next purchase.

How it started

I ordered my first pair of Atoms shoes back in February 2019 based on recommendations from someone I knew. Little that I knew, Atoms Model 000 shoes have become my everyday shoes ever since.

Atoms Shoes Model 000 in Black

I clocked in more than 1,000 miles on this very Atoms 000 before I replaced the insoles, and ultimately ordered another pair in black.

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Insole replacement for Atom Model 001 in Black

I have purchased numbers of Limited-Edition Colorway Model 000, among many, in Gray, Neon, Ocean Blue, Coral Pink, Forest Green, Olive Green, and many more. I think I might have a problem, someone help me please.

Atoms Model 000 Pink Coral Boxed Top Bottom
Atoms Model 000 in Coral Pink
Atoms Model 000 in Ocean Blue
New Atoms 000 in Forest Green and Navy Blue
New Atoms 000 in Forest Green and Navy Blue

Model 000 is priced at $129 for each pair.

Atoms Model 001

On June 9, 2022 I ordered the newly announced Model 001 in Clove Green; also available in all Black, and all White models. They arrived some 5 weeks and a few days later.

Model 001 is priced at $159 for each pair.

Pair of Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green with letter fromAtoms Founders Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali

One new feature in Model 001 is the lounge with hidden loops that help keeping the tongue up with the laces.

Hidden Tongue Loops for Atoms Model 001
Atoms Model 000 in Blue and Model 001 in Clove Green – Logos on the soles
Atoms Model 000 in Blue and Model 001 in Clove Green
Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green and Model 000 in Blue

I promptly replaced my favorite Atoms Model 000 in Black with Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green.

Atoms Model 001 Clove Green over Model 000 Black
Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green over Model 000 in Black

I noticed immediately that Model 001 is slightly heavier than its predecessor, about 10% heavier. Yes, I did weigh unworn pairs of Model 000 (1.2 lb. / 544.31 grams) and Model 001 (1.32 lb. / 598.74 grams).

Atoms Model 000 in Coral Pink Weighed 1.2 lb. / 544.31 grams
Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green Weighed 1.32 lb. / 598.74 grams

Atoms Model 001 also felt heavier on my feet. I theorize that the perceived weight comes from the new outsoles which is stiffer compared to the ones on Model 000.

Outsoles for Atoms Model 000 in Blue and Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green

I realized that I have doubts on my immediate impressions on Model 001, that’s because I really loved and still love wearing Model 000. I knew that if I were to write a review on Model 001, I would need some times to wear them as my primary shoes.

For the month of August 2022, I wore Model 001 to complete Activity August 2022 Challenge, walk or run for 90.2 miles.

Activity August 2022 Challenge

I estimated I walk/run for more than 100 miles wearing Model 001 shoes. These shoes felt great on my feet.

Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green on Grass

I do find Model 001 have better arch supports as they hug my feet tighter compared to Model 000. I do tend to tie the laces tighter on Model 001.

I also noticed that after wearing Model 001 for more than two months, they still make some noise when walking on hard surfaces. I figured that the harder soles are the culprits.

Atoms Model 001 in Clove Green

I received another pair of Atoms Model 001 in Purple (limited-edition color) just a few days ago. Compared to its Purple counterpart, the Clove Green pair which I had been wearing for two months shows a negligible water-and-tear, asides from some dirt stains; especially on the outer soles.

Atoms Model 001 Clove Green and Purple
Atoms Model 001 in Purple (Limited Edition) and Clove Green
Sneak Peek Atoms Model 001 in Red and White (Limited Edition)
Atoms Model 001 in Red and White (Limited Edition)

Summary

Atoms Model 000 are great shoes, and Model 001 are even better. Model 001 compared to Model 000:

  • Better Arch and Heel supports
  • More cushions
  • Tongue loops
  • New outsoles provide added tractions
  • Slightly heavier
  • Soles a bit noisier
  • No quarter sizing

Among many things that I love about Atoms shoes in my opinion is its simple design along with the comfort of wearing them. Apparently I am slowly converting my colleagues and friends into Atoms fans.

Currently you still can order pairs of Atoms Model 000 along with Model 001. You can get $20 off when you order it through this link, and I will also get $20 off for my next purchase.

Idiots in Cars: Riskin’ It All on I-405 Freeway

Dashcam Footage on I-405 South and CA Route 73 Junction

This dash cam footage was captured on July 28, 2022 at 5:31 pm; on Interstate 405 South (I-405 S) and California Route 73 Junction.

The black SUV was rushing from I-405S to 73 at the last moment and hit the orange cone.

Black SUV hits orange barrel

This is not the firs time a car hit those plastic barrier.

Another orange barel was previously hit by another Idiot in Car
Another orange barel was previously hit by another Idiot in Car

Please, don’t do this. I’ve seen the aftermath of an Idiot in Car hit the concrete barrier on a different freeway junction. If you’re about to miss a junction or an exit, keep calm and go to the next exit.