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newest adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 performance reviews

nbelievable. That was the word several people used when they played in the adidasCrazy Explosive 2016 last fall.

From the super-comfortable and form-fitting Primeknit upper to the full-length Boost cushioning, almost every aspect of the CE16 was beast. How do you improve on that killer performer? That’s a serious dilemma, but just a few years ago Three Stripes told us “anything is possible.” Here. We. Go.


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It’s the same exact setup as the 2016, which if you wore last year’s model, you know this isn’t a bad thing for performance. The “brain-coral” pattern grips any and everything like a ‘roided-out octopus — as long as it lasts, and there be the adidas nmd for sale.

The translucent pattern is sticky and grippy but begins wearing down quicker than most. The 2017 wears a little slower than the 2016, but after two weeks of playing (played Monday full court for five games, Tuesday 3 on 3 for four games, Wednesday full court for four games, Thursday full court for three and two games of 3 on 3, and repeat the next week) the soles are showing some rounded edges and rubber pulling off. It is only around the edges, not under the main contact areas like the balls of the forefoot and the heel, but if you are on a rough surface this traction will be gone.

On clean, indoor courts, enjoy. Seriously, for that surface, this is one of the top patterns, perhaps ever. No wiping, either, as the grooves pushed dust to the edges and off while playing. Someone used their brain on this pattern.

 

How does a shoe with full-length Boost not get Hall of Fame in cushioning? Boost is life. Usually, I would agree, but the forefoot just felt a little…off. No doubt, impact protection is second to none, and response is solid, but the Boost feels stiffer. After the pillowy goodness of last year, this was a definite change, but not necessarily a bad one. By making the Boost stiffer, or maybe it is the rubber lateral cage that is thicker, response time is quicker while still keeping the up and down impact protection.

If you don’t know, here is how shoes like the Explosive and Harden Vol. 1 work: the Boost is compressed upon impact, absorbing the down force, and is designed to push it back up to the foot. However, if the Boost is allowed to compress unregulated, it will eventually bottom out, leading to a slowing down of reaction time.

By caging the lateral side, the Boost can’t push out and bottom out, meaning it is forced to push back up. This is why a shoe like the Harden LS feels so cushy, but the Explosive, with the same Boost, feels stiffer and quicker. All in all, the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK is quicker on-foot and on-court than the 2016 with the same great impact protection and energy return; it just wasn’t what I was expected when compared to the softness of the 2016.

 

If you enjoyed the soft yarn Primeknit of the CE16, well, go by another pair and keep playing on. The CE17 is built with forged Primeknit and it is way different.

The knit is still flexible and form-fitting, it just doesn’t stretch as much while playing, which is great. Stretch leads to bad fit and instability, which leads to injuries. The Forged PK is molded all around with shark gills, the raised areas you see in the pictures. These “gills” tighten the knit and provide a severely locked-in fit while still letting the upper flex and mold around the foot without too much movement and stretch.

The downside of this forged Primeknit is the texture. The CE16 had that thick yarn UltraBoost upper that felt great to the touch — plus, it was soft and ventilated. The Forged Primeknit feels more like a jacquard — smooth surface with a harder finish, not glued, just sturdier.

The only real areas of give were the ankle collar and tongue area (there is no tongue in a one-piece upper, but there is a tongue area). This is good, otherwise you would never get your foot into the shoe. Even with those areas of stretch, the CE17 is still a pain to get on. Not LeBron 13 or KD9 hard, but harder than a knit shoe should be. The tongue area is really the only part of the CE17 that fees like the 2016, so if you are nostalgic, there you go.

 

Perfect. Nothing else should be said, but I’m going to go ahead anyway. The reason the shoe is so hard to get into is because of the improved fit, and it starts with the padded ankle area. adidas added thick interior padding just below the knit collar line that is formed perfectly around the joint, filling any empty spaces the knit won’t form to. As mentioned in the Materials section, the knit in the forefoot and midfoot is still soft enough to form and flex but has very little stretch and give, keeping the upper in shape while playing.

The main reason the Crazy Explosive 17 PK fits so much better is the lacing. Going from four to five eyelets probably wouldn’t make much of a difference in most shoes, but it is all about the placement of these five eyelets. Instead of four eyelets placed from the toes to the ankle, the five eyelets run from just behind the toes to just before the ankle so there is more lacing in smaller spacing. That leads to better lockdown. The lacestraps are aligned wider going into the midsole as well, meaning more of the shoe gets pulled up and around the foot for even more lockdown!

As far as length and width, unless you have a really wide foot, stay true to size. This will give you a snug,1:1 fit with very little extra length in the toes. If you like some room you can go up a half size with no issues (that’s what I did) and forefoot and heel lockdown is still great.

 

Let’s start at the bottom with the infinity shank plate, which made its debut last year on the CE 2016. The crazy 8 plate is a TPU shank that runs from the heel to the toe but is open in the middle, allowing for the Boost to still perform and cushion while making sure the foot doesn’t bend in ways it shouldn’t. The way the plate runs gives a solid platform for landing as well, since it ties the forefoot and heel together, stopping any twisting on off-center jumps. It also works with the Boost midsole, providing some extra spring in the energy return department.

The heel counter is really low and really soft. No chance of discomfort from sharp edges, since the edges are barely noticeable. The cup runs just around the bottom of the foot and barely past the heel to provide very little in stability.

The ankle is cut high but as anyone who has worn a knit collar will tell you, there is no extra support from yarn. It just helps with fit and it looks really cool.

With all that said, how did the Crazy Explosive rank a Starting 5 in Support? Easy: the wide base and caged Boost. The midsole sticks out well past the upper, giving you a wide, solid base for planting on defense or on jumper. No outrigger is used, at least not in a traditional sense, but the wide forefoot keeps you upright on lateral moves. The cage on the lateral side keeps the foot contained over the footbed, and the stiffer knit holds true on push-offs and plants. Sometimes, all that’s needed is good design.

The Crazy Explosive 2017 PK flaunts improvement on almost every level — but isn’t that the point? Brands should take what works, tweak and twist the knobs, and bring the beat back better than before, not start over from scratch every year. It’s good to be innovative and creative, but if a design or technology works, why run away from it?

Improved fit and killer cushioning should put the Crazy Explosive 2017 PK on everyone’s radar this year if you play basketball. Grab this shoe if you need traction for indoor courts, #Boostislife cushioning, a locked-in fit, and quick support. This is a true “every man” shoe because players at any level, skill, age, or position will be able to enjoy it. If you need a long-term, durable outdoor shoe, the Explosive may not be in your shot range, but otherwise, this is a shoe that does everything and does new yeezys well.

Publicerat klockan 10:33, den 22 augusti 2017
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New Jordan Super.Fly 2017 Performance reviews

New Jordan Super.Fly 2017 Performance reviews

The Jordan Super.Fly 2017 series has come along way, and that’s easy when you have star athlete Blake Griffin as the line’s frontman.

In recent years, some things changed and we saw a slight drop off in terms of the shoe’s innovation. However, the tides have turned and now we have the next iteration of the line, the Super.Fly 2017, that uses upgraded and innovative technology. Does the shoe perform? We’re here to find out.

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Traction – Like the React Hyperdunk 2017, the traction was awesome and consistent. Keyword, consistent. Whether you play outdoors or indoors, the outsole stuck to the ground — and it should, because it was created with science. The rubber compound used on the cupped outsole is a highlight of the shoe.

While the pattern’s durability outdoor has yet to be determined, I held my ground on hard cuts without any hesitation during the games I played on the blacktop. I hope Jordan Brand continues using this type of rubber compound (although XDR is still beast) and data-forward pattern in future models because it’s been fun.

 

Cushion – React! So far, still waiting for it to React! Nike’s “new” technology is one of the most hyped cushioning systems since Unlocked Zoom Air. Yet, it didn’t play to its strengths.

Like I stated in my Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 performance review, that the cushion lacks the effective bounce I expected. While I did feel it here slightly more than the Hyperdunk 2017, it wasn’t enough for me. The feedback you get comes directly from the OrthoLite insole and I needed more from React than that. While the cushion is full-length, there is no way for the material to expand without coring out key areas — something that had been done on other models.

While this is the first iteration of React, the design team seems to be moving in the proper direction. Does anyone remember that Boost in adidas basketball shoesdidn’t fully evolve until the CrazyLight Boost 2015 — almost three years since its initial release in basketball? This is by no means a comparison between cushions but a time frame for when we can expect the cushion work better.

If the shoe added Zoom units to the forefoot and heel with the React I’d be willing to pay an extra $10 bucks for this setup. React has a ways to go but we like that Nikeand Jordan Brand are trying new things — just like we’d hoped for.

Materials – This particular build is a lot like an old school ’90s shoe. Is that bad? Abso-freaking-lutely not. The usage of synthetic raw materials — nubuck from heel to toe — gives the shoe not only a nice look, but nice durability. Other options include some patent leather at the heel, or an entirely textile/mesh upper. While that format reduces some weight, you’ll sacrifice the longevity of the shoe due to the materials stretching quicker (but, you do away with break-in time).

Interior pillows wrap around your Achilles area for step-in comfort, and you ride atop full-length React foam in a Phylon carrier. For the price you are paying this is what you should expect to have in a shoe.

Fit – True to size. Even with my slightly wider foot, I didn’t have a problem with the fit whatsoever. The only exception, and it’s minor, is initially getting your foot into the shoe. The shoe has some stretch at the tongue, but once your feet are in, you aren’t going anywhere.

The lockdown from heel to forefoot was more than exceptional without restriction of any type in terms of movement. The shoe has a slight snug feel to it, but over time, the force and heat from your feet will contour the materials to your foot nicely — almost to the point where your feet are completely molded into the shoe, like it’s made personally for you.

Support – The support on the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 bred was good. It features an internal shank bar, internal heel counter, and heel pillows for comfort that help secure lockdown and offer good traction (especially with the extended design of the midsole tooling and outrigger). What more can you ask for?

The containment of the shoe has improved due to the cupped midsole that wraps up your foot, keeping your feet down in the footbed no matter how intense the movement you make. Almost everything you want in a performance shoe is here.

Overall – The Jordan Super.Fly 2017 was an absolute delight to ball in. Whether it be indoors at the Terminal 23 Jordan Court or the blacktops of New York City, the shoe hit almost every aspect of what is to be expected from a performance shoe. If you’re okay with the firmness of React cushioning and enjoy a low profile on-court ride, this has you covered with traction, lockdown, and stability.

For an athlete like Blake Griffin, with his above-the-rim game, I expected his line to have more cushion to alleviate the forces exerted on knees and legs upon landing impact. An athlete like myself, who plays a different type of game, may prefer a softer setup with more feedback. Again, if Zoom Air was added, or React was tweaked to be more responsive, it could be a game changer. Only time will tell.

Big thank you, Jordan Brand family for the Air Jordan Super.Fly 2017 and the extended invite to test these shoes out at Terminal 23 Court in NYC.   http://www.kd10sale.com

Publicerat klockan 11:46, den 21 augusti 2017
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NIKE KOBE A.D. PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Kobe series has long been one of my favorite signature lines in the basketball shoe industry. The first pair of basketball shoes that I bought on my own (when I was in middle school) was the Nike Kobe 1, the first signature shoe that Kobe Bryant created with Nike after leaving adidas. After that, I owned the 5s, 6s, 8s, 9s 10s and 11s…so it’s fair to say that I’m usually a fan of Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Because of this fact, the Nike Kobe A.D. Big Stage was one of the most disappointing basketball shoesthat I’ve ever played in.

I heard a lot of bad things about the Kobe A.D. For Sale before I even got my hands on them, and I tried not to let others’ opinions affect what I thought of the shoe while I weartested it. However, when it comes down to the performance of this shoe, what everyone had been saying was in fact true.

The simple way of putting it is that I didn’t enjoy playing in these shoes…ever. The traction was extremely inconsistent, the cushion system was subpar (and also very misleading with the fake Zoom etchings on the back), and the upper was stiff and uncomfortable.  The only reasonably decent portion of the shoe was the support, as the stiff upper cradled my foot well and forced my heel into the heel counter. When it comes down to it, I will never wear the Kobe A.D. on the basketball shoes court again.

For the price point of $160, there are literally dozens of shoes available that not only outperform the Kobe A.D., but also cost a good deal less. Though you can likely now find the A.D. for reduced prices at outlets, I can’t recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid pair of on-court kicks.

Thanks for checking out the Quick Kicks Performance Review of the Nike Kobe A.D. Let us know what your thoughts about the A.D. are in the comment section below, and stay tuned to kd10sale.com for future performance reviews.

Publicerat klockan 09:30, den 18 augusti 2017
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JORDAN FLYKNIT TRAINER 2 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Jordan Trunner was the original cross-training shoe of the greatest basketball player alive. The Trunner was not meant for running, or training, but both, based on a basketball player’s needs. At least, that’s what we were told. Now, almost 20 years later, we have seen multiple evolutions and design changes, and we are here: the Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2.

Now, honestly, Jordan hasn’t been on the training radar for some time at WearTesters, but situations can change. Spoiler alert — this is a serious shoe. Follow along…

First off, this review covers three areas: weight room, running, and basketball. Really, what else is a trainer for, especially when it has a Jumpman on the side?

When in the weight room, the soles gripped perfect on squats on a concrete floor (the mat was gone), at the leg press they never slipped on the platform, and the base was solid for power movements.

When running, and only distances of less than two miles, the sole is too stiff but does provide great traction in all conditions, and is durable enough to withstand concrete and asphalt roads if needed. Longer runs would not be ideal, at least for this reviewer, because the forefoot has very little flex and foot fatigue set in after about a mile.

Now, the real surprise, basketball. On the dirty, nasty 24 Hour Fitness court that I test almost all of my basketball shoes on, the best traction I have used in the last three years was the adidas Rose 7. This may be second — seriously. Those little three-pronged cutouts had me glued in any direction at all times — front back, side to side (never let ________ ride).

Shocking is too weak a word. The first time these hit the court was after a chest day and was just for 3 on 3, to get a little sweat and some shots. The second time, the Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 had to see full court and it worked the same; there was no fear of getting smoked on defense or slipping on the drive on offense. Yeah, nice.

What’s this, another surprise? Yeah, it says Zoom, but we have been fooled before by that little word. Rectangle Zoom unit with no feel encased in super-hard Phylon carrier? We know the story. WRONG. Wrong again.

The Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 features an oval unit that is top-loaded so it is right under the forefoot; it offers immediate feedback and response underfoot. The Phylon is not super-soft — it needs to be a little harder for stability under weight bars — but breaks in nicely after about three wears.

On top of that Phylon is a padded strobel board that feels a lot like Poron, and then an open cell Ortholite insole. It all adds up to a very comfortable step-in feel as well as responsive cushioning for any activity. The Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 rides low, so if you need heavy cushioning keep going, but fans of court feel, low ride, and quick response will love the shoe.

Oh, the heel? Stiff Phylon, but don’t worry. The insole and inner padding help the comfort there as well. You don’t want soft when you are under plates o’ weight, but the Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 strikes a balance between too soft and brick that just works.

Flyknit, Flyknit, and more Flyknit. Hey, guess what the upper is made of? Next to the KD10, this may be the best Flyknit upper out. Yes, it still has the firm strands running through it, but the knit itself is soft and pliable, requiring no break-in time at all, so the strands are used for lateral support and don’t get in the way when flexing the forefoot.

The ‘knit still has a backing, but not the thick glue of a couple of basketball models (Kobe 9 and 10). Instead, we get a fabric lining under the knit for comfort.

The heel? Oh, just more Flyknit, but woven tighter for a better heel fit and support. The TPU strap over the midfoot actually works for lateral stability, especially during those basketball games when playing defense or going by a defender, and we already covered the tooling, and it was good. Next.

If you try these on, don’t give up. The Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 feels extremely snug when it first goes on because it is — especially when the strap is pulled tight. Give the shoe a little while to learn. After those three wears it took to break in the midsole, the upper felt great as well.

What happened? Theory: the midsole became a bit compressed and became a little more flexible, so the upper feels broken in and looser. Not a bad loose, a “just right” loose.

As for length, dead on true to size. Perfectly true to size. Width, for my normal to slightly wide foot, was also spot-on true. For anything over that, you may want to go up half a size, but try them on if you can.

Heel slip? Nope, not at all. The lacing system and strap pull the whole shoe onto the foot and tie it up like a thick sock. The heel is also thinly but densely padded; that keeps a sleek speed look but wraps the heel area and hugs it tight.

Here is the thing: fit is easier now, with the materials being used. Wovens, knits, and meshes are easier to pull up on the foot and make mold to the wearer. Is it cheating? Nah, not if everyone is doing it. But the days of plastic fused uppers not molding, instead fighting the foot flex and making robotic popping sounds until broken in are, hopefully, over. Just take a knit, woven, or mesh, give some lace straps of wire, decent internal padding and heel counter, and fit should be a no-brainer. Should be.

When going for a true cross-trainer, support and stability have to be the main concern. When under that squat bar, or power-cleaning and pressing, you need your feet on solid ground and a platform that won’t budge.

The Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 was a little soft in the midsole when compared to shoes like the Reebok Watt trainer and the Nike Metcon series. This was for playability and comfort while doing more dynamic movements like rope drills or running, but if you are a heavy Olympic-style lifter you may want to grab a denser midsoled shoe like the ones mentioned above.

The strap across the midfoot does actually work; it keeps your foot locked in the footbed on any and all lateral movements — especially on court (where I LOVED this shoe). The heel counter is not solid at all, but the lacing, padding, and strap all play a role in keeping your foot flat. If a solid heel counter was added the overkill would have led to a slappy, constricted feeling and the freedom the lowtop gives would be gone.

As for the outsole, the base is wide for those heavy lifts we already talked about, which also helped on court. This takes away from the distance running, but again, this shoe is not meant for that — just short runs and sprint-style work for other sports. The forefoot stiffness and width helped overall with lateral stability while playing and there were no worries about wearing this low-top on court.

This might be the best Jordan shoe on the market, no lie. Killer fit, good Zoom cushioning, materials are nice, and traction and support are both above most on the market. Expectations for this shoe were not high when the initial images surfaced, and even less when the box was opened.

What appeared to be an outlet for Jordan to highlight Flyknit and a large Jumpman logo was actually a shoe that is at home in any environment, and better than most shoes at every turn.

Only buy this shoe if you are serious about training in every forum — court, weights, running — and don’t want or need a separate shoe for every activity. The Jordan Flyknit Trainer 2 was a flashback to the days of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders signatures, shoes that were built for everything.

Great, GREAT job, Jordan Brand designers. This type of product makes me happy to see the Jumpman on my feet again.

Publicerat klockan 09:30, den 14 augusti 2017
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An in-depth look air jordan 1 flyknit ‘bred’ and reviews

There are finally crisp, clean images of the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘Bred’ and they come courtesy of our friends over at Fastpass. Instead of speculating about the tech specs, we now have a clear view of what is in this iteration of the Air Jordan 1 flyknit bred for sale .

Consisting of an entirely Flyknit upper with hits of premium leather on the Swoosh, tongue and ‘Air Jordan’ branding, this build of the AJ1 is lighter than the other retros of the Air J ordan 1  that have released. Also, a gold “1985” is on the tongue, commemorating the year the sneaker originally released as well as gold “19852017 -XC” to signify the longevity of the said sneaker.

The Flyknit build weighs in at 403.4 grams (about 14.23 ounces) while the leather version of the sneaker weighs in at 420.7 grams (about 14.84 ounces). Whether this weigh difference is actually noticeable is up for speculation because the sneaker has not yet released.

The insole is also pretty thick (6.95mm) so there should be adequate comfort when walking around. Performance-wise, the traction remains the same from previous AJ1 retro models so expect great, sticky traction, but don’t expect anything Earth-shattering as these were meant for lifestyle purposes.

Air jordan 1 performance reviews

Traction – As you already know from the Performance Teasers, the Air Jordan I has great traction. I still won’t give it a full 10 out of 10 but a solid 9.5 will do.

From a front to back standpoint, the traction is incredible. Medial and lateral movements are just as impressive due to the multidirectional circles along with the soft and flexible rubber. This traction surface worked very well on clean indoor courts as well as dusty indoor courts and would probably work well outdoors as well.

Cushion – Again, this is something I went over previously and it’s pretty much a no brainer… cushion wasn’t great. In the video review I show an insole that could help but you can use any insole you feel would work best for you and it would be a huge improvement.

Ventilation – Not much of any but there are perforations featured on the toe as well as a nylon tongue for some ventilation, even if just a little.

Support – None… you can purchase an insole with arch support if needed but other than that they are pretty much a flat based sneaker.

Overall – These were playable, which is the main thing. If you wanted the look or styling of an Air Jordan  I with modern tech you can either swap the insoles out for cushion or opt to purchase the Air Jordan I Alpha which offers many upgrades in every category, most notably the cushion with its Phylon midsole and full length bottom loaded Zoom Air.  http://www.kd10sale.com


Publicerat klockan 04:29, den 12 augusti 2017
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NIKE HYPERDUNK 2017 FLYKNIT PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit features a multi-directional pressure map traction pattern that looks like a crazy RC race track on steroids. The traction was so good I was on the court stopping on a dime when I didn’t have to. It has been awhile since I’ve played on something this great. This is the second best traction I have ever played on, the first being the Kobe 9 Low.

NIKE HYPERDUNK 2017 FLYKNIT PERFORMANCE REVIEW

I have no complaints on with the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit’s traction; it is magnificent on any court. Clean, dirty, plastic, tile, outdoors, it didn’t matter because this traction had me covered. However, this isn’t an outdoor shoe, so I recommend keeping the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit indoors.

Full-length React cushioning is being used in the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Khaki , and a Phylon midsole carries that React foam. This setup was not what I expected, and the first few on-court wears were disappointing.

The React foam was stiff, and it had no life — it was super dead. I was running down the court trying to concentrate on the cushioning and waiting for it to react but nothing was there. Why did Nike call this React? I have no idea.

The setup felt more like something the grim reaper would sleep on. The only decent part about the cushioning was the impact protection, and even that wasn’t the greatest — certainly wasn’t enough for my liking. For the people who love court feel with a little impact protection, you all will like this setup — especially if you were fans of the nike Kyrie 3 and its cushion.

The materials on the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit are extremely comfortable. The way Nike integrated the TPU yarn in the Flyknit is beast. I couldn’t tell anything was there. I was getting the reinforcement I needed with the comfort I wanted.

Compared the the KD 10, another shoe with a Flyknit build, the Flyknit on the KD10 feels a little more plastic-y where as the Flyknit on the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit feels more Flyknit-y.

 

As far as the fit goes, the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit does run true to size for wide footers. I have a narrow foot, I went with my usual size, and should have gone a 1/2 size down. Once the Flyknit broke in, the materials loosened up, causing some dead space in the toebox. That negatively affected the lockdown.

If Nike had added just one more Flywire eyelet at the forefoot that dead space probably could have been prevented. For me, everything from my forefoot to the toebox was just all over the place. When I would make a hard lateral movement, I swear my pinky toe would be sitting on the court just hanging out chilling like, “What up toes? What y’all on tonight?” My other toes would be like, “Man we at club footbed bro come join us.” The entire shoe was doing a gangster lean on me and I wasn’t feeling that at all.

The fit plays a vital role in support and not having the proper fit will affect the support for sure. The lateral containment wasn’t all that great — there was just too much movement going on for my liking. Other than that, everything else was good.

The internal heel counter worked well with the padded achilles pillow. The base is wide and stable and I had no issues staying upright. That lateral containment just killed the overall experience for me.

The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit isn’t a bad shoe. The cushion isn’t what I expected, but it’s tolerable. The lateral containment wasn’t the best, but it won’t keep me from hooping in these again.Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit isn’t a bad shoe. The cushion isn’t what I expected, but it’s tolerable. The lateral containment wasn’t the best, but it won’t keep me from hooping in these again.

I can see this Hyperdunk being a side piece to my on court rotation; I’ll rock it here and there, but it isn’t replacing anything in the lineup anytime soon.Hyperdunkbeing a side piece to my on court rotation; I’ll rock it here and there, but it isn’t replacing anything in the lineup anytime soon. http://www.kd10sale.com

Publicerat klockan 05:35, den 11 augusti 2017
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Nike Air Max 97 Release Guide For Fall To Celebrate 20 Years

Nike has been celebrating 20 years since the nike Air Max 97’s original release all year — but the real bangers are coming for the fall.

Designer Christian Tresser, the same gentleman that designed the Air Zoom Spiridon, was inspired by the industrial lines of his favorite mountain bike while creating the Air Max 97.

“Mountain bike components and mountain bikes at the time had metal on metal finishes like aluminum and polished titanium,” Tresser said in a statement.

nike air max 97 behind the design 2

The Air Max 97 is celebrated for introducing full-length visible Air cushioning. Now, two OG builds are returning, including premium renditions, as well as the new Nike Air Max 97 metallic gold.

The Nike Air max 97 Ultra has undergone a weight savings by way of a single layer upper and (hopefully) become more comfortable with new Air-Sole PSI levels.

nike air max 97 behind the design 3

“The innovation in the Air Max 97 Ultra comes from the point of view of refined comfort,” said Dylan Raasch, Nike Senior Sportswear Design Director, in a statement. “We updated the airbag, which is tuned softer, and the foam around it is streamlined to be closer to the ground. The lining is totally seamless with a single shell for the upper construction. The Air Max 97 Ultra retains the spirit of the OG through details you can really feel.”

Here’s the Nike Air Max 97 release guide for the fall, so far.

NIKE AIR MAX 97 OG

nike air max 97 OG white and nike air max 97 OG black for sale

While these are new colorwyas, these AM97s are how the silhouette was originally conceived. Both will be available August 1 on Nike+ SNKRS. No price has been announced.

NIKE AIR MAX 97 OG PREMIUM

Outfitted with premiums leathers and faux reptile skins, the Air Max 97 OG Premium debuts August 4 on Nike+ SNKRS. No price has been announced.

NIKE AIR MAX 97 ULTRA

Lighter weight and supposedly softer underfoot, the Air Max 97 Ultra is available August 17 at retail globally on Nike+ SNKRS. August 5 for North America, although no price has been announced.

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THE JORDAN SUPER.FLY 2017 IS AVAILABLE NOW AT kd10sale.com

THE JORDAN SUPER.FLY 2017 IS AVAILABLE NOW AT kd10sale.com

Traction – Beastly! Indoors or outdoors, this traction setup is awesome. I’ve been playing in the translucent option and the rubber compound, in conjunction with the traction pattern, work beautifully.

Outdoor durability of the outsole is not something we can really determine, as testing that aspect can take months to complete, and if we did that then we’d never post a useful review in time, but while the traction lasts you’ll receive excellent coverage. I feel that if you end up trying these out you’ll be pretty happy with the results.

Cushion – React, Nike’s “new” foam, is one of the most hyped cushion systems that I can remember in recent years, although the VaporMax system did come close. It’s really just dense Lunar foam with a new name that doesn’t accurately describe its function.

React has no reaction while you’re on-court. No bounce. No feedback. Lots of court feel, and moderate impact protection, but nothing special overall. However, I do love how the cushion was implemented full-length because it makes me feel like Nike and Jordan Brand are listening to consumers. Other brands are providing full-length cushioning systems for much less money nowadays and it’s time we received something that is at least trying to compete to stay on top from the Nike/Jordan camp.

With that said, I feel the cushion on the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 could have been cored out in areas so that it allowed for the material to do what Nike/Jordan Brand claimed it did. If this foam really does react and move under pressure then this implementation of it restricted its ability to be itself.

Having the heel and a bit of the forefoot areas cored out could have allowed the foam to compress under pressure and bounce back into it’s original shape as the press unveil claimed it would. Maybe this was something they tried and it didn’t end up working, I’m not really sure. All I know is that coring out midsoles is something that has been proven to work over the years and Nike is no stranger to this because it does it regularly. I’d love to try a cored out version of the cushion just to see if things feel different underfoot.

If you love court feel but want some sort of protection underfoot then this is an ideal setup. It’s definitely better for you than something like the nike kyrie 3 . If you’re looking for plush cushion then this isn’t the setup you’re looking for.

Materials – There are different material options and they are all fantastic! If you prefer an old school build with modern design then go with the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 versions that offer nubuck forefoot overlays. The rear sections of those shoes are a compression-like neoprene material that suck your feet into the shoe and it feels great. The pair I played in used patent leather, which is a bit more stiff and supportive — something I’m not a huge fan of — so if you’re into that then there is an option for you.

The other options feature similar heel builds but with a more modern forefoot overlay done up in textile/mesh. If you prefer to bypass any break-in time and enjoy a softer ride from your upper then this is the option for you. You’ll sacrifice some support from the upper, along with some durability, but it all really depends on what you deem valuable from your shoe. I feel there is an option to suit most players personal preferences, which is always a good look.

Fit – The shoe fits true to size and wide footers will likely be able to get away with going true to size — especially with the mesh models. Lockdown suffered slightly from time to time within the forefoot area due to the overlay being one-piece but a quick readjustment of the laces and I was good-to-go.

The heel fit and lockdown are noticeably exceptional and it’s really comfortable. Sometimes, the heel portion of the shoe can be supportive but restrictive or tight, but that is not the case with the Super.Fly 2017. It’s snug and feels like a one-to-one fit without feeling like you’re wearing a brace.

Speaking of braces. I haven’t tweaked my ankle in a while so I never wore mine during testing. If you wear a brace and were interested in this shoe then I’d highly recommend you bring your brace with you to try the shoe on. The entry of the shoe is a bit snug and may or may not accommodate your equipment comfortably.

Support – Everything you need and expect is featured on the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 including an internal torsional shank bar and internal heel counter. The one-piece overlay along the upper will lose some support if you go with the mesh version and mostly rely on the nylon lacing strands to keep you super secure and on the footbed. If you go with the nubuck option just make sure you adjust the laces as need in order to keep the containment on-point.

The tooling is what shines through as the shape/design is very reminiscent of the Air Jordan 11. Both feature an anatomical design that allows the foot to move fluidly while in motion. However, the midsole tooling wraps up the forefoot — something the Air Jordan 11 is missing — and keeps you on the footbed. That section, combined with the beefy over-exaggerated outrigger mold, keep lateral support and stability in check.

Overall – The Jordan Super.Fly 2017 is so close to being perfect it’s kind of scary — for other brands. The shoe really just lacks the cushion that some may be looking for. However, I see a ton of people rocking Kyrie 3s on-court so it seems as if cushion is something a lot of people aren’t too concerned with.

If you can bypass the cushion or wanted to swap the insole out in order to double stack some cushion then I think you’ll be good. Traction is fantastic and I hope everyone that plays in these feels the same way. Materials were a breath of fresh air and the tooling design was great.

If Nike and Jordan can tweak React to give a little underfoot and still bounce back then this will be something special. If they keep things as-is then you might want to stick with Zoom Air.

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New Arrivals : Jordan 5, Nike PG 1, Kryie 3, Flight Bonafide can cop now

New Arrivals : Jordan 5, Nike PG 1, Kryie 3, Flight Bonafide can cop now

Another Saturday, another set of drops that you can cop now.

Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Cement' For Sale : Men’s |

The classic Air Jordan 5 style comes with a classic colorway, with cement print taking over.

The colorway takes inspiration from the Jordan 4 ‘Cement’ with the gray midsole with black speckling originating from that style. Black and red touches contrast the white leather throughout the silhouette.

Quality is said to be fairly good on this pair, with a supple leather that may come with extra tumbling, depending on the pair.

Check above to find the Air Jordan 5 ‘Cement’ in men’s  sizes, with the men’s retailing for $95.

Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Deadly Pink’:Women's|

The AJ 5 is also dropping in a girl-friendly colorway, with a black nubuck upper and small touches of ‘Deadly Pink’ to draw the eyes. An interesting touch on this shoe is the imprinted, horizontal lines on the tongue.

You can pick up the Air Jordan 5 ‘Deadly Pink’ up for $90, with smaller kid’s sizes available for less.

Nike PG 1 ‘Checkmate’:Men's|

The popular PG 1 is back with another simple colorway, this time in black and white. The colorway is likely based off of chess, with the strategic game featuring white and black pieces.

You can pick up the Nike PG 1′ Checkmate’ for $83 in men’s sizes, with full family sizes available as well.

Nike Kyrie 3 ‘Blackout’: Men’s |

If you thought the PG 1 was popular, you may not know that the Kyrie 3 is the top-selling basketball shoe out right now.

Kyrie Irving’s third signature has dropped in a (mostly) all-black colorway, with a little bit of white infused into the outsole in a camouflage look.

This Kyrie 3 can be found for $88 in men’s sizes, with family sizes available as well.

Nike Flight Bonafide ‘Military Blue’: Men’s

Another updated version of a classic model, the Nike Flight Bonafide has dropped in ‘Military Blue’ at Eastbay.

The shoe takes the eye-catching tooling from the Zoom Flight 95 that was famously worn by the likes of stars like Jason Kidd. The updated part of the shoe is the Flyknit upper, which reduces weight and gives an aesthetic update with more popular shoes from the swoosh featuring such an upper.

Nike Flight Bonafide ‘Military Blue’ can be had for $95. go to our Store:KD10sale.com

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Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 High And Low Are Available and reviews

The Swoosh’s every-man shoe is back in 2017. The versatile Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 in high and low-top forms is available now.

The high-top versions feature the Flyknit that made up the “premium” iteration, much like the 2016 Hyperdunk. This build will come in muted tones including black, white, and sail (off-white.)

The low-top model is dropping with premium synthetic materials. The black and olive green pairs will drop with suede uppers, while the white version will feature leather.

You can check out our Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit performance review for more information.

Transitioning from what was an already wonderful shoe — the Hyperdunk Flyknit 2016 with full-length Zoom — to a new unknown cushion in the React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit makes me scratch my head.

The fact that NBA Champion Draymond Green has given the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit his co-sign is somewhat positive. Is the new Hyperdunk build for the better? We’re here to find out…

 
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Traction – The outsole traction pattern was created by data-informed pressure maps of feet in the Nike Sports Research Lab. The Swoosh created a traction pattern that manipulated the foot’s impact and movement to ensure a supportive base that is fine tuned for areas that require traction the most.

I’d say that the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit’s traction definitely fit the bill. Of course, some wiping was necessary on dusty courts, but I didn’t skip a beat from either going end to end on-court or having to defensively slide in transition to cover on defense. The outsole did take some time to break-in but afterwards, it’s amazing — especially that extended outrigger.

Cushion – REACT! A lot of questions were asked when React debuted in the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit. Is it Lunar? Is it better than Zoom Air? Is it like Bounce? Is it better than Boost? I think React is its own entity.

The React foam takes time to break-in. After I put time into the shoe, and the heat from my feet molded the foam, the foam will be felt — but not by much. Without the Ortholite insole the cushion itself would feel far too firm. The feedback is felt upon impact and the foam bounces back quickly, but the bounce is quite minimal.

A big guy like myself — someone who has a heavy in-step and lands hard — requires something more cushioned (I still love the Pebex Zoom, refer to Nike LeBron II) than React. I prefer something more forgiving, something similar to the Air Jordan 31. React is effective, but there are improvement to be made. The Swoosh is always innovating, so I wouldn’t call it a failure, but it’s an evolved version of Lunar in my opinion.

If it were up to me, I’d find a way to stack forefoot and heel Zoom Air to compliment the firm React cushioning. It might be a completely different shoe at that point, but I wouldn’t mind paying an extra $10 if that combination was implemented effectively.

Materials – As stated by the shoe’s designer, Ross Klien (he did the UA Anatomix Spawn and Nike KobeA.D.), the upper is constructed entirely of Flyknit and it’s super comfortable around the foot. From the reinforced toebox with nylon yarns to the modified stretch tongue, Flyknit on a basketball shoe has really come a long way.

There is also the molded midsole/outsole piece which featured the React foam cushion. The materials made the Hyperdunk 2017 come to life and it showcases one of the best builds on the market today.

Fit – One of my favorite aspects of the shoe is the fit. Even for a wide-footer like myself, I went with my natural size, and I recommend going true to size. There was some minor narrowness to the shoe but after a few games the Flyknit contoured to my feet well. The Flywire, nylon yarn backing at strategic areas, the soft tongue, and the padded ankle collar complement each other so well that the shoe feels one with your feet — the ideal feeling. I didn’t feel any empty space whatsoever and the material did not created any hindrance on-foot.

Support – The support comes directly from the fit, and the fit was wonderful once fully broken in. The Flyknit wrapping your foot, internal heel counter, and ankle pillows provide balance and stability.

The only gripe I have is that I find that the laces come loose a little more often than they should. Once you’re really strapped in you’re good to go. I did enjoy the React — and definitely appreciated the OrthoLite — but I’d prefer something a little bit more forgiving for my knees and legs. React just didn’t work well for my style of play.

Overall – The Nike React Hyperdunk2017 is by far one of the most solid shoes I’ve played in this year. From the fit and support to the traction and materials — the build is well thought out and executed. The introduction of the new React foam was a nice touch but it was more firm than expected. If Nike considered adding Zoom Air units to complement the React foam, I might jump at the shoe even more because its other qualities work very well.

Also, a big thank you to the people at Nike and Jordan Brand for having the kd10sale.com team at the Terminal 23 Court in New York City.

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Nike Zoom Shift Performance Reviews

The Nike Zoom Shift is one of the best-looking budget model sneakers Nike has to offer. Coming in at only $100, how will these babies perform on the hardwood? Let’s find out.

Nike Zoom Shift Performance Reviews


The Nike Zoom Shift features a multi-directional, diamond plate-like traction pattern. It is slightly below acceptable and nothing more. The gray area on the outsole grips the floor decently but the black pods on the outsole collect dust like nobody’s business. It is very inconsistent and very frustrating — even wiping the outsole is a bit of a hassle. I have to wipe multiple times in one dead ball situation to remove the dust from the bottom of my sneakers.

Outdoors, the traction performed like it was an entirely different outsole. The traction is on point outdoors. However, I do not recommend hooping outside in these due to the outsole’s durability.

Can you say nonexistent? The Phylon midsole and the Zoom Air unit in the forefoot are garbage. I have never had a problem with this type of cushion setup until now. I typically get a good combination of court feel, responsiveness, and impact protection, but in the kd 10 for sale that is not the case.

My feet were on fire hooping in these — I’m talking sore for about two days! The Phylon is dense, and the impact protection is lacking something serious. Have you ever played on bricks? This is one of the worst setups I’ve ever felt in a shoe other than some Timberland boots. Shoot, I think Timberland boots may be more comfortable than the Nike Zoom Shift!

The best features of the Nike Zoom Shift are its materials. The shoe sports a lightweight textile upper, neoprene at the tongue area, and some fuse overlays on the high wear nike air max 90 ice 10x. This is going to help protect the shoe against toe drags, and everyday wear and tear. The materials are straightforward and they worked well on this sneaker.

The one-piece bootie on the Nike Zoom Shift runs true to size. It’s a bit snug, even for those with narrow feet. For those with wide feet I suggest you go up a 1/2 size. It is highly recommended that you try to try these on before purchasing, because like I said it is snug and may be too snug for some. However, one of the positive of the snug fit is the lockdown. There is no getting out of the shoe until you take them off.

The support mainly comes from the fit. It is critical to wear your correct size; you do not want to be slipping and sliding all over the place inside the shoe. Having a loose fit could make you vulnerable to an ankle injury, and I know no one wants that.

The padded ankle collar created a comfortable bed for my heel, while the external TPU heel counter secured my heel by acting as a seat belt. I didn’t experience any heel slipping with this setup. The small extended TPU wing on the outside of the shoe did not affect the support at all. It is a useless piece and, in my opinion, only there for aesthetic purposes.
The midsole cupped the outside of my foot and worked together with that snug fit to keep me on top of the footbed.

While the Nike Zoom Shift is aesthetically pleasing, the inconsistent traction and the brick-like cushion makes the shoe very unpleasant on-court. The experience isn’t enjoyable at all so I won’t be taking the kd10sale.com on court. However, I am rocking them to my local grocery store with no hesitation.

Publicerat klockan 06:00, den 2 augusti 2017
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Nike LeBron 12 Low Performance Review

1.Traction – Nothing has changed in the traction department between the Nike LeBron 12 and the LeBron 12 Low. I guess the one thing that you could consider a change is that there are solid rubber options finally available, whereas the LeBron 12 only offered translucent outsoles to my knowledge. As far as how they played–exactly the same as the original. I personally had no issues with their traction unless there was a considerable amount of dust. They performed really nicely outdoors and indoors and I enjoyed them, just as I had the original 12s.

2.Cushion – The cushion setup has changed and I actually think it’s better in the low than it was in the mid. While the forefoot is missing a Hex Zoom unit, the units are bottom loaded, and you couldn’t really feel them anyway, so you aren’t missing much. While you won’t experience much change in the forefoot, the heel feels awesome. They’ve replaced the large volume Zoom unit with a 180 Air Max unit. Basically, you get maximum cushion in the heel while you receive decent cushion up front that happens to offer greater flexibility and mobility. I don’t think anyone will complain about the cushion setup since it offers a little bit of everything. Pretty well rounded for a LeBron, as far as cushion is concerned, and I loved it.

3.Materials – The regular LeBron 14 for sale used a mesh upper with MegaFuse overlays while the lows feature very little Fuse and a lot of open mesh. Is there a huge difference between the two? Not really. While the mesh uppers haven’t changed too much, the Posite support wings have practically been removed completely and I think that was a huge mistake.

4.Fit – They fit pretty snug, but it’s mesh build so I’d go true to size. They feel great on-foot and require no break in time at all. Containment is solid for the most part – at least in the heel and forefoot – but there is one area where they fail miserably and that’s the midfoot. Remember that Posite that they removed? Yeah…these need that. The Posite material that remains works well for keeping your heel in place – something that is notoriously confused as ankle support – however, the upper portion of the shoe directly above the Posite just can’t contain lateral movements at all. Even with very little weight/ force applied the material gives, and without a HyperRev (original) type strap to keep your foot inside the shoe let’s just say the result can be rolling your ankle within the shoe. This is something I haven’t had happen to me since playing in the dreaded Kobe 7’s.

5.Support – Due to the aforementioned issue at the midfoot, the support suffers greatly. Sure, the outrigger works well, and the Posite – as stated earlier – that’s in place does a fine job at keeping the heel in place, but the upper just can’t handle any type of force applied. Its a pretty big letdown as these cover all the other bases really well. Unfortunately, if you wear these you’re just asking for an ankle injury.

Overall – I can’t remember the last time this has happened – the KD 10 For Sale is the only model that comes to mind at the moment – but everything in the shoe is solid except the lateral support. Traction, cushion, materials, fit (for the most part) is all really nice. If you can’t play in them they’re pretty much worthless on-court. They look great casually, so if that’s all you care about then they’ve got you covered. But if you wanted to play in a pair for kd10sale.com , you’ve been warned.

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Nike KD 9 performance reviews

Nike KD 9 performance reviews

Traction – I keep doing this, but I really can’t help it. The brain can’t help but judge certain things by how they look prior to experiencing it first hand. Traction on the Nike KD 9 looks like it would be trash, but it performed the exact opposite. In fact, there were times when traction was too good. Will every pair perform at such a high level? Without testing each pair it’s impossible to say. What I do know is that the rubber compound used on the versions with solid rubber outsoles will offer you incredibly sticky traction.

Were there times when you had to wipe? Yes, as is the case with most shoes. However, if I didn’t have time to wipe during game play the traction still held strong until I was able to get a chance to clean the outsole real quick.

Cushion – Full length Max Zoom in articulated fashion. This sh*t is amazing. Smooth transition, ultimate impact protection, and ultimate responsiveness. This cushion setup is everything you’d expect it to be and then some. The best feature is not what was just mentioned, but the fact that Nike was able to provide such attributes to the setup while still retaining mobility. All positions will be able to wear and enjoy these bad boys. Unlike full length setups of the past, these aren’t stiff or rigid to move around in. You’re fairly close to the ground, and you don’t feel as if you’re wearing a full length Air unit due to the segregated forefoot.

I was slightly disappointed with the full length Zoom setup we received in last year’s KD 8, but Nike made up for it with these guys. One thing to note is that the lateral forefoot section will collapse a bit if you land on it. With the KD 8, there were two TPU bumpers in that same location to prevent such a thing from occurring. I never rolled my ankle, or received any injury from the issue. However, it was something that was noticeable enough to throw into the review. When jumping, whether it be for a jump shot, to contest a shot, or for a rebound, try to not land on the lateral section of your forefoot. Sometimes you can’t help it due to being awkwardly vulnerable while in the air, but try to avoid it as best you ca

Materials – Flyknit. Not the heavily glued Flyknit, this is just Flyknit and some nylon backing it. Someone asked why would Nike use Flyknit if they were going to back it with nylon. The answer: it allows the Flyknit to do what Flyknit does while still providing a level of support that’s playable. Nylon won’t stretch in the same way that a knit would so the material will hold tight while still remaining flexible.

This is the best iteration of Flyknit we’ve received on a Nike Basketball model to date. I’m not going to go as far as saying it’s the best thing in the world, but if you’re like me and enjoy woven/ knitted uppers then you’re most likely going to enjoy the hell out of this setup. The material also got stepped on quite a bit, and while it’s dirty, it’s still in one piece.

The rear section is textile mesh, foam, and Fuse, and it’s nothing fancy. The rear section should provide enough structure and support for the foot so this setup works perfectly even though it doesn’t look as pretty as the forefoot area.

Fit – Like every other air jordan 2018 release date model that’s ever existed, I highly recommend trying these on in-store prior to purchasing. I went down 1/2 size and length wise they fit perfectly. They’re hard as hell to get on my foot, but once they’re on I’m locked in perfectly, just the way I like it. However, the left shoe’s seam gave me a ton of pain for the first few wears. It eventually broke-in, but it sure as hell was painful until then.

The one piece upper boot construction and the Nylon lacing system work well for the size I’m wearing. However, the lacing cables don’t move much so if you end up with a size that doesn’t fit you perfectly then you may have some minor heel slipping. Even though the heel is heavily padded and sculpted, that won’t makeup for an incorrect size issue.

Brace wearers: it’s pretty important that you bring your brace with you to try on shoes. That’s the only way to really ensure a sneaker will accommodate your additional attachment.

Support – The Nike KD 9’s support is essentially riding on one key aspect: the overall fit. If these fit sloppy in any way then we’ll have another LeBron 13 Low situation on our hands — with that shoe I was unable to fit 1/2 size down in which meant that the ankle lacing structure and heel section were just poorly designed. If your pair fits you perfectly then you’ll end up with a shoe that offers a one-to-one fit and plenty of mobility without lacking support.

The rest of the shoe is fairly standard as the rear section has the typical internal TPU heel counter. And, no, the tiny little KD logo is not the heel counter. It’s just a piece of plastic glued to the exterior section of the shoe. Meanwhile, the cushion system is flat and shaped just like your foot, providing you with great stability.

Overall – Nike did a decent job with the KD 8 while the KD 8 Elite felt like a cheap, unnecessary, and unfinished version of the KD 8. Luckily, that isn’t the case with the Nike KD 9. You’ll receive solid traction, fantastic cushion, great materials, and if you get the size that fits you best, you’ll also receive a solid and secure fit for optimal support. Some may think that getting all this for $150 is a steal, and I whole-heartily disagree. Getting all this for $150 is exactly what we should be getting. $150 isn’t exactly chump change. Paying above $150 for a sneaker is really just paying for a novelty item. It might look cool, but it’s usually not worth it. http://www.kd10sale.com

However, your money will be well spent when it comes to the Nike KD 9 and kd 10 for sale. If I like something enough to want to grab another colorway then that’s how I know that they’re pretty money on-court.

Publicerat klockan 04:36, den 29 juli 2017
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Air Jordan 11 "72-10 the devil" Performance Reviews

In the 1995-1996 season, Michael Jordan led the Chicago bulls made NBA history best 72 - 10 record, winning 87.8%.

The bull unstoppable, they have iron triangle which enemy feared : Air Jordan , Scott - Pippin and Rodman, a strong defensive offensive team, the Bulls also suffocating Jordan, Pippin and Rodman are the team of  NBA defensive which from the same team of three players at the same time select the best defensive player in the league history.

I love this design which the overall leather, patent leather toe, there is the cord on both side of shoes .though it is a bit dull .

Soles are translucent soles but compare with the conventional crystal, the sole of jordan 11 for sale will not clearly  , it is not obvious dirty but afraid  it is will become yellow some days later .

Workmanship : the overall work of the shoe is indeed better, leather texture is very strong.

Cushion: Full length air-sole , it is feel good .

Breathing : breath leather , and the perfection toe design , let shoes comfortable

Front : whatever the  design and colorway , Air Jordan 11 72 10 is perfect.

Overall , at kd10sale.com  have Jordan 11 not belong the light shoes but a little heavy , and soft leather let feet comfortable .and more fans will be attractive by new design of shoes .But if wear a long time , feet will not a little dull.

Publicerat klockan 11:16, den 25 juli 2017
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Jordan CP3.X peformance reviews

The Jordan CP3.X red white is a perfect example of how just a single component of a shoe can take it from being a top class performer to collecting dust on a shelf.

The traction on the Jordan CP3.X wasn’t anything memorable but it got the job done. The traction pattern features a circular wave-like design that expands from the medial side of the foot. The pattern is very similar to the rubber overlay that sits on the upper and does a good job unifying the shoe’s design elements. The groves are also pretty thick and sturdy, which not only makes dust less of an issue, but also makes the traction pattern more durable.

Would I recommend them for outdoor use? That’s a tricky one because the compound is definitely more sturdy and durable than a lot of other shoes on the market, however, it doesn’t compare to a shoe that’s meant for outdoor play like one with XDR rubber. Overall, I was satisfied with the traction, but I wasn’t blown a way. If you’re looking for a shoe to stick to the floor like glue, I’d look somewhere else.

Remember when I said there was one aspect of the shoe that ruined it for me? Yep, it’s the cushioning. The Jordan CP3.X features the same forefoot articulated Zoom unit that was implemented in the Jordan Ultra.Fly and CP3.IX. In my opinion, I didn’t like it then, and I still don’t like it now.

The issue with this system, for me, is the fact that the individual Zoom pods are so small that they really don’t compress very much, which makes them feel hard. Of course, the more that I wore them the more the Zoom pods began to compress, but it really never felt comfortable for me. The model does provide for a lot of court feel, although that isn’t my preferred setup. But it wasn’t the court feel aspect that I had the problem with; the small Zoom units just felt uncomfortable and awkward, like there was something stuck to the bottom of my shoe. I almost would have preferred if there had been no Zoom in the forefoot at all because this would have allowed for the maximum amount of court feel, without the discomfort of the Zoom unit.

If you’re a fan of court feel, or if you’re heavy enough to really compress the Zoom unit, you may end up liking the cushioning more than I did. Overall, I really wish that Jordan had changed up the cushioning system for it’s latest model, but there’s always next year, right?

Jordan Brand absolutely killed it with the materials on Chris Paul’s newest shoe. When I first saw the overlay on the upper, I was quite skeptical. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way it looked and I was scared that the material was going to be a firm plastic. When I first held the shoe in my hand I was pleasantly surprised. The wave-patterned overlay that covers a good portion of the upper is made of a malleable rubber that does a great job keeping your foot in place, while also allowing your foot to flex when needed. It is very similar to the Kurim material that is found on the Jordan Ultra.Fly. The wave pattern ties in well with the outsole of the shoe, and the look has really started to grow on me.

The rest of the upper features a high quality performance weave which feels amazing on the foot. It is very soft to the touch and provides just the right amount of support while simultaneously wrapping around your foot. There was zero break in time needed with this upper, and right out of the box it was a joy to slip on my foot.

Because of the outstanding materials that Jordan Brand used, the support on the Jordan CP3.X was very good. As mentioned earlier, the rubber overlay did a great job in supporting the lateral side of the foot when making cuts, while not restricting forward movements.

One of my favorite features of this shoe is the lacing system. This setup features not only Flywire, but a dynamic setup that connects to the tongue. It’s a pretty unique system that allowed me to lace up the shoes extremely comfortably and tight. The V-shaped structure that the lacing system has also conformed to my foot quite well and looked great from the top down. I felt extremely secure in these shoes and loved the way that they wrapped around my foot.

The new CP3’s fit true to size. If you really want a tight fit with that woven upper, you could go down half a size. The combination of the rubber overlay and the performance woven upper provide a very snug fit, which pushes you down and helps to keep your heel in place. I never felt any issues with lockdown because of how well the lacing system keeps you strapped in.

JB was so close to hitting the nail right on the head with the Jordan CP3.X. If the cushion setup had been more comfortable I could see these being one of my go-to kd10sale.com for ball. However, because of the awkward feel of that Zoom unit, these are going to fall out of my rotation.

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NIKE KOBE A.D. PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Kobe series has long been one of my favorite signature lines in the basketball shoe industry. The first pair of basketball shoes that I bought on my own (when I was in middle school) was the Nike Kobe 1, the first signature shoe that Kobe Bryant created with Nike after leaving adidas. After that, I owned the 5s, 6s, 8s, 9s 10s and 11s…so it’s fair to say that I’m usually a fan of Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Because of this fact, the Nike Kobe A.D. was one of the most disappointing basketball shoesthat I’ve ever played in.

I heard a lot of bad things about the nike Kobe A.D. for sale before I even got my hands on them, and I tried not to let others’ opinions affect what I thought of the shoe while I kd10sale it. However, when it comes down to the performance of this shoe, what everyone had been saying was in fact true.

The simple way of putting it is that I didn’t enjoy playing in these shoes…ever. The traction was extremely inconsistent, the cushion system was subpar (and also very misleading with the fake Zoom etchings on the back), and the upper was stiff and uncomfortable. The only reasonably decent portion of the shoe was the support, as the stiff upper cradled my foot well and forced my heel into the heel counter. When it comes down to it, I will never wear the Kobe A.D. on the basketball court again.

For the price point of $160, there are literally dozens of shoes available that not only outperform the Kobe A.D., but also cost a good deal less. Though you can likely now find the A.D. for reduced prices at outlets, I can’t recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid pair of on-court kicks.

Thanks for checking out the Quick Kicks Performance Review of the Nike Kobe A.D. Let us know what your thoughts about the A.D. are in the comment section below, and stay tuned to kd10sale.com for future performance reviews.

Publicerat klockan 10:35, den 20 juli 2017
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adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit performance reviews

Before I get into this review, I just want to say that the adidas yeezy boost 350 V2 for sale Primeknit is my favorite hoop shoe (as of right now) of 2017 — by a wide margin!

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For some unknown reason, the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit outsole looks a lot like an ant farm so I have dubbed the pattern then “ants in a maze traction pattern.” The only issue I had with the traction was when I played on a tiled floor and dust was present I had one or two slips here and there. However, I wiped my shoes and that phenomenal traction emerged once again!

On the dirty hardwood courts, the traction was cutting through the dust like a hot knife to a stick of butter! I was out there wood grain grippin’ and wiping was very minimal.

Now, do I even need to comment on how the Crazy Explosiveperformed on a clean court? Can you say super glue? It was that bomb. I even played on a plastic court and the Crazy Explosive 17 was great. I do not recommend hooping outside in these.

The adidas boost Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit retains the same setup as last year’s Crazy Explosive — full-length Boost with a soft TPU cage on the lateral side of the shoe while the medial side exposes the Boost. Like its predecessor, the cushion is beast-mode. I love it!

I did have one or two guys tell me that the Boost bottomed out in last year’s model but I didn’t experience any bottoming out on any of my pairs. All I know is #Boostislife, life is boost, and whenever I put these on I just want to Boost my life.

The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit features a one-piece bootie upper featuring the newly forged Primeknit that uses a raised wave pattern. I preferred the materials of the previous CE model. The original CE offered a nice plush feeling and now that feeling is missing. adidas removed the GeoFit inner sleeve on the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit in favor of a sock-like ankle collar with soft inserts at the tongue and around the ankles for comfort.

Forged Primeknit is dope, and I’m not saying that the materials are trash. They are far from trash, and I love the setup. My feet just miss that GeoFit sleeve.

The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit fits true to size and is wide footer friendly. Of course, you should still try and try on the shoe before purchasing.

This here was the bee’s knees in terms of lockdown. Last year, adidas put just four eyelets on the Crazy Explosive and it worked (to the surprise of many). This year we now have five eyelets and everything from the forefoot to heel was contained nicely so I had no issues.

Support was great. Like last year, the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit has a pretty broad base. Moreover, your foot sits inside of the TPU roll cage to offer the lateral support we loved so much in the Crazy Explosive last year. There is also the huge infinity shank plate to keep you stable and boost torsional rigidity. It acts like a spring all at the same time, giving you that crazy explosivenesswhen you need it most.

The newly forged Primeknit uses supportive reinforcement sections on the shoe that stop the materials from stretching too much and keep the foot dead center on the kd 10 for sale Amazing!

The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit is a great shoe! I love this thing like crazy and it is by far my favorite hoop shoe of 2017 so far. It’s number one in my rotation and I’m pretty sure it will be in many of yours as well. I recommend this shoe to everyone that hoops — I don’t give a diddly-damn how big or how small you are because the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 is fire!  http://www.kd10sale.com

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Nike PG 1 performance reviews

Being only the 21st basketball athlete that Nike has awarded a signature model means there are big shoes to fill, and Paul George has his work cut out for him. Let’s see if the Nike PG 1 can hold its own…

Traction – The solid rubber outsole and traction worked above average; the diamond-gridded nodules held their ground on most conditions. That isn’t to say I didn’t have some minor slippage when the pattern picks up big chunks of dust, but one or two wipes and you’re back at it without skipping a beat.

The highlighted area showcases the location of the forefoot Zoom Air unit (the translucent rubber actually showed the Zoom Air section) — it’s something simple, but it’s the little things that matter, especially for us at kd10sale.com. I recommend sticking to the solid rubber outsole for traction consistency.

For those considering using this shoe for outdoors, the durability might not last as long due to the thin nodules.

Cushion – The cushion is bottom-loaded forefoot Zoom Air Unit for the PG1. The Phylon midsole used here is actually softer than most Nike basketball shoes I’ve tested, and the setup was a very responsive low-to-the-ground ride.

You don’t feel the forefoot Zoom unit much, especially for those that are expecting bounce-back, but it gets the job done. For a big man like myself, I do prefer more cushioning — top-loaded Zoom Air in the forefoot and heel, full-length Zoom, or double-stacked Zoom Air units — but I didn’t have a problem with these. I was surprised, especially coming from a recent knee injury. to see how supple the Phylon midsole felt. Forefoot Zoom, soft Phylon midsole, responsive court feel — that combination is definitely a setup worth taking a second look at.

Materials – Drum roll please?! The materials here are absolutely the star of the show. Nubuck midfoot to heel, mesh material transition with fuse overlays on high wear areas from midfoot to toebox, solid rubber traction, footbed strap that is locked down with Flywire, and a bootie construction — superb!

The execution and design was clearly well thought out. There’s a bit of an ol’ school vibe from using good ol’ materials that work on a modern shoe. The materials used on this shoe were incredibly functional; they didn’t add bulk or additional weight to the shoe. Overall, the materials used here are very well implemented and my favorite aspect of the shoe.

Fit – Fit was like a glove, a size too small. The shoe is hella narrow and fits super snug. I lucked on getting a half a size up (because it’s damn near impossible to find a size 13.5). I tried on both my regular size 13 and a size 14. For the size 13, my foot went in, with somewhat semi-violent interaction and mild blood circulation slowly cutting off…then, there was numbness. The size 14 fit my foot fine, with minor struggle getting into the shoe, but there was too much room in the front. So I went on a mission to see if 13.5 was available, a true rarity.

This shoe is specifically catered to the narrow-footed, quick on their feet, shifty players. Even 1/2 size up, the PG1 required some break-in time due to the snugness. After a game or two, the shoe fit like a glove and contoured to my feet exceptionally well. It’s still a concern that not all shoes are created for all athletes alike.

Support – We’re all thrown the idea that low-top shows have less support — which I think a lot of bulls***. Although the shoe does fit snug and requires minor break-in time, the PG1 has the combined support areas placed strategically. The midsole cups your feet, the foot sits well on the footbed, and the bootie construction keeps your feet locked. Additionally, the heel (including the extra padding) wraps around the back of your foot and heel quite well, making sure you’re locked in.

The midsole and outsole are slightly rounded-out but I never felt any instability. The PG1 acts as an extension of your feet without becoming a nuisance. Wonderful lockdown, solid traction, responsive ride — I’d say it’s pretty supportive, especially for a first signature model that is a low-top.

Overall – The PG1 is a wonderful shoe to play in, as long as you don’t have wide feet and you can get your foot into the shoe. For a first signature model and it’s $110 price point, I think the shoe is fantastic.

If you want a nice looking shoe that is responsive on-court with superb containment, this shoe is the beez neez! I suggest going with the solid rubber outsole. If this shoe is an indication of what’s to come from the Swoosh, I’m excited. The PG1 is from the same designer as the Ambassador 9, a hit, so I’ll have to hold him (and Nike) to slightly higher standards and expectations. I’m already anticipating the PG2 — hopefully, it’s wide-foot friendly or releases in size 13.5) — but we’ll just have to wait and see. http://www.kd10sale.com

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Most valuable shoes Nike Kyrie 3 performance reviews

Traction – The Nike Kyrie 3 for sale traction was one of the better tractions I’ve played in. It’s hard to upgrade what was already amazing from the Kyrie 2, however, the Swoosh somehow found a way to upgrade.

The shoe utilizes an aggressive herringbone from heel to toe along with what I call heat-mapped pods at the forefoot. Those pods are specifically catered towards the movements of Kyrie, allowing a guard like himself to aggressively change directions without losing any time. The reason I’d say it’s one of the better tractions and not the best is because of the courts I’ve played on.

The X between the traction pods didn’t bite down and grip like I wanted to, as I found myself relying more on the forefoot pods for transitioning movements from change of pace moves. Coming from the spectacular traction of the Ambassador 9 has set the bar quite high, but the Kyrie 3’s traction wasn’t a slouch either.

Cushion – Um…what cushion? It doesn’t take too much to add a more responsive cushion to a shoe. It’s understood the shoe is designed for court feel, but when you come from a large forefoot Zoom unit on the Kyrie 1, and then just using heel cushion from the Kyrie 2, I was expecting more like kd 10 for sale . Yes, the shoe only costs about $120, but some budget models felt better on-foot than these. Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice cushioning for court feel at all, and I’m coming from a bigger man perspective.

The impact protection I need wasn’t there, and it took a toll on my body and recovery. You do feel low to the ground with the Phylon midsole, but when I’m going to work down low on the block, grabbing rebounds, landing off lay-ups or jump-shots, I’d like my knees not to feel majority of the impact. If you like low to the ground court feel, this shoe is for you. For those who want responsive cushion feedback on impact, you should consider something else.

Materials – Now we are talking. The big improvement on this pair from last year’s model is the way the materials were utilized. It’s an all mesh shoe, with foam padding along the forefoot flex area. Visible is the Flywire reinforcement, fuse on high wear areas, and Kurim overlay that protects against abrasions. The shoe is minimalistic yet effective in the usage of materials and it worked very well.

Fit – True to size. For those with narrow to regular sized feet, you’ll be fine. For those with super-wide feet, consider 1/2 size up but I do recommend trying these on in store first. If you wear ankle braces I suggest bringing them with you to try the shoe on. The new jordans 2018 felt great from heel to forefoot and there was no deadspace at all. Everything just worked well.

Support – There is an internal shank plate for torsional support, an internal heel counter to keep your foot locked in place, and a rounded outsole. The only thinking lacking in the support is again, the cushion. It was nearly nonexistent on any type of impact for someone of my size.

Another area that I’m not a fan of is the hard-as-a-rock toecap. The area is fused to the point where I feel like if kicked a concrete wall, the wall would crack. I like having a thumb’s length worth of room when playing ball, but on stop and goes my toe would hit the fused toe cap and that s**t hurt. Support is there but the painful toecap and lack of cushioning are downers.

Overall – This was the first Kyrie shoe I was able to fit well for someone with a wide foot base. I did thoroughly enjoy the shoe, particularly the materials and the traction. It’s such a minimalistic shoe that Nike almost had everything working in unison — keyword, almost. More cushion is definitely a much-needed necessity and a well thought-out execution with support would suffice. http://www.kd10sale.com

This is a shoe for players that cut heavily, need minimalistic cushion, and rely on that court-feel. Players, like big men, who need that responsive feedback from the cushioning should look elsewhere. Overall, The Kyrie 3 isn’t a bad shoe, and there is definite room for improvement, but I do like the direction Nike is going with Kyrie’s signature line .


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Most valuable shoes Nike Kyrie 3 performance reviews

Traction – The Nike Kyrie 3 for sale traction was one of the better tractions I’ve played in. It’s hard to upgrade what was already amazing from the Kyrie 2, however, the Swoosh somehow found a way to upgrade.

The shoe utilizes an aggressive herringbone from heel to toe along with what I call heat-mapped pods at the forefoot. Those pods are specifically catered towards the movements of Kyrie, allowing a guard like himself to aggressively change directions without losing any time. The reason I’d say it’s one of the better tractions and not the best is because of the courts I’ve played on.

The X between the traction pods didn’t bite down and grip like I wanted to, as I found myself relying more on the forefoot pods for transitioning movements from change of pace moves. Coming from the spectacular traction of the Ambassador 9 has set the bar quite high, but the Kyrie 3’s traction wasn’t a slouch either.

Cushion – Um…what cushion? It doesn’t take too much to add a more responsive cushion to a shoe. It’s understood the shoe is designed for court feel, but when you come from a large forefoot Zoom unit on the Kyrie 1, and then just using heel cushion from the Kyrie 2, I was expecting more like kd 10 for sale . Yes, the shoe only costs about $120, but some budget models felt better on-foot than these. Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice cushioning for court feel at all, and I’m coming from a bigger man perspective.

The impact protection I need wasn’t there, and it took a toll on my body and recovery. You do feel low to the ground with the Phylon midsole, but when I’m going to work down low on the block, grabbing rebounds, landing off lay-ups or jump-shots, I’d like my knees not to feel majority of the impact. If you like low to the ground court feel, this shoe is for you. For those who want responsive cushion feedback on impact, you should consider something else.

Materials – Now we are talking. The big improvement on this pair from last year’s model is the way the materials were utilized. It’s an all mesh shoe, with foam padding along the forefoot flex area. Visible is the Flywire reinforcement, fuse on high wear areas, and Kurim overlay that protects against abrasions. The shoe is minimalistic yet effective in the usage of materials and it worked very well.

Fit – True to size. For those with narrow to regular sized feet, you’ll be fine. For those with super-wide feet, consider 1/2 size up but I do recommend trying these on in store first. If you wear ankle braces I suggest bringing them with you to try the shoe on. The new jordans 2018 felt great from heel to forefoot and there was no deadspace at all. Everything just worked well.

Support – There is an internal shank plate for torsional support, an internal heel counter to keep your foot locked in place, and a rounded outsole. The only thinking lacking in the support is again, the cushion. It was nearly nonexistent on any type of impact for someone of my size.

Another area that I’m not a fan of is the hard-as-a-rock toecap. The area is fused to the point where I feel like if kicked a concrete wall, the wall would crack. I like having a thumb’s length worth of room when playing ball, but on stop and goes my toe would hit the fused toe cap and that s**t hurt. Support is there but the painful toecap and lack of cushioning are downers.

Overall – This was the first Kyrie shoe I was able to fit well for someone with a wide foot base. I did thoroughly enjoy the shoe, particularly the materials and the traction. It’s such a minimalistic shoe that Nike almost had everything working in unison — keyword, almost. More cushion is definitely a much-needed necessity and a well thought-out execution with support would suffice. http://www.kd10sale.com

This is a shoe for players that cut heavily, need minimalistic cushion, and rely on that court-feel. Players, like big men, who need that responsive feedback from the cushioning should look elsewhere. Overall, The Kyrie 3 isn’t a bad shoe, and there is definite room for improvement, but I do like the direction Nike is going with Kyrie’s signature line .


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nike air foamposite one performance review

nike air foamposite one performance review

Traction – As with most translucent soled sneakers, these worked for a brief period but then the dust quickly became an obstacle that couldn’t be overcome… doesn’t leave me with much hope for the Air Jordan 14 . Front to back they were decent at best but players often need stable traction for every direction other than front to back… especially if you are a Guard running around. If the shoe offered more flex or range of motion then maybe things would have been different but as they are… it just wasn’t ideal for indoor courts unless they are kept perfectly clean. Outdoors may prove useful if the court has a bit of texture to it… but I wouldn’t dare play in these on a smooth outdoor surface.

Cushion – Once the Sneaker shoes is broken-in – I’ll get into that in a bit – then the cushion begins to soften up. Its strange having a shoe that features full length Zoom – double stacked in the heel – start out so firm. I will say that once things begin to soften up then you can appreciate how comfortable a nike air foamposite one eggplant for sale can be… it just takes a hell of a lot longer than you’d imagine.

Material – I have a love hate relationship with the materials. The foams sturdiness and protective traits are awesome… you just can’t enjoy them for a while until it’s all broken-in. One thing that is apparent in a shoe featuring Foamposite… it’ll last… the materials will actually outlive the glue holding everything together.

Fit – Break-in time… lots of it. Be prepared for one of the most grueling break-ins you’ll ever experience. I’m not even joking either, I knew I was up for a challenge with this one but I honestly had no idea it would ever take as long as it did.

Even after switching to a pair I thought was already broken-in taught me that Foamposite’s will always need to be broken-in again and again when playing in them. After you are done perspiring inside the shoe the shell hardens up a little, contouring to your foot shape but leaving you with a stiff shoe until you warm it up again… it’s like playing with a tight muscle, it constantly needs work which is a little too much maintenance than I can a handle.

Its overall fit is great after it molds to your foot with the exception of the heel… that area needs a lot of work and I couldn’t do anything to keep my heel locked into place. Thanks to the sloppy heel lockdown, it ends up feeling like you have a brick flopping around… like a really heavy sandal or clog. This is probably the shoes Achilles heel… pun moderately intended. If there were better heel lockdown available then the shoe would have played a little smoother and less clunky, even for its weight. These are the same weight as the Air Jordan VIII and you wouldn’t ever know they weighed the same unless you threw them both on the scale… even then I thought my scale was broken because they just feel like dead weight in comparison.

Ventilation – There is only minor ventilation which is featured along the tongue. This is necessary for the materials used so the rating shouldn’t be considered here… unless you absolutely need a shoe that can breathe.

Support – Carbon Fiber, Foamposite and a double last midsole… that’s a lot of support. It would have been better had the heel fit properly but we can’t have everything we want now can we.

Overall – This is not my cup of tea… I know a lot of ball players love to play in Foams but I think I’m much too small for them. If there was ever a shoe made for LeBron James… it was the Nike Foamposite … His Foamposite based sneaker looked much better than this one though – from a performance perspective.

Besides the heel lockdown I would have preferred the shoe to not feature a double last midsole. This made the shoe nearly impossible to flex with your foot the way a quick Guard would prefer. Front to back was fine but I’d have liked some lateral flex so I could maneuver the way I usually do.

Not a bad shoe but not a great shoe either. It’s definitely cool though… I’ll give it that. http://www.kd10sale.com

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NIKE KOBE 11 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

NIKE KOBE 11 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Man oh man… One aspect of the shoe can ruin the entire experience.

Traction

I had problems just about everywhere. I took the Nike Kobe 11 For Sale to about 6 or 7 gyms and was slipping in almost all of them. There was only one instance where I didn’t have any issues and that was on a perfectly clean floor. They actually performed quite well when there was no dust present. Even if there was the slightest bit of dust, however, the traction pattern clogged up, causing me to wipe at every dead ball. The traction pattern is simply too tight. Whether translucent or solid rubber, dust will fill the grooves and cause issues.

Cushion

Nike, once again, utilized a drop-in Lunarlon midsole. This time they implemented a Zoom unit in the heel. Unlike the previous renditions of the Kobe series, the midsoles didn’t bottom out. In other words, they didn’t wear down like they did in the Kobe 8 and 9. I was actually very pleased with the cushion. Not only were they comfortable, but the Zoom unit also triggered a smooth heel to toe transition. In my opinion, the drop-in midsole offers a perfect balance between cushion and court feel. If you’re interested in more cushion, then you can NikeID a pair that has a full-length Lunar and Zoom midsole. You can also use full-length lunar (no Zoom) if you prefer more court feel.

Materials

Nike didn’t use glue to back the flyknit? These must be amazing! Wrong…sort of. Instead of using glue, they threaded TPU, or plastic, within the flyknit. From the moment that I tried on the shoe, I heard a voice in my head. It was DJ Khaled saying, “Congratulations, you played yourself.” In all seriousness though, there isn’t any upgrade from the Kobe 9 or 10 as far as materials are concerned. Nightwing’s review was spot on. He suggested that they use the TPU only in high-wear areas – I completely agree.

Fit

First off, the shoes fit true to size. There is minimal volume in the toe, but that was easily resolved by wearing two socks. I was contained in the mid-foot area thanks to Nike’s flywire technology, which proves its worth time and time again. An external heel counter kept me secure in the rear of the shoe. A wide and stable base helps to prevent ankle rolls along with a natural, low to the ground ride caused by the cushion set-up.

Support

The support on the Cheap Kobe 11 is solid and like most shoes, comes from the fit. Wide base, natural ride, external heel counter, and flywire. Same thing that was said in the fit section. Not to mention, the materials add even more support thanks to the TPU that is woven into the flyknit. The materials will be supportive for all types of guards and slashers. (The traction might not though.)

Overall

There are two things that could have been improved, traction and materials. It boggles my mind that Nike can release a shoe with such a high retail price ($200) and integrate such an awful traction pattern. Similar to the Kobe 9 and Cheap Nike Air Foamposite One Hologram, the materials aren’t bad at all. They could (and should) be better, but they aren’t terrible. What do you think of the Nike Kobe 11? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Perfect Appearance NIKE KD 9 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Traction – I keep doing this, but I really can’t help it. The brain can’t help but judge certain things by how they look prior to experiencing it first hand. Traction on the Nike KD 9 For Sale looks like it would be trash, but it performed the exact opposite. In fact, there were times when traction was too good. Will every pair perform at such a high level? Without testing each pair it’s impossible to say. What I do know is that the rubber compound used on the versions with solid rubber outsoles will offer you incredibly sticky traction.

Were there times when you had to wipe? Yes, as is the case with most shoes. However, if I didn’t have time to wipe during game play the traction still held strong until I was able to get a chance to clean the outsole real quick.



Cushion – Full length Max Zoom in articulated fashion. This sht is amazing. Smooth transition, ultimate impact protection, and ultimate responsiveness. This cushion setup is everything you’d expect it to be and then some. The best feature is not what was just mentioned, but the fact that Nike was able to provide such attributes to the setup while still retaining mobility. All positions will be able to wear and enjoy these bad boys. Unlike full length setups of the past, these aren’t stiff or rigid to move around in. You’re fairly close to the ground, and you don’t feel as if you’re wearing a full length Air unit due to the segregated forefoot.

I was slightly disappointed with the full length Zoom setup we received in last year’s KD 8, but Nike made up for it with these guys. One thing to note is that the lateral forefoot section will collapse a bit if you land on it. With the KD 8, there were two TPU bumpers in that same location to prevent such a thing from occurring. I never rolled my ankle, or received any injury from the issue. However, it was something that was noticeable enough to throw into the review. When jumping, whether it be for a jump shot, to contest a shot, or for a rebound, try to not land on the lateral section of your forefoot. Sometimes you can’t help it due to being awkwardly vulnerable while in the air, but try to avoid it as best you can.



Materials – Flyknit. Not the heavily glued Flyknit, this is just Flyknit and some nylon backing it. Someone asked why would Nike use Flyknit if they were going to back it with nylon. The answer: it allows the Flyknit to do what Flyknit does while still providing a level of support that’s playable. Nylon won’t stretch in the same way that a knit would so the material will hold tight while still remaining flexible.

This is the best iteration of Flyknit we’ve received on a Nike Basketball model to date. I’m not going to go as far as saying it’s the best thing in the world, but if you’re like me and enjoy woven/ knitted uppers then you’re most likely going to enjoy the hell out of this setup. The material also got stepped on quite a bit, and while it’s dirty, it’s still in one piece.

The rear section is textile mesh, foam, and Fuse, and it’s nothing fancy. The rear section should provide enough structure and support for the foot so this setup works perfectly even though it doesn’t look as pretty as the forefoot area.



Fit – Like every other KD model that’s ever existed, I highly recommend trying these on in-store prior to purchasing. I went down 1/2 size and length wise they fit perfectly. They’re hard as hell to get on my foot, but once they’re on I’m locked in perfectly, just the way I like it. However, the left shoe’s seam gave me a ton of pain for the first few wears. It eventually broke-in, but it sure as hell was painful until then.

The one piece upper boot construction and the Nylon lacing system work well for the size I’m wearing. However, the lacing cables don’t move much so if you end up with a size that doesn’t fit you perfectly then you may have some minor heel slipping. Even though the heel is heavily padded and sculpted, that won’t makeup for an incorrect size issue.

Brace wearers: it’s pretty important that you bring your brace with you to try on shoes. That’s the only way to really ensure a sneaker will accommodate your additional attachment.



Support – The Nike KD 9’s support is essentially riding on one key aspect: the overall fit. If these fit sloppy in any way then we’ll have another LeBron 13 Low situation on our hands — with that shoe I was unable to fit 1/2 size down in which meant that the ankle lacing structure and heel section were just poorly designed. If your pair fits you perfectly then you’ll end up with a shoe that offers a one-to-one fit and plenty of mobility without lacking support.

The rest of the shoe is fairly standard as the rear section has the typical internal TPU heel counter. And, no, the tiny little KD logo is not the heel counter. It’s just a piece of plastic glued to the exterior section of the shoe. Meanwhile, the cushion system is flat and shaped just like your foot, providing you with great stability.



Overall – Nike did a decent job with the KD 8 while the KD 8 Elite felt like a cheap, unnecessary, and unfinished version of the KD 8. Luckily, that isn’t the case with the Nike KD 9. You’ll receive solid traction, fantastic cushion, great materials, and if you get the size that fits you best, you’ll also receive a solid and secure fit for optimal support. Some may think that getting all this for $150 is a steal, and I whole-heartily disagree. Getting all this for $150 is exactly what we should be getting. $150 isn’t exactly chump change. Paying above $150 for a sneaker is really just paying for a novelty item. It might look cool, but it’s usually not worth it.

However, your money will be well spent when it comes to the Nike KD 9 or kd 10 for sale . If I like something enough to want to grab another colorway then that’s how I know that they’re pretty money on-court. http://www.kd10sale.com

Publicerat klockan 04:13, den 8 juli 2017
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NIKE KOBE A.D. NXT PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Traction – Despite sharing the same pattern as the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT For Sale — which, thankfully, is the only performance feature the NXT has in common with the original A.D. — the traction had no issues on any surface no matter the condition. If dust was present there would be some wiping needed periodically, but that’s normal.

This situation proves that Nike can create a translucent rubber outsole that grips. Why the brand doesn’t do this regularly is a question we’ll never have an answer to. Just know that the Kobe A.D. NXT’s traction will perform well for you — even if the original Kobe A.D. traction did not.

Cushion – Nothing new here, just the same drop-in midsole used on the Nike Kobe11 — a large volume heel Zoom Air unit coupled with a Lunarlon midsole. Everything works well, providing you with ample impact protection in the heel while keeping the forefoot cushioned enough without losing any court feel. If you’ve never been a fan of this setup then you likely will have similar feelings here. However, if you are a fan of this setup then you’ll probably be overjoyed that it has returned after the more traditional approach the Kobe A.D. went with.

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again just in case anyone wanted to know — you can swap out your midsoles from the Kobe 11 with the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT Wolf Grey. If you happen to have any of the other options that were offered with the NIKEiD service then you can potentially have a full-length Zoom Air equipped version of the NXT, and if you own the Kobe Mentality 1, 2 or the Mamba Instinct then you can easily swap the midsole out for full-length Lunar. Whatever your preference is, it can pretty much be accommodated if you buy Kobe shoes each season.

A common negative aspect with drop-in midsole systems such as this is that the heel to toe transition can be pretty clunky. That is definitely the case with the NXT but if you’re able to stay on your toes then you will likely bypass this problem. The Air Jordan 2011 offered the smoothest heel to toe transition from any drop-in midsole setup that I’ve ever used so I hope the Kobe line can eventually get to that type of feeling; it makes the wearing experience a little lighter on-foot.

Materials – While the NXT and regular version of the Kobe A.D. are stated to have very similar materials, they don’t feel similar at all. The Kobe A.D. offered a super stiff mesh textile that wasn’t breathable. Meanwhile, the Kobe A.D. NXT offers a mesh textile build that is very breathable. The shrouded overlay is a knit material that seems to have some TPU threading throughout for reinforcement.

I loved the switch up of materials and my feet appreciated the change as well. This setup moved with my feet rather than rubbing/chaffing them and remained durable and supportive.

Fit – The fit is a bit strange as I wound up going up 1/2 size due to width (which very rarely happens to me) but the length feels pretty true to size. If you have slender feet then going true to size will likely offer the best fit. If you have normal feet then you’ll want to try these on before dropping $200 on them because the width can be a bit suffocating. Widerfooters, I’m sorry, this shoe isn’t for you.

Lockdown is the highlight of the NXT and it is truly fantastic. Suffocating? Yes. However, for those that enjoy that really snug feeling on-foot then you’ll likely enjoy the hell out of these. They’re sort of comparable to the Kobe 5’s fit except in the toebox. The toe in the NXT has a bit more volume above the foot and doesn’t sit directly on the foot as the Kobe 5 had, but it’s the best comparison I can give you.

The shrouded area and “new” lacing system that was originally featured on the ’90s-era Nike Air Money is, well, money. You can’t see it, but the entire shoe is a one-piece upper with the shroud sitting atop the foot. This lacing system is directly tied to the shroud which locks you down and into the medial and lateral sides of the shoe. It’s almost like a straightjacket for your feet. The lace lock is the only way to “tie” your shoes, which is strange, but it actually worked and never loosened up on me. Tuck the rest of the laces into the the side panel lacing or rear bungee — otherwise, they’ll be flopping around and annoying the hell out of you.

Heel lockdown is solid. Virtually the same as the past two models — Kobe 11 and A.D. — where your heel is perfectly contained and supported.

Support – Due to the wonderful fit and lockdown, support is fantastic. You sit low to the ground so stability is great while the overall containment (from the fit) is wonderful. The NXT does not feature a shank plate but I never noticed any issues while playing. The rubber shell that makes up the outsole seems to act like a torsional piece and it remains fairly rigid at the midfoot. Heavier players might feel differently than I, but I never felt like my arch was straining while playing.

Overall – Anything would be an upgrade compared to the Kobe A.D. Was this done on purpose? I don’t know, but I’m not really into conspiracy theories. All I know is that the NXT version of the Kobe A.D. has much more in common with the KD 10 For Sale than it does the shoe it’s named after — which is a good thing.

Traction and cushion are solid. The fit isn’t going to be for everyone, but for those that appreciate it, this may be the closest thing to a Kobe 5 reincarnation we can get until Nike decides to retro the shoe (in numbers that allow them to be attainable for the masses that would love to hoop in a pair again).

Every line has a hiccup or two and the original Kobe A.D. was one of them. The KobeA.D. NXT rights the wrongs that the original put in place and has me wishing it was the successor to the Kobe 11 instead of what we got the first time around. Once it drops in price by a minimum of $50 then the Kobe A.D. NXT should be your next Kobe purchase for on-court use. http://www.kd10sale.com

Publicerat klockan 11:08, den 6 juli 2017
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The Nike LeBron 14 black ice Performance Review is here

LeBron James have unveiled the latest in the LeBron line, the Nike LeBron 14 Black Ice. Now, HOOP JORDAN gives you our thoughts on the shoe’s on-court performance. The Nike LeBron 14 Performance Review is here .

Traction – For using translucent rubber, the traction on the LeBron 14 wasn’t half bad. Granted, the traction was one of the shoe’s weakest points — but the traction wasn’t horrible. The digi-camo pattern gripped well but there are tiny areas that have been cored out and dust will collect in those areas rather quickly. Keeping them clean is a must if you want to maintain grip on-court.

This rubber compound Nike decided to use is what helped maintain traction in between wiping because it’s fairly soft and a bit tacky. There is some fraying of the rubber in high-wear areas for my foot strikes and movements which reveals a fresh new layer of rubber under it. This is great for always having fresh rubber on-court. Of course, if this fraying were to happen on an adidas model then all hell would break loose — but since this is a Nike shoe we’re going to let it slide completely. Yes, major sarcasm right there.

Fraying of rubber is normal for basketball shoes in today’s era, especially when it comes to translucent rubbers. No, it won’t destroy the rubber on your shoes within a matter of days. That’d be a bit dramatic. However, the pattern itself — coupled with this rubber compound — could have (and should have) been better.

Had the pattern made a bit more sense with its design — like the Nike PG1’s pattern — then these would have been much greater than they were. Again, the traction wasn’t horrible by any means and you’ll receive decent grip out of them. It gets the job done for sure. It just could have been better with perhaps a more simplistic approach.

Cushion – Hex Zoom Air returns, but this time around the units are larger than ever before. The three Hex Zoom units seen above are roughly 14mm thick — that’s a huge Zoom unit. Remember the Melo M13? Yeah, it was awesome. It featured 10mm Zoom units so having 14mm — while not a drastic change — is freaking awesome.

Can you feel the Zoom? Sometimes. Your weight is evenly distributed between each unit, they’re encased in rubber, and they’re bottom loaded, so they don’t compress in the way that you might want them to. However, the protection they provide upon initial impact is great and since the 14mm doesn’t compress much upon foot strikes you’re able to maintain a much quicker response time between movements than you would if you sunk into the cushion. It isn’t a perfect blend of court feel and cushion since you do sit slightly high atop the tooling, but for a larger player it will feel like having a guard shoe on without sacrificing any of the cushion that they may want/need.

The heel Zoom unit is pretty self explanatory. That mofo is HUGE! Same thing applies though. It’s encased in rubber and it’s bottom loaded. It isn’t compressing to the point where you’ll be unstable, just enough to where you can tell your body isn’t taking the brunt of landings.

Side note: I love the flex grooves throughout the outsole. They allow for greater flexibility which is great for someone of my size. I’m far from an NBA-sized athlete and LeBron models have always felt a bit restrictive in terms of fluidity and mobility. They’ve been tweaking this type of setup since the LeBron 12 and this is the best version yet. These truly feel like a guard shoe made for a big man.

Materials – This is where I start to confuse myself when I think too much into it. I like the materials used but I don’t feel that my $175 was justified. Yes, I bought these with my own money, and the shoe is made of foam and mesh overlays. I love the tiny rand of nubuck — some colorways will offer leather — on the toe, but the majority of the shoe is made of materials that I know aren’t costly. Again, I like the materials. I just don’t like having to pay $175 for this type of material. The Zoom Generation Retro retailed for the same price and offered a leather build. This thin foam can’t possibly cost just as much to use.

In terms of actual performance, the foam and mesh build do its job well. It’s flexible and moves well with your foot without feeling overly restrictive. If you played in the Zoom Soldier 10 then it’s the exact same feeling. Some might not enjoy it as it could be too soft/flimsy for them, but I did.

Fit – The LeBron 14 utilizes a one-piece bootie construction comprised of soft/flimsy materials. In order to maintain the best containment while playing in them I’d personally recommend going down 1/2 size. Yes, your toes will be right at the tip of the shoe, but you greatly reduce the risk of dead space. I guarantee you that the last used to shape the one-piece upper isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of last. Every foot shape is different. Going true to size might work out well for wide footers and those with high arches, but for me, going down 1/2 size ensured I received a one-to-one fit.

Lockdown is surprisingly good. The lacing is weird as it relies on Flywire cables to secure your foot for lateral movements, but the strap does a great job containing your midfoot and heel.

Support – There are a couple of traditional support features in place on the LeBron14 but this is one area that definitely could have been better overall. The internal and external heel counters do their job quit well, but the tooling caused some minor instability issues — mostly when stopping or trying to push off at the lateral forefoot. Its a combination of the materials being a little too soft — the fuse area doesn’t completely stop the forefoot from rolling over the footbed — and the tooling itself.

There is an outrigger but it isn’t big enough, and it’s almost rounded. When your foot pushes the materials to the point to where it begins to roll over the footbed then your momentum and added weight to the area will cause you to tip a bit. I tried not to apply too much force to that area but it isn’t always easy to do.

I would have loved it if my foot say within the midsole a bit. This would have stopped my foot from rolling over the footbed since it would be inside the footbed. I think they should have considered carrying over the jagged exaggerated outrigger they used on the LBJ 12 and 13. Those shoes were pretty wide and while they could slow you down a tiny bit, you had much greater stability in the forefoot area. If those two things could not have been accomplished then an independent toecap would have been very useful — as it was in the Zoom Soldier 3. It would have added depth to the design, it would have brought a premium material element as well if they decided to use nubuck and leather, and it would contain the forefoot upon lateral moves without negatively effecting the mobility of the player.

Overall – The Nike KD 10 For Sale isn’t perfect, but no shoe is. Impact protection and overall mobility are two really great features of the shoe. Forefoot stability and overall containment upon lateral moves is something that is hopefully addressed with the Elite model. Traction wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t bad either; it’ll get the job done so long as you keep it clean.

If you’re a small player that wants or needs impact protection while still being able to move freely on-court then these should suit you well. If you’re a big man that needs the same thing then they should be an equally good option. I still can’t wrap my head around the $175 price point for a foam shoe, but that has absolutely nothing to do with the shoe’s performance so I’ll let the buyer be the judge when it comes to value per dollar. http://www.kd10sale.com

I’m reluctant to say this is the best LeBron to-date, but it’s definitely one of the bestto-date.

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