Under Armour Drive 4 Performance Reviews
Traction: Under Armour doesn’t mess around here; it has used what has been proven to work for years and that would be full-length herringbone. Not only did UA use a tried and true formula, it made the tread thick and deep so it’ll last longer (shout out to all our outdoor ballers). Also, dust has less of a chance of getting caught in between the grooves since the pattern is spaced out very nicely.
The rubber compound could’ve been a little tackier but that didn’t keep these from working on virtually every floor condition you can think of. However, since they’re not as tacky as something like the Kobe 9s I did have to wipe every now and then when the floor was in less than ideal conditions.It’s also worth mentioning that the outsole started to separate from the midsole. If you take a look at the 4:07 mark in the video above, you’ll see the outsole separation. I didn’t notice this during use but honestly, I’m not surprised by the wear and tear since I easily put about 50 hours of playing time in these. If you’re looking for something that’ll last you an entire season, these might not be for you.
Cushion: Under Armour could’ve and should’ve used full-length MicroG, but instead it only used it in the heel — that’s the equivalent of having a really nice crossover but no jumper.
We’re assuming that the forefoot is just straight EVA foam which could be worse but when compared to the MicroG in the heel, it’s obsolete. It can feel dead at times but the silver lining is that you’re going to get a real responsive ride that is very low to the ground — those guards who don’t really get up in the air are really going to like how quick the forefoot feels. However, more explosive players are going to wish there was more impact protection and bounce, kind of like the Micro G section in the heel.
I don’t know why UA didn’t just put Micro G full-length. The good news is that I never felt sore at the end if my runs so the while the cushion could’ve been a lot better, what we do get isn’t bad at all
Materials: It looks like ClutchFit is going extinct on the hardwood because Under Armour decided to replace it in the Drive line with what it calls a lightweight and breathable textile upper. It’s basically a woven mesh material that doesn’t really stretch but at the same time isn’t very stiff or uncomfortable, it’s kind of just there. The materials aren’t terrible but they aren’t amazing either. However, the neoprene-like padding in the medial forefoot and collar area was very comfortable.
The downside of the materials is that they don’t really conform to your foot for a snug one-to-one fit. There’s quite a bit of dead space in the toebox area and no matter how tight I laced them up, the materials just did not snap to my foot the way they should. Under Armour curry 4 black gold also says that the upper is breathable but trust me, it isn’t. It isn’t really a big deal, they’re not a hot box by any means, but they will start to smell pretty bad after just a couple of uses
Fit: Wide-footers listen up, you should seriously consider putting these on your radar because a wide fit like this doesn’t come around very often.Like I said in the materials section, there was a ton of dead space towards the front of the shoe and while the length and overall fit of the Drive 4 was true to size, I just couldn’t get the materials to snap to the front of my foot the way I wanted them to. The midfoot area was snug and responsive just as long as I tied the laces up nice and tight. Moreover, the back end of the shoe, towards the heel area, also provided a less than ideal fit. It isn’t as bad as the forefoot but there was definitely some wiggle room that couldn’t be eliminated.
There was also some stabbing in this area on hard cuts and drives where the heel cup would go under my ankle and pinch against my foot. When this happened, it was not comfortable whatsoever and one night in particular, there was nothing I could do to avoid it. Oddly enough, after that one night, the problem didn’t really come back to me so i’m not sure if I broke these in or I just got used to it, but when it did happen, it was pretty annoying. If you’re a side to side mover who does a lot of v-cuts and goes from baseline to baseline, you might also experience this issue, but the problem did eventually go away.
Support: Despite the loose fit, the Drive 4 does a solid job keeping you on your feet thanks to its wide fit that in turn provides a wide base. That wide platform in the forefoot, coupled with the low to the ground cushioning, made for a very responsive and stable ride that is going to favor quick guards or anyone who doesn’t really get off of the ground.
The heel cup also did a pretty good job with lateral stability but like I said, it did cut into my ankle a few times so perhaps it does too good of a job. The lacing system is another star feature in the Drive 4’s support system because it does a very good job at keeping your foot in place — it just doesn’t do a good job snapping the materials to your foot but this is more of a weird feel than a knock on its actual performance.
You’re not going to get top tier performance in this category for the Drive 4 but you will get everything you need to keep you on your feet during play. (You’re going to get a different experience depending on how it fits.) If you can fill in a lot of the dead space that these have, the support will be above average; if you can’t fill in those dead spaces, internal slipping may be an issue.
Overall: Look, as much as we want a sneaker shoes that costs $115 and provides top tier performance, it just isn’t that common. The Drive 4 is about what you would expect from a sneaker at this price. There are some good things it does (traction) and then there are some things that need work (fit and materials).Sure, the outsole separation is pretty bad but the good news is that it didn’t affect my play on the court. Also, the wide fit could be viewed as a positive since wide-footers are always saying that shoe companies don’t provide enough wide-footer friendly models. For better or worse, Under Armour gave you guys what you wanted — even if it may have been by accident. Overall, if you’re someone who plays low to the ground, prefers a stable ride and has a wide foot, these are going to be great for you, just be aware of the lackluster impact protection — and watch out for that heel cup. http://www.kd10sale.com
11:43:55 25 Augustus 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
Why The Yeezy Boost is amazing and popular ?
Boost as the tech of shoes nowadays, it is also mark as comfortable shoes . Why it is popular in the world ? First , we can see whats boost ? TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) like popcorn as split into thousand of micro capsule energy , it has strong rebound effect extremely,Then shaping these small particles can be stored and released into the bottom .When we wear it , we can feel the bounce any time . Second, What are the specialize of Yeezy 350 Boost ? Color : there are many kind of colors available Breathability: the materail of vamp is the most popular in running shoes , so the breathability is excellent . Sole : Soft Weight : Lighter Cushion : excellent .Because of the special structure , each of energy capsule of material will be squeeze, expand, bounce, then build up and release energy ,that is why it seems a force from the bottom push forward after fall into the ground . The material of sole is quit suitable for the running shoes and basketball shoes . Cold and heat resistance: after tests showed that both high temperature minus 20 degrees to 40 degrees, Boost can be sustained and efficient energy feedback, not because of climate change and reduce the energy efficiency, so that it can be applied to more areas of the shoes. Then we can see what is tech in the boost of shoes . Adidas ultra boost---I am sure of this one is the most familiar of boost .Not only it is comfortable ,but also the colorway is beautiful . Also we can see the another one . It is look will be wider then last pair of toe . This one will be lighter and fashion . This one have two different materials, one is PK, and the other is mesh. Last but most important ---Yeezy boost . The price is the most higher , but most poplar so far . The comfortable of the sole , you can enjoy the feeling of walking and bouncing, and the woven material of the shoe , they will not cause the oppression on both sides of the foot for newjordans2018.com
04:19:54 09 December 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
Jordans Concord 11s and Game Royal 1s Are Returning In 2018
1."Concord" Air Jordan 11 retail 2018 at $220. following initial rumblings a few months back, the fan favorite "Concord" Air Jordan 11 looks like it is going to be one of next year's annual holiday releases. According to leakers such as soleheatonfeet, the "Concord" 11 will make its return around October or November 2018. Expect this classic black and white colorway of MJ's eleventh signature model to feature a remastered construction with a higher cut of patent leather like has been seen on other recent Retro 11 releases. Other possibilities for this release could be a swap of the "23" on the back heel for a "45" to match Jordan's 1995 PE
08:40:41 08 December 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
Traction I wish I could say the traction on the D Rose 8 was as beastly as it was on the D Rose 6 or 7 but it just wasn’t. That was a letdown because traction has always been a strong attribute in the D Rose line. As a player that relied on his speed and agility he needed a shoe that would be able to keep up with him from the ground up. Some people may say that Rose’s declining health doesn’t require amazing traction or that adidas has simply given up on Rose and his signature shoe. However, I don’t believe that is the case. Making up excuses for brands isn’t something we do here. adidas designed and released a shoe that doesn’t offer the same level of bite previous versions had, simple as that. Do I feel the translucent rubber was the cause? No, not this time. It felt like the pattern was the actual issue because it’s aggressive, but it’s also flat. Flat traction rarely works well on all surfaces unless its comprised of some heavy duty rubber. The rubber used on the Rose 8 is the same tacky stuff that adidas has been using on previous models — all of which have excelled in performance due to the compound and the pattern. This time around, only the rubber compound excelled while the pattern left a little to be desired. It worked really well when it worked and not so well when it didn’t. Cushion Boost is used on the D Rose 8 and it’s the same exact Boost slab we saw used on the Crazy Light 2016 — which is great. (The Crazy Light 2016’s Boost midsole is my favorite that adidas has offered thus far.) While I enjoyed the low profile setup on the Harden Vol 1 and the plush setup on the Crazy Explosive, there is something about the Crazy Light 2016’s midsole that just feels like its the perfect blend of both. No, there isn’t that jump out of the gym feeling when wearing them, but you can definitely tell that it’s Boost and that this isn’t just some basic cushion system. It’s top tier cushion in terms of impact protection and it doesn’t sacrifice stability or much court feel. adidas opted to cage the lateral forefoot with a rubber panel, and just like the Crazy Light 2016, this proved to be a great addition to the midsole because it ensures its lateral stability despite its restriction on that Boost-y feeling. I actually prefer the way this cage played more than the D Rose 7’s forefoot cage, which was the actual outsole wrapping up and around the Boost. On the Rose 8 it felt more fluid and less restrictive but still stable. If you want a little bit of everything out of your cushion then this might be the setup you’ve been waiting for. Materials When I mentioned this on Instagram there were some people that took this as a dig on the entire shoe and got a little defensive, even though those people likely didn’t have the shoe themselves, nor did they intend on buying a pair to try out. The D Rose 8 has the worst materials used on a basketball shoe in 2017 other than the Nike Kobe AD Mid. Now that I’ve said that, the materials worked. So, while I don’t like the materials that were chosen after receiving the D Rose 6 and 7 in wonderful Primeknit variations, they still played well. The forefoot is primarily mesh with foam acting as the structure. It isn’t anything new but it allowed for a lot of mobility and flexibility in the forefoot area, which is great. But, and there’s always a but, the material choice allowed for the forefoot section to feel like it sat above your foot rather than resting on your foot. This left a lot of dead space in the toebox and if it wasn’t for the plastic rear section of the shoe that has little to no give to it, the overall fit could have been very sloppy. Ventilation was great though, for those wondering. Now, about that rear section of the upper. Well, that felt like it was ripped right out of 2010 and brought back into the future. We still see fuse used a lot on footwear, but nowadays it’s much more strategically placed; it’s mostly used to merge panels without the use of stitching, or it’s used as a thin overlay to protect high-wear areas and stress zones. Luckily, this section does break-in and offer a very nice fit — it saved the forefoot from feeling sloppy as hell — so it isn’t a loss. It worked really well on-court, it just isn’t what I like. Fit Like most adidas models, the shoe doesn’t run perfectly true to size. I went true to size due to the rigid heel and the way it’s sculpted and that worked out for me. If possible, try on the shoe before purchasing, and I’d say that wide footers will likely be okay going true to size with the volume within the toe. Lockdown, in the midfoot and heel, was fantastic in the D Rose 8. The materials might not be what I like, but as I said above, it worked — and it worked well. This section of the shoe felt like it was a built-in ankle brace without limiting mobility. Once laced up I felt secure and that is exactly what a wearer would want. If using these materials was the only way adidas could have achieved this type of rear fit then I’d willingly make the sacrifice because it’s a trade that is well worth it. Support The adidas D Rose 8 has all the support features that you’ve come expect in jordan release date 2018. The heel counter keeps your heel on the footbed and your ankle stable and safe. Remember, real ankle support isn’t collar height, it’s all about heel lockdown and containment. We’ve seen the same torsional plate used on the Crazy Light 2016; it worked well on that shoe and it works well on the D Rose 8 as well. Stability is also on-point with the wider forefoot and lateral cage around the Boost. Then you have the upper. Yes, fuse is plastic and its a cheap stiff material. However, it does have its benefits and for that it’ll get a pass — although leather could have done the same thing and felt a lot better, just saying. Overall The adidas D Rose 8 is a very solid shoe. I just don’t think it was as solid as the 6 or 7 in the Primeknit options. I’m still holding out hope that we’ll see a Primeknit edition of the D Rose 8, but I won’t be surprised if we don’t see one at all. Traction is my main gripe with the Rose 8. I understand wanting to try something new, but adidas knows better. We don’t need funny looking patterns that tell stories. Just give us aggressive herringbone that works. On the bright side, everything from the midsole up worked really well and I would recommend the Rose 8 when it goes on newjordans2018.com sale.
10:31:11 07 December 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
Nike LeBron 15 Ashes Performance Review
After weeks of testing, the Nike LeBron 15 Ashes Performance Review is here. Traction was solid for the most part. You can feel the triangle pattern bite and grip the court really well from a linear standpoint. Unfortunately, laterally I can’t say the same. The way the pattern is implemented seems to be straight across the surface. If some portions of the pattern were turned a bit I feel lateral coverage would’ve had that same bite that it offers linearly. While I did play in a pair (for a very short time) that featured clear soles, the court I had played on was one of the most pristine surfaces I’ve had the pleasure of encountering. To be safe, rather than sorry, I’d opt for solid rubber. I know there are some killer colorways releasing that use translucent rubber that will be more enticing than some of the offerings that use solid rubber, but (there’s always a but) just keep in mind that if my pair with solid rubber didn’t offer as much bite laterally as it could have, imagine what it’d be like on a “normal” surface and the translucent rubber outsole. I would not recommend playing in the LeBron 15 Ashes outdoors. Exposed Air units almost always pop once the outsole grinds down to the cushion’s surface and the rubber used here is soft, so it’ll likely happen sooner rather than later. Beast mode! If you’re a cushion-above-all-else type of player then you’ll love these. The bounce and feedback felt from the Zoom units is incredible. This isn’t the first time this type of cushion has been utilized in a LeBron model (the last time was the LeBron 10) but articulation is present this time around so overall mobility has greatly increased. Is the setup perfect? While it’s as close as it’s ever been, it still has some issues. Lateral stability — while a bit better than the LBJ10 due to wrapping the front portion of the Air unit in Phylon — could benefit from the implementation of an actual outrigger. I’m not sure why there isn’t a true outrigger on a shoe that rides on a platform made of Air, but that’s what we’ve got to work with here. If you’re a linear player, like LeBron, then you shouldn’t have many issues with stability and support. However, if you move laterally often then you’ll likely feel the instability and it’ll hinder your on court performance. It caused me to hesitate instead of moving as I normally would around the court. I believe the tooling could be the cause of LeBron’s recent ankle issues. While he usually sprints from one end of the floor to the other, there are times when he’ll move laterally. The tippy nature of the LeBron 15s tooling will be loud and clear when someone moves laterally in them — and you can see LeBron’s body jerk a bit to recover. A wider setup or a larger outrigger could likely resolve the issues I’ve been experiencing. I hope we see something on the LeBron 16 that adds lateral stability while retaining all of the awesomeness that is Max Zoom Air. Battleknit is used here (aka really thick Flyknit) and it feels awesome on-foot. If you were unimpressed with the stiff upper used on the new jordans 2018 and the cheap but soft materials used on the LeBron 14, you may find that the material choice on the LeBron 15 Ashes offers a happy balance between the two. Some areas of the knit are thicker than others while high wear areas are glued a bit for durability. Once on-foot I felt comfortable and secure, and if you’ve worn Flyknit hoop shoes before you’ll feel the evolution throughout the years. I went down half size from my true size in the LeBron 15 Ashes due to the materials and build of the upper. One piece uppers can be tricky to get just right and I’d rather have them be a little snug than a bit too loose — especially with the tooling setup the way it is. Trying them on in-store is the best option, and make sure to bring your brace or orthotics with you to ensure everything works. Lockdown was surprisingly nice from heel to toe. While the lacing structure relies solely on Flywire, it did its job rather well. The top “eyelet” or Flywire cable draws the heel into the rear section of the shoe nicely while additional heel padding takes care of the rest. Once you’re in the LeBron 15 and laced up, especially if you opt for going down half size, you’ll be locked in and ready to go. Support in the LeBron 15 is a bit lackluster due to the tooling setup. Traditional support features like a torsional midfoot shank and TPU heel counter are all in place and work well. Hwoever, the midsole and outsole lack a wide enough base and it really hurt the lateral stability and overall support. Again, if you’re a linear player then you should be fine. If you move around laterally then you may have the same experience I had in them. I love pieces of the LeBron 15 Ashes . Materials and fit are highlights, and the cushion is the best Nike has offered in years. Stability made them a bit concerning for me while on the floor and I never ended up feeling as comfortable as I wanted to be. If you’re willing to sacrifice lateral stability in lieu of cushion then you’ll enjoy the LeBron 15 Ashes immensely. If you’re a low profile player that roams the floor and curls off screens to get an open look at the basket then you may want something a bit different go to newjordans2018.com
08:45:23 06 December 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
adidas Crazy Explosive Low Performance Review
Nothing has changed between the high and the low top in the traction department. The coral pattern that adidas used before is used once again, and like last time, I love it; it’s multi-directional and hugs the floor better than you’d expect. Yes, the rubber compound is still on the soft side, so play outdoors at the risk of burning through the traction rather quickly. However, while you have traction you’ll have some really good traction. Cushion - Much like the traction, cushion on the Crazy Explosive Low White hasn’t changed at all. #BoostIsLife (for me) and I love how these feel on-court. As I said previously, this is the UltraBoost of basketball. You’re getting full-length cushion that is plush in the heel and a little thinner in the forefoot so you don’t sacrifice too much court feel. TPU is still wrapped around the lateral side of the midsole to ensure the Boost remains stable; it’s exposed on the medial end which allows the Boost to expand and contract while you’re playing. Materials - This is the first time I’ve used (what I call) the “basic” version of the Crazy Explosive. This Crazy Explosive Low uses a micro mesh upper whereas I’ve only played in the Primeknit edition. Performance wise, you’re not sacrificing anything if you choose this option. In this particular situation the Primeknit version of the shoe is more of a luxury rather than a performance upgrade. If you wanted something a little nicer looking and feeling then opt for the Primeknit version, but if you’re only interested in performance and enjoy saving a few bucks then you won’t be missing anything by grabbing the regular versions. The mesh upper feels like Lycra (a stretchy material, what most leggings are made of). It’s light, breathable, and wraps around your foot like no other. You’ve basically got a superhero costume on your foot — pretty cool if you ask me. There are fuse welds in high-wear areas to help protect the material because durability isn’t its strong suit. However, if you try on the Crazy Explosive Low and take it for a spin I assure you that you won’t feel like you should’ve waited and gone with the Primeknit model — this is just as good. Fit - The fit is incredible. Just like the high, the Crazy Explosive Low fits true to size and feels wonderful on-foot. It isn’t suffocating and it feels very secure. Due to the material, you almost feel as if you don’t have anything on at all. Lockdown is great as well and there is no slipping inside the shoe whatsoever. adidas promoted the CrazyLight Boost to be the best fitting low top shoe ever, but the brand outdid itself with the Crazy Explosive Low — these fit like a dream. Support - Everything the high top version has the low top version has, save for some extra material around the ankle. Torsional shank, internal heel counter, large outrigger, flat stable base — everything you need in a shoe is in the Crazy Explosive Low. Everything. Overall - The way I feel about the adidas Crazy Explosive Low is the same way I felt about the Air Jordan XX9 Low. Both are so much nicer to wear than their original versions — and the original versions of each shoe were already really good. You aren’t giving up anything by going with the Crazy Explosive Low. Traction? Check. Cushion? Check. Nice materials? Check. Great lockdown and fit? Check. Support? Check. Nothing was left out of these. Well, maybe overall durability, but if you play indoors I don’t think that’ll be a huge issue on newjordans2018.com The adidas Crazy Explosive Low is the definition of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
04:27:36 02 December 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
Air Jordan XIII Retro Performance Test
traction – I’ll admit I was disappointed with the traction at first. It just wasn’t as awesome as I remembered it being with the Original and first round Retro releases. However, if you stick with it… the traction will break-in and give you plenty of coverage on the court. Lateral movements and front to back coverage are plentiful yet offer little restriction with movements – thanks to the much lower profile as opposed to the Air Jordan 13 After nearly a week’s worth of playing, the traction was just as I remembered it being back in the day. Cushion – Heel and forefoot Zoom Air cushion. It’s responsive, resilient and comfortable. No, it’s not quite as springy as the Air Jordan XII but as I mentioned above, you have much better court feel with the lower profile so you can pretty much have whatever ride you see fit – between the AJ XII and XIII. On a personal level, I liked the feeling of the XII more but the lower profile ride of the XIII… I can’t have everything. Material – The materials aren’t too great but they could be worse. At least the PU coated leather breaks in nicely – more than I can say for other models like the 2018 he got game air jordan 13 . My main gripe with PU coated leather is that the coat can be unpredictable. At times its durable as hell while other times it peels away from the leather as its bond to the glue is much stronger than the bond to the split grain leather. The overall durability is still there it’s just that you will have sections that look like sole separation – which this isn’t… trust me, I know the difference. You can play in these like this just fine as I have been but it’s disappointing to see more than anything. If you choose to play in the most recent releases then this shouldn’t happen as those have slightly better quality. Fit – These fit true to size while the most recent feel like they have a lot of dead space in the toe. Anything released from 2012 to the present time I would go ˝ size down for a snug fit. If you wish to remain with your regular size and you feel that there is too much space, just put an additional insole in the shoe and you should be fine. Lockdown is awesome, plain and simple. After a short break-in period the leather will soften up a bit. Once you readjust your laces then your foot won’t be going anywhere. Ventilation – There isn’t any… I actually had sweat bleeding through to the red suede some nights. Doesn’t bother me at all but those who require well ventilated shoes… you won’t find it here. Support – Overall support is great. The Carbon Fiber adds torsional support and minor arch support – those with high arches usually will require the use of orthotic inserts. The fit its great and provides plenty of support and the base is nice and wide which does take some getting used to but once you adjust, you’ll be busting moves with more confidence than before. Overall – 15 years later and these are just as fierce on the court as they were before. The Air Jordan XII and XIII are forces to be reckoned with on-court. There are some minor setbacks in terms of material quality but for the most part I think these still performed just as good as some of today’s sneakers. The Way of Wade played pretty similar when I think about it… and I really liked those on newjordans2018.com
08:48:48 01 December 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
fist one Air Jordan 9 LA is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers during All-Star Weekend which will take place in February 2018,next one The ‘Bred’ Air Jordan 9 will release at select Jordan Brand retailers on March 10th, 2018. last one Brown Leather Air Jordan 9 Baseball Glove retailers on 2018.Below you can see more and more infomation. 1.Air Jordan 9 LA 302370-021 Releasing in February 2018 The Air Jordan 9 ‘LA’ is part of Jordan Brand’s releases for All-Star Weekend 2018 which will take place in Los Angeles, California. Looking closer, this Air Jordan 9 comes dressed in a Black, Summit White and Metallic Gold color combination. On the mudguard and heel is White tumbled leather while Black nubuck is applied to the uppers. Following we have Metallic Gold accents and a translucent outsole. Finishing the look is a map of Los Angeles on the insoles. The Air Jordan 9 LA is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers during All-Star Weekend which will take place in February 2018. Retail price will be $190. 2.Brown Leather Air Jordan 9 Baseball Glove retailers on 2018 Air Jordan 9 Brown Leather Baseball Glove is apart of a new pack from Jordan Brand which will release alongside the Black edition. Michael Jordan had a short stint in baseball playing for the Birmingham Barons and the Brand continues to pay homage to his legacy in the sport. This Air Jordan 9 is similar to that of the previous baseball inspired release which will feature the number 35 on the heel, woven lacing on the panels and heel just like a baseball glove and raw finished laces. Making this pair different is Brown leather used across the uppers. Completing the look is a White midsole, Jumpman branding and striped insole. Here is where things get interesting. Rumor has it that each pair you purchase will be wrapped in plastic, similar to that of baseball cards. You won’t know which pair you will get until you actually open the packaging. This could also lead to be trading just like back in the days with baseball cards. 3.Air Jordan 9 Bred 302370-014 retailers on March 10th, 2018. The Air Jordan 9 ‘Bred’ is apart of Jordan release date 2018 and adds to the growing Air Jordan 9 lineup. This Air Jordan 9 touches on the classic releases we have seen which comes dressed in a Black, Anthracite and University Red color theme. Taking over the shoes is Black which runs across the uppers, midsole and almost everywhere else. Constructed with a mixture of leather and patent leather, University Red lands on the Jumpman branding, tongue and heel. Completing the look is Anthracite across the outsole.The ‘Bred’ Air Jordan 9 will release at select Jordan Brand retailers on March 10th, 2018. Upon its release, retail price will be $190. These are popular air jordan 9 shoes, if you like it ,go to our kd10sale.com
08:41:22 30 November 2017 Permanente link Reacties (0)
Nike Zoom KD 10 Performance Reviews
Now, the KD 10 is here, and with some tweaks and turns, it looks like Nike Basketball addressed some issues the KD 9 had. Or did it? Let’s go… It’s no secret to kd10sale.com readers and followers that the KD 9 was a favorite on this site in 2016. One of our reviewers actually picked it as the number one performer. Yes, there seemed to be some issues with the bridge between the Zoom units under the toes, bags have popped, and outsoles peeled off. But for pure performance, it was a tough shoe to beat. With this model of the KD 10 we get a circular pattern based on the impact points of the foot. Nike has loved the circle as a pattern, dating back to the Air Force I/Jordan I days, and when done right, it works. The KD 10 was close, so close. I never experienced any straight slipping in moves or game play, but there wasn’t a bite — that point when your foot just grabs and stops during a change of direction or cutting. The Curry 3 was this way too; it stopped well, but it was a smooth stop and not a toe-jamming brake job. On offense, moving toward the basket, there was no delay or problems. Running off cuts or in defensive stance felt a little slow because I was making sure the grip was there. I prefer a traction that stops on a dime and allows complete confidence in staying in front in defense and not slipping out on crossovers (kind of like Kyrie – I said kind of), but if your game is more KD — pull ups, step backs, straight ahead drives — the KD 10 should work fine, which makes sense, since the shoe is his. Oh yeah, this colorway features translucent rubber. Translucent isn’t always a bad thing, but it does tend to be softer than solid rubber. Same here, because I would not recommend these for rough courts. The outsole is soft and will wear down, leaving you literally playing on Air. The best thing about the last three KD models? Lovely, segmented, full-length Max Zoom Air. Not much changed from the 9, so here goes: this is the way Zoom should feel, all day, every day. Some shoes aren’t built to handle this much Air, but oh well. Controlled bounce is the accurate description — for the KD 9. The KD 10? The bounce went away. Don’t get frowny-faced because the impact protection is still there and works great, the transition is still smooth and flows, and the response is quick. It just doesn’t have that springy feel of the 9, which for some also brought a feeling of instability. With that bounce lessened, the KD 10 is a much more stable ride, especially in the forefoot. Impact protection, for that reason, may even be a little better in the KD 10, with that added stability making off-balance landings feel a little safer underfoot. Overall, bad knees, bad ankles, bad back — nothing was hurting after playing four to five full court games a day, but that special bounce was missed. Flyknit — everywhere you look,everywhere you feel, the KD 10 is covered in Flyknit, except at the heel straps. Soft, pliable, comfy, and form-fitting, the upper of the KD is what the future of Flyknit in basketball should be, with one slight change. The knit in high-stress areas should be a little tighter, especially with a lacing system like the 10, to help with lateral stability and support (more on that later). The tongue area is a stretchier knit pattern, letting even semi-wide footers enjoy the shoe (really wide are out of luck here). No nylon backing in the forefoot, no mesh areas around the heel, just pure, unadulterated, lovely yarn. Thick sculpted padding rounds out the inside of the heel area to keep the lockdown going and provides a nice and soft alternative to the heel counter rubbing through the ‘Knit. Overall, this is the best use of Flyknit in basketball Shoes, ever. The heel area takes it back to the old school with a sueded strap wrapping up over the last loop, tying the heel and foot into the shoe with a little more stiffness and stability. It isn’t crazy structured, it’s just enough to feel a little more secure. One note: the Swoosh has been coming off of some pairs, mine included, so maybe wait until later colorways to see if that is fixed. The one area that is, without a doubt, vastly improved from the KD 9 is the fit. The 9 was a slim water ski with laces and it seemed to be the main debatable point of any shoe last year. Even us WearTesters had some issues with trying to recommend sizing (some stayed true, some went up a half size, some went down a half size). The KD 10 widens the last in the forefoot, and by using softer Flyknit, the shoe is easier to get on and wear for all foot shapes. The containment is not as strong due to these factors, but the rope lacing tries hard to bridge the gap. Extremely wide-footers will probably still have not get an invitation to the party, but normal width people will wear pointy hats and eat cake. The fit in the rest of the shoe is almost perfect. The lacing system really does pull the shoe tight, but watch out — too tight and the pain is real, especially in the arch area. The straps pull up from the midsole and cut right into the foot, so after a couple of games you will feel some hurt in that area. No worries, loosen them up and go. The KD 10, much like the KD 9, doesn’t need to be laced straight-jacket tight to achieve lockdown. The heel has a thick area of padding just below the top line of the ankle, wrapping the foot in and stopping any sliding up and down. As for length, again, I like about a thumb’s width at the end of my shoes (about a half-inch), and TTS fit me perfect. A half-size down, with the softer toebox, would work great if you want no room in the end, but the reports of a whole size down? Crazy. Stay TTS or at the most half down. Well, the cushioning is fantastic. However, the support is adequate. There are no serious structures to prevent rollover, no straps or chains or bridge cables, just a good fit, wide base, and solid heel counter. If you get the right size then support will get you through your games just fine, unless you have some ailments that require more. The Zoom being less bouncy definitely makes landings more stable — off-center rebounds were held up and pushed back upright, while lateral movements were smoother without the Zoom deforming as much and rebounding. The midfoot arch area is slightly higher than a normal shoe but not so much to cause pain; it’s just enough to keep your foot from pronating and hurting yourself. The heel counter is real, and the lacing system coupled with the heel saddle (the suede part) pull you into the shoe and give the KD 10 a feeling of riding lower than it does. The one thing the KD10 needs is the midsole sidewalls to come up over the foot a bit. The knit is just too soft for proper containment from the upper, and the laces are strong, but if the midsole wrapped up along the sides to give the foot a starting block man, that would be golden. This is tough. There were such minor changes to my favorite shoe of 2016, but those changes affected the play in a major way. The Zoom is toned down, for good and bad. The materials are definitely improved, unless you like a tighter knit for containment. The looks — let’s face it, this is a beautiful shoe. But the traction slid a little (see it?) and the overall playability seemed a step back from the KD 9. If you enjoyed the 9, definitely try the 10, because it is an incredibly responsive and cushioned ride that uses Flyknit like it should be used, with a great fit to boot. If you are a super-quick guard that needs killer traction, well, it might work for you, but if it doesn’t, we told you so. If you are a player like KD — smooth, scoring from anywhere, can D up positions 1-5, the KD 10 could be perfect. Overall, the small changes are appreciated. Too many times we have seen a great technology, like the segmented Zoom here, be used for a year or season and get scrapped. This stuff is magic, once they get the bridge tearing problem fixed. Remember — evolution, not revolution. And on KD’s feet, it will be televised on kd10sale.com
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Traction – Best traction on a Kobe, hands down. The rubber is soft and the pattern – herringbone – is awesome on practically any indoor court no matter the condition. If you hoop outdoors then you will want the XDR outsole option otherwise you will grind the rubber down rather quickly due to it being so soft. Cushion – Lunarlon is amazing foam. Besides Micro G, Lunarlon would be my choice as far as foam cushions are concerned. What is so great about foam cushions – especially Lunarlon – is that it absorbs and distributes impact evenly throughout which will help your joints out in the long run. What I like best about this setup overall is that the Lunarlon is full length so you will wear it down evenly over time without losing any comfort like you would with the Hyperdunk 2012’s Lunarlon setup. Additionally, if you play primarily indoors, all you’d need to do is buy another midsole insert via kd10sale.com and you can have these last for quite some time. Material – Engineered mesh sounded cool but looked scary. Luckily it isn’t scary at all and there was much more Fuse placed on the shoe than what you can actually see. Not only did this keep things light but it also added a ton of structure and support so even though you have a shoe that weighs in at a mere 9.6 Oz… you would never know it by how much support & structure is readily available. Fit – They fit true to size. Eastbay lists them as narrow – if you have really wide feet I could see that – but they don’t feel anywhere near as snug as the Kobe AD. If I were to compare the fit with any previous Kobe model it would have to be the 6. Lockdown isn’t just available… its freaking awesome. There are little pillows along the center of the tongue, allowing you the ability to lace up your kicks as tight as possible without cutting off circulation, and the overall containment is top notch… especially for a shoe that looks more like a runner than a traditional hoop shoe. Also, don’t wear the Kobe Elite socks… just a warning. If you don’t know why I say this then you missed all three Performance Teasers… yes, there were three. Ventilation – It’s not insanely well ventilated but it is the most well ventilated KD 10 For Sale to date. With the fit and the appropriate sock, they feel just fine. I personally don’t require too much ventilation so long as the materials are able to retain their shape & these do that just fine. Support – The support is mostly coming from the outstanding fit. There is a heel clip to help keep your heel in place as well as a glass based Carbon Fiber shank for torsional rigidity and support. Inside the shoe, the Lunarlon midsoles do have a molded arch in place as well. For those of you that use orthotics, you may want to consider grabbing the Zoom Air laced orthotic ready insole option – available on NIKEiD. Overall – Traction –awesome. Cushion – amazing. Materials – innovative beyond belief. Fit – pretty much perfect. Ventilation – the best it’s ever been on a Kobe signature. Support – plenty. What else is there to say? If you are a Guard then this is a shoe that you can – and will – appreciate. Sure, they let most of us down with the Kobe 7’s – I say most of us because there are a few who enjoyed those – but they really made up for it with the Kobe 8. Light done right… and better than the other guys.
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The Nike KD 10 (X) first released on May 26th, 2017. The KD 10 for sale will debut in various colorways throughout the year and here is where you can find out the latest updates. The KD10 will retail for $150 which is constructed with a Flyknit upper which is said to be the best used on a basketball shoe to date.Always ready to play, always ready to compete, Kevin Durant's tenth shoe is as versatile and responsive as KD. Zoned Flyknit provides breathability and stretch, while Nike Zoom Air cushioning returns impact energy back to your foot for ultra-responsiveness. 1.Nike KD 10 Multi-Color Release on December 7th. During the month of December Nike Basketball is set to release the new Nike KD 10 ‘Multi-Color’. This Nike KD 10 comes dressed in a Multi-Color, Black, Cool Grey and White color combination. The base features Flyknit throughout which utilizes the Multicolor theme. Following we have Grey which lands on the overlay, laces, tongue and collar area. Other details includes Black on the Nike Swoosh while White covers the midsole and outsole. The Nike KD 10 Multi-Color is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball on December 7th. Retail price will be $150. Below you can check out another image for a better look. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts. 2.Nike KD 10 University Red Release November 10th, 2017. Another kids exclusive Nike KD 10 from Nike Basketball is on the way. Releasing during the month of November, the latest comes highlighted in University Red. Looking closer, this Nike KD 10 comes dressed in a Black, Metallic Gold, University Red and Bright Crimson color combination. As you can see Black runs across the base while White lands on the laces, overlay and midsole. Following we have Metallic Gold applied to the Nike Swoosh and KD branding while a translucent outsole completes the look. The Nike KD 10 University Red is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retailers including online at Nike.com exclusively in kids sizing on November 10th, 2017. Once available the retail price will be $125. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will provide you with a closer look. It's been ten years since Kevin Durant joined the Nike family. As he's matured both on and off the court, his shoes have evolved and his partnership with the Nike design team has continued to grow. Today he's part of the process from conception to completion,working through every detail to improve on-court performance and tell unique stories through colors and graphics. "This evolution with Nike, to be on my tenth shoe . . . it's a dream come true," KD says.
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