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Jordan Brand Previews Upcoming Air Jordan 11 Heiress in 2017

Le 14 novembre 2017 à  03:53
Rubriques : Air Jordans

Jordan Brand Previews Upcoming Air Jordan 11 Heiress in 2017

Recently Jordan Brand unveiled their  Jordans 2017 Holiday Collection which included two Air Jordan 11 colorways dropping during December part of the new 'Win Like Mike' campaign.

In the Jordan Brand unveiling, we have a brand new pair of the Air Jordan 11. Instead of patent leather, the brand swaps it out for a textured material while dressed in Blue. Although not confirmed, it appears that this will be a women’s release which would make this the upcoming Air Jordan Heiress release for the holiday season. Reasons we believe this is due to a woman wearing them in the lookbook.

1.Air Jordan 11 Win Like 82 release on November 11th,2017. The Air Jordan 11 'Win Like 82' expands Jordan Brand's in Like Mike' campaign for the Holiday 2017 season. This release pays tribute to Michael Jordan's national title winning shot during his freshman year in college during 1982.

Michael Jordan wore his collegiate practice shorts under his professional uniform which is a nod tohis alma mater. Celebrating this, the Air Jordan 11 features University Blue on the Jumpman while Midnight Navy lands on the patent leather. These two colors trace pack to his infamous practice shorts.

The Air Jordan 11 Win Like 82 is scheduled to release on November 11th,2017 in full family sizing. They will be available at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com.Retail price is set at $220.Due to production issues,adult sizes will be on the limited side.

2.Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 Release on December 9th,2017

The Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 is added to the Win Like Mike campaign part of.Jordan Brand's Holiday 2017 releases. This release pays homage to Michael Jordan's time with the Chicago Bulls and their iconic record.

Looking closer,this Air Jordan 11 comes dressed in a Gym Red,White and Black color combination. The entire uppers are dressed in Red which includes the leather,mesh and patent leather. Following we have Black on the Jumpman and on the heel. Other details includes White on the midsole and a translucent outsole.

The Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 is set to release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com in full family sizing on December 9th,2017. Retail price will be $220.

3.Air Jordan 11 Jeter inspired by Derek Jeter

The Air Jordan 11 ‘Jeter’ was on display across from Yankee Stadium at 880 River Ave and inspired by Derek Jeter. The pop-up shop paid RE2PECT and had a capsule collection which featured hats and t-shirts along with other items from Jordan Brand.

On May 14, 2017, Derek Jeter’s #2 jersey will become the last of the Yankees’ single digits to be retired. The honor cements the captain’s legacy as one of the team — and sport’s — greatest players. Congratulating Jeter on his jersey retirement, Michael Jordan wrote him a personalized note.

To celebrate Jeter’s love for the game, the brand is inviting local community members to participate in a stick ball game they’re hosting in the Bronx prior to Sunday's Yankees game.

Jeter, who played twenty seasons in New York, set a new standard for others to follow. RE2PECT began as a salute to one man’s epic career, but will now expand across the whole Jordan Brand family, who will continue to carry forward the mantra in the pursuit of greatness on and off the field.

Below you can check out more images of the pop-up shop as well as the Air Jordan 11 Navy Suede. If Have more info,we will make sure to update you on newjordans2018.com

 


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Three Style Newest Nike PG 1 release date and reviews

Le 9 novembre 2017 à  10:55
Rubriques : Air Jordans

Since his late-2015 return to the court, George has steadily returned to the form he lost in his injury and proven himself worthy of a signature model as the Pacers fight for a playoff spot. His future as a Pacer, however, is uncertain. George’s contract was heavily rumored to be moved at the 2017 trade deadline, and speculation remains that he will be suiting up for a new team following his impending free agency.

1.Nike PG 1 UConn PE Release Date

Nike Basketball has recently given the Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team their own Nike PG 1 UConn PE which they will wear for their season opener which takes place this Friday, November 10th.

Looking closer they feature the schools team colors. As you can see this Nike PG 1 for sale features White across the uppers while National Flag Blue is applied to the tongue, Nike Swoosh and midsole. Other highlights includes Connecticut’s Huskies’ logo on the heels while White covers the outsole which completes the look.

Don’t expect the Nike PG 1 UConn PE to release, however we will continue to showcase upcoming colorways and models created for team. Below you can check out more images which will give you a better look. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section belo. Aaaa. The month of November will bring us a couple Nike PG 1 releases. The latest to showcase features a Black and University Gold theme.

2.Nike PG 1 Black University Gold Release Date

Being specific, this Nike PG 1 comes dressed in a Black, University Gold and Wolf Grey color combination. Across the base we have Black while using suede and mesh. Following we have Gold accents which outlines the Nike Swoosh, hits the PG branding, heel and other select areas. Finishing the look is a Grey midsole with speckled detailing.

The Nike PG 1 Black University Gold is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retailers including online at Nike.com on November 18th, 2017. Retail price will be $110.

3.Nike PG 1 Duke PE Release Date

Recently we showcased the Nike PG 1 Duke PE which was gifted to the school. Nike Basketball will also extend upon their player exclusives for the regular season opener. We now have a look at the Nike PG 1 ‘Kentucky Wildcats’ PE.

As you can see this Nike PG 1 comes covered in Royal Blue while White accents are spread throughout. In addition we have speckled detailing on the midsole while White is applied to the outsole. Completing the look and making them officially a player exclusive, we have the schools logo on the heel.

Continue to scroll below to check out another image of the Nike PG 1 Kentucky Wildcats PE. Don’t expect this pair to release however its possible to see some sizes wind up on new jordans 2018. Make sure to visit the comments section and let us know your thoughts.

Nike PG 1 Reviews

That means that by the time the Nike PG2 drops next year it may be launching in purple and yellow. But before we get ahead of ourselves though, it’s time find out if the first model in the series carries on the tradition of fantastic affordable signature models from Nike.

Hover over the dots for a breakdown of how the Nike PG1 performs on-court.

Traction – The Nike PG 1 features an interesting pattern that will serve you well on-court. This particular version of the shoe features translucent rubber, and while it’s better than what Nike Basketball has put out in the past, it still isn’t the best option. Why does Nike insist on using clear rubber? It’s mostly to showcase the technology within the shoe. However, upcoming colorways of the PG1 feature solid rubber — what I’d recommend over the translucent options — while highlighting the cushion within the midsole by changing the color of the rubber in that particular section. I believe that is the best route and I’m surprised Nike hasn’t done it sooner with so many complaints about the lack of tackiness its translucent rubber offers.

The good news is that the pattern here really helps the rubber compound out and dust doesn’t stick to the pattern much. A quick wipe every so often will do the outsole good, and I’m almost positive that the solid rubber options will far exceed this version on-court.

Cushion – Forefoot bottom loaded Zoom Air is what is offered in the PG1. This setup is for those that want a more responsive ride for greater reaction speed. You won’t sink into the cushion and you won’t feel it bounce back as you would if it were directly underfoot, but it gets the job done for the most part. At the heel it’s just Phylon so nothing special there. Some may feel the setup is a bit lackluster if they’re expecting an abundant amount of cushion, but if you are more into court feel then this will prove to be a worthy setup.

Materials – This is one of the best material options we’ve had from Nike Basketball Shoes in a long time. It offers a little bit of everything, but not in a way that would make the shoe feel awkward or cluttered with tons of gimmicky materials.

The forefoot is free feeling with the open mesh and it’s protected by a layer of fuse in the high wear areas. This is great for players that stay on their toes and do not enjoy breaking in shoes. Meanwhile, the rear panel, on this colorway, is made of nubuck and it feels like the good ‘ol days when nubucks and leathers were being used to construct a sneaker. The overall build feels good, looks good, and plays well. Can’t really ask for much more than that. Materials and fit on the Nike PG 1 are my favorite aspects of the sneaker. Speaking of fit…

Fit – The PG 1 fits true to size. However, they are very snug — just the way I like it. The overall fit reminds me a bit of the Nike Kryie 3 White Green — one of the best fitting shoes I’ve ever worn — especially at the forefoot. And that’s before I even adjusted the strap. If you’re a wide footer then you may want to go up 1/2 size as the one-piece construction doesn’t offer much stretch once they’re on your foot.
The PG1 isn’t perfect, but Nike deserves any success that comes with Paul George’s first signature model because the shoe is that good. It’s a great aesthetic design, is releasing in attractive colorways, and—most importantly—performs on a level that far exceeds its relatively low price tag. For $110, it’s hard to go wrong. Its cushioning and stability are top-notch, making it my favorite Nike of the season at any price.



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The Adidas Dame 4 Deconstructed Report

Le 9 novembre 2017 à  02:38
Rubriques : Air Jordans

One of my favorite basketball shoes of 2017 is the Dame 4. It took the attributes that worked really well from the Dame 2 and 3 and carried them over to the 4 while reducing the bulk. It shows the lines refinement and fluid transition from one model to the next. Evolution, baby. Evolution!

As mentioned in the Dame 4 performance review, the Bounce midsole felt lower than any of the previous iterations — which you can see here. You still ride inside of the midsole, but the bulk has been trimmed down. So, you receive support and containment from the midsole in key areas rather than the entire thing. That’s what made the midsole of the Dame 3 look so chunky; practically the entire top line rode above your foot wheres in the Dame 4 it’s much more precise.

Cheap insole — standard adidas practice nowadays. If you ask those that have been wearing adidas models for the past 10 years what aspect the shoes have declined in it would be the insole. Yes, you can swap the insole out for your own — which is recommended to maximize comfort and fit — but the Three Stripes used to provide thick PU insoles that were heavenly.

I can only imagine the comfort Bounce would offer coupled with those old PU insoles. Maybe we’ll get an insole upgrade from adidas eventually. For the time being, the standard insole wasn’t horrible, but it’s cheap and sticks out as the glaring overlooked item in an otherwise perfect package.

Strobel board, standard in all footwear. Some shoes add an additional foam layer for extra comfort, something the Dame 4 could have used with the slimmed down and firmed up Bounce. Not a deal breaker by any means, just something to note.

The torsional plate is interesting. I just reviewed a runner from Asics that featured a beefed up version of this. If you missed that video you can catch it here. I had wondered how something like what Asics offered would feel on-court, and while this is a much smaller version, it’s still fairly similar and offered ample torsional support.

The forefoot is very thin. Bounce offered just enough cushion to make this a well balanced ride between court feel and protection.

Meanwhile, the heel rides a bit higher. You can feel more of the bounce that Bounce offers here mostly due to its thickness and the holes placed throughout. These holes allow your weight and pressure to force the compression of the midsole more than it would without them. While you “squish” the foam down it’ll expand into the cored out sections and then bounce back. (This is what Nike should have done with React. It would have made that cushion setup much more forgiving.)

This is a great shot of the Dame 3 and Dame 4 side by side. You can see the top layer of Bounce foam in the Dame 3 (above) that sits inside of the EVA midsole carrier. This makes me wonder if the Dame 4 midsole is completely Bounce or if Bounce was removed altogether — which I doubt — but it’s never out of the realm of possibilities. I think if adidas was caught removing tech from any of the lineup it has right now it could kill the momentum so, again, I doubt that’s what it did. It’s more likely that adidas firmed Bounce up and made it the entire midsole — which is how the shoe felt while playing in them.

Here are the layers of the upper. This is a cool image that shows you each component within the upper. The main structure is the exterior layer while the middle lining and third layer of padding protect your foot from the more structured material.

This view allows you to see what your foot sees. If it had eyes, of course.

In between the structured outer layer and padded interior are the lace cables, much like Nike’s Flywire — except these cables were much stronger.

I had wondered if the heel tab was connected to one of the lace cables when I first grabbed the Dame 4 but I couldn’t tighten any of the laces tight enough to move the pull tab. It’s nice to see that they are in fact connected. I just couldn’t notice a difference once on-foot.

This is the outsole. Nothing to see here, other than it looks really cool with all those teeth at the heel. It’s very thin as well so wearing for outdoor hooping is something that you’ll do at your own risk while knowing it won’t be the most durable.

That takes care of the breakdown on the adidas Dame 4 deconstruction. Another great job by the folks over at FastPass and it’s always awesome to learn everything you can about what your money buys you at newjordans2018.com



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Air Jordan 9 Leather performance reviews

Le 7 novembre 2017 à  10:37
Rubriques : Air Jordans

Hit the jump for full written review.

Traction – Just like the previous Air Jordan 9 models that feature a flat traction surface, there were no issues. The flex grooves and natural shape helped movement and flex which also allowed the foot’s strike zones to be on the ground at all times. Now that I think about it, the outsole is probably the shoes most notable feature… both design and performance wise.

Cushion – Two Air units are found – one at the heel and one at the forefoot – which are housed inside of a Polyurethane midsole. At first, cushion starts out a bit rough but once you get going things become easier. You can begin to feel a slight bounce within the heel – a nice feeling to have – upon strikes while the forefoot remains minimal to allow for greater court feel. Probably not the ‘best’ cushion you could have on-court but it’s definitely not the worst. I will say that the PU midsole is much more forgiving than what’s used on the AJ3… either that or the Air units are larger… it could be both – I’m not taking these J’s apart to find out.

Material – The material and fit were the Air Jordan 9 Brown Leather Glove’s worst attribute. When you have cheap split grain leather with overlays of additional split grains along with the PU coating, you get a pretty solid fitting shoe with enough support throughout. Unfortunately these only have one piece of the thinner split grain which is then attached to another thin layer of nubuck – or whatever the heck that sparkly black material is.

Every piece of a performance shoe is supposed to work in tandem with each other and in this case it doesn’t. This is the first time where I felt as if the materials weren’t going to be able to hold up… and I’m not even a big guy so I would hate to see what happens if a larger player were to rock these on-court.

Fit – They fit true to size but they pinch a bit at the sides. I’d suggest going up ½ sz… if you don’t you could end up like THIS…

The fit wasn’t too great either. Usually inner sleeves work well inside a sneaker but the inner sleeve felt as if it was staying with my foot while the rest of the leather upper wanted to go in a completely different direction. Playing in a shoe like this you begin to understand the advantages of ‘newer’ tech… mainly synthetics like TPU/ plastic – like what is used for Fuse material.

Ventilation – This was average. The sleeve allows for heat & moisture to escape but the leather isn’t breathable so a lot of moisture stays locked inside the shoe. Any ventilation issues could have easily been the culprit behind the sloppy fit.

Support – The support is pretty basic because of the material and fit inability to properly function. There is a molded arch so they get some points but for the most part… you can get more support by going barefoot.

Overall – They were fun to play in but you could easily roll an ankle in the Air Jordan IX. It’s a shame too because they offer great traction and adequate cushioning & they don’t look half bad either. If I were going to pick an early model Air Jordan to play in it would be between the AJ7 or 8… if I wanted to go way back into the vault I’d go with the Air Jordan 3 & 4… maybe even the 1 too.

I am happy that I’ve gotten this far without injury. In my eyes the hard part is over and now it’s on to the more ‘updated’ models. Not only am I going to find out which Air Jordan from 10-23 plays best but I’ll also figure out which Retro models were cheaply made… to a point in which in effects their performance at kd10sale.com .



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Would you like fowler's exclusive mocha aj3 and wolf grey aj1

Le 7 novembre 2017 à  05:19

Would you like  fowler's exclusive mocha aj3 and wolf grey aj1
This Week recommend contains a pair of Air Jordan 1s mocha and a pair of Air Jordan 3s fitknit, both of which flaunt special features that make them truly exclusive.

Fist one ,Air Jordan 3 Mocha 2018 for sale , It may not be an OG colorway, but there’s no doubt that many of us got plenty of love for the Air Jordan 3 Mocha. The last time Jordan Brand dropped the shoe in this colorway was way back in 2001, now it looks like the shoe it going to be making its long awaited return sometime during Summer ’18.

The original pair was constructed out of leather and came in a clean White, Chrome and Dark Mocha color scheme, the shoe consists of a White upper accented by the Mocha hits on the Elephant print overlays, Jumpman, eyelets and part of the outsole. Minimal hits of Chrome can be seen on the bottom eyelets. Although no pictures of the 2018 version have leaked

Next one, Air Jordan 1 Flyknit Wolf Grey , The Air Jordan 1 Flyknit will release in a few color options during Fall 2017. One of those releases will be the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘Wolf Grey’ which is scheduled to release in November.

This Air Jordan 1 features a Wolf Grey, Gum Yellow, White and Golden Harvest color combination. Highlighted with Nike’s Flyknit technology which is done in Grey. Following we have Golden Harvest which lands on the Nike Swoosh and White across the midsole. Finishing the look is Gum on the outsole.

The Air Jordan 3 Mocha and aj 1 Flyknit Wolf Grey drops on November 11 for $115 at newjordans2018.com , and select retailers worldwide



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Nike Kobe 9 Elite Performance test

Le 6 novembre 2017 à  04:50
Rubriques : Air Jordans

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Performance test

Traction – The best traction I’ve ever had has come from two shoes… the Air Jordan XX8 and the Air Penny 5. I can now add the Nike Kobe 9 Elite to that list. In fact, It’d be tied with the Air Jordan XX8 for that #1 spot. Yeah… its that freaking good. It must be a combination of the pattern itself and the thin rubber. You receive such a natural feeling when maneuvering that its almost as if you can feel the floor beneath your toes. Outdoor players will want to stay away from these as that thin rubber will likely wear out very quickly. How quickly? Wait here while I go grab my sneaker wear and tear calculator…

Cushion – These feature the same system as the Kobe 11 . If you enjoyed the full length Lunarlon midsole then you’ll be pretty pleased here. If you bought any of the other Kobe 8 models that featured different cushion setups and foams then you can easily swap them out for a different/ custom ride. The greatest part is that you can use the LeBron 11 Lunarlon/ Zoom Air midsole in these bad boys so if low profile isn’t quite your thing then all you have to do is swap them out with the LeBron midsole and you’re good to go.

Material – Flyknit, Fuse and some really sweet looking Carbon Fiber panels are the main materials used. Flyknit is abundant throughout and backed by a very thin TPU/ Fuse for some additional structure and support. Why would they use Flyknit if they were going to use Fuse? I don’t know… why would they use Engineered Mesh if they were just going to use Fuse? Obviously basketball and running have two different styles of movement. For added security the thin layer of Fuse was put in place to ensure the structural integrity isn’t compromised during play.

Fit – As mentioned in their First Impression, there is a bit of dead space within the toe but I still would recommend going true to size. Length wise, everything fits fine, there just seems to be a bit of extra volume in these that I personally prefer to not have. LeBron would probably love how they fit whereas I prefer the snug fit from the LeBron 11. Speaking of the LeBron 14 for sale… you can use that midsole that I went over in the cushion section to help add a slight lift within the shoe thus taking up the dead space within. Were they horribly sloppy without the LeBron midsole? Not at all, quite the opposite… I just like how it feels when the shoe is touching my foot… makes me feel more secure.

Lockdown is great throughout the shoe, especially in the heel… no, not because they are really high cut. Its because the Flyknit in that area fits like a sock so you have something that really hugs and contains without limiting any restriction. A high that plays like a low. I do feel the collar height is unnecessary as I achieve perfect lockdown from the third to last eyelet but for those that wish to enable their mental placebo… these will work well for that.

Ventilation – Definitely not their strong suit. The tongue and toebox perforations are the only true points of ventilation. Its nothing horrible but its noteworthy for those that wish to have something a little more breathable.

Support – Yes,they are ridiculously high… no, that’s not where their support comes from. Their fit, however, keeps your foot in place along the midfoot and heel which is exactly what helps support the foot upon movements. No shifting or sliding around within the shoe at all and the Carbon Fiber heel panels help ensure that no slipping will occur upon lateral movements. You’ll be able to play the way you want to while being very well protected from a support standpoint.

What about the lack of shank plate? That was easier for me to describe visually so I go over that in the video above.

Overall – I love playing in the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. They offer everything I personally want and need. Excellent traction, great cushion, nice materials with a supportive yet mobile fit and support for lateral movements. If you happen to want or need more cushion then that is an option, so long as you own a pair of LeBron 11’s. I would have loved to have seen these in a lower cut. A high top would have still been fine… just not this high since that’s just extra material that doesn’t need to be there. However, If you are able to get your hands on a pair then I highly recommend them. Last year the Air Jordan XX8 was my top shoe of the year ever since their February launch… history has found a way to repeat itself on newjordans2018.com



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Here is three of hot shoes on Air Jordans for November.2

Le 3 novembre 2017 à  04:40
Rubriques : Air Jordans

Here is three of hot shoes on Air Jordans for November.2

Each year a new signature Air Jordan model is released along with retro models and is the most popular sneaker in history. Today we share the three hot sale Jordan Brand lifestyle sneakers

1. Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey Hot Sale

The Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey is a brand new colorway which will debut during the Fall season.this Air Jordan 12 comes dressed in a Dark Grey and Wolf Grey color combination.
Utilizing Dark Grey on the suede uppers and leather basketball textured overlay. Following we have Wolf Grey applied to the Jumpman branding, Two 3 running down the tongue and outsole.
Completing the look while giving them a premium theme is Metallic Gold
on the top two eyelets and the top of the back heel pull tabs which is a nod to the Taxi Air Jordan 12.

The Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey will release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Ni

2.New Love Air Jordan 1 Flyknit  For Sale

We have seen a handful of Air Jordan 1 Flyknit releases take place and we can expect a few more including the ‘Shadow’ and ‘BHM’ edition. Not only that, Jordan Brand plans to apply Flyknit to more retro models.

As some of you may know, Jordan Brand brought back the ‘New Love’ Air Jordan 1 earlier in the year. While it released in traditional form which includes a leather upper, how many of you would like to see a Air Jordan 1 Flyknit edition.

We now have a preview of the New Love Air Jordan 1 Flyknit which allows us to see what a potential release would look like. While not an official release or custom but a photoshop done by Nick Pearson who goes by sneakerjunkienz.

3.Air Jordan 6 ‘Wheat’ 

The Air Jordan 6 ‘Wheat’ has been added to the upcoming lineup of releases for the colder months. Dressed in a Fall ready theme, this Air Jordan 6 is highlighted with Golden Harvest.

Looking closer at this Air Jordan 6, they come dressed in a Golden Harvest and Sail color combination. Across the uppers we have suede while dressed in predominate Wheat. That same shade extends onto the tongue and back heel tab. Following is the use of Sail that lands on the Jumpman branding and across the midsole. The last touch is a milky translucent outsole which completes the look.

Air Jordan 6 Wheat Release Date

The Wheat Air Jordan 6 is scheduled to release at select Jordans 2018 retailers during November 2017. Upon it’s release, the retail price is set at $110..

If You Like these jordan shoes ,please go to hoop jordan buy one, thanks



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Under Armour Curry 4 ‘Warriors’ Pefromance review

Le 2 novembre 2017 à  04:08

The Under Armour Curry 4 feels like the true successor to the Curry 2.

YOU CAN FIND THE UA CURRY 4 AVAILABLE AT hoopjordan.com STARTING OCTOBER 27.

Traction – Herringbone is missing from the Curry line for the very first time, and while we love our herringbone, it wasn’t actually missed. The spiral pattern put in place offers multi-directional coverage for any move performed at any time. Linear coverage is fantastic and lateral coverage is handled very well too.

When dust is present the tackiness of the rubber compound used (on translucent outsole options) attracts dust like a magnet. Wiping will be very necessary if you happen to play on a poorly maintained court, but when you’re not wiping things are still able to stick until you have the time to clear things out. One of the courts I play on feels slick even after its been cleaned — it likely needs to be refinished — and the Curry 4 Warriors for sale was still able to hold its own.

With the translucent playing so well on some terrible courts it makes me wonder how much more awesome solid rubber versions of the outsole will perform. If you aren’t using herringbone, use this. This was awesome.

Cushion – Tech specs for the Curry 4 were released after I had recorded the video performance review. However, we still didn’t learn much about the cushion. All that we have been told is that UA is incorporating a proprietary foam compound for responsiveness underfoot. Whether or not this foam is Charged, a new form of Micro G, or something else entirely is still up in the air.

However, I do know how the cushion felt underfoot and the best word I can use to describe it is minimal. Not quite Kyrie minimal, but minimal enough to allow for court feel and some minor impact protection. You can always swap out the insole for some additional coverage (I was fine with the stock insole) but this isn’t the shoe for people looking for cushioning. Much like the Curry models of the past, these are all about control, court feel, and stability. If these are attributes you require out of your shoes then you’re going to love how these play. Again, if you’re looking for something with a ton of cushion then these simply weren’t meant for you.

What I like most about the Curry 4 low warriors yellow for sale midsole tooling is that it offers a minimal setup and the shoe owns it. The Curry 3 was super firm and thick for no reason. You rode high off the floor without the benefit of having a well-cushioned ride. That wound up making the 3 feel heavy and clunky underfoot. It was stable, but you can achieve greater stability by bringing yourself down to the floor — that will make you feel lighter on your feet and quicker.

This was not the case with the Curry 4 because what you see is what you get. I feel the perfect setup for these would have been this exact midsole setup with the addition of a Micro G insole; luckily, I still have a few of those stashed away from older UA models. That combination gives you a little more feedback from the foam insole while retaining all of the attributes the Curry 4 offers.

Materials – Threadborne looks to have been a one and done type of material from the Curry line because we now have a modern knit along the upper. Sitting atop the knit is a synthetic leather overlay that adds a little bit of reinforcement to the minimally structured shoe.

So far, this setup has proven to be effective on-court while remaining durable. The synthetic breaks in very nicely and mimics leather in a way that I hadn’t expected. Once the knitted upper breaks in and conforms to your foot you end up with a shoe that feels like it was molded around your foot shape — not just some generic last.

Fit – Going true to size is crucial because the upper is very minimalistic. The entire shoe feels like its suffocating your feet when you first put them on but the break-in process does wonders for the fit.

Side note: I keep reading on other forums that players wear a shoe one time and decide that the shoe is not for them, noting complaints about material stiffness. Shoes often require break-in time. I’m not sure why consumers nowadays are unwilling to break in shoes. The shoes were not built around their foot shape so why would they feel like they were after a single wear for two hours? Leather shoes never felt perfect straight out of the box. Fuse-based shoes required tons of breaking in before feeling nice.

Many consumers have become lazy and impatient. Hopefully, things change for the better, where consumers are well versed on what products offer and why those offerings may or may not work for them rather than just going for something and being pissed that it wasn’t perfect from the start. End rant.

Now, if you choose to go up half size on the Curry 4 because you have wide feet and wish to not break-in your shoe then you will compromise the fit and overall support. If you do this you may injure yourself because you’ve made it so the shoe’s design no longer works as intended. Not every shoe was made for every person. Find a shoe that was made for you, or break in one, and you’ll be surprised at how awesome it is.

Lockdown on the Curry 4 was excellent. The entire shoe is a sock, a very tight sock. You ride inside portions of the footbed (midsole) and once you lace up you’re locked in. Being low to the ground also helps with the minimal upper — everything here feels like it had a lot of thought put into it and if it’s here, there’s for a reason. Having this upper on the Curry 3s tooling would have been disastrous because your foot would sit on top of that midsole rather than in it, and I don’t think this upper wouldn’t have been able to handle all types of lateral movements on its own.

To sum things up: go true to size. Break in the shoe if it’s a little snug at first and you’ll thank yourself later.

Support – Despite being a minimal shoe, the support is solid. The overall support doesn’t rely on the upper, other than the fit, but more so on the way everything works together. The way your foot rests inside the shoe, the way the midsole is sculpted in the rear and lateral forefoot — all of it works very well together. Everything feels very anatomical and I like it a lot.

If I were to enhance anything it would have been the internal heel counter. I would have liked it a little bigger and covering more area. The way it’s implemented currently wasn’t a deal breaker because I love playing in the shoe, but it’s the one thing I feel could have been improved upon. Otherwise, the way the outsole sits on the floor, moves with the upper, and moves with the wearer’s foot feels effortless on  new jordans 2018.

Overall – The Curry 4 feels like it should have come after the Curry 2. It provides a better fit, greater stability, and more control. These are all things the Curry 2 had going for it and it feels like these attributes roll over into the Curry 4 a bit more seamlessly than it had in the 3.

If Under Armour can continue its basketball line with this type of performance then it will have hit a nice stride moving forward. Not only do I love the Curry 4, but now I’m really excited for the Curry 5.



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adidas Crazy Explosive Performance Reviews

Le 1 novembre 2017 à  05:05
Rubriques : Air Jordans

adidas Crazy Explosive Performance Reviews

adidas has seen a fundamental change in design and performance over the last three years, and it all starts with two words: Boost and Primeknit. What would a shoe with both feel like on a basketball court? Luckily, we already know because the word is out and the adidas Crazy Explosive is a top shoe for 2016. What is one more opinion when we already know the tale of the tape? Hopefully you’ll learn something if you are still undecided, so read on…

TRACTION – Who knew coral would make good grips? That is what adidas is calling the pattern, and it works on any indoor court surface. Not exactly biting, more of a smooth grip and release, making coming out of stops smooth and quick. Where the Rose 7 is a dig in, hold, and push off, the air jordan 1 is more long stride and transition. Durability was not in the blueprint, however, as the rubber began peeling off the edges within about three jumpers’ time — okay, not that quick, but definitely sooner than wanted. Outdoor asphalt or rough concrete will eat these like Krispy Kreme — one quick bite.

CUSHIONING – Boost. That’s all.

Kidding, kind of. Boost has been a little different since it hit courts two years ago; it’s too unstable to pack like the runners unless there is a caging system. If the instability is cut down, the cushion properties are cut down also. A fine line to walk, but the Crazy Explosive gets it right. The heel is packed thick with pellets but the lateral side is caged in a polyurethane to keep the Boost from expanding too far out. This accomplishes two missions: first, it keeps the shoe from tipping out, and second, the Boost stays underfoot for quicker response. The forefoot is encased also, but as thin as the Boost is this may have been more for containment and design. Either way, impact was NUH-UH while response into the next step was easy and smooth with very little lag or sinking feeling in the forefoot.

There have been some “opinions” floating that the Boost is not as responsive or “dead” in some pairs. Speaking for this reviewed pair, there is no issue at all with response or impact protection straight out of the box. From the first day until now, 3 almost 3 months later, the Explosive is responsive and cushioned without feeling too soggy and mushy.

MATERIALS – It honestly gets no better if you need or want a fabric/woven upper. The Primeknit here is flexible and soft but reinforced in high stress areas with a tighter weave. No fishing line disguised as support wire, just woven upper — almost. The parts of the shoe that don’t have the brighter threads (the infrared color) have a nylon backing material behind the Primeknit for a little extra support (the mudguard basically). Those areas are responsible for keeping the foot over the footbed, but that goes into the Support category, coming later.

The Crazy Explosive also features a full length GeoFit inner bootie to form-fit the CE to the foot. For those not familiar, GeoFit is a system of strategically placed pads around the ankle and foot to secure the fit comfortably. First seen on the Rose 1 in basketball (at least by name), the pads aren’t thick but dense and keep pressure away.

FIT – Speaking of Fit, here we go: while the adidas dame 4 seemed to fit most people a half size small, and the Crazy Light Boost 2016 fit a half to full size too big, the Crazy Explosive is just right — no doubt thanks to the inner padding, but the wider toe box and feel overall makes the CE more accommodating to different shapes without changing sizes. Being wider, it would almost make sense for the CE to feel clunky, but the form-fitting ‘Knit keeps the shoe flexing easily with no fight of the foot, so even though the fit looks wide, it moves right with your grooves. The ankle and heel are locked in with the combo of the Geofit and the Achilles wrap around the ankle, so even without a really solid heel counter, there is no movement at all in the heel. Best fitting adidas shoe ever? Yeah, exactly.

SUPPORT – Primeknit can’t be supportive, right? Because it’s too soft, won’t hold up or contain the foot? Nope. Nuh-uh. Wrong. Like we covered in the materials section, the knit is reinforced in the high stress areas with a nylon back and a tighter weave, so stretch and pull in those areas is minimal. The huge infinity shank under the midfoot (under the whole foot, really) keeps the arch from arching the wrong way. It also helps with transition, keeping running smooth without being too mushy and slow, but also lets the Crazy Explosive bend in the right spots.

The Boost is caged in the forefoot and heel to help with this category specifically. Boost is completely unstable by itself — its foam balls made to rebound off of each other. The cages allow the Boost to compress, to a point, and hold the Boost in shape to keep the shoe from rolling over. This cage also keeps compression from completely bottoming out and pushes the Boost back into shape for quicker moves. If the new jordans 2018 was allowed to expand outward with no limits, it would take time to recover and slow down the athletes. See, cages are good.

The heel is without a solid counter but the wide base and fantastic fit keep the foot from going over except in extreme cases.

OVERALL – Best adidas shoe ever? Some are saying it, but this reviewer still prefers the Rose 7 (and the Supernatural Creator, but good luck finding those). The Crazy Explosive is definitely on the list of top shoes of 2016 (which is coming soon), and to ruin the list, it is top 5. Perfect materials on the upper, almost perfect cushioning, fit is dead on, and traction is solid on any court. The main thing to hold the CE back is the durability of the outsole – it peels from indoor use after a few wears, so making it through practices and a full season of basketball with one pair may be asking too much.

If you can afford it, and with recent price drops to around the $110 level it becomes an even better value, the Crazy Explosive has everything you could ever want in a shoe, and excels in the pieces, making the whole a great, GREAT shoe. The revival continues for Three Stripes because performance and aesthetics together make for a good time. Blow it up on newjordans2018.com



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Air Jordan 8 Retro Performance Review

Le 30 octobre 2017 à  05:29
Rubriques : Air Jordans

Traction – Surprised would be an understatement. These early Air Jordan’s have some of the best traction when there is literally no true pattern involved… it’s mind boggling. To be perfectly honest… the actual Air Jordan 13 offers better overall traction than the herringbone laced Air Jordan 8.

Cushion – The cushion wasn’t as bad as I thought it would have been. It’s definitely not the best shoe in terms of cushion but for what it is it’s adequate. If cushion is your main focus and you wish to have the Retro styling then this is where to Air Jordan 8.0 shines… the Phylon that replaced the Polyurethane makes a huge difference while the Air Units used are directly under foot instead of the original placement – inside the PU midsole.

Material – I don’t have a pair of the Countdown Pack Air Jordan VIII’s but this version has great leather… almost identical to what was used on the leather based AJ8.0’s. Break-in time is nearly nonexistent and if you were to choose a nubuck pair it shouldn’t hurt the overall performance due to the cross straps.

Fit – A true to size fit is features and when fully laced (to the top) they are snug and secure. Having the inner boot gives you a very plush feeling around your foot for a comfortable fit from heel to toe. Lockdown the cross straps and you have one of the best fitting sneakers that happen to not restrict your ankle one bit.

Ventilation – This part is pretty self-explanatory… ventilation sucks. The Air Jordan VI still has the best ventilation and air flow so far in the new jordans 2018.

Support – The overall fit provides all the support you need. With the exceptional lockdown fit, you are stable and secure the entire time on-court. Located at the heel are the paint graphics which offer minor medial and lateral support but not quite as good as the updated TPU versions found in the nike kobe 11 bruce lee.

Overall – When I first laced these up I wasn’t too excited… after roughly five minutes of playing them they quickly became my favorite Air Jordan from a performance perspective out of those that have been tested thus far… I predict that these will be the best performing Air Jordan between the early 1-9 models… followed closely by the newjordans2018.com

Bottom line… if you want to play in a Retro you can. Anyone that says anything otherwise probably can’t ball.



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