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Adidas Zone Boost Performance Review

There are too many shoes which are released recently. So I choose my favorite shoes to share with you. For the first sight of Adidas ZoneBoost, I guess it’s the series of Marquee Boost. As they are similar.

The black silver colorway of Adidas ZoneBoost that I bought is really cool. Let’s have a look at its performance today.

Advantages:

  1. Super Boost Cushion Performance

The Boost of Adidas ZoneBoost should be the most soft and elastic basketball shoes that I worn recently. Although I don’t like the too soft shoes when playing basketball shoes, but Adidas ZoneBoost is really very comfortable, not matter when walking or running.

As it’s soft, the thick Boost will be thin. The thickness of Boost on forefoot is not too thick, so the cushion performance is good. If you haven’t tried Adidas Boost series, you can try Adidas ZoneBoost.

▼ The Cushion Performance is great

  1. Great Traction Performance

The outsole of Adidas ZoneBoost is crystal herringbone outsole. And the outside of forefoot has deep and big grains, the traction performance is great. I haven’t slipped when playing the basketball.

For the abrasive resistance, the outsole of my Adidas ZoneBoost hasn’t rarely abrased, so the abrasive resistance should be not bad. And it’s easy to clean the crystal sole. It’s a perfect sole.

▼Great Traction Performance

▼Good Abrasive Resistance

  1. Good fit and supporting performance

The vamp of Adidas ZoneBoost is made of several different material, except the soft artificial skin, mesh fabric and some chamois. This kind of design is similar to the design idea of 90’s basketball shoes’ appearance. It’s a little stuffy and thick, but it can fit the foot well. Although the shoe tongue of Adidas ZoneBoost is thin, but it can still fit the foot well.

▼The vamp is made of several different materials

▼the shoe tongue is thin

The fit of Adidas ZoneBoost depends on the thick material on both sides of the vamp. Anyway, the material is very thick. So the weight is not light.

▼ZoneBoost is a little heavy

▼the padding in the shoe heel

ZoneBoost is the middle type. But it can fit the ankle better than Marquee Boost. As the thickness of the material is thicker, and there is TPU plate on the shoe heel. It can keep the stability.

▼It’s strong

▼It has built-in TPU on shoe heel

The anti-torsion design of ZoneBoost is not obvious. Most of recent Adidas sneakers make the wide forefoot to keep the good stability. The anti-torsion design is good. I haven’t felt hurt on the arch.

▼the outsole of forefoot is very wide

Disadvantages:

  1. It needs some times for breaking-in.

Although ZoneBosst uses my favorite artificial skin, but it’s a little tight when wearing in the first time. I suggest you not to fasten the shoelaces too tight in the beginning, as the material of ZoneBoost is already thick enough. It can fit the foot well without fastening the shoelaces too tight.

Although the artificial skin of ZoneBoost is good, but it needs about 1 to 2 hours to make the shoes fit better. After breaking-in, you will love it.

▼The artificial skin needs time to breaking-in.

  1. The center of gravity is a little too high

The disadvantage of the comfortable Boost is the center of gravity will be higher than most of Boost basketball shoes. But I haven’t sprain the ankle when playing basketball. After all, the outsole of ZoneBoost is wide and stable. But the center of gravity is undoubted high.

Overall: 9.3 scores

Shoe tree: it’s a little narrow

Size: Normal.

I want to give 9.3 scores to ZoneBoost, the same as Marquee Boost. But I prefer to Marquee Boost which is lighter. ZoneBoost is a little heavy for me, and the center of gravity is also a little high. But it has great cushion performance, good fit and support. It satisfies the request of frontline. The Boost is really comfortable.

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NIKE LEBRON 17 Deconstructed

NIKE LeBron series signature shoes are always the benchmarking products, as this series always uses the technology with advanced design. LeBron 17 uses the KNITPOSITE vamp technology, it’s really cool. The insole uses ZOOM Air cushion with the air cushion which is similar to AIR MAX 270. Let’s start the deconstructed report of LeBron 17.

LEBRON XVII EP

By splitting the left shoe from middle

From the side section, we can see the inner construction.

Separating the vamp with insole

We can see the KNITPOSITE vamp technology is not only spraying on the surface, but the tough and tensile cellosilk is knitted in the vamp. It reinforce the supporting performance from internally. It’s a great idea.

The shoes is made of two parts, the inner sleeve is 3 layers and the vamp is 2 layers.

The holes of shoelaces are added with stiff coating to increase the firmness.

The Lakers colorway shoe-pad is printed with ‘JAMES.’

The surface of non-woven material is EVA.

The non-woven is printed with the products information.

There is a piece of super big TPU supporting plate from the outsole of forefoot surrounding to the inner side of arch to keep the stability.

The TPU supporting plate looks thin, but the actual effect is great.

The forefoot has two pieces of round type ZOOM Air cushion.

The width of the Zoom Air cushion is about 51.27cm

The thickness of the Zoom Air cushion is about 16.52cm

We deconstructed the Zoom air cushion to see the inner construction.

The 5 strips of elastic cellosilk to support the whole Zoom air cushion and offer excellent resilient feedback.

The big Max Air 270 air cushion from arch to shoe heel is big.

The soft feedback from Max Air 270 mainly comes from 25 pascal surrounding air chamber.

From the side section, we can see that the middle of Max Air 270 of LeBron 17 on rear sole is full filled by insole. It’s just jointed with a layer of rubber and plastic material. This kind of construction is obviously different with the traditional Max Air cushion (LeBron 15 Low).

The Max Air 270 (Left), the inner filler is tiled, so it’s more comfortable. The light players can also feel the obvious resilience.

The Max Air (Right), the inner filler is injection type, it’s a little stiff. If your weight is light, you can’t feel the resilience.

The rear air cushion and insole structure of LeBron 15 Low is punctiform injection type. It has good supporting performance. But it’s a little stiff.

The length of EUR41 Max Air 270 is about 161.27mm

The width of EUR41 Max Air 270 on rear sole is about 83.32mm

The thickness of EUR41 Max Air 270 is about 27.59mm

The outsole is XDR wear resisting rubber. But the thickness is only about 3.31mm, so we don’t suggest you to wear it to play basketball on out-field.

Under the condition of decompression, the thickness of forefoot insole with outsole is about 23.53mm

Under the condition of decompression, the thickness of insole on rear sole is about 28.44mm

Deconstructed Report

Vamp: The new technology ‘Knitposite’ improve the supporting stability without reducing the flexibility.

Insole: The cushion of forefoot is similar to Zoom Air cushion and feedback is obvious. The super big Max Air cushion on rear sole is soft and elastic.

Overall: LeBron 17 uses several new technologies. Both of the vamp and insole have improved a lot. The overall performance is excellent.

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Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1 Performance Review

Excepting the star effect, this pair of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 is low type which has good flexibility, many defenders would like it. Moreover, the low type shoes are easy to put on and take off, such as PG3, Air Jordan 33 SE, ZK5 etc.

So why I prefer to low type basketball shoes, except for purchasing the flexibility, it’s easier to put on and take off. And it’s not so hot as high type in Summer.

So, is Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 worthy to be recommended?

For the first sight of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1, I think the shoe heel maybe easy to be loose.

It needs to fasten the shoe laces tighter to improve the wrapping performance.

Let’s have a look at the forefoot, the forefoot sole of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 is a little wide.

After testing, Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 can’t fit the feet very well, as the shoe heel is a little too big, not tight enough.

The supporting performance of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 is good. The wide outsole design makes it to be stable. Adidas started to making the wide outsole from N3XT L3V3L, Pro Vision, Marquee Boost, ProBounce Madness etc., now the Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1.

The wide outsole can support the foot very well, and the upturning insole design reinforce the lateral support. It totally can satisfy the 3 elements of good anti-torsion performance. So the overall vamp supporting performance and insole support is quite stable.

But the lining is easy to be worn. It’s the disadvantage of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1.

For the cushion performance, the full-length Bounce is similar to AlphaBounce is very soft and comfortable in the beginning. After playing basketball games for a few times, it returns to the feeling of normal Bounce. The cushion performance is enough for me whose weight is 75kg and height is 173cm. But if your weight is more than 85kg, you need to have a try before purchasing.

Finally, I want to talk about the outsole. The abrasive resistance and traction performance of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 is excellent. It can grip the ground very well.

And you can have a look at the outsole. I have worn it for several days to play basketball, the sole hasn’t be worn off.

Overall, the fit, cushion, support, traction performance and abrasive resistance of Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 is good. It doesn’t have big disadvantages, maybe that’s why it’s keeping on hot-sale.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 Adidas D.O.N. ISSUE#1 is about 440g. It’s a little heavy. If you mind the weight of the shoes and like light shoes, it’s better to have a try on the physical store, then purchasing it.

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KOBE AD NXT FF Performance Review

It’s already 3 years that KOBE has left the basketball competition terrain. In this 3 years, NIKE has released 6 models of signature shoes for KOBE. Today, we want to talk about KOBE NXT FF.

The inner length of EUR42.5 KOBE NXT FF is about 27.31cm, the unit weight is about 400g. Comparing with present hot-sale shoes, it’s already light type.

Comparing with AJ33 which also has FAST-FIT technology, the advantages of KOBE NXT FF is also obvious. But it’s just the medium level if comparing with other NXT series shoes. To purchasing for light weight, it’s always the characteristics of KOBE series.

The other characteristic of Kobe series is the grain of outsole. The outsole of KOBE NXT FF is similar to Kobe 11, but it has obvious difference on the grain details.

on the wood floor

on the plastic filed

on the cement

Although the inside and outside grain of KOBE NXT FF is not extended to upturning like KOBE NXT 360, but it still have good traction performance when turning and urgent stopping.

After playing not more than 10 competitions, the outsole already has obvious fluffiness. The abrasing length is about 10.81mm. The abrasive resistance is not good.

The insole of KOBE NXT FF is Fast-fit technology. The cushion material is dismountable.

This kind of configuration and shoe-pad design begins from Zoom Kobe 7. With the system of Attack Fast of Zoom Kobe 7, it also has ZOOM air cushion on the forefoot and rear sole. The responding speed is as fast as previous KOBE series.

To ZOOM Kobe 7 Elite version, NIKE give up strength system.

It upgrades the speeding system, and change to full-length Zoom cushion.

The configuration of Zoom Kobe 8, Zoom Kobe 9 and Zoom Kobe 11 are designed according to Lunarlon and Zoom. It cancels the shoe tongue of ZOOM Kobe 7 and improves the replaceability of shoe-pad.

Comparing with previous configuration of shoe-pad, the React with Cuslon configuration of KOBE NXT FF is not better. Although the cushion performance is not excellent, but it’s not bad.

It can grip the ground well, and the starting speed is fast. The feedback is powerful. It’s enough for the tester whose weight is 85kg.

It’s a pity that the anti-torsion performance of KOBE NXT FF is not perfect.

The main 3 elements of good anti-torsion is as below:

  1. The center of gravity can’t be too high.

The center of gravity on forefoot sole is only about 13.15mm. It’s not high.

  1. The insole can’t be too soft.

The insole and outsole are covered state. So if the outside of insole is reinforced, the stability is good. But the outsole of KOBE NXT FF can’t fit well with the shoe-pad, so the surrounding area of shoe-pad is not so stable.

  1. It has obvious anti-torsion design.

The width of inner side is 8.72cm., and the outside width reaches to 11.2cm. The difference is 2.48cm. If you have good bounce, the outside of forefoot sole is too soft for you and it will effect you the stability when jumping to floor. If you have such doubts, you need to pay attention on it when purchasing it.

KOBE NXT FF is indeed a good pair of basketball shoes. It has some special characteristics, not the same as NXT 360. Anyway, it’s suitable for the defenders. And it’s a nice pair of shoes for the players who like breaking through or fast speed.

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Closed Look and Opening: HE GOT GAME –AIR JORDAN 13 PANDA

This year is the special year for AJ. As many shoes have the retro types now, and many classic shoes are on releasing. Of course, the Air Jordan 13 Panda was also released.

The price Air Jordan 13 Panda was rising a lot, and the price is just getting more normal now. You must can’t miss it now.

This pair of Air Jordan 13 Panda is called HE GO GAME. Do you know why? It comes from the movie of Ray Allen who act the leading role. I think that most of people should have watched this movie before.

In the beginning of this movie, the father worn a pair of Panada, and at the end of movie, Ray Allen also worn the same shoes as his father to express his forgiveness and understanding to his father. It’s also a kind of heritage.

Of course, in the competitions, Ray Allan also likes to wear AJ13.

Except the basketball players, many stars also like to wear Air Jordan 13 Panda.

Appearance.

Let’s have a look at it now. The design of the vamp is according to leopard body’s grans.

The shoe heel is round. If putting the left and right shoe heels together, it looks like the shape of loving heart.

Sorry, as I have worn it for spell, the outsole is dirty now. The distribution of the outsole is extended according to the center bulge of insole. The shape looks strange, but not bad.

If putting the shoe stretcher inside, the Panada looks higher than other high type basketball shoes. But the black and white colorway looks cool.

Details

The most characteristic of Air Jordan 13 Panda is the laser eyes of leopard. The indistinct Flyman and scenical NO.23 is beautiful.

The shoe tongue has embroidered Jumpman logo.

The litchi rind shoe head looks good.

The material of vamp is mainly made of black white litchi rind and black white anti-fur. It also has the Jordan tag in front of shoe-lacing holes.

It’s the detailed picture of the litchi rind vamp.

The carbon plate grain on the outsole is not traditional type, but the white wave points.

The white big ‘teeth’ on the insole is also special.

Shoebox

The shoebox of Air Jordan 13 is still the classic shoebox.

It doesn’t have the retro card.

I don’t suggest you to wear it to play basketball, it’s more suitable for daily dressing. It doesn’t need to talk more about the appearance of Air Jordan 13, as many super stars has worn it. It won’t be a mistake to purchase it.

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AIR JORDAN 34 Performance Review

It’s the highlight of annual Air Jordan release, Air Jordan 34 will be released one quarter earlier than pre-release in Winter. This year, Air Jordan 34 will be released on 25th, Sept. Let’s talk about the recently exposed AIR JORDAN 34 today.


In my opinion, Air Jordan series are divided into two phases, the ‘front 30th generations’ and ‘rear 30th generations’. As you know, from Air Jordan 31, the Air Jordan series start to salute to the previous generations. For example, Air Jordan 31 uses big logo and other elements as design inspiration for saluting Air Jordan 1. The Air Jordan uses the 6 stereoscopic stripes on the shoeheel of Air Jordan 2 as design inspiration. So the design of Air Jordan 34 should be going to salute Air Jordan 4. So what kinds of design elements will be uses on Air Jordan 34? Let’s have a look at it now.


Let’s start from shoe box, the shoebox is printed with the exclusive logo No. 34 for Air Jordan 34. It doesn’t uses the traditional Greek numerals ‘XXXIV’.

The shoe box is trapezoid drawer type. It’s a new irregular shoebox design after AJ18, AJ19 etc.


From the design drawing, Air Jordan 34 has a sense of science and technology. It seems that it doesn’t have big obvious elements of Air Jordan 4 from the design drawing.


From Air Jordan 31 to Air Jordan 33, the weight is keeping increasing. This time, the Air Jordan 34 is known as the lightest Air Jordan series. The unit net weight of EUR42.5 is only about 13.1 ounce (about 371.38g). It’s indeed already very light for the high shoes.

I just said that I haven’t found the design elements of Air Jordan 4 on the design drawing. But after seeing the picture, the vamp of Air Jordan 34 uses the small square shape between the shoe tongue and upper of Air Jordan 4.

The vamp of Air Jordan 34 is similar to Hyperfuse ventilated textures. With the ventilated shoe tongue which has the big holes, the air permeability should be good.

The joint part of shoe tongue has the Morse code ‘34’.

The outsole uses the standard herringbone to guarantee the traction performance.

It has exclusive 34 logo for Air Jordan 34 on the shoe head.

The words「J4-34,2.89-2019」 on the shoe heel of outsole is also to salute to Air Jordan 4 in 30th years ago.

The insole of Air Jordan 34 uses the new technology—Eclipse Plate, which is made of Pebax, it’s the updated version of Jordan FlightSpeed Plate technology. The hollow out design not only reduce the weight, but also expose parts of air cushion to offer more resilience and support. It’s similar to Air Jordan 2009 insole supporting technology. I’m expecting the actual performance of Air Jordan 34.

Most of guys should be most concerned at the insole cushion configuration. The forefoot insole carry with big 14mm thick ZOOM Air like AlphaDunk. The rear sole uses hexagon ZOOM Air. The insole cushion configuration has been improved a lot.


The prepositive anti-torsion design of Air Jordan 34 is more close to shoe head than normal anti-torsion design. It can stabilize the outside to avoid big deformation when breaking through.


Actually, I expect that Air Jordan 34 can use the same pull-tab design on the shoe heel of Air Jordan 4. But Air Jordan team definite position Air Jordan 34 as a pair of light basketball shoes. It doesn’t have the useless technology as marketing gimmick. I’m satisfied at the design of AIR JORDAN 34, and I also expecting its actual performance. Let’s waiting for it.

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Closed Look and Unboxing:Saucony Triumph iSO 5

A suitable pair of running shoes is important for runners to avoid being hurt. It’s important to protect yourself, especially the guys who are heavy weight. Today let’s have a closed look at Saucony Triumph iSO 5. IOS 5 has two series at present, that is, Triumph and Hurricane.

From below data, Saucony Triumph iSO 5. IOS 5 should be more suitable for the guys who are heavy weight.

  1. Unboxing

It’s classic Saucony black and white package.

The main colorway of vamp is gray, insole is white and outsole is red.

The red ISO logo on the shoe tongue is conspicuous.

The front side of shoe-pad is green.

The side of vamp is printed with Saucony, and another side is printed with TRIUMPH ISO. We see the thick white insole and salmon outsole from the side part. The insole is printed with EVERUN, which is Saucony black technology has great energy feedback and durable cushion protection.

The Triumph ISO 5 uses Tri-Flex outsole which is red.

The outsole is salmon hollow out. The surface texture of middle and two sides are different. We can see the white EVERUN insole.

The TRI-FLEX outsole and EVERUN insole make the sole to be more wear-resisting. It has great traction performance and skid resistance.

The triangular plate on two sides of shoe heel can protect the heel won’t be easy to move when running and it can prevent being injured.

The shoe tongue design is fixed. It’s not easy to move. It has soft padding. It’s thicker than shoe head.

It’s soft, but the air permeability is not good.

From inside, we can find the integrate EVERUN insole. The official empirical data is, it can offer 83% energy feedback.

The insole is white. The inside workmanship is good.

I like the design of shoe laces holes. Triumph iSO 5 uses ISOFIT dynamic plying-up system.

The vamp of forefoot is jacquard weave mesh fabric. The holes are big, so the air permeability is good.

The shoe tag has marked the item no., place of production, size and material etc.

  1. Testing

The unit weight of EUR42 is 313g. It’s not light.

The unit weight of INSPIRE 14 EUR42 is 272g.

For the comfort level, I prefer to Saucony Triumph iSO 5. Although INSPIRE 14 is lighter, but for the actual feeling, INSPIRE 14 is not lighter than Saucony Triumph iSO 5. It may because INSPIRE 14 cover the instep too tight.

Fit: Saucony Triumph iSO 5 can fit the foot very well, it should be due to the shoe tongue with elastic padding and ISOFIT dynamic plying-up system.

Comfort Level: It can adjust the shoelaces for the degree of tightness. The engineering jacquard weave mesh fabric and ventilated resilient shoe-pad have good air permeability. It’s also suitable for daily wearing.  As the thickness of forefoot is thinner than shoe heel, so it will push you to go forward.

After long distance testing, I think that Saucony Triumph iSO 5 is more comfortable than INSPIRE 14 in Summer.

Feeling after testing:

  1. The cushion performance is excellent.
  2. It has great resilient feedback. I can feel the enduring energy feedback.
  3. The shoe tongue is filled with elastic padding. It can cover the instep well. But it will decrease the air permeability of instep.

When running, I can feel that the elastic EVERUN insole is actually different with others. But it’s only suitable for jogging.

Overall: Saucony Triumph iSO 5 is a pair of comfortable jogging shoes with excellent cushion.

Advantages: The outsole of TRI-FLEX with EVERUN insole can offer excellent resilience, cushion performance and traction performance.

ISOFIT dynamic plying-up system, fixed shoe tongue and ventilated vamp are very comfortable.

Disadvantages: The price is a little high.

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Closed Look and Unboxing: NIKE M2k Tekno Team Orange

The Dad Shoes are hot-sale on these years. Recently NIKE M2K are popular, so I purchased it.
I normally wear EUR43, but I haven’t bought this size, so I choose one size bigger, EUR44. This kind of shoe type looks big. The workmanship of NIKE M2K is good.

Let’s have a closed look at it today.

Shoebox

It’s normal NIKE shoebox (red shoebox with white NIKE logo). It maybe due to the cheaper price comparing with other signature shoes.

Unboxing

Side View

Front View

From above picture, we can find that there is no big difference for inner side and outside of NIKE M2K Tekno.

The shoe head is made of several layers of leather

The shoe tongue is jointed with black and white, and embroidered with NIKE logo

The black Swoosh logo on the side of vamp is not big, and it has a white small embroidered Swoosh logo under it. But I don’t like the side plus material, if it use all leathers on the vamp, it would be perfect.

The shoe heel is very thick. It’s good for incresing your height, haha.. It also has the pull-tab on the shoe heel which is convenient for putting on and take off the shoes.

The black rubber outsole should be wear resisting.

The shoe-pad has a big Swoosh logo. The padding in the shoe collar is thick.

Overall: 
Comfort Level: ★★★★☆
As I normally wear EUR43, this pair of EUR44 NIKE M2K is big for me. The comfort level is good. It’s better than plimsolls.
Appearance & Workmanship: ★★★★☆
The main colorway is white, red, navy and black. It looks cool. The material and workmanship are good. I like it.
Matching Index: ★★★★☆
As all of the Dad Shoes looks fat and big. It’s retro type, but very popular in these years. It’s easy to match the clothes. It’s a good choice to wear in Winter.
Cost Performance: ★★★☆☆
The price of M2K Tekno is not expensive now. If you like it, don’t hesitate to choose it.
Trend Index: ★★★★☆
As the present hot-sale shoes, it won’t be a mistake to purchase it now.

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Closed Look and Unboxing: AIR JORDAN 18

As I mentioned in previous performance article of AJ18, this pair of black and blue colorway AJ18 is my favorite shoes in this year. It’s really cool. Let’s have a closed look at AJ18 today.

Purchase Reason

The reason why I purchase it is due to feelings. After getting it, I find that the workmanship is not good. But the configuration of AJ18 is great, it has full-length ZOOM Air and it adds a piece of ZOOM Air on the shoe heel. But it also has some disadvantages, the foot is easy to feel aching and limp. It’s similar to AJ32

Appearance

The main colorway is black and blue. And the shoe shape is integrated type. It looks clean and cool.

The front side of shoe is embroidered logo and NO. 23. It looks great.

The outsole is raised grain. And it has Flyman logo. But the material of outsole is easy to be abrased and stained with dust.

Details:

The suede sheepskin is easy to be fuzzing.

After turning over the cover of shoelaces, we can see the golden Jordan logo.

The shoe heel design is convenient for take off and put on. It’s not easy to put on AJ18. As it’s hard to adjust the shoelaces.

The decorative design of carbon plate is not flat. It’s swelling.

The golden shoelace buckle and shoelace head looks a little cheap.

The embroidered NO. 23 on the shoe tongue looks good.

The insole has double-deck ZOOM. The insole design is novel. As present most of the shoes don’t have many decorative design, but AJ18 has the carbon plate decorative design.

The heat abstractor is useless.

The lining material looks cheap.

The excessive glue on the shoe head is obvious.

The outsole is raised grain, the traction performance is good. But the blue material is not abrasive.

The Flyman logo on the arch part looks great. The silver carbon plate grain is cool.

Shoe Box

The shoe box of AJ18 is good. It doesn’t use the black and gold shoe box of 30th anniversary. It improves the hardness. But it doesn’t have retro card or complimentary.

Although the configuration of AJ18 is good, but I think that most of people won’t wear AJ18 to play basketball. It’s comfortable to walk on the road. I can feel the obvious cushion feedback when walking up and down stairs. It’s suitable for daily wearing in Winter. It’s a pair of shoes for feelings more than cost effective.

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Closed Look and Unboxing: NIKE KOBE NXT 360

NIKE KOBE NXT 360 should be the most expensive basketball shoes of Kobe series. Today let’s have a look at NIKE KOBE NXT 360. It has black, yellow and white colorways. I purchased the black one.

Shoe Box

The shoe box is special. It’s black and white colorway and printed with Kobe logo.

The design of NIKE KOBE NXT 360 is advancing. It doesn’t like basketball shoes in this age. The appearance is cool.

Appearance

The overall shape of NIKE KOBE NXT 360 looks like football shoes.

The material of the vamp likes nylon mesh fabric. The shoe heel is Kobe logo.

The outsole has a layer of transparent sole with dense salient points.

It doesn’t have obvious grains, but mostly the dot scope distribution.

It has Kobe signature on the side of shoe heel.

Let’s have a look at the material of vamp. It’s not Flywire, the material is similar to fishing net material. It’s amazing.

The shoe heel part uses Flywire. It looks good.

The shoe head is also covered with the material of outsole.

The sectional material of vamp is similar to nylon.

The shoe tongue part and collar looks like VAPOEMAX.

The asymmetric Kobe logo on the shoe heel of another shoes.

The big Swoosh logo is conspicuous.

After taking way the shoe-pad, we can see the outsole.

Shoe-pad

I want to talk about the shoe-pad, as all of the technology of NIKE KOBE NXT 360 should be included in this 2cm thick shoe-pad.

The material of NIKE KOBE NXT 360 shoe-pad is different with most of other NIKE’s shoe-pad.

The thickness of shoe-pad is about 1.5cm. As NIKE KOBE NXT 360 doesn’t have insole, so the shoe-pad is the insole.

The similarly plastic plate on the arch is the anti-torsion system. But it looks thin. The big Swoosh logo on the bottom is extended to shoe heel.

After taking off the shoe-pad, we can find that there is a Kobe logo on the shoe heel of transparent sole.

Overall, the appearance of NIKE KOBE NXT 360 is cool and special as a pair of basketball. It’s very comfortable after wearing. But I am unused to wear due to the shoe-pad. It’s a little hard to move on the shoe-pad. As the surface of shoe-pad don’t have the material of fabric. So I’m afraid that it will be easy to slip after sweating. In additionally, the transparent outsole is not wear-resisting. The salient points are easy to be grinded off.