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Unboxing: Sacai x Blazer Mid

The sacai x blazer mid of today is said to be a powerful contender of this year. Hearing the news that sacai x blazer mid  is to be released, surely, many fans including me got very excited and we are all looking forward to seeing this model as soon as possible. So today I bring the brief introduction of this sacai x blazer mid  for you. Here we go.

The Sacai-Nike series is a hot  item of this year. The Sacai x Nike LDWaffle came out first in April and has arose a number of popularity and attention. But relatively, I prefer the sacai x blazer mid  that is to be discussed today. Both the style of blazer’s shoes and the color scheme are of my “taste”.

First of all, have  a look at the shoe box. Still, it is the traditional and classic orange box of Nike. With the drawer type design and a pull ring for easy extraction, the box becomes somewhat different from the traditional ones. You can also see that the logo is printed on both sides of the shoe box. And some can see  a complete logo if they put their two shoe boxes together. And then on the wrapping paper is this joint sign which is decorated with simple black and white.

Look at the shoe’s appearance then. To tell the truth, upon opening the shoe box, I was a bit shocked by the shoe’s bright colorway. And there is also another color scheme of the shoe. So if you do not like the colorway of this one, you can turn to the other one which has a relatively cold color.

As for me, I like both of the shoe’s colorways. As you can see, the shoes have been remade by sacai in a new overlapping deconstructed form and the biggest feature in the shoe should be the tongue, shoelaces and swoosh’s double overlapping design. On top of that, the edges of the shoes are superimposed by multiple layers of compound glue with the inner layer white and the outer layer beige, which is more resistant to dirt.

At the toe part which is made of cowhide, I think highly of it because it is a great update compared with the previous blazer.

At the shoe body, there are  two swoosh layers of different colors superimposed outside of the shoe body. The inner swoosh is connected all the way to the back of the shoe whereas the outer one is made straight through.

Take a closer look at the shoelace then. You may find that it’s a bit of a hassle to tie the shoelace and take it apart because the two independent shoelaces go into the same hole at the same time but the size of the hole is still that big. But for the sake of beauty, some can ignore this problem.

On the tongue there are two layers. The front layer tongue is decorated with the Nike logo whereas the back layer is the joint logo. And there is a sponge on the tongue which adds some comfortable foot feel. But on the whole, this pair may not be friendly to those with high instep. And having the thick shoelaces, the shoe would isn’t easy for the high-insteps to put on and take off.

When asked “is it worth buying?” Personally, it is hard to define that. For some, it is rather fantastic, so they feel it worthy whereas others may think it as undesirable. But the latter view held by consumers are only very few.

Verdict:

Here I recommend to those who like the shoe to buy it presently, it is going to out of inventory otherwise. In addition, I still want to remind you that this pair has no spray foam, but because the shoes are made of leather material and attract dust easily, the difficulty of cleaning the shoe is increased. So if you mind this, you’d better think twice about whether to buy it or not.

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Unboxing: Nike Joyride Run FK

Not long before, I heard someone saying, “Nike is going to release some brand-new shoe presently after the  Nike Joyride Run FK.” The shoe is the NIKE JOYRIDE CC3 SETTER. And now I am fortunate enough to have waited for its arrival and copped one pair.

Here is simple introduction of  NIKE JOYRIDE CC3 SETTER. Nike Joyride is characterized by the placement of TPE particles in the midsole, each of which is precisely studied. The TPE particles will separate different areas in the soles of the shoes. And different parts of the sole will be installed with different amounts of TPE particles which can freely move in all directions when  the player changes directions. For this part, Nike calls it multiple spatial displacement. The cushioning system as such creates a very comfortable foot feel for consumers. Below are the NIKE JOYRIDE CC3 SETTER’s two colorways equipped with the cushioning system. They are the “HYPER PINK” & “BARELY VOLT.

The upper of the brand-new Nike Joyride CC3 Setter uses a variety of fabrics and leather mosaics. Compared with the first version,  the appearance of the two are more layered. The bright  pink and the pure and fresh white plus the collocation of fluorescent color make the two shoes very lovely and pleasing to the eye. They seem to be designed just for summer.

The reverse “tick” logo used as a decoration make the shoe’s style more trendy and more suitable for everyday wear.  The corrugated design at the vamp has strong visual effect and the shoe body is ergonomically created with multiple cushions.

The complex lace support design allows us to get better wrapping when exercising.

In the tongue, Nike adapts a mid-top design and also prints it with “Nike Joyride”.

In addition to the above, the design of the midsole rubber eyelet and the super elastic upper make it  more convenient for everyone to wear and take off.

At the heel is the  Nike Swoosh and Joyride Technology logo.

I  once thought about the problem: Why Joyride come into being? This question has accompanied me for a long time and now I know the answer. That is Joyride is born for the purpose of meeting the general needs of runners: making running easier and more efficient. This is a challenge if to satisfy most people  and requires crazy creativity and radical innovation. Will Moroski and his team spent years in solving this problem and finally they made it!

Will Moroski remarked, “Every runner faces the same problem: the impact of landing on both feet. We need a new cushioning system to solve this problem.” And this is what Will Moroski wants to improve. The Nike Joyride CC3 Setter uses a three-stage Joyride cushioning system; through the outsole you can see the TPE cushioning particles filled in the front, middle and back part of the sole.

The principle is that the excellent particles bring the high-efficiency cushioning effect  and the gap between the spheres is well utilized.

Thousands of particles in the outsole ease the shock brought by the wearer’s weight. With  a dynamic cushioning lasting cushioning, you can feel eased after a day’s playing.

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Unboxing: Nike Epic React Flyknit

By chance, I ran into the FLYKNIT and at that moment I just could not move my eyes away from it. When asked “Compared with  VOMERO, which one will you choose?” The answer is definitely the FLYKNIT which is more lightweight and  fits my foot much better and above all, it is far more comfortable than VOMERO.

Upon opening the shoe box, I felt rather thrilled. It is an orange box with nothing special in it. Inside is a maintenance instruction manual and the shoes. Let’s turn to the shoe’s performance then. 

As you can see that the shoe features pink in the whole shoe body, bringing somewhat lovely style. I know that some people may think the shoe to be a bit feminized, so they reject picking it up. However, this is quite wrong. The key point is not in the shoe itself, but the behavior and temperament of the people who wears the shoe. On the other hand, it is a little hard for buyers to match the shoe with their daily dressing; if anything, they must be those who are like “walking clothes hanger”.

Adapting the fly line technology, the shoe as a whole looks very integrated and harmonious. And in the images below you can see there is cover with dense air holes, indicating its extraordinary breathability.  This also seems to imply that this shoe is not suitable for leisure using in the autumn and winter, but on the contrary, it is born for sports using. 

The translucent plastic at the toe part fits snugly between the upper and the outsole. All details are designed with a lot of effort and they just stay here for you to check.

Another highlight of the shoe is in the lacing system which is rather unique and novel. If you chance to have copped one pair, you’d better read some instruction about how to tie your laces. They are tied in a creative way. Objectively speaking, this is a shoe that is worth buying for the maker really has spared  no effort in designing the shoe: to avoid deformation in the upper when it is under stress, a special design is used around the edges of the laces to add a leather-like coating to the fabric surface. The winding line as such makes the shoe more lovely.

The FLYKINT logo is visible near the shoelace holes.

Benefiting from the flying line tech, the shoe cancel the shoe tongue this time and it is  replaced by a sock-like retractable opening. Such design makes wearing more convenient: the shoe collar is pulled gently in heel and makes putting on and taking off much easier for the wearer and you simply need not worry about the tongue’s misplace.

The heel collar has printed with “EPIC REACT”, indicating the shoe’s outsole tech.

In terms of the sole, the fore foot is made of translucent gradient colloid whereas the rear part is the traditional ivory rubber. As for anti-skid problem, my last “mate” performs passably and I do not expect much from then on. For this model, it has yet to be verified.

The blue part of the the insole side is the inscription of “EPIC REACT” and on top of which is a huge “tick” logo.

In terms of workmanship, this shoe should be said to be quite exquisite. Except for a slight glue mark near the heel, the rest of the other aspects are nearly perfect.

The general estimate of this shoe, according to a number of consumers, is that it is not suitable for wide footers. To tell the truth, I am not a wide footer, so I have no much feelings about this.

However, despite the fact, I still feel that my feet are tightly locked inside the shoe and whenever there are any fierce movement, my feet just remain stable in the footbed.

Probably it is because the vamp is relatively thin and  the material is relatively soft, you can see, after putting on, the vamp appears more tight. For the size, I suggest buying bigger sizes in case any pain in your feet.

Owing to the shoe’s design, you may even not need to wear socks because it just feels like a sock that fits  your foot well.

Verdict:

At the first glance, you may feel you’ve entered the wrong website, but you are to surprisingly find it quite lovely and nice. If you match it with black pants, it is still very eye-catching. The performances are there and you can check again.

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Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Abalone” Performance Review

Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Abalone” was released in the beginning of last year.

The luster of vamp is similar to Abalone. That’s why it’s called Abalone. The appearance is quite special and cool. The vamp will reflect the different glory in different ray of light and different angle. It’s very attractive. The black outsole match with the black collar, which can avoid the yellowing problem of crystal sole.

The Front View

The shoe lacing system almost occupy 2/3 vamp. The lines in centre shaft of shoe tongue uses the same color as vamp. The shoe tongue has ‘one cent’ logo.

The Side View

The ‘Abalone shell’ color vamp is showy. The black outsole and carbon plate matching with the vamp look cool.

The Rear View

The shoe heel is embroidered with wathet blue ‘one cent’ logo. The up outstretched shoe collar with blue-black pull-table is convenient for putting on and taking off.

Comfort Level

The air permeability of foam material vamp is not good. It’s sultry. So it’s not suitable to wear on Summer.

The unit weight of US8.5=EUR42 is about 549g. It’s a little heavy. But after wearing it, it’s not so heavy as imagination.

The solid vamp and stiff outsole can’t offer enough flexibility when exercising. It’s not suitable for high-insensitive exercise. But most of people should be not willing to wear it for high-insensitive exercise.

Fit & Support

Nike Air Foamposite ONE PRM ‘Abalone’ can fit the foot very well.

The Foam material vamp also has good supporting performance. It not only can offer enough stability, but also can offer great support to instep. The vamp is rarely deformed when exercising.

When breaking through, the body has leaned obviously, but the shoe heel hasn’t been affected. The stability and supporting performance are quite excellent.

Traction Performance & Abrasive Resistance

The forefoot and rear sole use herringbone. As we know, the herringbone sole can offer excellent traction performance. The outer part of outsole is oval sunken grain which can offer multi-angle support.

The stiff rubber of forefoot and rear sole is wear-resisting. The thickness of rubber outsole is good. We don’t need to worry about the problem of abrasive resistance.

Cushion Performance

Nike Air Foamposite ONE PRM ‘Abalone’ has ZOOM Air Cushion on rear sole. The soft and resilient feeling is not obvious.

When running, it’s also not very soft and resilient. I can’t feel the energy feedback from insole.

Wearing Nike Air Foamposite ONE PRM ‘Abalone’ to play basketball, it’s also stiff. The cushion is not obvious, not soft and resilient enough. After jumping to floor, I still can’t feel obvious cushion.

Overall, the appearance of Nike Air Foamposite ONE PRM ‘Abalone’  is very special and cool. As it uses Foam vamp, the stability and supporting performance of vamp is great. You will be the focus after wearing it. It has the great insole and outsole material with good carbon plate and Zoom Air Cushion. But the cushion performance is not good. Not matter the appearance or workmanship, Nike Air Foamposite ONE PRM ‘Abalone’ is unquestionable. As most of people should not be willing to wear it for exercising, it’s suitable for daily wearing

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UNDERCOVER x Nike Epic React Element 87 Performance Review

The most attracting and appealing one at the 2018 fall-winter feeder show in Paris should be the UNDERCOVER x Nike Epic React Element 87 . Created by the well-known fashion designer Jun Takahashi with his brand UNDERCOVER and Nike, the shoe is bound to generate a lot of attention. And quite a lot of reviewers even proclaim that the Nike React Element 87 shoes is “the Sneaker of the Year 2018”. Many people who haven’t seen it and experience it before will ask, “What’s the charm of  this  UNDERCOVER x Nike Epic React Element 87 ?” or “What’s so special about it?” Here let me uncover the answer for you.

This UNDERCOVER x Nike Epic React Element 87, recreated on the base of  Nike Epic React, is not a common model. Both the shoe’s outstanding appearance and excellent performance can live up to the high reputation ever given. The design of the react foam midsole is much more sophisticated than that of  Nike Epic react Flyknit. With superior appearance and performance, it is hard that it won’t be noticed, so it gains a great deal of popularity since its launch.

The upper is made of translucent material with grey reinforcement layer at toe, making it easier to match with all kinds of socks. The bright brown laces eye-catching, with a 3M reflective layer on the holes. Above all, the asymmetrical tongue is a mark of fashion and it is the feature that persuades many poeple into buying the shoe. On the other hand,  the way of combining brown and blue forms a contrast visual effect, making this pair full of lively style. However, most of the criticism I’ve heard is about the upper. Some said they were hesitant in copping a pair is resulted from the durability on the translucent upper whereas others remarked that the translucent upper gets dirty quite fast with dust and other minute particles entering the shoe or the shoe is criticized mainly for  being “extremely flimsy and not stretchable.” Such are very bad and negative comments for the model. As for me, I am quite surprised by the breathability of the translucent plastic-like upper.

The react foam of the outsole has unique texture and visual impact. And the big Swoosh logo with a faint blue at the heel blends perfectly with blue rubber.

Many a buyers claimed that the improved React soles are as comfortable as Adidas’ Boost sneakers. We can see that the really gets much phrases. Well, as for comfort, I think it is the most important factor of a shoe. Anyway, who wants a shoe that is practical but wears especially uncomfortably? None!

You can feel the soft feeling as soon as you wear the shoe. And the translucent vamp can be easily bent to ensure comfort and flexibility. Many reviewers say that it is one of the most comfortable sneakers released in 2018 and I think so.

Resulting from the light upper materials and foam in the midsole, the shoe is super lightweight. A single shoe weighs only 208 grams, which is the lightest I’ve ever experienced. Also, many a wearers are impressed by the lightweight feel of the sneaker.

After some time playing in it, I am stunned at the breathability the translucent plastic-like upper offers. I had not expected how great it can be. But it just surprises me! I simply have much sultry feelings, so it is more than suitable for summer wear.

The upper isn’t elastic, so it cannot provide superior wrapping and there is extra space between the upper and the foot. But after lacing the laces tightly, the wrapping can be somewhat made up for.

Despite the single-layer translucent upper, the shoe is surprisingly supportive. The toe part of the shoe has an extra reinforcing layer to ensure support and more wear resistance. When running, the vamp has deformation though,  the foot still remains very stable.

The foot stays very stable even when there are movements from side to side. Numerous wearers have also heaped praises on the removable cork-lined insoles for helping improve the shoe’s in-shoe feel.

There is a thick piece of foam in the midsole, and it can stand all kinds of tests. Besides, a piece of rubber is added to the forefoot and the rear part, providing excellent grip and increase wear resistance.

You can clearly see the grains in the sole, but they are big as well, thus attracting many dust and gravels and then this further result in frequent cleaning for the shoe.

Some followers of the React shoes claimed the React Element 87 has “the most stable, soft, and relaxed cushioning” they ever felt from Nike React sneakers. And this bestselling sneaker also gives you quite a deal of energy return. As the saying goes, “No pain, no gain.” The case is similar to this: the cushion bounces back as much as the pressure you place on it.

When running, the sole compresses and bounces more clearly and each step you step out, you’ll feel like being pushed forward for it provides excellent energy feedback.

Verdict:

The shoe is a highly sought after model. Many sneaker lovers simply want a comfortable, durable, and well-constructed shoe and this one meets the requires quite well. It is really worth the money and you can have a try.

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Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Abalone” Performance Review

This January, Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Abalone” was eventually launched. Resulting from its upper which looks like an abalone shell, it has got much attention.

The vamp shows a grains that is especially similar to abalone’s shell, thus it gains a nickname as  “abalone spray”. Magically, the vamp shines uniquely from different angles. And  the black outsole matching the black collar is especially eye-catching. Next let’s have a look at its performance.

The lacing system occupies almost two-thirds of the upper and the central axis of the tongue has the same color as the upper. Besides, on the tongue, it is designed with a “one cent” logo.

On the side, the whole shoe really looks an abalone. It is somewhat shining to the eye. The black outsole and carbon board match the shoe body, making the shoe’s appearance quite different from other traditional ones. And at the heel, it is embroidered with the logo of light blue “one cent” and it extends to the collar that makes it easier to put on and take off.

The upper, made of original Foam materials, performs barely satisfactory in terms of breathability. You are to have a sweltering feeling some time after you put it on; hence, here I don’t recommend it for summer use, but when it turns cold I’ll highly recommend it to you and to my friends who are in need of this pair. As a saying goes, “What is meat for me is poison for others.” A few people may like it in summer days while others won’t like it. So, here I am just giving some advice. 

A single shoe weighs 549 grams, which may be the heaviest one in recent days I’ve ever seen. But I don’t see why there are some who claim that it is just OK; it isn’t that heavy than I imagined.

The stereo vamp and harder outsole cannot provide sufficient flexibility during combat, so it might not be suitable for high-intensitive exercises. But after all, I am sure that there are few people who are willing to wear this shoe with appealing appearance to do exercise.

Owing to the materials used in the upper, it is quite  excellent in wrapping. You can just feel your feet firmly covered by the vamp. Yes! That is the first feeling you bear in your mind.

On the other hand, resulting from the vamp which not only offers nice wrapping, but provides quite powerful support, the shoe’s performance improves to a higher level. The vamp provides sufficient stability and it also plays a prominent role in supporting the foot. There cannot be seen any obvious deformation of the upper during combat or running.

You can see that even if there are some high-intensitive movements and the man in the picture tilt obviously, the heel area is, however,  not affected in the least and the feet remain rather stable in the footbed.

It is still the herringbone pattern in the outsole, which provides excellent support and grip. The outer part of the outsole is oval concave grains which can also provide multi-angle support.

The hard rubber of front part and heel part is durable enough.  The thick rubber outsole also looks reassuring; hence, there is simply no point worrying about durability. 

Nearly every sneaker has a cushioning system. But the quality just varies a lot. In terms of this one, it is loaded with the Zoom Air cushion in the heel, providing a certain extent of bouncy feeling. But this feeling may not appear if you simply put it on and walk.

During running, the feedback the cushion offers is not obvious either. But you can feel its existence anyway although it is still a bit hard. 

Objectively speaking, it is not that satisfying. It performs worse than I had expected. If asked to think of a most appropriate word to describe the cushion, then the only one surging into my mind is “hard”.  With little cushioning and not enough soft feedback, the shoe may “persuade” many consumers into giving up owing to this respect.

Anyway, it fits quite well for me as if especially made for me.

Overall:

Despite the cushioning, you can still expect something from it. After all, we ca not vote it down simply because of a part, which I don’t think will become a deal breaker. The appearance, the wrapping and support, the grip and the nice vamp are all excellent part. But anyway, the final choice is live up to you.

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Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle Performance Review

The fashion brand Sacai cooperate with NIKE and show jointly signed Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle on the Paris fashion week in the Summer of 2018. The exaggerated shape and bright-color have high differentiation degrees.

The shoe vamp is made of kinds of materials. It mixes LVD and Waffle Daybreak together perfectly. The double shoe tongues, two Swoosh logo and double layers of outsoles look like two pairs of shoes overlapped together. What about its performance? Let’s have a look at it today.

The Front View

The red and blue vamp is very attractive. The double shoe tongue design matching with two-tone shoe laces is quite special. The blue mesh material assures the high air permeability.

The Side View

The side view is more amazing. Except the two-tone Swoosh logo, the shaped sole design is impressive.

The Rear View

The shoe heel is covered with a big piece of red anti-fur. With the thick padding, the heel can be wrapped well. The silver leather has the logo of NIKE and Sacai which are also overlapped. It’s special.

 

Comfort Level

The mesh vamp is surrounded with double layers of chamois leather. The soft mesh material offers better flexibility. The chamois leather on the shoe head improve the durability.

The unit weight of US8=EUR41 is only about 331g. It’s light and suitable for daily wearing.

Fit & Support

It has double layers of shoe collar design. After fastening the shoelaces, the shoe instep is very stable. The loose vamp can assures the comfort level of forefoot. As it’s more likely to be a pair of fashion shoes.

The red chamois leather on the shoe head can protect the toes. The double layers of outsole can increase your height obviously. The blue mesh has obvious deformation on motor process. It only has good air permeability, but the supporting performance is bad.

It only can adjust the shoe laces for making the shoes fit better.

The shoe heel is jointed with kinds of materials, which can improve the support and fit of shoe heel. The shoe heel is still keeping stable when running. It doesn’t have obvious deformation.

Traction and Abrasive Resistance

The bilateral insole is very thick. We don’t need to worry about the durability.

The tridimensional gain on the sole can offer excellent traction performance. The durable rubber sole has excellent abrasive resistance.

Cushion Performance

Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle Daybreak uses foam insole. I don’t have obvious feeling for the cushion when walking. But it’s not stiff.

When running, we can see the deformation of insole, especially the shoe heel and the position of forefoot. I can feel the resilient feedback from insole.

The feedback is more obvious when jumping. The feedback from insole can remit the pressure to knee.

Overall, the appearance is very special and cool. The double layers of insole is quite thick, with the black rubber sole and skid resistant grain on the sole, it’s very stable.

The soft mesh material and chamois leather vamp is very comfortable and has good air permeability. It’s suitable to wear it in Summer. If you pursue fashion, you ca

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Nike Zoom Freak 1 Performance Review

As a shoe fans, I’m always excited to see the new released shoes, especially the new player’s signature shoes. As most of people should be familiar with Giannis Antetokounmpo. It doesn’t need to talk more about him. After releasing, ZOOM FREAK 1 have caught many people’s attention. This time we get the black and white colorway ZOOM FREAK 1.

The tester’s information:

Height/Weight: 175cm/86kg

Field: Indoor wood floor

Appearance:

The appearance of ZOOM FREAK 1 is not amazing at the first eye. The obvious part is the big reverse Swoosh logo. After knowing the design story, we can find many details in this sneaker. I like the GA logo which representing his family. The word A is bigger than G, which means Giannis put his family in the first place. The black and white colorway is simple. The ‘ALL BROS’ colorway is more attractive. We’re expecting the further colorways.

Fit & Support

The support and fit of FREAK 1 is great. I always like the engineering mesh vamp. It can fit the foot well. And the support and strength is also better than knitted vamp.

The foam filling in the shoe heel is sufficient. It won’t affect the flexibility and can also protect the ankle well. The stability is also great not matter what kind of movements. The performance is totally unexpected. So I want to give high score for the fit and support of FREAK 1.

Great Traction Performance

Frankly I’m worried about the traction performance of FREAK 1 after seeing the outsole. But after testing, we find that the traction performance is excellent.

The outsole is combined with two different material. The transparent sole is rose grain and the white sole is geometric graph. The good traction should due to the material. The traction of transparent sole is quite excellent. It can grip the floor quite well not matter in what kind of movements. I haven’t slipped when changing direction, step back jumping…

Yes, the transparent sole is easy to absorb the dust. You need to clean it frequently. But I don’t care this problem as it has great traction performance.

Cushion Performance

The shoes for GA should be configurated with full-length ZOOM Air Cushion or the fan shaped ZOOM Air Cushion on forefoot. But the forefoot of FREAK 1 don’t have special cushion material. But it has double layers of ZOOM Air Cushion on rear sole. There is nothing special feeling in the beginning. But after testing, we find that the forefoot is not stiff and the rear sole is very comfortable. The feedback of air cushion is obvious.

The shoes that Giannis Antetokounmpo weared in last season is 2018 version KOBE A.D. It also don’t have air cushion on forefoot and it has a piece of ZOOM Air on rear sole. The vamp is made of mesh and kinds of material. The configuration of ZOOM FREAK 1 is similar to KOBE A.D. I also live the configuration of KOBE A.D.

Overall

NIKE ZOOM FREAK 1 is very suitable to me. Many people are doubt about the anti-torsion performance. Although FREAK 1 don’t have the TPU or carbon fiber plate, but I don’t feel that the anti-torsion performance of FREAK 1 is bad. It’s ok for me. The outrigger anti-torsion structure of forefoot sole and the built-in stiff supporting plate design, with the great traction performance, the stability of FREAK 1 is good. Of course, it won’t be suitable for everybody. You can have a try in the physical store.

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NIKE PG3 Performance Review

According to Paul George’s manifestation which is near to MVP in this sports competition season, the appearance of this pair of PG3 looks not good enough. I don’t know if it’s because PG likes this style or the designer of NIKE haven’t paid higher attention on it. Anyway, this pair of PG3 hasn’t let me surprised.

Appearance:7/10 scores
The worst part of this sneaker is the appearance of PG3. For the appearance of PG3, there is no big difference with PG2.

The front view of PG3, at the first sight, I think of HD X.

The side view of PG3, the side appearance of PG3 is similar to PG1 and PG2. It only makes minitrim.

The rear side view of PG3, it’s still terse style, there is no extra decoration, except the hand-held loop with Paul George’s logo.

Comfort Level: 8/10 scores

From PG2, the PG series started not using integrated vamp, but using the design of common shoe tongue with inner sleeve. PG3 directly deduct the inner sleeve. So if you have high instep, it’s also easy for you to wear it. As the half-opening shoe tongue won’t effect you to put on and take off.

The size is normal. You can choose the normal size. The width of shoe tree is also suitable, not too loose and not too tight.

Fit & Support: 8/10 scores

The vamp material of this pair of PG3 is different with the first released NASA colorway. It uses thick mesh material on the vamp. And it also has the dynamic wing on vamp.

After fastening the shoelaces, the dynamic wings on the vamp can cover well the foot. It also fill the foam in the heelpiece. And the design of heelpiece is similar to V, it can cover and steady the heelpiece.

You can see that there is no big deformation on the vamp of PG3 in the .gif picture when simulating the break through. It extends to outside on the design of half sole. So it have the effect for the anti-rollover.

Traction & Abrasive Resistance: 7.5/10 scores

This pair of PG3’s crystal outsole has different sizes of round grain. As you know, the crystal outsole is not suitable to play basketball on outfield.

But the different sizes of round grain on the outsole has good traction performance. I haven’t been slipped when starting or urgently stop.

After everyday dressing around one week and playing basketball twice, it already has visible rough selvedge on the crystal outsole. So I don’t suggest you to wear it to play basketball on outfield.

Cushion: 8/10 scores

Except the design of the appearance, the insole configuration of PG3 is the same as PG2. It also uses a piece of fanshaped ZOOM Air Cushion on the insole of half sole. The feeling is similar to previous generations of PG series.

The feedback of fanshaped ZOOM Air Cushion is obvious.

But the heel part is stiff. It’s not soft as Why Not Zer0.2.

General Comment: 7.7/10 scores

As there is no new idea for the appearance and configuration of PG3. But it’s still a nice pair of shoes for playing basketball.

The conservative design of thick mesh material vamp with half-opening shoe tongue can satisfy most of players’ request. There is no big disadvantage for the configuration of insole. But the crystal outsole is not suitable to play basketball on the outfield.

As a pair of shoes that has been adjusted several times, PG3 can satisfy Paul George’s request. If you like Paul George, and you have flexible playing ways as him, this pair of PG3 would be suitable for you.

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NIKE ZOOM GP Deconstructed

For Peyton’s classic basketball shoes AIR ZOOM GP. The design is special, and the workmanship is great. Many shoe fans are interesting in Nike ZOOM GP retro 2019. What’s the specific configuration? We deconstructed it. Let’ have a look at it today.

NIKE ZOOM GP

Splitting the left shoe in the middle

From the side cross section, we can see the separated ZOOM Air Cushion and the carbon fiber plate on arch.

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The inner sleeve is printed with FLIGHT, it’s soft.

It uses fast lacing system, so it’s convenient to put on and take off.

The inspiration of rubber and plastic lock catch comes from skiing boots.

The padlocking system is made of four parts. The regulatory is more humanized than zipper.

The inner side of upper uses the ‘monkey paw’ technology.

The ‘monkey paw’ technology almost cover the whole upper side. It improves the support and wrapping performance.

The width of EUR42.5 ‘monkey paw’ technology is about 73.01mm

The thickest part of EUR42.5 ‘monkey paw’ technology is about 5.74mm. The supporting effect is excellent.

The thinnest part of EUR42.5 ‘monkey paw’ technology is about 1.41mm.

The arch position of yellow shoe-pad is swelling.

The material of insole fabric is flannel, which is the standard configuration of old type sneakers.

The reverse side of insole fabric is printed with the product information.

The ZOOM Air cushion on the insole

The width of EUR42.5 fan shaped air cushion on half sole is about 79.39mm

The length of EUR42.5 fan shaped air cushion on half sole is about 52.62mm

The thickness of EUR42.5 fan shaped air cushion on half sole is about 5.21mm

The length of EUR42.5 U shaped air cushion on rear sole is about 81.03mm

The width of EUR42.5 U shaped air cushion on rear sole is about 50.07mm

The thickness of EUR42.5 U shaped air cushion on rear sole is about 10.70mm

The irregular carbon fiber supporting plate is in the middle of insole and outsole

The length of EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 143.12mm

The width of EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 39.18mm

The thickness of EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 1.45mm

The multicolor stiff rubber outsole. The water ripple grain offer great traction performance.

Under the condition of decompression, the thickness of insole and outsole of half sole is about 14.49mm.

Under the condition of decompression, the thickness of insole and outsole of rear sole is about 24.02mm. The fore-and-aft drop is about 9.53mm.

2019 NIKE ZOOM GP insole technology

Deconstructed Report

Vamp: Leather vamp, rubber and plastic lock catch and the ‘monkey paw’ technology offers great support and wrapping performance.

Insole:Separated ZOOM Air Cushion. The irregular carbon fiber supporting plate is normally the configuration of top-level sneakers. Although the Zoom Air Cushion of half sole is changed to fan shaped, but it’s still comfortable.

Overall: The NIKE ZOOM GP 2019 perfectly restore the original appearance. And it keeps the double air cushion and carbon fiber supporting plate which makes this old sneaker keep the good performance.