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CHECK OUT THE NIKE LEBRON 15 ‘BHM’ AND KD 10 ‘BHM’

Like the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit ‘BHM’, Nike is putting a special multicolor touch on two of its signature lines for Black History Month.

 

Nike is beefing up its Black History Month theme of black, red, and green (and a touch of gold) with two new colorways of the LeBron 15 and KD 10.

The sneakers and are rumored to be releasing in just a few days on January 15, which of course does not fall within Black History Month but is fitting nonetheless because it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The LeBron 15 ‘BHM’ features a Battleknit upper that weaves together red, green, and black. Underneath, everything from the heel counter, Zoom cushioning, and outsole is blacked out with one small exception (we’ll get to that later). Unfortunately, there were no premium touches given to the lacing and pull tabs that we can see — and no, these do not appear to carry those special outriggers we were hoping to see on retail units.

The KD 10 takes a different approach by using a black Flyknit base and adding red and green via the TPU reinforcements. It is overlayed with leather accents at the eyestays while black Swooshes are outlined with a nice gold touch. The midsole is predominately treated with white, but adds some color blocking towards the heel to fit in with the ‘BHM’ scheme atop visible Zoom and a solid white rubber outsole.

We are sure you noticed those gold dates featured on both silhouettes. These represent some special moments were both LeBron and KD took to the stage respectively.

The July 13, 2016, date on the LeBron 15 refers to the ESPY Awards of 2016 where LeBron joined his friends/fellow athletes Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul to create a profound moment with their statements.

The KD 10 BHM date of May 6, 2014, honors the crowning of Kevin Durant as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. He gave a touching speech that seemed to highlight everyone on earth but himself (who could forget that touching moment he shared with his mother?).

There’s no official word yet on pricing or availability for these two pairs, but check back for updates as we will be sure to provide more information as it comes.

What do you think of the way Nike’s 2018 BHM Collection is shaping up? Which of the two shoes pictured here was executed better? Let us know in the comments below.

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax White and Black Launching in 2018

In 2018 Virgil Abloh and Nike will expand on their Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax releases. Next year there will be two colorways release, one in Black while the other comes in White which is shown here.

1.Off-White Nike Air VaporMax White AA3831-100 Release Date

This Nike Air VaporMax by Off-White features a predominate White takeover. Black is then used on the writing located on the sides while Orange lands on the small tab. Following is Off-White branding on the insoles while a clear VaporMax Air unit completes the look

At the time of writing, a release date for the Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax White has yet to be announced however they will release sometime in 2018. Retail price is set at $250. Once we have more information we will make sure to update you. Make sure to visit the comments section and let us know your thoughts.

2.Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax Black AA3831-002 Release Date

For his upcoming Nike Air VaporMax collaboration, it looks similar to that of his original while featuring predominate Black throughout while we have Black stitching on the Nike Swoosh. Once again we have the Off-White signature branding done in White, accents of Total Crimson while a VaporMax Air unit completes the look

At the time of writing, a release date for the Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax has yet to be announced. However they are expected to launch sometime during 2018. Retail price will be $250. Once we have more information we will make sure to update you

air jordan 11 velvet red performance reviews

This one is best wedding gift to my little sister . I bought men one and girl one , yeah , it is couple shoes and amazing beautiful .

All of this shoes is very layering, which are white upper with chemical synthetic materials and flywire and red leather around . A long with a white midsole and clear outsole, which is always an added bonus. It seem simply but beautiful .Whatever the girls  and men like it .

White shoelaces are similar to the modern flying wire lacing system, It has a total of five, the high version of the words are six. air jordan 11 velvet red  is attached to the upper end of the knot and instead of the current Nike popular dynamic flying wire. In addition, the death of the reinforcement line can enhance the vamp of the package and  improve the upper stretch and support, and do not lose the current dynamic line on newjordans2018.com

The red leather was the high light of the shoes . It is look very beautiful that and attention by passing by .

The toe and side of shoes utilized the red color which add colorful .

The girls one utilized the black plastic plate ,clear sole . Girls will be like it .Especial the couple .

Overall , My little sister like it very much . They wear it to the wedding party  , I am very happy that  see my little sister have a happy life and wedding . The air jordan 11  witness their happy

Under Armour Curry 4 Away Performance Test

I promise that the Under Armour Curry 4 Away is the cheese burger of basketball.

Starting off with the outsole, UA gave us just a basic circular traction pattern, and I’m cool with that because the stuff works. On crispy clean courts, the traction had me out there like the glaze on a Krispy cream donut — sticky. On dirty courts pretty much the same as a clean court. A couple wipes here and there is all you need.

Here we have what I like to call “bricks in a pillow cushion.” This setup hurts something fierce; I am not a fan of it all. I was only able to play in these for a few games at a time. These were like my warm-up kicks to get me ready to dish out buckets, and it sucks because everything about this shoe was fire except the cushion.

Now UA hasn’t given us much information on what the cushion could be made of so nobody knows what it is. All I know is the brand used a proprietary foam compound. The only good thing about the cushion was the court feel, and I mean you can really feel the court.

For those of you looking for cushion, impact protection or whatever, the UA Curry 4 Away is not the shoe for you. Those who want to be quick and low to the ground then these shoes may be a great choice for you. But for me, I’ll pass.

As for the materials, the Under Armour Curry 4 Away features a knit inner sleeve attached to a synthetic upper that is stiff and plastic-y. It’s going to take a few hoop session for these to break in, hence the reason I’m just now doing the review.

Once the materials break in, they will still feel a little plastic-y but for the most part super form-fitting (they wrap around the foot well).

It was almost like a slice of cheese. You know when you take a cold slice of cheese, lay it on top of a burger, and it’s all stiff? As soon as the cheese heats up, it melts a bit and takes the shape of the burger. That’s what the UA Curry 4s materials do to your foot.

I say go true to size. The shoe will feel extremely tight for both narrow and wide footers, but let the shoe break in and do its thing. Once the shoe breaks in, the materials will stretch out enough accommodate your foot. Just imagine if we were born with an outsole on the bottom of our feet with an Under Armour logo on the back of our Achilles. Now that is what you call a one-to-one fit.

Lockdown was also bomb sauce. The sock-like fit was nearly perfect, and I only say nearly, because nothing is perfect in this world you feel what I’m saying. I probably could have taken the laces out of the Curry 4 and played all day without an issue. That there alone should tell you how good the lockdown actually is in this shoe.

Your foot sits inside the midsole to ensure that it stays on top of the footbed. At the heel there is an internal heel counter locking you in place. Honestly, this shoe is probably the best fitting shoe I’ve worn in my professional pick up basketball shoes career.

With the way the shoe fits the support had to be good. For starters, the bottom of the shoe is wide, even at the heel. Secondly, you are sitting in a midsole that’s very low to the ground, so the stability and containment are excellent. Thirdly, the heel counter is helping the midsole anchor the foot to the footbed — dope.

Look here, guys. I can’t complain about the support at all because the support is great.

The Under Armour Curry 4 is a fantastic shoe for anyone looking for court feel. For the people who want impact protection and all that good stuff then I’d say stay clear from the newjordans2018.com .

For me, the cushion was very unpleasant, and I had to switch my kicks after a while. However, for being some warm-up kicks and nothing more, the Curry 4 Away will be just fine.

Newest Shoes! Nike Kyrie 4 Performance Reviews

The Kyrie 4 is the most well-rounded Kyrie to date.

Traction on the Kyrie 4 is comprised of multi-directional herringbone — a favorite of mine. I love when traction patterns are aggressive yet traditional; this one mixes a little bit of the old with a little bit of the new.

This type of coverage worked really well on a variety of courts and conditions. Although the outsoles started off a bit slick the first couple of nights — I think there’s some residue on the soles to start — they consistently got better with each wear. That made wiping the outsoles something that wasn’t required very often.

I still feel that the the past two Kyrie models offered a bit more bite than the Kyrie 4, but I don’t think that that’s a bad thing. This traction pattern worked really nicely without feeling like you could break your own ankles at a moment’s notice.

Cushion is the best it’s ever been in any Kyrie model with the Kyrie 4 on sale .

The heel still features a Zoom Air unit, that I felt was unnecessary for the most part as I tend to stay off my heels. However, if you happen to use your heel then coverage from the Zoom unit is there.

What I loved about the shoe is that the design team brought Cushlon back into the fold — something that I’ve been waiting on for a very long time. Not only is Cushlon used, but it makes up the entire midsole. Usually Cushlon is implemented with a Phylon carrier to the softer/bouncier foam mixture, but not this time around.

The midsole is still on the thin side (at the forefoot) so the bounce-back that Cushlon usually offers is minimized, but much like adidas’ Bounce, this setup proved to be a well balanced offering of cushioning and court feel.

If Cushlon is used on the Kyrie line from here on out then the line may go from being one of my least anticipated models of the year to one of my most anticipated models.

Like the outsole, the materials along the upper are a mix of the old and new. Engineered mesh is featured at the forefoot and that provides you with a lightweight material that requires hardly any break-in time. Nylon is glued to the underside which restricts all of the air flow, but in turn it strengthens the material.

Meanwhile, the heel panel is a suede material that, while not premium, doesn’t feel cheap at all. In fact, it only makes me scratch my head at the materials used on the Kobe AD Mid even more than I already had. For $120, the Kyrie 4 feels like it could’ve been priced at the Kobe AD Mid’s $150 (I’m glad it wasn’t though).

Prices on these shoes are still ridiculous even with basketball market sales dropping over the past couple of years. Having some of the best performers of the year being priced under $150 is great for consumers and a head scratching moment for brands because some of the $150 and up models are not as well rounded at newjordans2018.com

I suppose it can be compared a bit to the movie industry. Films with smaller budgets tend to have greater impact and story telling even though they have to stretch a limited budget. That forces creatives to be, well, creative. Nowadays, the films with massive budgets often are lackluster and filled with eye candy but not much payoff.

Durability of the rear panel has been great thus far and the durability of the mesh should be okay with the nylon glued to it. Without it I think it’d likely rip over time time as it had on the Kobe 8 after extensive use.

The shoe fits snug but true to size. Wide footers may want to consider going up 1/2 size. If you’ve worn any of the past Kyrie models, I’d highly recommend you stick with the same size you wore comfortably in those because they feel like they’re all built on the same last.

Lockdown was solid up and down. The lacing is traditional so there’s little room for error there. As stated above, the forefoot is snug, which is something I personally enjoy. I always felt secure in the shoe and never felt my foot sliding around at any time — much like my experiences in the Kyrie 1-3.

Support on the Kyrie 4 was something I had no issues with. The midsole doesn’t cradle you in the way that I personally prefer (like a Dame 4 or Curry 4 or new jordans 2018) but the rubber outsole’s exaggerated “teeth” offer a similar feel. The teeth wrap up and around the forefoot to stabilize the Cushlon a bit while also slightly caging the forefoot.

You can’t see it, but the Kyrie 4 has an internal heel counter at the rear. It isn’t quite as strong as something like external TPU or carbon fiber, but it more than gets the job done and ensures your heel remains atop the footbed without sliding over.

There isn’t a traditional outrigger in place, but the midsole up front is wide and sits low. The way it’s sculpted also acts as like an outrigger, which is a huge bonus.

Overall, the Nike Kyrie 4 is Nike’s best performer this year. Its very well-rounded on all fronts in a way that makes the Kyrie 4 more like a Hyperdunk. There’s just enough cushion for most, solid traction, fantastic fit and adequate support — and all of comes at a “team” friendly price point of $120.

I’m not a huge fan of the Kyrie line overall but if this is the direction Nike plans on going with the line then may change. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved aspects of the past models, especially the traction, but the brick-like Phylon has been anything but forgiving. Even the Curry 4’s foam midsole is more forgiving than the Phylon used on past Kyries, so the return of Cushlon was a great choice to bring a bit more balance to the low profile tooling.

I don’t believe I’ve said this all year, because it hadn’t been deserved, but great job Nike Basketball . This is the kind of shoe that I’ve been waiting for all year

Kyrie Irving With Benjamin Designer talk about the Nike Kyrie 4

Benjamin Nethongkome who has taken over as designer of Irving’s latest signature line. The Nike Kyrie 4 will first release in the ‘Confetti’ colorway this Saturday, December 16th. Following the Black and White edition debuts on December 20th.

Nethongkome and Irving first met on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, during a meeting to firm up release plans for the KYRIE 3. During the session, Nethongkome was announced as the future lead for the line, a major career step and one that wasn’t without chills.

Nike Kyrie 4 Sketch

Nethongkome’s ideas for the Nike Kyrie 4, which are based on Irving’s desire to improve underfoot cushioning (solved with the application of Cushion midsole Zoom Air heel unit) while simultaneously making him quicker on the corner, are most overtly realized in the outsole’s zig-zag flex grove. Effectively decoupling the sole, this feature enhances traction and response from side to side, forming more seamless transitions. Once again, the outsole wraps up and around the foot, this time forming a fanged sidewall that emphasizes that the shoe was built for speed.

Secondarily, the material choices and blocking are influenced by Irving’s interest in vintage Nike and Jordan silhouettes — a passion shared with Nethongkome.

Nike Kyrie 4 Sketch Technology

The Nike Kyrie 4’s blocking follows suit. The forefoot is built of a zonally engineered mesh, an upgrade from previous KYRIE silhouettes and one that provides both containment and a softer feel. The transition to the heel introduces more classic materials — many versions of the KYRIE 4 will carry a suede or leather — which not only feel great but offer opportunity against a new challenge: how people watch the game today.

Nike Kyrie 4 Confetti
Irving carries around a piece of confetti from the last game of the 2017 NBA Finals as a constant reminder of how it felt to fall short of victory. The Confetti colorway honors Kyrie’s win-or-learn mentality.

The Nike Kyrie 4 ‘Confetti’ releases on December 16th at select Nike Basketball retailers including Nike.com. They will also be available at House of Hoops locations in Boston, Cambridge, Harlem and Wayne, New Jersey as Irving laces up when the Celtics play the Jazz in Boston at 7:30 pm EST.

Nike Kyrie 4 Black White
The Nike Kyrie 4 Black White will release on December 20th at Nike Basketball retailers including online at Nike.com. Retail price will be $120.

For more colorway of the Nike Kyrie 4 along with release dates and more on newjordans2018.com.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High 2018 Performance Reviews

The shoe that started it all is coming back, this time with straps.

Now we get it :

Open the paper shoes ,here show us the amazing shoes ..

Featuring a Air Force 1 High like strap on the ankle, the Air Jordan 1 High RE2PECT makes uses of some interesting materials for a unique look.

All of shoes utilized the material such like fiber fabric, beside the upper utilized 3mm white strap. We can see the french blue parts clearly  which use the fiber fabric  with leather material .

It is amazing that the design of shoes . different color which use different  material . Upper of shoes use some leather material which Stitching leather and cloth, mainly rely on the traditional manual suture techniques, Whatever the Logo on the side of upper , or stitching part of toe , heel ,lace are using the suture method.

It is surprise that a Jordan logo on high upper side .

And there are Jordan logo on the the tongue and heels.

Though Jordan ‘ sole is thin ,especial the forefeet, it is not effect the grip and classic

Jordan’s heel are round , but feel not bad . And the pull-up of heel which fixed the ankle .

For the colorway , the white with blue are gorgeous

The design of Air Jordan 1 Retro Re2pect, it is follow the fashion of Force 1 .

The material of tongue of shoes are full , and feel comfortable . The wrapping of shoes is very well. And the size was true fit  at newjordans2018.com

Nike Kyrie 2 performance reviews

With Kobe retiring, someone has to take over the winter signature release for Nike. Why not Kyrie? After the success of the 1 last year, the 2 was one of the most anticipated shoes for this season.

Just watching NBA games this season, it seems like half of Nike’s roster was wearing the Kyrie, so something must have been done right (I reviewed them here, and it was an alright shoe, nothing special). For an entry shoe, it was an impressive debut. Compared to shoes like the Curry, Rose 5, Lebron 15, and even the HyperRev 2015, it was a step behind (in my opinion).

Now, the 2. New and improved. Better materials. Better traction. Better fit. No, really, all of those are better. But don’t take my word for it — just watch this video about the shoe and read along below.

MATERIALS – Last year we got first generation Hyperfuse, and it was stiff and hard from the box. Again, entry level. This year we get an upgrade of the same Fuse material — not as stiff or hard. Actually, I thought the line between support and flex was walked proper — stiff enough to hold but still thin enough to not overwork the forefoot when running.

The heel is a fantastic Lycra/mesh wrap that fits perfect around the ankle; I wish the WHOLE shoe was out of this material. It had a little Speedform feel to it but more padded. Thick ankle strap to pull the foot into the shoe. The sole is a one-piece rubber and thick but soft. One touch I like is the added leather/synthetic on the tongue, heel Swoosh, and ankle strap Swoosh. Little lux things.

FIT – Simply put, one of the best fitting shoes I have ever worn. It’s funny, the last few shoes I have reviewed have had one category that the shoe really excels in. Either I’m getting soft or the companies are focusing efforts to fix problems. Either way, the narrow forefoot and harsh break in time from the 1 are a memory.

The 2 is cut slightly wider but still snug without over-tightening. In the forefoot the laces are off-set but not quite asymmetrical. That looks really cool but I’m not sure of the benefits. Midfoot and heel are tied in together thanks to the strap.

The STRAP. Not the KD10, but the Kyrie 4 . I hated playing in the KD 10 because of the strap. The Kyrie is WAAAAY better. Simply pull and close. The placement pulls the heel and ankle straight into the heel counter and with the higher lace holes and ankle cut, you are locked like Oz. The fabric heel allows for all the right moves without too much dance. I know I sound like an echo, but honestly, NO SUDDEN MOVEMENTS. The fit is the best I have tried in 2015. It would have won the category if I had them sooner.


 TRACTION – OOOOOOOOOOOOOO-WHEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Gimmick or not, traction works. And since they are so closely tied together in this shoe, we will get into transition also. The outsole of the Kyrie 2 is made on a motorcycle tire design — specifically, the drifting tires — the treads go up the sidewalls for tight cornering and quick changes in direction. Kyrie is quick and makes changes in his direction, well, quickly. See the pattern? Last year’s herringbone was too tight and a little dust had you sliding. The circular Aztec crop circles this year grip in every way like Kung Fu Joe. The grooves are wide, rubber is soft, and the outsole touches the floor in every direction unless you go Turtle ston your shell.

I did find the curved sole a little, well, unstable at first for shooting, but getting into movements the roll and traction pushed my foot into moves. I push hard off my medial forefoot, especially going left off of my right foot. A squared shoe would slide. A rounded shoe pushes and catches (don’t think this is new — another company tried this in the mid-90’s, Feet You Wear, and it worked then too). The thing is, they aren’t over-sticky, which sounds really funny, but sometimes a shoe sticks and won’t let go. The shape and sculpting are made for transition and movement and after three games I was in sprint mode. Smooth and low-riding, the Kyrie 2 is made for open court play.


CUSHIONING – And then there was none. As good as fit and traction were, cushioning was the complete opposite of that. And again, not a new concept: the cushioning in the old FYW shoes sucked too. The idea is low, responsive, and quick; mushy, sinking foam is the last thing you want or need.

But we are 20 years removed from that era — surely by now a way of incorporating some sort of padding for landings, especially with the dynamic guards in the league and colleges. Guards are rebounders, dunkers, shot-blockers, not ground-bound Steve Nash’s anymore. A Lunar insert, dual fusion, anything (rectangle Zoom would kill the rounded forefoot)! There is a Poron insert, but Poron is basically a foam overlay that will bottom out. Heel is Phylon and a rectangle Zoom, but I dare you to tell me you feel the Zoom. You’re a LIAR!!! The Phylon never broke in during testing so no heel give. Think Rose 1 from adidas — if you liked that court feel and cushioning, you will be right at home in the Kyrie 2.


SUPPORT/STABILITY – I changed out of the Kyrie 2 ten minutes into my first wear. The forefoot bubble was too much. I was coming off picks and stopping for pull-ups and feeling like my feet were wobbly, my ankles were moving. The next day, I went and shot for an hour and a half — drills, stations, jumpers, chair picks — and I worked my way into them. After that session I played five games of full and never had a problem again. The shoe is different. Very different. But different is not bad. If you can get past the initial feel, you will get a quick, biting shoe. The sole is wider than the upper, especially on the lateral side, so ankle rolls should not be a problem. Not a large outrigger that feels clunky, but a molded and formed edge for transition. The strap is the tool and with the added lock in provided you have no issues with heel slip or instability from fit.


OVERALL – Foot rocket. Fast. Quick. Traction. Cornering. All of these things make the Kyrie 2 what it is. If you are a quick, fast, light guard who blows by everyone and crosses over without slowing down, you NEED to get a pair of Kyrie 2’s. If you are like me — knees are going from court years — and need cushioning, keep moving. Once a week, maybe two weeks, and you could play in these. Every day, it is just too harsh. I love the looks and the direction, but I can’t wear them too often. That said, I will be all in on the 3 next winter. If the improvements from the 1 to the 2 look like this, the 3 is destiny. Just hope they stay away from those Kobe prices at the newjordans2018.com

adidas Ultra Boost Performance Review

“Best Run Ever”. Tagline for the new adidas Ultra Boost, as put out by adidas Running. I have heard some outrageous claims in my life, but basically saying you have created he “best running shoe ever” is pretty large. But is it false? I know – we should find out!!!!

 Materials– We start here because it was the first thing I noticed. Upper is PrimeKnit, and it feels completely different from the PrimeKnit Boost from last summer. For one, it is more forgiving, meaning it stretches and flexes more. Last year the PrimeKnit wasn’t rigid, but it was more structured. This version feels like a padded sock, which, think about it, feels pretty good. There are some tighter weaves in high-stress areas, such as around the toe box, which is what makes these weaves and knits so amazing – they can be woven for specific uses, becoming flexible when needed and loose and comfy in other areas. I know I stay ranting on leather uppers for basketball, but mesh and knits in running just make sense.


 Cushioning –Of course the next thing we have to hit is the adidas ultra 3.0 Boost midsole. If you haven’t tried Boost, stop reading this right now, go to the nearest shoe store, find a pair, and get them on feet. See if I don’t preach the truth – Boost is the best foam cushioning in running right now. Hands down. IT is responsive, protective, consistent (same front to back and day after day) and durable. Like 3000 tiny little toe pillows, the pebbles compress and spring right back, giving a sensory feedback that your foot is being pushed into running. They sink in and push back and do it all again on the next step. As for durability, I have only had these about three weeks, but the Energy Boost I got last February still feel like new. Boost just lasts. It’s good.


 Support –Here is where the shoe should be failing. Primeknit can’t possibly be supportive – it’s only yarn!!! And you would be correct, except for that big, split, purple heel counter and that black support cage around the midfoot. The cage I could take or leave. It did add a more secure and snug fit to the upper, but the upper is spandex and knit – it already fit great. If a way could be found to just lace up tight without the cage it could go away completely. The heel counter, however, is a thing of beauty. Matte finish and gold lettering, it is split in the back because, let’s face it, no one has ever rolled an ankle backwards. Cuts down a little weight, looks cool as he!!, and ties into the midfoot to secure the fit and hold it together. I wore these for running, both road and treadmill, and some crossfit and weight workouts, and the support was substantial enough to get me through. I won’t say they are cross-trainers – they aren’t going to hold up to lateral training you would find in basketball or football, but for normal gym workouts you should be okay.


  Transition –I always feel weird doing a “traction” section in a running review, so we will call it “transition” – how did the shoe feel while moving. I love shoes that have one cushioning system – ClutchFit Drive and Micro G, full foot Zoom in Lebron 15, full Boost in the Ultra. The shoe just feels smooth and effortless – you don’t get that slappy feel as the shoe moves from one system or element to the other. The Ultra falls into the smooth category. The rocker toe (it is bent upward) coupled with the Boost and the Torsion system make the next step as easy as the first. I am normally a heel striker, but found myself running on forefoot and midfoot more in the Ultra, especially the midfoot. And I usually need some support as I pronate, but the neutral support of the Ultra felt good straight away. I was wondering about the outsole and its resemblance to the Pure Boost, which is NOT meant for running, and was told the rubber is spaced in this pattern to allow the Boost to expand as it compresses with no restriction. Seems to work so far. As for wear, some of the   nubs in the midfoot have began flattening after 50 miles or so, but no noticeable wearing or breaking down.


  Overall –adidas nailed the cushioning innovation two years ago when it introduced Boost and it just gets better with every release. This is my seventh pair of Boost shoes and only one has disappointed (but not because of the Boost — lack of Boost, yes). Price may be a deal-breaker for some, as they will release February 11 for $180. You can find Boost shoes for cheaper, and they are all monsters. If price is no object,  and if you need a neutral, highly cushioned, responsive, well-fitting shoe, the Ultra is for you. Seeing what adidas is doing in the running category only gets me more excited about the basketball direction. Until then, I guess I will have to run more at newjordans2018.com

Nike Kyrie 1 Performance Review

Traction – There has been many varying opinions on the Kyrie 1’s traction, and I don’t think any of them have been wrong. I’d say under the right conditions, the traction is excellent. I’ve experienced nothing but great traction out of them, but all of the floors I played on – while not always clean – are well maintained in terms of having been refinished once a year. If you play on a court that could used some refinishing then I think that’s where people run into problems…especially when dust is present. I will say that I did need to wipe the soles every so often, but not to the point to where I felt the traction was anything less than stellar. Now… if only the rest of the shoe was as good.

Cushion – Nike Kryie is a rectangle shaped Zoom Air unit located in the forefoot, and its about 8-10mm thick which is great, but its encased in Phylon that becomes pretty damn dense. My first night of playing in them I thought the cushion was decent, but the more I played in them the quicker the Phylon began to break down and become a solid piece of foam. The lines or grooves that are in place help with creating some compression once this happens, but once all the tiny little air pockets within the foam midsole are gone… the shoe winds up feeling like dead weight. Not heavy dead weight… just lifeless. Like most aspects, there is a positive side to this affect… you have nice court feel and increased reaction time… but my knees and lower back never enjoyed the experience the following day.

Materials – If you guys checked out my nike kryie 3 performance review then you already know whats up with these. Textile mesh, glued to Hyperfuse… and thats pretty much it. I will say that I liked the forefoot on these once broken-in due to the fact that Nike used a nice neoprene layer under the textile mesh. This is the one area where fuse is hardly present, only on the toe rand and thats for protection of the materials underneath. This type of setup definitely gets the job done, but as I’ve said before… you either love Fuse or you hate Fuse… and I’m just not a big fan of it.

Fit – The fit is incredibly awkward. I honestly can’t tell you how they fit… this is a shoe that you’re just going to have to try on – I did go with my regular size if anyone is wondering. They run pretty narrow, and you’re going to need to constantly adjust the laces in order to make them comfortable, but once they break-in they aren’t too bad. They kind of remind me of the KD 5 in that sense. That was a Nike kryie 1 dream shoes I really didn’t like in the beginning but grew to enjoy the more I played in them. Same thing goes here… if you give them enough time, then you’ll likely enjoy them more and more. If you’re looking for something that’s ready to go straight out the box… keep looking.

Support – In terms of lockdown and support… they were okay at best. The heel isn’t incredibly supportive while the fit has its issues, preventing perfect lockdown. I also had to lace these all the way to the top otherwise my heel felt like it was going to pop out of the shoe. There’s also an internal support bar for torsional support – the same feature you see on most of Nike’s models without a formal shank plate. Other than newjordans2018.com… they weren’t too impressive.