best shoes – nike kyrie 3 performance test and tra

The improvements made between the Kyrie 2 and Kyrie 3 aren’t huge, but they’re important.

Traction – The Nike Kyrie 2 offered some of the best traction available in 2016, and Nike continues that trend with the nike Kyrie 3. Aggressive herringbone is featured from heel to toe along with two multi-directional pods. These pods are intended to allow the wearer to grip the court while swiftly changing direction while the herringbone covers linear movements.

Near perfection is the simplest way to describe the setup and while most would applaud a brand for using such a pattern, it only has me scratching my head wondering why this isn’t just how traction is — as in, all the time. Why would you try to tell a story down below where very few will see it when you can just use a setup like this. A setup that works. This isn’t me calling out one brand in particular either. This is me legitimately wondering why a setup similar to this isn’t just a given when it comes to basketball footwear. Yes, there are a few exceptions to the rule — blade traction typically works well. As do nubs when thick enough and places in a circular motion (Kyrie 2). But this is it right here. This sh*t just works. We’re talking about traction — not stories, traction. We’re talking about traction. Just do this. Every time. Trust me. Nobody will be mad at that.

Is this particular setup flawless? No. The area that looks like an “X” placed between the pods takes a little getting used to — especially in the middle. That’s where the tooling “peaks” because it’s rounded. It isn’t aggressive like the rest of the outsole, but I think that was the intent. It’s almost like a pivot point dead center within the tooling. It’s just a little weird when you first put them on, but it gets less noticeable the more you play. The only thing you will definitely notice is that you’re not slipping on-court.

Additionally, dusty courts will require you to wipe the soles clean periodically. But that doesn’t mean that the traction is failing. Your court is. Or the cleaning crew. However you choose to look at it.

Yes, they’ll last outdoors.

Cushion – This is where brand snobs will get mad at me because I don’t sugar coat sh*t. I just tell it like it is. The Kyrie 3 has no cushion aside from the heel Zoom Air unit. Not sure why anyone would be mad at me for that. I didn’t make the shoe, I’m just reviewing it.

Court feel is the primary focus here, court feel at any cost. There are players that enjoy this type of setup, so if that happens to be you, then you’ll likely enjoy these a lot. The shoe’s heel Zoom unit is there in the event that you crash down on your heel after a rebound, jump-stop, landing etc. I rebound more often than I should — for my size — and the cushion wasn’t a major issue. Jump-stops were. I’ll blame that partially on the cushion setup and partially on my aging body. But, like I mentioned, if you require court feel then this is your shoe.

On a personal note, I do feel that court feel and cushion can be met with compromise. Weather it comes in the form of Cushlon, Podulon, Podulite, Lunarlon, and even the OG of “low profile responsive cushion made for a Guard” Zoom Air. This is like OD-ing on court feel to me. Yes, you’ll save yourself a millisecond of time as the cushion under foot isn’t there to suck a tiny bit of your energy up while in motion. Does that millisecond actually matter? No, not really.

Materials – The main difference between the Kyrie 2 and 3 comes from the materials — and I really love the materials. Mesh is the primary feature at the toe and midfoot to heel. Meanwhile the flex zone at the forefoot is a foam reinforced with Flywire. This setup is far greater than the one we received in the Kyrie 2 — fuse shell with mesh glued on top of it — and it actually made the tooling setup a bit more enjoyable on-court. Everything was able to flex and move properly instead of having the materials and tooling work against each other.

Materials can be very hit or miss depending on player preference, but they’re an essential part of a shoe’s build. The materials are the shoe’s build. Without it you’re merely wearing sandals.

While mesh is the main material, Nike added fuse to high-wear areas for extra strength and durability. Along the entire rear section of the upper we have a rubber — Kurim — overlay that acts as a three dimensional design along with a layer of protection against abrasions. Again, I love this setup and feel it aids in the minimalist tooling they have built upon for this particular model.

Fit – The Nike Kyrie 3 mamba mentality for sale fits true to size. Wide footers may find them to be a bit on the narrow side so going up 1/2 size may be required for some.

The lockdown fit my feet perfectly from heel to forefoot. The throat of the shoe is simple, but extremely effective. While the heel is nice and secure and the ankle structure allows for a pain-free fit. There isn’t much else to say. They fit TTS and I felt locked in the entire time without a single issue. Well, a minor nitpick would be the laces. They’re so damn long. Nitpick complete.
Support – The support features are basic throughout. An internal shank is at the midfoot for some minor torsional support while the heel has an internal heel counter. Tooling isn’t flat, by any means, but it’s wide and cradles your foot well. Having the midsole and outsole rounded definitely takes some getting used to, but once you’ve gotten used to it you’re playing as you would in any other shoe. Materials work well and without too much structure.

Except for the toe. Holy hell they fused the sh*t out of the tip of the toe. Why? I have no idea. You can use fuse without it being so hard. Hopefully they try that out with the four because ramming your toe up there was really enjoyable — sarcasm.

Overall – Surprisingly enough, I enjoyed playing in the Kyrie 3. The kd 10 for sale had great traction along with lockdown and containment, but it wasn’t enjoyable for me. These just felt more complete. More…thought out? Not sure how to describe it exactly. All I know is that they played well for what they offer. I definitely need more cushion as my knees absolutely hate me the following day after wearing these, but other than that I think the shoe is pretty solid.

It really comes down to what performance attribute you have as your top priority. If cushion is your main need then you should already know what that means for you and the Kyrie 3. But if court feel and traction are your only concerns then these might be your new best friend on newjordans2018.com.






2017 hot nike paul george pg 1 performance test

Being only the 21st basketball athlete that Nike has awarded a signature model means there are big shoes to fill, and Paul George has his work cut out for him. Let’s see if the Nike PG 1 can hold its own…

 

Traction – The solid rubber outsole and traction worked above average; the diamond-gridded nodules held their ground on most conditions. That isn’t to say I didn’t have some minor slippage when the pattern picks up big chunks of dust, but one or two wipes and you’re back at it without skipping a beat.

The highlighted area showcases the location of the forefoot Zoom Air unit (the translucent rubber actually showed the Zoom Air section) — it’s something simple, but it’s the little things that matter, especially for us at newjordans2018.com. I recommend sticking to the solid rubber outsole for traction consistency.

For those considering using this shoe for outdoors, the durability might not last as long due to the thin nodules.

Cushion – The cushion is bottom-loaded forefoot Zoom Air Unit for the PG 1. The Phylon midsole used here is actually softer than most Nike basketball shoes I’ve tested, and the setup was a very responsive low-to-the-ground ride.

You don’t feel the forefoot Zoom unit much, especially for those that are expecting bounce-back, but it gets the job done. For a big man like myself, I do prefer more cushioning — top-loaded Zoom Air in the forefoot and heel, full-length Zoom, or double-stacked Zoom Air units — but I didn’t have a problem with these. I was surprised, especially coming from a recent knee injury. to see how supple the Phylon midsole felt. Forefoot Zoom, soft Phylon midsole, responsive court feel — that combination is definitely a setup worth taking a second look at.

Materials –  Drum roll please?! The materials here are absolutely the star of the show. Nubuck midfoot to heel, mesh material transition with fuse overlays on high wear areas from midfoot to toebox, solid rubber traction, footbed strap that is locked down with Flywire, and a bootie construction — superb!

The execution and design was clearly well thought out. There’s a bit of an ol’ school vibe from using good ol’ materials that work on a modern shoe. The materials used on this shoe were incredibly functional; they didn’t add bulk or additional weight to the shoe. Overall, the materials used here are very well implemented and my favorite aspect of the shoe.

Fit – Fit was like a glove, a size too small. The shoe is hella narrow and fits super snug. I lucked on getting a half a size up (because it’s damn near impossible to find a size 13.5). I tried on both my regular size 13 and a size 14. For the size 13, my foot went in, with somewhat semi-violent interaction and mild blood circulation slowly cutting off…then, there was numbness. The size 14 fit my foot fine, with minor struggle getting into the shoe, but there was too much room in the front. So I went on a mission to see if 13.5 was available, a true rarity.

This shoe is specifically catered to the narrow-footed, quick on their feet, shifty players. Even 1/2 size up, the PG1 required some break-in time due to the snugness. After a game or two, the shoe fit like a glove and contoured to my feet exceptionally well. It’s still a concern that not all shoes are created for all athletes alike.

Support – We’re all thrown the idea that low-top shows have less support — which I think a lot of bulls***. Although the shoe does fit snug and requires minor break-in time, the nike pg 1 ferocity for sale has the combined support areas placed strategically. The midsole cups your feet, the foot sits well on the footbed, and the bootie construction keeps your feet locked. Additionally, the heel (including the extra padding) wraps around the back of your foot and heel quite well, making sure you’re locked in.

The midsole and outsole are slightly rounded-out but I never felt any instability. The PG1 acts as an extension of your feet without becoming a nuisance. Wonderful lockdown, solid traction, responsive ride — I’d say it’s pretty supportive, especially for a first signature model that is a low-top.

Overall – The PG1 is a wonderful shoe to play in, as long as you don’t have wide feet and you can get your foot into the shoe. For a first signature model and it’s $110 price point, I think the shoe is fantastic.

If you want a nice looking shoe that is responsive on-court with superb containment, this shoe is the beez neez! I suggest going with the solid rubber outsole. If this shoe is an indication of what’s to come from the Swoosh, I’m excited. The PG1 is from the same designer as the Ambassador 9, a hit, so I’ll have to hold him (and Nike basketball shoes ) to slightly higher standards and expectations. I’m already anticipating the PG2 — hopefully, it’s wide-foot friendly or releases in size 13.5) — but we’ll just have to wait and see.






Three Style Shoes on Nike LeBron 15 at 2018 hot sale

Coming soon is the Nike LeBron 15 which James will wear during the 2017-18 NBA Season. The debut of LeBron James’ 15th signature shoe will take place during October.

ecently LeBron James was seen wearing the new Cleveland Cavaliers Nike Uniforms but in the caption he wrote “Savage Season 15”. This does mark James’ 15th season in the NBA, but could also be the Nike LeBron 15.

“This is my favorite shoe to date” says James. “The performance benefits and sophisticated look make this shoe a force on and off the court.”

The shoe’s key innovations include a next-generation Nike Flyknit Battle construction that provides strategic stretch, a locked-in fit and durability. Underfoot is a fully articulated cushioning system that combines Max Air and Zoom Air units, while a full-bootie construction offers a secure, one-to-one fit.

“The number-one thing people should know about the LEBRON 15 is that this new Nike Flyknit is something that’s never been done in a performance shoe,” notes James. “It looks great, too. Since Jason and I started working on the LeBron 7, we have always talked about how we not only want to have the top, top, top notch in performance, we want style, as well. We have a desire to create shoes that makes all people feel good when they put it on.”

Update: Below is three style Nike LeBron 15 colorways which includes 2018 releases via newjordans2018.com .

1.Nike LeBron 15 ‘Ghost’ Releases October 17th

nj2018 first showed readers LeBron James fifteenth signature sneaker in the ‘Ghost’ colorway way back in early September. Now, detailed images of this highly anticipated model have surfaced as the 2017-18 NBA season opener is only six days away.

The upper of this particular silhouette features tan Battleknit, an evolved version of Flyknit. The tan leather accents offer some luxe touches to the knitted upper that give the whole shoe a clean look.

The outsole is made of translucent rubber with massive articulated Max Air and Zoom Air units sitting above. The midsole is splashed with white speckles, and the laces get some reflective hits.

According to Sneaker News, the LeBron 15 ‘Ghost’ will launch alongside the LeBron 15 ‘Ashes’ on October 28 for $185.

LeBron’s Cavs will open the new NBA season at home against the Kyrie-led Celtics on October 17 (what a coincidence, we see you Adam Silver). Which colorway of the LeBron 15 will we see the King wear? Let us know your thoughts.

2.Nike LeBron 15 Ashes release at October 28th, 2017

The Nike LeBron 15 ‘Ashes’ will be the first colorway of the Nike LeBron 15 to make a retail release which will take place during October.

This Nike LeBron 15 known as Ashes is highlighted in a Black and White color combination. Using a mixture of the two shades across the uppers, we have Flyknit. In addition we have a Max Air and Zoom Air units and a full bootie construction. Black lands on the liner, laces, and the three heel loops while White covers the midsole with a speckled overlay. Finishing the look is a flame logo on the inside of the tongue.

3.KITH x Nike LeBron 15 ‘Floral’

Not long ago we showed a first look at the Nike LeBron 15 which is LeBron James 15th signature shoe. Now we have a new pair showing up which was on the feet of Maverick Carter and seen on Victor Cruz’s Instagram story.

As you can see, this Nike LeBron 15 features White across the base however the highlight would be the KITH x  Lebron 15 Floral embroidery seen wrapping the uppers. Following we have Gold on the lace tips and White on the rubber outsole. The LeBron 15 is constructed with BattleKnit and BattleMax technology.

Below you can check another image of the Nike LeBron 15 Floral. Tonight you will see LeBron James on the runway for the KITH x Nike Collection so it’s possible we may see another colorway or new images of the Floral. Make sure to visit the comments section and let us know your thoughts on Jordan release date 2018 .






The Air Jordan 11 ‘Win Like’ Celebrate MJ’s Championships

These Air Jordan 11s Celebrate Michael Joracdan’s Championships . An official look at the ‘Win Like 82′ and ‘Win Like 96′ collections.

Jordan Brand will double-down on the holiday tradition of releasing Air Jordan 11s this year by bringing out two new colorways of the heralded sneaker. First is the Air Jordan 11 “Win Like ’82” ($220) in navy releasing on Nov. 11, and then the Air Jordan 11 “Win Like Chicago ’96” ($220) in red releasing on Dec. 9.

Jordan Brand has unveiled one of its upcoming Air Jordan 11s for the holiday season and it celebrates the 30th season of the Chicago Bulls.

The “Win Like ’82” pair is a reference to Michael Jordan’s UNC alma mater and, more specifically, the championship he won there in 1982. While such sneakers usually feature a baby blue, the midnight navy shade here points to Jordan’s alternate practice shorts from his college days, which were a deeper shade.

The “Win Like ’96” pair is inspired by Jordan’s  Chicago Bulls tenure and that team’s 1996 championship.

Formerly the most winningest season on record, the ’96 Bulls team was ferocious. In the offseason the team acquired Dennis Rodman, and under the leadership of Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan, the Bulls proceeded to go 72-10 for the season.

Now, Jordan Brand is once again celebrating that legacy with the Air Jordan 11s ‘Win Like ’96’. This sneaker flaunts premium patent leather in brilliant red, an icy translucent outsole, and black accents.

Rumored for a December 9 release, according to J23App, Jordan Brand has not officially announced a release date or price for the silhouette.

Both of these sneakers will come in full-family sizes, as is customary for Air Jordan 11s at newjordans2018.com .

Air Jordan 10(X) Retro Performance Review

Traction – The overall traction has been very solid. From a visual perspective you would already assume that the traction would be more than capable of keeping up with your movements from a front to back standpoint. What is clear after you begin to trust the surface is that your jab steps, jump stops along with your crosses, quick cuts and abrupt stops are great as well. No matter the court condition, the Air Jordan 10 can keep up with the best of them.

Cushion – We finally have something a bit more ‘modern’ with the Phylon midsole but even then its not as soft as some of the newer renditions of the foam nor is it as responsive as the newer foams that have been introduced to us over the last few years. However, the cushion is more than capable and 100% ready to take care of you during games. While you wont receive that step-in comfort you may find in something with an Ortholite insole – an easy fix if you wanted to swap insoles – but the full length Air unit along with the Phylon midsole do their job and they do it very well. Heel to toe transition is extremely smooth and you don’t feel high off the ground so court feel isn’t compromised.

Material – I personally love everything about the materials… it brings me back to when you got what you paid for. I’m not saying that you are getting ripped off today by purchasing synthetic based sneakers – since they will last longer – but there is just something about wearing a handcrafted sneaker made with organic materials that makes you feel as if you just laced up a luxury item onto your feet.

Fit – The fit is fantastic and one of the highlights of the Jordan release date 2018 . When you have leather based shoes, you typically have a break-in period to adjust to. That wasn’t really the case as the break-in time for these are easy and painless. I was expecting for the overall shoe to lose its shape after some time – a typical issue with leather sneakers – but that never happened. Those bungee bands place down the tongue keeps the fit snug and secure from beginning to end… a really nice feature and its also something I really enjoyed on the Air Penny III.

Ventilation – The tongue is mesh but other than that there really isn’t any ventilation. This will bring their overall score down but that should only really effect your decision to wear these on-court if that particular attribute is a high priority for your needs.

Support – The support is minimal but fairly effective. While the leather overlays didn’t provide much of any support, the midsole did which made up for it. There is a molded arch which is nice for arch support but this is the first time within the Air Jordan Project where I felt my arch over flexing. It didn’t happen often and when it happened it was only with my right foot but it does make you appreciate the shank plate no matter what material its made of.

Overall – The Air Jordan 10 is a great on-court option. Its no surprise why you still see them on basketball courts today… they are just that good of a shoe. They have almost everything a hooper would need.

Despite claims from consumers claiming the ‘quality’ is lacking, the Air Jordan Retro has been one of the best releases this year in terms of materials and craftsmanship. For the few who may have bought a pair to wear with their Nike Elite socks on-court and not on the sidewalk… they’re on-court ready fresh out the box in the newjordans2018.com .

New Style Kobe Venomenon 6 Performance Reviews

The Kobe Venomenon series has been pretty consistent as a performance shoe, especially being an Asia-only release model (with the exception of last year’s model). This year, we aren’t sure whether the Kobe Venomenon 6 will see a Stateside release but we’re keeping our fingers crossed because of what you’re about to experience…

Traction – Very OG-esque. OG-esque? If you’ve owned the Nike Zoom Kobe 6 you’ll realize that the Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 draws from it. The core question is, does it work well? You bet your happy feet it does!

No matter the aggressive movements I made or the hard cuts I initiated, the shoe’s traction really bit the ground. Was it outstanding? Only if you played on super-clean courts (of course). The solid rubber multi-directional gridded pattern offered bite but didn’t hesitate to pick up the dust on dirty floors either, so an occasional wipe is necessary.

The translucent forefoot rubber and the visible heel Zoom Air window don’t hurt the traction. Most Asia-only releases come with Nike’s XDR outsole, but this one just used the regular rubber compound. The Kobe Venomenon 6 is more of an indoor shoe, so for those looking to play outdoors in these know that the outsole will most likely wear quickly.

 

Cushion – There’s a bottom-loaded forefoot Zoom Air and a top-loaded rectangular heel Zoom Air unit that is 13mm thick. While I prefer both top-loaded, the cushioning setup worked well. I would honestly say it’s an upgrade over last year’s model, especially now that you can actually feel the Zoom Air and responsiveness.

The Venomenon series, particularly this model, is definitely not something to overlook. While the Zoom units seem similar to those used in the new jordans 2018 (which was no slouch), we don’t have much to complain about because everything included here is effective.

Materials – The Kobe Venomenon 6 uses an entirely mesh upper with fuse overlays in high wear areas. The shoe pretty much has the same exact materials as the Nike Zoom LeBron Ambassador 9. That isn’t to say that’s bad because everything used on the Kobe Venomenon 6 works well in unison.

Molded rubber from midfoot to heel adds stability and there is an internal heel counter that is overlaid with the Kobe ‘SHEATH’ design. For the price point, you’re getting an above average shoe compared to many of those on market today.

Fit – This is one of the best aspects of the Kobe Venomenon 6. Even on a wide-footer like myself, the shoe fit like a glove. I’d stay true to size, regardless of having a wide foot or narrow one.

The fused wrap around the lacing loops helps with durability so you can lace tight while the heel counter keeps you contained in the shoe without hindrance. The question is, why can’t we get this type of fit on all other models?

Support – The support comes directly from the containment, cushion, and traction — all of which worked equally well. I recommend lacing the shoe tight, otherwise there might be some heel slippage.

The Kobe Venomenon 6 feels like an extension of your foot; it offers great flex while also being very lightweight. The impact protection from the heel and forefoot Zoom was adequate for someone of my size and traction sufficed as long as you wipe a few times. Overall, it’s a delightful shoe that offers ample support in all aspects.

Overall – The Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 is just plain ol’ fashion fun to play in. There is no story-telling necessary for the shoe itself, as long as you have that #MambaMentality — it’s all about doing work on the court. Everything we expect on a Nike basketball shoe is featured here.

If you can get your hands on a pair, and need a no-frills serious ball shoe on a budget, the Kobe Venomenon 6 has the answers to your on-court needs.

Why this model hasn’t been brought to the States (like the LeBron Ambassador line) has my mind slightly boggled. Make it happen, Swoosh, because you have a winner.  newjordans2018.com

Air Jordan 32 Performance Review

The Air Jordan 32 Mid and Low have been wear-tested for our latest performance review.

Traction – The Air Jordan 30 and 31 disappointed many that played in them from a traction standpoint — especially compared to the 29 and 28 that came before them — but the 32 switched things up and used rubber that actually gripped the court. Not only did they grip the court, but it gripped really well.

Jordan Brand used an altered herringbone, which it also tried with the 31, and this time around it was a success. Dust only affected performance in a minor way; infrequent wiping was needed on a less than desirable court. If you play on a clean court, or at least one that is properly refinished once a year, you’re going to get a tacky experience that bites when you need it most.

After playing in both the mid and low version of the Air Jordan 32, the Lows seem to uses better rubber overall. I wouldn’t say it’s astonishingly better but I noticed it. If you have been unsatisfied with traction from the flagship Air Jordan model in the past year or so then I think you’ll be very happy with this year’s version.

I wasn’t able to take them for a spin outdoors so I can’t report on the outdoor performance this time around.

Cushion

Cushion – Full-length Unlocked Zoom Air seems to be a thing of the past because heel and forefoot segmented Zoom Air returns — for the first time since the Air Jordan XX8 — on the Air Jordan 32. The forefoot section of Zoom Air is of the unlocked variety whereas the heel is bottom-loaded.

This year, the unlocked Zoom Air does not protrude out of the shoe so the extreme bounce isn’t here. However, stability is — the lack of it was my main issue when playing in the 31. You can feel the Zoom when you place enough pressure on the forefoot; it feels nice and it gives you the feeling that it springs into action as you need it rather than it lingering around while you may not be in need of the cushion. For me, this setup feels more balanced than unlocked setups in the past. While some get used to the feeling of a large volume Zoom Air unit protruding from the sole, this feels a bit more…normal.

The midsole setup is pretty stiff to start. It does break-in with time so be patient and you’ll stop thinking about how stiff things start out. The Air Jordan 32 reminds me of the Air Jordan 12 in that aspect — maybe not quite as stiff as the 12s, but pretty damn close. I think the overall stiffness is due to the Pebax moderator plate. Once you get that plate to become flexible you’ll really start to enjoy the ride as you’ll receive cushion and stability.

Materials

Materials – I absolutely love the materials on the Air Jordan 32. It definitely isn’t the most breathable because of the layers, but this type of Flyknit is what I’ve been waiting for since Nike first introduced it into the basketball line. There is no heavy glue usage, no TPU strands or yarn. Just really thick Flyknit that moves well with the foot.

Certain areas are very tightly knitted while others offer some stretch. The areas that do stretch are still extremely thick so you’re getting the most out of the material. It’s been durable so far, although the eyelet areas potentially ripping is a concern of mine. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen to anyone, but there’s always Nike’s warranty if it does.

The heel area features synthetic leather or suede (depending on the colorway). I glossed over this area in the Air Jordan 32 video review because I don’t feel it’s anything of great significance and it’s very similar to last year’s Air Jordan 31 setup. It works well and adds strength to the rear section of the shoe ensuring lockdown, but premium it is not.

I suppose it doesn’t have to be premium, but that would have been awesome. This is more of a small gripe with the mid because the lowtops feature such a small amount of leather on the heel that it really doesn’t matter. The Mid on the other hand — it uses a lot of material at the rear overlay and it would have been awesome to have seen something similar to what was used on the red suede Air Jordan 21. Remember those? Italian red suede that pointed back to Jordan Brand’s past of manufacturing the AJ2 upper in Italy. Yeah, that would have been really awesome.

The Hall of Fame badge though, that goes to the Flyknit. It’s the real MVP.

Fit

Fit – When I initially put on the Air Jordan 32 width felt pretty narrow — and because of that, the shoe felt slightly long. However, after breaking them in I feel going true to size is the best option. I have a friend that bought a pair and he has a wider foot. He went true to size as well and was happy with them. Trying shoes on in-store is always the best option though (if or when it’s possible).

Lockdown was really nice. I wasn’t sure what to expect because this was the first time I’ve played in proper Flyknit. Will it stretch too much? Maybe not enough? First few runs and the Air Jordan 32 was definitely tight but the Flyknit did stretch a bit — not to the point to where I felt insecure, but enough to where I needed to readjust the laces. Once I did that there was nothing else to worry about. The shoe just felt like it was made for my foot, something I really enjoy.

Last time I felt this way about an Air Jordan upper was with the 29 Low. Those were so awesome. The Air Jordan 32 gave me similar vibes but with a more structured heel — which is something I loved about the 31. I guess you can say Jordan Brand blended what’s been working throughout the last three years and we’re finally seeing the refined version of it all. Subtle evolution down the line, just like the glory days of the early Air Jordan line.

Support

Support – If you’re able to find the size that fits you best then support shouldn’t be an issue. I rolled my damn ankle (same one) in both the Air Jordan 32 Mid and the Low and was able to continue playing every time. I really need to stop going after rebounds when someone with a size 14 is down in the post — especially when the most I am able to do is temporarily disrupt their eventual rebound.

Everything worked well though. The moderator plate works to increase torsional rigidity and the outrigger was solid. The midsole sculpt in the rear may be off-putting for some from a design perspective because it isn’t a clean line but it contains the rearfoot well upon lateral movements. There is an internal heel counter, as well as the visible external piece — both do their job well.

Overall

Overall – If I were to rank the previous Air Jordan signature models since the introduction of unlocked Zoom Air (based on overall performance) it would look like this: XX8, XX9 (Low for me), XXX2, XXX1. We won’t mention the XXX. Depending on the day, I might even be able to swap the XX9 and XXX2 with each other.

I feel that fit and lockdown are better in the Air Jordan 32 , as is the cushion/stability, but I loved the decoupled heel and forefoot. However, the 32 is stiff at first and a bit heavy. As usual, it all depends on what you want or need out of your basketball shoe. Not every shoe is made for every person, but there’s something out there for everyone. You just have to know what you’re looking for.

The Air Jordan 32 is a huge step in the right direction. Everything feels refined. If Jordan Brand can keep the stability but increase the flexibility then it will have perfected the Flight Speed setup. I think people are going to like this one. http://www.kd10sale.com

‘Bordeaux’ Air Jordan 7 retro performance reviews

Despite having released in 2011, the ‘Bordeaux’ Air Jordan 7 For Sale Retro is being remastered and re-released in the Summer of 2015.These should have better materials compare with 2011 version .and the shape has been slightly altered.Another change from the 2011 pair is that this 2018 version has “NIKE AIR” on the insoles, which I’m sure no one will be complaining about.

It was born in 1992 which inspired by Africa travel by Tinker Hatfield. wilderness gallop of animal , wine of french , all of elements are into the Air Jordan 7 Retro .it is a amazing designer so far.

Air Jordan VII offers some very nice traction that can keep you planted and stable throughout gameplay.The overall surface area is very good no matter your position or movements. If plying in the clean court , it is the best choice ,but the duty court , it is not very well for AJ7 which  was remedied by consistently wiping the bottom .

The most notable difference between the AJ7 and the previous models would be the overall cushion. The original and first round retro releases featured an embedded full length Air unit and these newer retro models have them placed directly under foot.

The molded arch does its job while the overall fit and materials will take care of the rest for you

  • Workmanship ; materials held up nicely, most of the visible damage to the shoe is on the painted sections of the midsole so the leather is definitely a reliable option. Each material option offers different levels of support so if you wish to maximize support then go with the leather versions.
  • Cushion :The original and first round retro releases featured an embedded full length Air unit and these newer retro models have them placed directly under foot.
  • Breathbility: it is not very well because of the leather material ,especial for plying long time .
  •  Appearance: whatever the colorway or design of “Bordeaux” ,for me ,it is amazing .
  •  Cost-effect : The quality and value for money .

Overall , Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux” is possibly the best early Air Jordan Release 2018  for on-court purposes.They are the classic so far.  They are a very well rounded shoe in general when compared to the previous models as they offer the best cushion, solid traction, reliable materials with a pretty solid fit, above average ventilation and still offer plenty of support.

‘Concord’ Air Jordan 11s Could Be Coming for 2018

The “Concord” Air Jordan 11 could be the next original colorway of Michael Jordan’s coveted patent leather signature model to get the retro treatment. Popular sneaker leaker accounts are reporting that this Air Jordan 11 is coming back in remastered form for Holiday 2018.

Accounts like @zsneakerheadz and @pinoe77 on Instagram have both hinted at the return of the sneakers.

Jordan Brand has consistently released Air Jordan 11s during the holiday season for almost a decade now, so it is a foregone conclusion that one will arrive next year. What’s more, this colorway hasn’t released since 2011, and a model returning after seven years is not unprecedented. Still, Jordan Brand has not confirmed this retro, and it feels a little early for a retail release this far out to be totally confirmed.

this Air Jordan 11  Concord everything is the same except the low cut profile (obviously) and a Jumpman logo is placed on the heel of the lows while on the mids it’s placed on the side. In the video and pictures you can see the mids with a slight difference in color on the sole and uppers but this is due to age and not how originally released by Jordan Brand on kd10sale.com .

There are no images of the rumored 2018 “Concord” Air Jordan 11 yet. The above photo is of a 2011 pair.

NIKE ZOOM SHIFT PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Nike Zoom Shift is one of the best-looking budget model sneakers Nike has to offer. Coming in at only $100, how will these babies perform on the hardwood? Let’s find out.

The Nike Lebron Zoom Wine Shift features a multi-directional, diamond plate-like traction pattern. It is slightly below acceptable and nothing more. The gray area on the outsole grips the floor decently but the black pods on the outsole collect dust like nobody’s business. It is very inconsistent and very frustrating — even wiping the outsole is a bit of a hassle. I have to wipe multiple times in one dead ball situation to remove the dust from the bottom of my sneakers.

Outdoors, the traction performed like it was an entirely different outsole. The traction is on point outdoors. However, I do not recommend hooping outside in these due to the outsole’s durability.

Can you say nonexistent? The Phylon midsole and the Zoom Air unit in the forefoot are garbage. I have never had a problem with this type of cushion setup until now. I typically get a good combination of court feel, responsiveness, and impact protection, but in the Nike Zoom Shift that is not the case.

My feet were on fire hooping in these — I’m talking sore for about two days! The Phylon is dense, and the impact protection is lacking something serious. Have you ever played on bricks? This is one of the worst setups I’ve ever felt in a shoe other than some Timberland boots. Shoot, I think Timberland boots may be more comfortable than the Nike Zoom Shift!

The best features of the Nike Zoom Shift are its materials. The shoe sports a lightweight textile upper, neoprene at the tongue area, and some fuse overlays on the high wear areas. This is going to help protect the shoe against toe drags, and everyday wear and tear. The materials are straightforward and they worked well on this sneaker.

The one-piece bootie on the new jordans 2018 runs true to size. It’s a bit snug, even for those with narrow feet. For those with wide feet I suggest you go up a 1/2 size. It is highly recommended that you try to try these on before purchasing, because like I said it is snug and may be too snug for some. However, one of the positive of the snug fit is the lockdown. There is no getting out of the shoe until you take them off.

The support mainly comes from the fit. It is critical to wear your correct size; you do not want to be slipping and sliding all over the place inside the shoe. Having a loose fit could make you vulnerable to an ankle injury, and I know no one wants that.

The padded ankle collar created a comfortable bed for my heel, while the external TPU heel counter secured my heel by acting as a seat belt. I didn’t experience any heel slipping with this setup. The small extended TPU wing on the outside of the shoe did not affect the support at all. It is a useless piece and, in my opinion, only there for aesthetic purposes.
The midsole cupped the outside of my foot and worked together with that snug fit to keep me on top of the footbed.

While the Nike Zoom Shift is aesthetically pleasing, the inconsistent traction and the brick-like cushion makes the shoe very unpleasant on-court. The experience isn’t enjoyable at all so I won’t be taking the Nike Zoom Shift on court. However, I am rocking them to my kd10sale.com with no hesitation.