November 20, 2017 by tinmy2014
2017 Popular Off-White x Nike ’The Ten’ Releasing Tomorrow
Nike wound up canceling The Draw last week for the Off-White x Nike The Ten Collection. Now it appears an online release will come soon since we have official images.
’The Ten’ Collection includes the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air VaporMax, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Max 97, Nike Zoom Fly, Nike Hyperdunk, Nike Air Force 1, Nike Blazer and the Converse Chuck Taylor (not shown). Each pair comes with four sets of laces which includes Green, Orange, White and Black.
At the time of writing, a release date for The Ten Collection has yet to be announced. However the rumor is that it will launch on November 20th via Nike SNKRS. Once we have more information we will make sure to update you. For now continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.
Update: The Nike ‘The Ten’ Collection will release tomorrow, November 20th via newjordans2018.com. Each shoe will have a specific launch time which you can see below.
About :Off white x air jordan 1
This Air Jordan 1 by OFF White features a Chicago theme of Red, White and Black while combining the Air Jordan 1 High Ultra and Deconstructed. On the medial side we have ‘OFF WHITE for Nike branding while large AIR is seen on the midsole. Completing the look is a unique Nike Swoosh on the panels and ‘Shoelaces’ written on the laces.
About:Off-White x Nike VaporMax
NikeLab is getting their hands on more Nike Air VaporMax releases for Summer 2017. This time around they will release the NikeLab VaporMax ‘Cool Grey’which will be available for both men and women.
This Nike Air VaporMax comes dressed in a Cool Grey color theme which resembles that of the previously released ‘Asphalt’ edition. Across the uppers we have Flyknit which uses various shades of Grey throughout. In addition we have 3M Reflective used across the Nike Swoosh. Finishing the look is the traditional bubble Air Max sole.
About:Off-White x Nike Air Max 97
This morning, the Swoosh and Virgil Abloh unveiled “The 10” — a set of iconic Nike sneakers both past and present reimagined and remarked by the Chicago-based designer.
While much had already been seen, a highlight comes in our first look at the Off-White x Nike Air Max 97.
“TRENDING” is one way to put it as this collab places the designer of the moment with the most popular silo in modern sneaker culture though still retro in origin.
As part of the “GHOSTING” series, this pair plays with translucent styling and big branding. Reworded lines almost appear more futbol in fashion, tonal and thicker than that of the original.
About:Off-White x Nike Air Max 90
The OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Max 90 Ice is one of 10 pairs apart of the OFF-WHITE x Nike and Jordan Brand 10X Collection.
The theme of the OFF-WHITE Nike Air Max 90 is unfinished or to even look like a sample. This look has been applied to the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air vaporMax and most likely the Air Jordan 3.
Looking closer, this Nike Air Max 90 features Grey and Beige. In addition, they feature a mixture of suede and leather with OFF-WHITE’s signature branding that reads “OFF-WHITE c/o NIKE “AIR MAX 90” Beaverton, Oregon 1990.” Following we have exposed stitching on the panels, patch on the heel and unique tongue label.
November 18, 2017 by tinmy2014
Odell Beckham Jr. 's first signature lifestyle shoe is an SF-AF1 MID
Odell Beckham Jr. is releasing his first signature lifestyle shoe, an SF AF1 Mid inspired by New York’s yellow cabs (which are nearly extinct due to Uber and Lyft).
According to Nike, when OBJ left Louisiana in 2014 and headed to New York he was struck by the omnipresence of the yellow cab. Like the cabs, his all-yellow sneakerboot sticks out in a crowd.
This SF AF1 Mid features a woven label at the tongue flaunts ‘OBJ’ while the a strap features the longitude and latitude of the city in which OBJ was born — Baton Rouge. Additional details include markers for Metlife Stadium, his social media bio, position, and jersey number. this shoes The cancellation of Swoosh Logo logo but instead of the large area of tiger camouflage pattern and using tear nylon material which make lightweight and breathable, yeah ,the new design are attached a lot pf fans now for kd 10 for sale .
Along with the change of different angle and light intensity, the tiger pattern will be showing a different gloss effect, the overall shape of fresh and sharp, that is amazing .
The cancellation of Swoosh Logo logo but instead of the large area of Wheat pattern and using tear nylon material which make lightweight and breathable, yeah ,the new design are attached a lot pf fans now .
Along with the change of different angle and light intensity, the tiger pattern will be showing a different gloss effect, the overall shape of fresh and sharp, that is amazing .
The Nike SF AF1 Mid ‘OBJ’ releases on November 24 exclusively at Nike stores, Nike SNKRS, Foot Locker flagships, and Sneakeasy, a Nike and Foot Locker pop-up shop on Wall Street that opens on November 22. No pricing information has been announced for newjordans2018.com
PS: about Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr.
Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beckham played college football at nearby Louisiana State University (LSU), and was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick. Since entering the NFL, Beckham has been one of the most productive and popular players, but he has drawn media scrutiny for his conduct on and off the playing field
November 17, 2017 by tinmy2014
Where have the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2
For fans of the adidas Yeezy 350 for sale, this Holiday season we have a large lineup set to take place. A total of three will launch known as the ‘Beluga 2.0’, ‘Blue Tint’ and ’Semi Frozen Yellow’.
Looks like adidas will be changing around the months on these releases according to Yeezy Mafia. The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Beluga 2.0’ will now release during December, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ’Semi Frozen Yellow’ will now release during November, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Blue Tint’ will still release during December. During October, something new will release instead of the ‘Beluga 2.0’.
The adidas Yeezy PowePhase in ‘Black’ and ‘Grey’ will release either late December or early January.
Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you. It’s possible that the ‘Red Night’ colorway will debut during October.
1.adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ’Semi Frozen Yellow’
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ’Semi Frozen Yellow’ is another Yeezy Boost 350 V2 that will release during November 2017. The brand new colorway is one of two releasing for the Holiday season.
Although images have yet to leak of this upcoming adidas Yeezy 350 Boost V2, they will feature a Semi Frozen Yellow, Raw Steel and Red color combination. What you can expect is Primeknit used across the uppers along with Boost technology. The outsole is said to feature Gum.
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen Yellow will release at select adidas Originals retailers on November 18th, 2017.
2.adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Blue Tint’ is releasing for the Holiday 2017 season. Combing new colors for December, they are expected to be one of the last Yeezy 350 Boost V2 releases of the year.
While we wait for a first look, here we have a mockup of what this adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 will look like. Featuring a Blue Tint, Grey Three and High Resolution Red color combination. Featuring a Grey Primeknit upper, we have accents of an Icy Blue while Red lands on the SPLY-350.
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint is scheduled to release at select adidas Originals retailers on December 1st, 2017. Retail price will be $220.
3. adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Beluga 2.0’
adidas Originals will debut another Yeezy Boost 350 V2 which appears will be a follow up to the first release, the ‘Beluga’. Showcased is the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Bold Orange’ that will launch during November 2017.
This adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 comes dressed in a Grey, Bold Orange and Dark Grey color theme. While we wait on images to officially surface, a rendering has landed which makes them look very similar to the ‘Beluga’. Some of the biggest differences are the use of Bold Orange accents in the addition of a heel pull tab.
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bold Orange is scheduled to release at select adidas Originals retailers on November 25th, 2017. now, go to newestyeezy.com store buy one .
November 16, 2017 by tinmy2014
Jordan Brand just unveiled the ‘Like Mike’ Gatorade Collection which includes the Air Jordan 6, Air Jordan 32 Low and matching apparel.
The collection draws inspiration from the iconic ‘Be Like Mike’ campaign that captured the world’s attention. It integrates legacy designs with modern innovation, and combines each brand’s style and soul to inspire and fuel today’s athlete, just as the campaign did.
With the press release Jordan Brand didn’t unveil the Air Jordan 6 ‘Green Suede’ nor did they showcase the Air Jordan 1 inspired by Gatorade flavors. However they will also be part of the ‘Like Mike’ collection.
1.Air Jordan 6 Gatorade Be Like Mike Release Date
The 'Gatorade' Air Jordan 6 will finally release in 2017 after years of rumors. This launch pays tribute to the original Gatorade commercials starring Michael Jordan known as ‘Be Like Mike’.
The Gatorade edition of the Air Jordan 6 comes dressed in a Summit White, Black and Team Orange color combination. The look resembles that of the ‘Carmine’ which was originally worn by Michael Jordan in the Be Like Mike Commercial. Using White leather on the overlays, we have Orange used on the base along with Green accents. Other highlights include the lace locks which resembles the Gatorade squeeze bottle, branded insoles and on the inside of the tongue reads “If I Could Be”.
2.Air Jordan 32 Low Gatorade Release Date
The Air Jordan 32 Low 'Gatorade' will also launch alongside the Air Jordan 6 releases which will take place during December.
This Air Jordan 32 is inspired by the ‘Be Like Mike’ Gatorade commercial starring Michael Jordan while featuring a White, Pine Green and Black color combination. As you can see it uses White across the base while accents of Green and Orange are spotted throughout. In addition we have ‘Be Like Mike’ on the inside of the tongues while Gatorade branding lands on the lace locks. Completing the look is a translucent outsole which reads ‘MIKE’ while the ‘I’ is replaced with the Gatorade lightning bolt logo.
The Air Jordan 32 Low Gatorade will release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com
The Air Jordan 6 Gatorade and the Air Jordan 32 Low Gatorade part of the ‘Like Mike’ Collection is scheduled to release on December 16th, 2017. Retail price for the Air Jordan 6 is $190 while the Air Jordan 32 Low will cost you $185.
November 15, 2017 by tinmy2014
Finally, my Under Armour Curry 3 performance review. Consistency is key…
Traction – Herringbone is utilized once again, and like the Curry shoes models that have come before the 3, traction is beastly. The pattern on the Curry 2 was a bit more aggressive than what is used on the 3, but the rubber compound on the 3 is much more tacky in comparison. With the rubber compound changed, I’d give a slight edge to the Curry 3 overall in terms of grip.
This same thing happened on the Nike Kobe Mentality line; the traction on the Mentality 1 and 2 did not change at all. However, the performance was greater in the 2 due to the rubber compound switch up.
The rubber used is pretty firm so the Curry 3 would be a viable option outdoors. The grooves are shallow, so that’s something to keep in mind, but if you’re looking for performance over longevity then these should suit you.
Cushion – Charged is used once again, and it’s pretty firm. There is an Ortholite insole which aids in step-in comfort, but that comfort quickly dissipates once you start moving around on-court.
If impact protection is your thing then you’ll want to look at an Under Armour model that utilizes Micro G. However, if you’re in the market for something with adequate court feel then these may be for you on new jordans 2018.
Materials – Other than the traction, the materials are my favorite part of the shoe. Under Armour has introduced Threadborne into its material arsenal and it’s pretty awesome so far. High tensile threads are used throughout the lateral side of the shoe and provide you with a comfortable fit without sacrificing any support.
anaFoam makes a return to the Curry line and it’s as awesome as it ever was. It’ll mold to your foot with each wear and ends up feeling like a custom fit in no time. I only wish there was more of it.
Fuse is the last material utilized on the Curry 3 and it’s strategically placed in high-wear areas. It does what you’d expect fuse to do, and luckily it does so while being out of the way.
Fit – The Curry 3 fit me perfectly true to size, but there have been varying reports from multiple buyers that have claimed it fits small, while some even claim it fit long. When this is the case then we always recommend that you try on the shoe prior to purchasing, if that’s an option.
Lockdown on the shoe is solid throughout. The slight asymmetrical lacing system provides the midfoot with a wonderfully secure feel. Meanwhile, the heel feels great with the added padding implemented throughout the rear and tongue.
Support – Plenty of solid support features are used throughout the Curry 3. The exaggerated midsole sculpts into the heel counter while true carbon fiber wings are in place for additional security. Your ankle isn’t going anywhere in these guys so long as you’re wearing your proper size. There is an outrigger in place, but the shoe sits a little high so I would’ve liked to have had the midsole cup that area just a bit better, but it isn’t bad as is. There is also a true carbon fiber shank for torsion support. The entire shoe sits atop a nice flat base for stability. As long as the shoe fits you properly then you shouldn’t have any issues with support.
Overall – Much like the Curry 1 and 2, the Curry 3 is a great shoe on-court. These are my least favorite in terms of cushion — much too firm for me — but speedy guards will likely enjoy their time in these.
As mentioned above when referencing the Kobe Mentality; the Curry line from Under Armour is pretty similar to the Nike Kobe signature line in that the overall performance has been pretty consistent thus far. When you purchase a Kobe model you usually know what the shoe will offer you on-court — the same can be said for the Curry line. Thus, the Curry 3 receives good marks in all categories.
If you’re a fan of the Curry 1 and 2 then you’ll likely love the 3 and kd 10 for sale.
November 14, 2017 by tinmy2014
Recently Jordan Brand unveiled their Jordans 2017 Holiday Collection which included two Air Jordan 11 colorways dropping during December part of the new 'Win Like Mike' campaign.
In the Jordan Brand unveiling, we have a brand new pair of the Air Jordan 11. Instead of patent leather, the brand swaps it out for a textured material while dressed in Blue. Although not confirmed, it appears that this will be a women’s release which would make this the upcoming Air Jordan Heiress release for the holiday season. Reasons we believe this is due to a woman wearing them in the lookbook.
1.Air Jordan 11 Win Like 82 release on November 11th,2017. The Air Jordan 11 'Win Like 82' expands Jordan Brand's in Like Mike' campaign for the Holiday 2017 season. This release pays tribute to Michael Jordan's national title winning shot during his freshman year in college during 1982.
Michael Jordan wore his collegiate practice shorts under his professional uniform which is a nod tohis alma mater. Celebrating this, the Air Jordan 11 features University Blue on the Jumpman while Midnight Navy lands on the patent leather. These two colors trace pack to his infamous practice shorts.
The Air Jordan 11 Win Like 82 is scheduled to release on November 11th,2017 in full family sizing. They will be available at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com.Retail price is set at $220.Due to production issues,adult sizes will be on the limited side.
2.Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 Release on December 9th,2017
The Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 is added to the Win Like Mike campaign part of.Jordan Brand's Holiday 2017 releases. This release pays homage to Michael Jordan's time with the Chicago Bulls and their iconic record.
Looking closer,this Air Jordan 11 comes dressed in a Gym Red,White and Black color combination. The entire uppers are dressed in Red which includes the leather,mesh and patent leather. Following we have Black on the Jumpman and on the heel. Other details includes White on the midsole and a translucent outsole.
The Air Jordan 11 Win Like 96 is set to release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com in full family sizing on December 9th,2017. Retail price will be $220.
3.Air Jordan 11 Jeter inspired by Derek Jeter
The Air Jordan 11 ‘Jeter’ was on display across from Yankee Stadium at 880 River Ave and inspired by Derek Jeter. The pop-up shop paid RE2PECT and had a capsule collection which featured hats and t-shirts along with other items from Jordan Brand.
On May 14, 2017, Derek Jeter’s #2 jersey will become the last of the Yankees’ single digits to be retired. The honor cements the captain’s legacy as one of the team — and sport’s — greatest players. Congratulating Jeter on his jersey retirement, Michael Jordan wrote him a personalized note.
To celebrate Jeter’s love for the game, the brand is inviting local community members to participate in a stick ball game they’re hosting in the Bronx prior to Sunday's Yankees game.
Jeter, who played twenty seasons in New York, set a new standard for others to follow. RE2PECT began as a salute to one man’s epic career, but will now expand across the whole Jordan Brand family, who will continue to carry forward the mantra in the pursuit of greatness on and off the field.
Below you can check out more images of the pop-up shop as well as the Air Jordan 11 Navy Suede. If Have more info,we will make sure to update you on newjordans2018.com
November 13, 2017 by tinmy2014
The most popular air jordans in this week
1.Air Jordan 11 PRM Heiress Black Stingray Hot Popular on this week
The Air Jordan 11 Black Stingray is part of Jordan Brand's Heiress Collection releasing for the Holiday season.
Featuring an OVO like theme,this Air Jordan 11 comes dressed in a Black,Metallic Gold and White color combination.Replacing the patent leather, Jordan Brand has used Stingray which is what we have seen on revious OVO releases.In addition we have Metallic Gold on the Jumpman, 23 on the heel and hinted on the tongue.Other details includes White on the midsole while a Black translucent outsole completes the look.
The Air Jordan 11 PRM Heiress Black Stingray is scheduled to release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com
2.Air Jordan 12 Doernbecher by Carissa Navarro Releases Next Week
The Air Jordan 12 Doernbecher 2017 will be part of the 2017 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2017 Collection and is designed by Carissa Navarro. The entire Doernbecher Collection will release during November.
This B Air Jordan 12 will feature a Black, Hyper Violet and Pink Blast color combination. Designed by Carissa Navarro, on the outsole is the her stuffed dog max, an image of her family inside and a slice of pizza on the laces. “I put pizza on my shoe because pizza is delicious!she smiles. Of all the things that Carissa loves most, her twin sister Savannah tops the list,and her name appears on the heel tab of the left shoe. Carissa was born without kidneys, but Savannah helped her stay alive in the womb until she could begin dialysis. She's the best sister ever said Carissa of her twin.
Dating back to 2015, Mark Smith designed the #DBDozen Air Jordan 12 which was for charity. In addition it came with original Tinker Hatfield sketches.
The Air Jordan 12 Doernbecher will release at select Jordan Brand retailers including online at Nike.com
3.Air Jordan 14 ‘Last Shot’ Returning June 2018
The Air Jordan 14 ‘Last Shot’ will return in 2018 which will help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the model. This Air Jordan 14 was the last pair MJ wore as a member of the Chicago Bulls.
Michael Jordan pulled out the Last Shot Air Jordan 14 during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He also wore this pair during Game 6 vs the Utah Jazz. Featuring a Black and Red color combination, leather lands on the panels while suede hits the toe and overlays. Finishing the look is Yellow on the Ferrari emblem.
The ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan 14 will release at select Jordans 2018 retailers on June 16th, 2018. The date is perfect as it will be around the time of the NBA Finals. Retail price is set at $190.
November 10, 2017 by tinmy2014
Three Style Newest Nike PG 1 release date and reviews
Since his late-2015 return to the court, George has steadily returned to the form he lost in his injury and proven himself worthy of a signature model as the Pacers fight for a playoff spot. His future as a Pacer, however, is uncertain. George’s contract was heavily rumored to be moved at the 2017 trade deadline, and speculation remains that he will be suiting up for a new team following his impending free agency.
1.Nike PG 1 UConn PE Release Date
Nike Basketball has recently given the Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team their own Nike PG 1 UConn PE which they will wear for their season opener which takes place this Friday, November 10th.
Looking closer they feature the schools team colors. As you can see this Nike PG 1 for sale features White across the uppers while National Flag Blue is applied to the tongue, Nike Swoosh and midsole. Other highlights includes Connecticut’s Huskies’ logo on the heels while White covers the outsole which completes the look.
Don’t expect the Nike PG 1 UConn PE to release, however we will continue to showcase upcoming colorways and models created for team. Below you can check out more images which will give you a better look. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section belo. Aaaa. The month of November will bring us a couple Nike PG 1 releases. The latest to showcase features a Black and University Gold theme.
2.Nike PG 1 Black University Gold Release Date
Being specific, this Nike PG 1 comes dressed in a Black, University Gold and Wolf Grey color combination. Across the base we have Black while using suede and mesh. Following we have Gold accents which outlines the Nike Swoosh, hits the PG branding, heel and other select areas. Finishing the look is a Grey midsole with speckled detailing.
The Nike PG 1 Black University Gold is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retailers including online at Nike.com on November 18th, 2017. Retail price will be $110.
3.Nike PG 1 Duke PE Release Date
Recently we showcased the Nike PG 1 Duke PE which was gifted to the school. Nike Basketball will also extend upon their player exclusives for the regular season opener. We now have a look at the Nike PG 1 ‘Kentucky Wildcats’ PE.
As you can see this Nike PG 1 comes covered in Royal Blue while White accents are spread throughout. In addition we have speckled detailing on the midsole while White is applied to the outsole. Completing the look and making them officially a player exclusive, we have the schools logo on the heel.
Continue to scroll below to check out another image of the Nike PG 1 Kentucky Wildcats PE. Don’t expect this pair to release however its possible to see some sizes wind up on new jordans 2018. Make sure to visit the comments section and let us know your thoughts.
Nike PG 1 Reviews
That means that by the time the Nike PG2 drops next year it may be launching in purple and yellow. But before we get ahead of ourselves though, it’s time find out if the first model in the series carries on the tradition of fantastic affordable signature models from Nike.
Hover over the dots for a breakdown of how the Nike PG1 performs on-court.
Traction – The Nike PG 1 features an interesting pattern that will serve you well on-court. This particular version of the shoe features translucent rubber, and while it’s better than what Nike Basketball has put out in the past, it still isn’t the best option. Why does Nike insist on using clear rubber? It’s mostly to showcase the technology within the shoe. However, upcoming colorways of the PG1 feature solid rubber — what I’d recommend over the translucent options — while highlighting the cushion within the midsole by changing the color of the rubber in that particular section. I believe that is the best route and I’m surprised Nike hasn’t done it sooner with so many complaints about the lack of tackiness its translucent rubber offers.
The good news is that the pattern here really helps the rubber compound out and dust doesn’t stick to the pattern much. A quick wipe every so often will do the outsole good, and I’m almost positive that the solid rubber options will far exceed this version on-court.
Cushion – Forefoot bottom loaded Zoom Air is what is offered in the PG1. This setup is for those that want a more responsive ride for greater reaction speed. You won’t sink into the cushion and you won’t feel it bounce back as you would if it were directly underfoot, but it gets the job done for the most part. At the heel it’s just Phylon so nothing special there. Some may feel the setup is a bit lackluster if they’re expecting an abundant amount of cushion, but if you are more into court feel then this will prove to be a worthy setup.
Materials – This is one of the best material options we’ve had from Nike Basketball Shoes in a long time. It offers a little bit of everything, but not in a way that would make the shoe feel awkward or cluttered with tons of gimmicky materials.
The forefoot is free feeling with the open mesh and it’s protected by a layer of fuse in the high wear areas. This is great for players that stay on their toes and do not enjoy breaking in shoes. Meanwhile, the rear panel, on this colorway, is made of nubuck and it feels like the good ‘ol days when nubucks and leathers were being used to construct a sneaker. The overall build feels good, looks good, and plays well. Can’t really ask for much more than that. Materials and fit on the Nike PG 1 are my favorite aspects of the sneaker. Speaking of fit…
Fit – The PG 1 fits true to size. However, they are very snug — just the way I like it. The overall fit reminds me a bit of the Nike Kryie 3 White Green — one of the best fitting shoes I’ve ever worn — especially at the forefoot. And that’s before I even adjusted the strap. If you’re a wide footer then you may want to go up 1/2 size as the one-piece construction doesn’t offer much stretch once they’re on your foot.
The PG1 isn’t perfect, but Nike deserves any success that comes with Paul George’s first signature model because the shoe is that good. It’s a great aesthetic design, is releasing in attractive colorways, and—most importantly—performs on a level that far exceeds its relatively low price tag. For $110, it’s hard to go wrong. Its cushioning and stability are top-notch, making it my favorite Nike of the season at any price.
November 9, 2017 by tinmy2014
One of my favorite basketball shoes of 2017 is the Dame 4. It took the attributes that worked really well from the Dame 2 and 3 and carried them over to the 4 while reducing the bulk. It shows the lines refinement and fluid transition from one model to the next. Evolution, baby. Evolution!
As mentioned in the Dame 4 performance review, the Bounce midsole felt lower than any of the previous iterations — which you can see here. You still ride inside of the midsole, but the bulk has been trimmed down. So, you receive support and containment from the midsole in key areas rather than the entire thing. That’s what made the midsole of the Dame 3 look so chunky; practically the entire top line rode above your foot wheres in the Dame 4 it’s much more precise.
Cheap insole — standard adidas practice nowadays. If you ask those that have been wearing adidas models for the past 10 years what aspect the shoes have declined in it would be the insole. Yes, you can swap the insole out for your own — which is recommended to maximize comfort and fit — but the Three Stripes used to provide thick PU insoles that were heavenly.
I can only imagine the comfort Bounce would offer coupled with those old PU insoles. Maybe we’ll get an insole upgrade from adidas eventually. For the time being, the standard insole wasn’t horrible, but it’s cheap and sticks out as the glaring overlooked item in an otherwise perfect package.
Strobel board, standard in all footwear. Some shoes add an additional foam layer for extra comfort, something the Dame 4 could have used with the slimmed down and firmed up Bounce. Not a deal breaker by any means, just something to note.
The torsional plate is interesting. I just reviewed a runner from Asics that featured a beefed up version of this. If you missed that video you can catch it here. I had wondered how something like what Asics offered would feel on-court, and while this is a much smaller version, it’s still fairly similar and offered ample torsional support.
The forefoot is very thin. Bounce offered just enough cushion to make this a well balanced ride between court feel and protection.
Meanwhile, the heel rides a bit higher. You can feel more of the bounce that Bounce offers here mostly due to its thickness and the holes placed throughout. These holes allow your weight and pressure to force the compression of the midsole more than it would without them. While you “squish” the foam down it’ll expand into the cored out sections and then bounce back. (This is what Nike should have done with React. It would have made that cushion setup much more forgiving.)
This is a great shot of the Dame 3 and Dame 4 side by side. You can see the top layer of Bounce foam in the Dame 3 (above) that sits inside of the EVA midsole carrier. This makes me wonder if the Dame 4 midsole is completely Bounce or if Bounce was removed altogether — which I doubt — but it’s never out of the realm of possibilities. I think if adidas was caught removing tech from any of the lineup it has right now it could kill the momentum so, again, I doubt that’s what it did. It’s more likely that adidas firmed Bounce up and made it the entire midsole — which is how the shoe felt while playing in them.
Here are the layers of the upper. This is a cool image that shows you each component within the upper. The main structure is the exterior layer while the middle lining and third layer of padding protect your foot from the more structured material.
This view allows you to see what your foot sees. If it had eyes, of course.
In between the structured outer layer and padded interior are the lace cables, much like Nike’s Flywire — except these cables were much stronger.
I had wondered if the heel tab was connected to one of the lace cables when I first grabbed the Dame 4 but I couldn’t tighten any of the laces tight enough to move the pull tab. It’s nice to see that they are in fact connected. I just couldn’t notice a difference once on-foot.
This is the outsole. Nothing to see here, other than it looks really cool with all those teeth at the heel. It’s very thin as well so wearing for outdoor hooping is something that you’ll do at your own risk while knowing it won’t be the most durable.
That takes care of the breakdown on the adidas Dame 4 deconstruction. Another great job by the folks over at FastPass and it’s always awesome to learn everything you can about what your money buys you at newjordans2018.com
November 8, 2017 by tinmy2014
Air Jordan 9 Leather performance reviews
Hit the jump for full written review.
Traction – Just like the previous Air Jordan 9 models that feature a flat traction surface, there were no issues. The flex grooves and natural shape helped movement and flex which also allowed the foot’s strike zones to be on the ground at all times. Now that I think about it, the outsole is probably the shoes most notable feature… both design and performance wise.
Cushion – Two Air units are found – one at the heel and one at the forefoot – which are housed inside of a Polyurethane midsole. At first, cushion starts out a bit rough but once you get going things become easier. You can begin to feel a slight bounce within the heel – a nice feeling to have – upon strikes while the forefoot remains minimal to allow for greater court feel. Probably not the ‘best’ cushion you could have on-court but it’s definitely not the worst. I will say that the PU midsole is much more forgiving than what’s used on the AJ3… either that or the Air units are larger… it could be both – I’m not taking these J’s apart to find out.
Material – The material and fit were the Air Jordan 9 Brown Leather Glove’s worst attribute. When you have cheap split grain leather with overlays of additional split grains along with the PU coating, you get a pretty solid fitting shoe with enough support throughout. Unfortunately these only have one piece of the thinner split grain which is then attached to another thin layer of nubuck – or whatever the heck that sparkly black material is.
Every piece of a performance shoe is supposed to work in tandem with each other and in this case it doesn’t. This is the first time where I felt as if the materials weren’t going to be able to hold up… and I’m not even a big guy so I would hate to see what happens if a larger player were to rock these on-court.
Fit – They fit true to size but they pinch a bit at the sides. I’d suggest going up ½ sz… if you don’t you could end up like THIS…
The fit wasn’t too great either. Usually inner sleeves work well inside a sneaker but the inner sleeve felt as if it was staying with my foot while the rest of the leather upper wanted to go in a completely different direction. Playing in a shoe like this you begin to understand the advantages of ‘newer’ tech… mainly synthetics like TPU/ plastic – like what is used for Fuse material.
Ventilation – This was average. The sleeve allows for heat & moisture to escape but the leather isn’t breathable so a lot of moisture stays locked inside the shoe. Any ventilation issues could have easily been the culprit behind the sloppy fit.
Support – The support is pretty basic because of the material and fit inability to properly function. There is a molded arch so they get some points but for the most part… you can get more support by going barefoot.
Overall – They were fun to play in but you could easily roll an ankle in the Air Jordan IX. It’s a shame too because they offer great traction and adequate cushioning & they don’t look half bad either. If I were going to pick an early model Air Jordan to play in it would be between the AJ7 or 8… if I wanted to go way back into the vault I’d go with the Air Jordan 3 & 4… maybe even the 1 too.
I am happy that I’ve gotten this far without injury. In my eyes the hard part is over and now it’s on to the more ‘updated’ models. Not only am I going to find out which Air Jordan from 10-23 plays best but I’ll also figure out which Retro models were cheaply made… to a point in which in effects their performance at kd10sale.com .