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Jordan CP3.X peformance reviews

Le 21 juillet 2017, 12:56 dans Humeurs 0

Jordan CP3.X peformance reviews

The Jordan CP3.X red white is a perfect example of how just a single component of a shoe can take it from being a top class performer to collecting dust on a shelf.

The traction on the Jordan CP3.X wasn’t anything memorable but it got the job done. The traction pattern features a circular wave-like design that expands from the medial side of the foot. The pattern is very similar to the rubber overlay that sits on the upper and does a good job unifying the shoe’s design elements. The groves are also pretty thick and sturdy, which not only makes dust less of an issue, but also makes the traction pattern more durable.

Would I recommend them for outdoor use? That’s a tricky one because the compound is definitely more sturdy and durable than a lot of other shoes on the market, however, it doesn’t compare to a shoe that’s meant for outdoor play like one with XDR rubber. Overall, I was satisfied with the traction, but I wasn’t blown a way. If you’re looking for a shoe to stick to the floor like glue, I’d look somewhere else.

Remember when I said there was one aspect of the shoe that ruined it for me? Yep, it’s the cushioning. The Jordan CP3.X features the same forefoot articulated Zoom unit that was implemented in the Jordan Ultra.Fly and CP3.IX. In my opinion, I didn’t like it then, and I still don’t like it now.

The issue with this system, for me, is the fact that the individual Zoom pods are so small that they really don’t compress very much, which makes them feel hard. Of course, the more that I wore them the more the Zoom pods began to compress, but it really never felt comfortable for me. The model does provide for a lot of court feel, although that isn’t my preferred setup. But it wasn’t the court feel aspect that I had the problem with; the small Zoom units just felt uncomfortable and awkward, like there was something stuck to the bottom of my shoe. I almost would have preferred if there had been no Zoom in the forefoot at all because this would have allowed for the maximum amount of court feel, without the discomfort of the Zoom unit.

If you’re a fan of court feel, or if you’re heavy enough to really compress the Zoom unit, you may end up liking the cushioning more than I did. Overall, I really wish that Jordan had changed up the cushioning system for it’s latest model, but there’s always next year, right?

Jordan Brand absolutely killed it with the materials on Chris Paul’s newest shoe. When I first saw the overlay on the upper, I was quite skeptical. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way it looked and I was scared that the material was going to be a firm plastic. When I first held the shoe in my hand I was pleasantly surprised. The wave-patterned overlay that covers a good portion of the upper is made of a malleable rubber that does a great job keeping your foot in place, while also allowing your foot to flex when needed. It is very similar to the Kurim material that is found on the Jordan Ultra.Fly. The wave pattern ties in well with the outsole of the shoe, and the look has really started to grow on me.

The rest of the upper features a high quality performance weave which feels amazing on the foot. It is very soft to the touch and provides just the right amount of support while simultaneously wrapping around your foot. There was zero break in time needed with this upper, and right out of the box it was a joy to slip on my foot.

Because of the outstanding materials that Jordan Brand used, the support on the Jordan CP3.X was very good. As mentioned earlier, the rubber overlay did a great job in supporting the lateral side of the foot when making cuts, while not restricting forward movements.

One of my favorite features of this shoe is the lacing system. This setup features not only Flywire, but a dynamic setup that connects to the tongue. It’s a pretty unique system that allowed me to lace up the shoes extremely comfortably and tight. The V-shaped structure that the lacing system has also conformed to my foot quite well and looked great from the top down. I felt extremely secure in these shoes and loved the way that they wrapped around my foot.

The new CP3’s fit true to size. If you really want a tight fit with that woven upper, you could go down half a size. The combination of the rubber overlay and the performance woven upper provide a very snug fit, which pushes you down and helps to keep your heel in place. I never felt any issues with lockdown because of how well the lacing system keeps you strapped in.

JB was so close to hitting the nail right on the head with the Jordan CP3.X. If the cushion setup had been more comfortable I could see these being one of my go-to kd10sale.com for ball. However, because of the awkward feel of that Zoom unit, these are going to fall out of my rotation.

NIKE KOBE A.D. PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Le 20 juillet 2017, 12:54 dans Humeurs 0

The Kobe series has long been one of my favorite signature lines in the basketball shoe industry. The first pair of basketball shoes that I bought on my own (when I was in middle school) was the Nike Kobe 1, the first signature shoe that Kobe Bryant created with Nike after leaving adidas. After that, I owned the 5s, 6s, 8s, 9s 10s and 11s…so it’s fair to say that I’m usually a fan of Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Because of this fact, the Nike Kobe A.D. was one of the most disappointing basketball shoesthat I’ve ever played in.

I heard a lot of bad things about the nike Kobe A.D. for sale before I even got my hands on them, and I tried not to let others’ opinions affect what I thought of the shoe while I weartested it. However, when it comes down to the performance of this shoe, what everyone had been saying was in fact true.

The simple way of putting it is that I didn’t enjoy playing in these shoes…ever. The traction was extremely inconsistent, the cushion system was subpar (and also very misleading with the fake Zoom etchings on the back), and the upper was stiff and uncomfortable. The only reasonably decent portion of the shoe was the support, as the stiff upper cradled my foot well and forced my heel into the heel counter. When it comes down to it, I will never wear the Kobe A.D. on the basketball court again.

For the price point of $160, there are literally dozens of shoes available that not only outperform the Kobe A.D., but also cost a good deal less. Though you can likely now find the A.D. for reduced prices at outlets, I can’t recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid pair of on-court kicks.

Thanks for checking out the Quick Kicks Performance Review of the Nike Kobe A.D. Let us know what your thoughts about the A.D. are in the comment section below, and stay tuned to kd10sale.com for future performance reviews.

adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit performance reviews

Le 19 juillet 2017, 12:23 dans Humeurs 0

Before I get into this review, I just want to say that the adidas yeezy boost 350 V2 for sale Primeknit is my favorite hoop shoe (as of right now) of 2017 — by a wide margin!

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For some unknown reason, the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit outsole looks a lot like an ant farm so I have dubbed the pattern then “ants in a maze traction pattern.” The only issue I had with the traction was when I played on a tiled floor and dust was present I had one or two slips here and there. However, I wiped my shoes and that phenomenal traction emerged once again!

On the dirty hardwood courts, the traction was cutting through the dust like a hot knife to a stick of butter! I was out there wood grain grippin’ and wiping was very minimal.

Now, do I even need to comment on how the Crazy Explosiveperformed on a clean court? Can you say super glue? It was that bomb. I even played on a plastic court and the Crazy Explosive 17 was great. I do not recommend hooping outside in these.

The adidas boost Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit retains the same setup as last year’s Crazy Explosive — full-length Boost with a soft TPU cage on the lateral side of the shoe while the medial side exposes the Boost. Like its predecessor, the cushion is beast-mode. I love it!

I did have one or two guys tell me that the Boost bottomed out in last year’s model but I didn’t experience any bottoming out on any of my pairs. All I know is #Boostislife, life is boost, and whenever I put these on I just want to Boost my life.

The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit features a one-piece bootie upper featuring the newly forged Primeknit that uses a raised wave pattern. I preferred the materials of the previous CE model. The original CE offered a nice plush feeling and now that feeling is missing. adidas removed the GeoFit inner sleeve on the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit in favor of a sock-like ankle collar with soft inserts at the tongue and around the ankles for comfort.

Forged Primeknit is dope, and I’m not saying that the materials are trash. They are far from trash, and I love the setup. My feet just miss that GeoFit sleeve.

The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit fits true to size and is wide footer friendly. Of course, you should still try and try on the shoe before purchasing.

This here was the bee’s knees in terms of lockdown. Last year, adidas put just four eyelets on the Crazy Explosive and it worked (to the surprise of many). This year we now have five eyelets and everything from the forefoot to heel was contained nicely so I had no issues.

Support was great. Like last year, the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit has a pretty broad base. Moreover, your foot sits inside of the TPU roll cage to offer the lateral support we loved so much in the Crazy Explosive last year. There is also the huge infinity shank plate to keep you stable and boost torsional rigidity. It acts like a spring all at the same time, giving you that crazy explosivenesswhen you need it most.

The newly forged Primeknit uses supportive reinforcement sections on the shoe that stop the materials from stretching too much and keep the foot dead center on the kd 10 for sale Amazing!

The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit is a great shoe! I love this thing like crazy and it is by far my favorite hoop shoe of 2017 so far. It’s number one in my rotation and I’m pretty sure it will be in many of yours as well. I recommend this shoe to everyone that hoops — I don’t give a diddly-damn how big or how small you are because the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 is fire!  http://www.kd10sale.com

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