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Nike Air Shake ndestrukt white red Performance Reviews

Le 26 mai 2017, 11:15 dans Humeurs 0

Nike Air Shake ndestrukt white red Performance Reviews
Really? A performance review on a 20 year old shoe? Serious? Ab-so-lutely. Why not? If the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt was good enough to help Dennis Rodman win rebounding titles and NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls in the late ’90s, it’s good enough for me to hit the court in now. Besides, the two colorways released so far (this one and the black Playoff colorway) have been flying off shelves. So, does the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt stand the test of time, or is it a shoe better left in our rainbow-haired, nipple-pierced, Rodman memories? Let’s do this.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt traction

Yeah, this is the stuff that haunts other traction patterns’ dreams. A wide herringbone pattern that honestly sticks to any surface that was played on — rubber floor, clean wood, dusty-@$$ 24 Hour fitness courts, and both rough and smooth outdoor concrete courts. It just worked, and even though it isn’t labeled DRC like the original (that was the XDR of the time) it shows little to no signs of wearing out (these photos were all taken after the review was done).

Dust isn’t a problem because of the width between the lines, but the flat blades do grab all the grime and dirt. However, the texture you see on the pattern keeps the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt from becoming completely slick and sliding. One thing 90’s shoes had down? Traction. It seems like every pattern was good on any court. Of course, they all weighed 62 pounds per pair, but they knew how to endure.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt cushioning

Uh-oh. Traction definitely still holds up, but we have come to our first sign that this is definitely a ’90s shoe. When the Shake Ndestrukt was originally released Zoom was a baby and Max Air was everything (Uptempo, More Uptempo, Pippen 1, etc.). The Shake Ndestrukt uses a visible Air unit in the heel and the forefoot uses…polyurethane.

PU isn’t bad for a cushioning set-up…in 1996. Today, it is definitely behind the times, as it should be. The deal with PU is break-in time. You hear people talk about having to break in New Yeezys Boost or Zoom shoes, but there is nothing like the time it takes to break in a leather/synthetic shoe with a poly midsole. After about six days of wear, the midsole actually felt the same as the first time. Serious — it takes a long time.

The plus is the PU lasts forever, until it oxidizes and crumbles from age. Shock absorption was non-existent in the forefoot, but court feel and response time was actually decent. The harder PU allows your foot to push and immediately respond into the next move, unlike a shoe with softer foam or Air that will have a sinking-in and lag time before getting back to form.

The heel unit does the job and breaks in sooner than the forefoot, which is good. No problems with any jarring or impact injury back there, and housing the Air unit in PU makes the shoe more stable than using a completely exposed Max unit. Plus, there is still something about a window to the soul (sole) of a shoe.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt materials

Every retail site says the Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt retro uses a “leather upper with high-top collar for a secure fit.” Now, there may be real leather, especially on the overlay, but it isn’t a completely leather upper. Make no mistake — the materials are still really nice, and the closest you will get to a leather ’90s model. But the rand and toebox are definitely using a synthetic and it’s harder and smoother than the tumbled feel of the overlay wrap. That makes sense — the outer is stiffer for stability while the overlay has to flex and bend with the ankle.

The base of the overlay is old-school ballistic mesh and it is not breathable. This is the stuff the Jordan XI is made of, and while it is durable, it also needs a break in period. Until it does soften up, the lacing system is extremely difficult to get tight enough to play, but more on that in fit.

The lace loops feature metal grommets, which means they are super-durable. But, pull hard enough, and the grommets rip through the leather. Guess how I would know? Yep — second pair on the way. The ankle area is heavily padded and seriously hot, but the feel is great; it wraps completely around your joints and hugs you like that fat aunt at the reunion.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt fit

Stay true to size, or even a half size down if you want a super-snug fit once the upper breaks in. Leather stretches, but most synthetics won’t, so if you expect the toebox and rand to move out, think again. In my TTS, I had about a thumb’s width from the end of my toe to the toebox and it was perfect. (For reference, I am a 10.5 in Rose 7, Nike Kobe 11, and Curry 3, with the same space in the length.) Width-wise, wide footers should love the Shake Ndestrukt, as it allows for all foot shapes to wear it.

Now, for lockdown, and as mentioned above, give the shoe a lengthy break-in period. Initially, the upper is stiff and will not wrap around your foot like shoes of today. Stay with it because it gets much better. Once you figure out the lacing you will get an absolute lock from heel to toe. (My method: pull tight, but not from the top loop — start at the bottom and work up. Tie the shoes before going through the elastic loop, then push the knot and loops into the elastic band).

The overlay was done right, wrapping the upper into the sole while the laces pull the foot right with the shoe into the footbed and down. The heel is not a problem with the thick padding cutting any movement out completely. Again, if they feel loose or bulky, they are, but give the shoe time to break in.

Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt support

It wouldn’t be a true ’90s shoe without great support. Designers two decades ago believed the stiffer and wider the better (be mature), and in some ways, they were right. The stiffer upper does provide great lateral stability and containment, keeping stretch and movement to a minimum — once broken in. The wider base gives you a platform to land on that won’t roll over or buckle.

Again, encapsulating the Air unit keeps it from falling on harsh landings. The midsole is a thing of beauty; it wraps up perfectly on the lateral side to 1). provide support on plants and cuts, keeping the foot over the footbed, and 2). give the foot a “starting block” on those same movements. For example: you are guarding a wing, said player goes left and crosses back right. You plant on your right foot to cut that player off — the Shake Ndestrukt holds your foot so you don’t roll over.

Now you need to move into place to cut the next move off. A shoe without the lateral containment? You are still going the other direction (Melo M13). The Shake? You have pushed off and are hopefully in position — methods to the design madness.

The Shake Ndestrukt is from a time before carbon fiber shank plates, or even TPU plates, so the midsole is molded with a higher arch support and thick PU cushioning in that area. No problems with downward bends, but the overall transition is a little clunky because of the stiffness of the tooling. Unfortunately, this doesn’t go away with wear — it’s just a downside to playing in a classic.Nike Air Shake Ndestrukt overall 3Surprisingly (at least to me), the Shake Ndestrukt is an overall good performer. The cushioning could be better, and the upper is stiff, but the traction is still killer and stability and support are still great — unless you step on a foot. Again, break-in time is completely necessary, but once it’s broken you will have a locked in, durable, stable ride for the summer outdoor games.

If you need or want a super-sleek, well-cushioned ride, well, that wasn’t Worm and neither is this shoe. One surprising thing to be aware of, at least to some of us who saw these sit on the original release, is that the Shake Ndestrukt is selling out almost everywhere. Finish Line is sold out, but retailers like Eastbay, Foot Locker, and Champs have restocked after selling out. The white/navy OG colorway is coming, and being an original colorway, look for it to move quickly as well.

Overall, this is as close to an OG for a Nike retro that we have seen in a long time. Will you rebound like Rodman? Probably not, but since his short-shorts are coming back, you might as well grab a pair, dye your hair red, and pierce your face. You know, for old times’ sake.

Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy Two New Colorway Release this month

Le 25 mai 2017, 12:35 dans Humeurs 0

Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy Two New Colorway Release this month

1.Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen
Just last week, Adidas New yeezys release dates leaker Yeezy Mafia announced that the Three Stripes would be releasing Yeezy Boost 350 V2 s in a Blutin/Grethr/Hirere colorway this December. Now, Yeezy fans can expect yet another pair of 350 V2s to arrive at the end of the year.

Announced by Yeezy Mafia on Twitter, the latest Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2s feature a Semi Frozen Yellow/Raw Steel/Red colorway. While no images of the sneakers have yet to surface—just a Photoshop rendering—the color code indicates Kanye West and Adidas straying away from the typically neutral colors found on Yeezys for brighter colors.

Even though Yeezy Mafia has been accurate with information months in advance, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Semi Yellow" is purely speculation as of now. Stay posted to Sole Collector for a first look at the sneakers and official release information in the future.

2.Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas
Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy Powerphase is releasing again very soon. According to leaker account Yeezy Mafia, the Calabasas-branded sneakers will launch online via Adidas on June 4, with reservations hitting the brand's Confirmed app on May 31.

Adidas has not announced the re-release of the Kanye West sneakers in question, but info from the brand should coming soon if they are indeed arriving next week.

This Adidas Yeezy model has been one of the most difficult ones to buy so far, its release to date limited just to West's Yeezy Supply website. Despite the shoe being a no-frills retro model, it sells for around $700 on the secondary market thanks to the limited nature of its release.

The Adidas Yeezy Powerphase originally released on March 28.

Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas
Color: Core White/Core White
Style #: CQ1693

How to design of Yeezy Boost by Kanye West?

Le 24 mai 2017, 09:30 dans Humeurs 0

How to design of Yeezy Boost by Kanye West?

It's been a long journey

In January 2014, a video surfaced of Kanye West talking through his second capsule collection with French denim label A.P.C. (It’s since been scrubbed from the Internet.) Standing in a Paris showroom, West spent nearly fifteen minutes explaining to a room of fashion editors every stitch, detail, and decision that went into the military-inspired capsule and new yeezys . He talked at length about his specific design choices—like how he chose certain fabrics while picturing “dudes in Milan being shot by [street style photographer] Tommy Ton”—but also about how this capsule collection was symbolic of a new era for him personally, one where he might be seen not as a rapper or a celebrity, but as a fashion designer. “I think, like, this moment right here is maybe the first time where people can see, like, ‘Oh that’s his opinion,” he said. But Kanye’s history in the fashion industry is as long and involved as his career in music, and since he burst onto the scene in 2004 with The College Dropout, his impact on men’s fashion has been immense. Maybe even unmatched. And yet it’s only now, on the day that his new collaboration with Adidas will be unveiled at a highly anticipated fashion show in New York, that he’s finally getting the platform to express his vision in a way he feels he has long deserved.

2008: Kanye Wears Unreleased Colorway of the Nike Air Yeezy 1 At The Grammys

During his onstage performance at the ‘08 Grammys, fans got a first look at what would eventually become the Nike Air Yeezy, though the versions that would eventually hit stores would be much more colorful than the black/white colorway he wore on stage. Later in the year, on his Glow in the Dark Tour, Kanye wore an unreleased purple and orange colorway. This marked the first time Nike had given a signature shoe to a non-athlete, signaling Kanye as a pioneer in the sneaker world—and introducing a famous musician who wanted to reimagine the concept of “celebrity designer.”

April 2009: The Air Yeezy 1 Hits Stores

For all of three seconds. As expected (and thanks to a super limited quantity of shoes made), the Air Yeezy 1 sold out almost instantly. It retailed for $215, and was released in three colorways—grey (released in April), black (May), and tan (June).

September 2010: Kanye West Collaborates with Phillip Lim on the Wardrobe for West’s Short Film, “Runaway.”

Say what you will about the film’s plot and acting, but a couple of things are for sure—the music and wardrobe are great. Made specifically for West by designer Phillip Lim, the looks showed off a super-modern, elegant take on classic pieces like white button-down shirts, black trousers, and formalwear.

 

Late 2011: Kanye Wears Samples of the Air Yeezy 2 on the Watch The Throne Tour

The only thing to get more media attention than the leather kilt were the Nike Air Yeezy 2 samples West wore while on tour for WTT, which, like the Air Yeezy 1s he wore at the 2008 Grammys, were done up in a monochromatic color scheme that would never see store shelves.

April 2012: Kanye West Starts Dating Kim Kardashian

The world’s most talked about (and arguably most influential from a fashion perspective) couple is born.

June 2012: The Air Yeezy 2 Is Released in Two Colorways, “Platinum” and “Black Solar Red”

Like the first Air Yeezy, these kicks were priced higher than typical Nike offerings ($250 this time around), were extremely limited (certain reports say only 1,500 pairs were made), and kids lined up for weeks to get their hands on a pair. Today, pairs are for sale via Flight Club for over $5,000.

From a design perspective, the Air Yeezy 2 was a similar but much sleeker style than the original, and featured an embossed reptile print on the side that reinforced the dark, luxurious aesthetic West wore on the Watch The Throne tour. This would be the last silhouette Kanye designed for Nike.

October 2013: Kanye Collaborates With Maison Margiela on Yeezus Tour Wardrobe, Wes Lang on Tour Merch

After name-checking Margiela on Watch the Throne, West turned to the Maison for his Yeezus tour wardrobe, including silk robes, crystal masks, and custom versions of the brand’s “Future” sneaker. In fact, the entire wardrobe was custom-made for West and was never to be released by the house.

For the merchandise, West tapped popular Los Angeles-based artist Wes Lang, whose hand-drawn themes of death and religion complemented the album’s raw feel. One design, which featured a confederate flag, sparked controversy, to which West replied, “React how you want. The confederate flag represents slavery—that’s my abstract take on it—and I made the song ‘New Slaves’. So I took the Confederate flag, and I made it my flag now. So what you gonna do about it?”

 

December 2013: Kanye West Signs With Adidas

The transformation from the Swoosh to the three stripes became complete. Kanye got the joint venture deal he wanted, with royalties, and one worth more, according to his claims on the Breakfast Club radio show, than the $4 Million dollars a year he said Nike offered him for previously undisclosed deal.

February 2014: Nike Releases the Red Octobers Out of Nowhere

And just as soon as they arrived, they’re gone. Current asking price? $5500 on Flight Club. Kanye’s relationship with Nike? Officially dead.

August 2014: Kanye Tells GQ His New Album is On Hold So He Can Work on Adidas

“I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.”

September 2014: Kanye Promises to Make His Adidas Collection Mass-Market

During one of his signature onstage rants while on the Yeezus Tour in Perth, Australia, West promised to make the new Adidas collection widely available: “I heard those screams [from people who weren’t able to purchase the limited edition Yeezy 2 Nike collaboration], and I wanted to do something about that. So when I ask next year if you were able to get the new Yeezys, you’ll be able to say you at least were able to try on a pair, to cop a pair.”

November 2014: Images of Kanye’s New Adidas Sneaker Leak

Thanks to a pair of wandering eyes (and a camera phone) from someone seated behind West on a commercial flight, we were given our first image of what would eventually become the Yeezy 750 Boost. The Internet exploded and the hype reached a fever pitch.

February 6, 2015: Ibn Jasper Instagrams the First Picture of the Yeezy 750 Boost

Kanye’s friend and longtime barber was the first person to unveil the official Yeezy 750 Boost while West rehearsed for the Grammys.

February 7, 2015: Kanye Steps Out in the 750 Boost for the First Time

Kanye and Kim attended the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch, which also marked the first time West was seen out in public wearing the gray suede high-tops.

 

This time though, he rocked ’em with a very cozy Haider Ackermann sweatsuit.

February 11, 2015: Kanye Reveals There Are More Yeezys Coming

On Ryan Seacrest’s show, West said that while only 9,000 pairs of the Yeezy 750 Boost will hit store shelves this Saturday, there is a lot more to come. “There's only 9,000, and also because they're $350, if they're out of anyone's price range.... I just want everyone to be safe and patient. I know you can run up on this 14-year-old kid and take his Yeezys, but just be patient because we'll make more Yeezys.... When I was growing up, kids wanted Jordans; kids got killed for Jordans. Now that I'm in a position, I'm going to make sure everyone gets Yeezys.” So far, a year later, that hasn't exactly come true.

 

February 12, 2015: Showtim

Yeezy season is finally here. And if we have any apprehensions, it’s that even with all the good will in the world, mass-market products are uncharted territory for West. In all of his prior collaborations, exclusivity was itself a crucial part of the appeal. This was especially true with the Air Yeezy 2s—a sneaker so rare, just seeing a pair in the street was special.

As a musician, what makes Kanye West one of the greats is his ability to innovate—to push the sonic boundaries of hip-hop. The raw aggression of Yeezus is what is made it a critical success, but it also sold less than any Kanye West solo album ever has. And generally speaking, it’s easier to get people to change the song on their phone than it is to get them to change their shoes. Weird music is usually a personal, private experience. Weird clothes are a public display of taste and personality. And if West really wants to become the next Ralph Lauren, that’s going to take some time.

But with all eyes on him and (in all likelihood) an instant sell-out on his hands, West’s on the right track to becoming the force in fashion he believes he can be.

June 2015: The First Low-Top Yeezy Boost, the $200 350 "Turtle Dove" Arrives

It drops on Adidas's Confirmed app, online, at various retailers, though few are actually able to secure a pair.

First released in Turtledove in June 2015, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was very different again – far more traditional and understated. A low-rise lightweight every day sneaker, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 was similar to Nike Roshe Run, it’s soft look created using a one-piece primeknit construction. The shoe featured one visible line of stitching on the front, canvas detailing on the heel, black YZY detailing on the inner side and adidas boost technology in the rubber sole. Retailing for $200, the sneaker was available in a range of stores  The Pirate Black colourway followed Turtle Dove in August 2015, with Moonrock released three months later,and the oxford tan release after then .

 

2016: Kanye unveils yeezy season 2

 

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 was revealed at the Yeezy Season 3 show and was released on September 24, 2016. It is considered a remake of the previous Yeezy Boost 350 and features several outer changes, such as a different pattern, removed heel tab, and a large stripe running around the outer side of the shoe with the words "SPLY-350". The sole also has been updated to be transparent and features full-length visibility of the boost material midsole through a grid-pattern opening on the outsole. In September they released the "Beluga" featuring an all Grey outsole and primeknit, with a large colored orange stripe with the words "SPLY-350". On November 23, 2016, three new colorways released, "Copper", "Green", and "Red", featuring an all black outsole and primeknit, with a large colored stripe with the words "SPLY-350".

A Core Black/Core White colorway, dubbed "Oreo", was released December 17, 2016, which also featured a black outsole and prime knit, as well as a white stripe across the shoe. The black and red "bred" colorway released February 11, 2017. A "zebra" colorway was released on February 25, 2017. In April 2017, there will be a release of the colorway of this model labeled as "Triple White".All shoe colorways have been released for a retail price of $120.

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