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The quote at the end says it all- it's nice to see his recognition and appreciation of the fact that they're not just re-issuing retros of shoes he wore, but making new designs with his name on them. That's really got to feel great.
That said, the Penny Posites are amazing - release them already!
3 days, 4 hours ago on Penny Hardaway Confirms Nike Air Penny 6
The Tecmo Bowl style 8-bit Bo on the tongue is just perfect coupled with the 8-bit '16' on the heel.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Nike Air Trainer SC High “Broken Bats”
My favorite of all the CWs for this shoe-- so tasteful.
1 week, 5 days ago on Nike Air Tech Challenge II QS “Clay Blue”
So glad to see this alternate OG colorway coming back. It's definitely not as in-yer-face as the hot lava model, but still stands out from the crowd.
1 month ago on Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Clay Blue”
Tastefully executed mash-up here- and much better than those Air Flight '13 Challenge abominations.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Air Jordan 7 “Air Tech Challenge 3/4″ Customs by Ramses
Leave some for me. ;)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Jordan Future
Still a killer after all these years.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Lava” – Arriving at Retailers
I never thought I'd want anything AJ since the VI, but these are fire. Woven, a crazy lacing system, and an outsole that looks insane. Please let me be the only one liking these-- I don't want to get sucked into any stupid raffle/wait-in-line nonsense.
OK- where's the Air Trainer 3 (aka the original Air Trainer SC) in medicine ball. That and no Air Trainer TW or TW2 (which we now get as an SB bastardization). Weird, too, how the Air Trainer 1 in the photo has a nylon mesh toebox. I've never seen one like that in the original chlorophyll colorway.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Genealogy of Nike Training
Sorry, none of these beats the original ZX 8000.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Detailed Preview of the adidas ZX Flux
Definitely like the lines of the Ambassador 6- just wish they'd get a better colorway.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nike LeBron Ambassador 6 “Dunkman”
Too bad his production tonight was garbage.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Ray Allen To Match Shuttlesworth Jersey with Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game”
Is it just me or are these some serious kind of ugly?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Nike Zoom HyperRev – Dark Grey – Volt – Wolf Grey
These definitely retro-ed a short while ago. You could generally get them for around $100 last time around. That 'lava' is still a little loud for me, but they hold up nicely 20-odd years later.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Nike Air Tech Challenge II QS “Hot Lava”
No swoosh, but a rivet hole on each shoe where the swoosh should be... they look like factory rejects.
2 months ago on Nike LeBron 11 “No Swoosh”
I personally really like the placement of the swoosh on the XIs- the way it wraps over the foot is just perfect. These definitely look like knock-offs without it.
2 months ago on Nike LeBron 11 Without a Swoosh?
They can take lessons from the techs that designed the federal health care sign-up site.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” – Release Date
This is one time where I think I'd cop just to have the packaging.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on adidas Crazy 8 “Nightmare” – Special Edition Packaging
I haven't worn them on court, so for just walking around the toebox hasn't been too much of an issue. I can imagine that stopping and starting and pushing off the forefoot quickly for any extended period with these might be a bit more abusive on the toes.
Nike should be working overtime to make these fit their signature player. Maybe even make the new, roomier toebox a NikeID option.
3 months ago on LeBron James Speaks Out on Not Wearing the LeBron 11
It seems strange that these don't fit the man for whom they were specifically designed. They definitely play-tested them over the summer, because there were articles here showing him wearing a taped-over pair of demos. Something must have changed between then and production. It's definitely a credit to their design that sales haven't suffered from Lebron not wearing them in games.
The XIs are narrower in the toe than just about any shoe I've worn in a while. I ordered a half size up from my usual size and the toebox is still a bit cramped. It's just the way the armorposite wrap comes over the top of the toe-- they could stand to mold an extra 1/8" of vertical space into that section. Despite the narrow toe, though, the XIs are incredibly comfortable, especially around the pivot point and heel.