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UA Curry Flow 10 Performance Reivew

Many fans expected the brand-new Curry signature shoes for a long time. Curry Flow 10 has been released on the new sports competition season.


As it’s Curry’s 10th generation signature shoes, Curry Flow 10 is significant. Curry Flow 10’s colorway pays homage to colorways which have been released on previous generations. Such as the first released colorway is ‘iron sharpens iron’ which has been released by Curry 2. And it also released the ‘Sour Patch Kid’, ‘More Magic’, ‘Northern Light’ and other colorways. The insole of  Curry Flow 10 is also white. The X on the vamp represents that it’s the 10th generation signature shoes. The outboard Curry logo is not printed in, but it’s tridimensional.

Comfort Level:

Since Flow technology was developed, it’s used on Curry’s personal series, from Curry Flow 8 to Flotro series shoes. And the new released Embiid 1 also used the FLOW insole technology. The Flow insole technology is comfortable and has excellent traction performance. It’s always popular. Curry Flow 10 uses full-length Flow insole. The UA WARP material vamp is light and elastic. It covers the foot like socks. The cushion performance of Curry Flow 10 is better then Curry Flow 9. But the cushion of insole is not the center of gravity of Curry series shoes.

The UA WARP vamp and Flow sole design reduce the weight. The unit weight of US9.5 is about 350g. It’s 20g lighter than Curry Flow 9. The shoe tongue and shoe heel has leather pull-tab design. The cushion of Flow insole is enough for running and jumping. But the cushion not enough under big impulsion.


Curry Flow 10 is low type. The shoe tree is almost the same as Curry Flow 9. It’s half sole is round and wide. The position of half sole is a little empty. The Flow extends upward in the arch position for improving the lateral supporting performance. It adds stiff TPU plate on the outboard heel position to reinforce support. The insole adds a piece of long anti-rollover plate. The WA WARP material is light, but also can offer good support. The overall supporting performance of Curry Flow 10 is strong, but not effect flexibility. The outrigger design on half sole is also made of Flow material, which not only can offer comfort level, but also has enough strength to offer stability.


The traction performance is the best advantage of Flow. The traction performance is excellent. But as the traction performance is too strong, it can stop quickly, so it’s easy to twist the ankle. So the Curry Flow 10 adjust the pattern of outsole to keep the excellent traction performance and can offer buffer to protect the feet. After playing the basketball on indoor court some time, it still keep the good traction performance, but the outsole has obvious abrasion. So I tested it to outdoor court.

It’s surprise that the traction performance of outdoor court is worse than indoor court, maybe the outdoor court more dust and impurities, so that the FLOW sole can’t touch the ground directly. It doesn’t have big abrasion after testing a few times.


As it uses the Flow insole technology, the Curry series shoes don’t have big difference. Flow is almost the representative of Curry. If you like running and flexible playing way, the traction performance and stability are the main considerations in your choice of basketball shoes, you will love Flow series shoes. Curry 11 should still uses FLOW. Hope that UA can change the density or thickness of Flow in the future to make the insole to match different players’ styles.

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New Balance Fresh Foam BB Performance Review

New Balance released the brand-new Fresh Foam BB with a limited Paris colorway. From the name, we can see that New Balance brings another cushion technology. The shoe tongue is printed with ‘FRESHFOAM’. The main colorway is powderblue.


New Balance Fresh Foam BB also released several colorways. The colorway that I purchase is the theme of Star Game. The vamp is black, gray and silver. The sole is purple and orange color. The appearance is retro type. The hot-melting design on the position of shoelaces to shoe head is similar to 991 & 993.

Comfort Level:

The insole of Fresh Foam BB is Fresh Foam X material. Fresh Foam X is New Balance which uses 3D motion capture technology to collect impact data from athletes to create a material which can withstand impact on your feet. Laser cut pits on both sides increase cushion performance and reduce the weight. The thick Fresh Foam X insole is soft. Comparing with the Fuel Cell insole of Two WXY, the cushion performance of Fresh Foam X is better.

The vamp is made of FitWeave, and the shoe head and position of shoelaces are reinforced by hot-melting and glue. The FitWeave vamp is light and elastic, and the air permeability is good. The comfort level is not great as expecting. The hot-melting position is stiff. The padding of ankle position and shoe tongue is thin. After fastening the shoelaces, the ankle is a little uncomfortable. It needs time to break-in.


New Balance Fresh Foam BB is middle type design. The FitWeave vamp offer good supporting performance. And the shoe heel has TPU plate to support ankle. The outboard Fresh Foam X shape is the same. The TPU plate strengthen the stability of insole. For the fitness, both sides of vamp oppress the foot. It needs time to break-in. If your foot is not wide, we suggest you to choose the standard size. But as the ankle position doesn’t have enough padding to improve the fitness, so it needs to fasten all of the shoelace’s holes well. The outboard sole has outrigger design. The inboard side also extends to outward to improve the stability of half-sole.

Comparing with TWO WXY series, Fresh Foam is thick. But as the Fresh Foam has good resilience, the feedback is not bad.


The semi-transparent outsole uses gradually changing color. The outsole patterns is composed of an imperfect circle. The traction performance on outdoor court is not good enough. But after cleaning the dust of outsole, the traction performance of New Balance Fresh Foam BB is excellent. The pattern of outsole is rough and stiff, so the rub fastness should be good. After testing a few times, it doesn’t have obvious abrasion.


The insole system is quite resilient. Although the insole is thick, but it still has some flexibility. If it can improve the traction performance, New Balance Fresh Foam BB will be a pair of nice basketball shoes.

Before Fresh Foam BB, New Balance only has Kawhi’s signature shoes and TWO WXY team shoes. Comparing with TWO WXY, Fresh Foam BB emphasize on the cushion performance.

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ASICS GEL-CUMULUS 25 Performance Review


  1. Following GEL-NIMBUS , GEL-CUMULUS 25 also upgrade the insole technology.
  2. GEL-CUMULUS 25 has several colorways for your choice.

The famous ASICS running shoes series are GEL-NIMBUS and GEL-CUMULUS.

The designer of GEL-CUMULUS 25 Robert Fay aka Bob Fay “Re-engineer form the ground up and get bold with Cumulus”. ASICS brought the lessons learned from NIMBUS to CUMULUS development. GEL-CUMULUS 24 uses the FF Blast technology. Then the GEL-CUMULUS 25 uses the lighter and more resilient FF BLAST PLUS technology and brand-new PureGEL to meet the current trends in the running shoes’ market. The appearance is also different with previous series.

The distribution of outsole wear-resistant rubber is more streamlined for light weight. It also emphasis on the area where is easy to be abraded.

The configuration of GEL-NIMBUS 25 is similar with GEL-CUMULUS 25. Both of them uses FF BLAST PLUS material with PureGEL on the important area to improve the cushion. The drop height is also about 8mm. But the insole thickness of GEL-CUMULUS 25 is about 4mm thinner.

GEL-CUMULUS 25 emphasis on feedback and the propulsive feedback. And GEL-NIMBUS 25 emphasis on resilience.

The characteristics of GEL-CUMULUS 25:

*The insole uses full-length FF BLAST PLUS technology

*The shoe heel has built-in PureGEL. Comparing with traditional GEL, it’s about 65% softer.

*The outsole uses AHAR with wear-resisting rubber

*The drop height is about 8mm (the height of half sole is 18mm and the height of shoe heel is 26mm)

*The unit weight of women’s size US8 is about 231g.

The unit weight of men’s size US9 is about 263g.

*There are several colorways for your choice.

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UA HOVR SONIC 6 Performance Review

The main characteristics of UA HOVR Sonic series shoes are lightweight and flexible. The unit weight of men’s size US9 UA HOVR SONIC 6 is only about 281g. It’s known as the lightest HOVR running shoes. The vamp is made of one-piece engineering mesh fabric. The vamp of HOVR SONIC 6 is light, and cover the feet well. The big ventilated holes offer excellent air permeability. It’s very suitable for running in Summer. The external TPU plate on the shoe heel offer good stability and support. Both sides of the TPU plate has embossed UA logo.The structure of insole is the key point to decide if a pair of running shoes is comfortable and if it can help the runners to run faster. The HOVR insole of HOVR SONIC 6 is increased about 20%, which offer the soft suspension to the runners. And HOVR can offer more resilient energy than traditional EVA foaming material. It offers good cushion performance and fast feedback. No matter long-distance running, interval running or daily jogging, you can trust HOVR SONIC 6.

The highlights of HOVR SONIC 6:

*It’s the lightest UA HOVR running shoes ever.

*The UA HOVR cushioning system is increased about 20%

*It uses one-piece engineering ventilated mesh fabric.

*It has external dynamic heel stabilizer.

*The durable outsole includes polymer rubber and carbon rubber.

*The thickness of half sole is about 17mm, and the thickness of heelpiece is 25mm.

*The unit weight of men’s size US9 is about 281g.

The lining of shoe collar is thick.The stereoscopic padding fit the foot well.

The 3D mould pressing shoe-pad improve the comfort level.

The wear-resisting rubber outsole is made of polymer rubber and carbon rubber, which offer lightweight suspension and it’s durable.

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PUMA ForeverRUN NITRO Performance Review

Many brands are developing the thick-soled running shoes these years and desire to occupy the market. If you want to choose a pair of comfortable running shoes, PUMA ForeverRUN NITRO is also a good choice.


Height/Weight: 182cm / 81kg

10K: 54min 06sec
Half marathon: 1hr 57min


The integral outline of ForeverRUN NITRO is similar with previous nitrogen running shoes. The appearance looks nice. And the first released orange color is attractive.

The unit weight of UK9 ForeverRUN NITRO is about 293g. It’s not light as a pair of running shoes. You can choose the standard size. The height of half sole is about 26mm, and the height of heelpiece is about 36mm. The drop height is about 10mm. The weight of the shoe is evenly distributed throughout the whole sole. The sense of balance is good.

The stabilizing plate of shoe heel is great.You can feel its stability as you step forward. The PUMA Grip outsole play an important role. Its irregular design and traction can grip the ground well with each step. It’s very stable.

The shoe-pad is the exclusive shoe-pad developed by Kaiser Sport & Ortopædi. There is a bulge in the middle of the half sole, which has the effect of support when running.

Although PUMA ForeverRUN NITRO is a pair of thick-soled running shoes, but its stability is obviously, which is due to the excellent fitness and Runguide System. Although the drop height is 10mm, but after breaking-in, you can feel the great sense of balance.

Certainly, the core of nitrogen is the insole. The double-deck density Nitro Foam insole will offer you the soft cushion performance from the upper layer when you step down, and the solidity of the outer layer helps you step forward and out. The crumpling of nitrogen insole is controlled well.

The feeling and resilience of double-deck Nitro Foam is adjusted well. It won’t make you overly dependent on the insole. You can still keep the controllability to the shoes when running.

In addition, there is a raised cushion at the position of the metatarsal. The raised cushion offers supporting performance to the metatarsal when running. The pressure can disperse to the whole sole when long-distance running.

We recommend this pair of PUMA ForeverRUN NITRO to the LSD training runners. If you want to attend competition, we suggest you to choose the racing shoes with carbon plate.

In additionally, it’s suitable for all of runners for training. The double-deck nitrogen insole is comfortable. The upper layer is responsible for absorption, and the under layer is responsible for propulsion. It’s resilient and solid. With the specially-made shoe-pad and excellent fitness, you can feel stability, comfort and safe when running.

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Jordan Luka 1 Performance Review

Luka’s first pair of signature shoes have its exclusive shoebox. This model that I just purchased is Jordan Luka 1 CNY with Rabbit logo.

Luka 1 uses brand-new materail. As the first pair of signature shoes, it’s special.

The configuration of Jordan Luka 1:

It uses full-length Formula 23 cushion materail.

It uses IsoPlate stabilizing system.

The left and right asymmetrical Flightwire technology vamp.

The vamp of Luka 1 uses left and right asymmetrical design.The knitted fabric vamp is matched with stitches and hot-melting technology. It’s special. The inner side of vamp is printed with ‘NON DESISTAS, NON EXIERIS’. The inner space is big, it won’t oppress the instep. If your foot is thin, it should choose half size smaller. It’s better to have a try on physical store.The shoe tongue design is interesting. The first half has a lot of big ventilated holes. And the second half is made of artificial leather embroidered with LUKA’s logo, which improves air permeability and reduces the pressure from the shoelaces. The fitness is good. The shoe tongue won’t be easy to slide.

The inner side of shoe tongue has Rabbit pattern.

It only has ventilated holes on the shoe tongue, so the air permeability of vamp is not good.

The ankle design of Luka 1 is good. It has three layers’ design. The outsole extends upward. It has cup-shaped stabilizing plate. The inner side is added with a layer of lining, which connects the two shoelaces holes, so that you can adjust the degree of tightness of ankle.This kind of design improve the stability.The other light spot of Luka 1 is the brand-new insole cushion material-Formula 23 & IsoPlate stabilizing system. The red insole material is the brand-new Formula 23 cushion material. The Formula 23 material is covered with a layer of white cushion material. The middle position of outsole has hollow-out design, which reduce the weight. The feedback of Luka 1 is good. The stabilizing system IsoPlate should be made of TPU material. The thickness and stiffness is good.

The stability of the front part of the shoe depends on the IsoPlate, and the second part is extended depends on the upturning design of outsole, which offer stable supporting performance. The stability design of Luka 1 is great.
All most all of the The Luka 1 models uses transparent outsole material. I guess that it’s to expose the brand-new insole materail Formula 23.

The traction performance of Luka 1 is good. But after absorbing the dust, the traction performance decrease. And the transparent outsole is easy to be oxidized.

Jordan Luka 1 is designed according to the playing way and request of Luka. The resilience of insole is not excellent. But the stability and feedback of cushion is great. It also looks cool. You can have a try.

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Deconstructed Report of PUMA MB.02

Let’s have a look at the inner structure of PUMA MB.02 today.

Splitting the left shoe of MB.02 from middle position

PUMA MB.02 A-A section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The bottom of shoe tongue uses big mesh fabric, which improve the air permeability. The inner sleeve design improve the fitness.

The integrated vamp fits the foot well.

The surface of shoe-pad is made of fabric material, and it’s printed with PUMA and Bauer’s personal logo.

The surface material of insole fabric is EVA.

The reverse side of insole fabric is non-woven material.

The insole uses full-length NITRO FOAM cushion technology with PEBAX cushion material.

The inner side of half sole is upturning design, which cover the insole to improve the stability.

The length of EUR42 half-sole PEBAX cushion material is about 43.57mm.

The width of EUR42 half-sole PEBAX cushion material is about 63.69mm.

The thickness of EUR42 half-sole PEBAX cushion material is about 4.70mm.

The length of EUR42 heelpiece PEBAX cushion material is about 36.97mm.

The width of EUR42 heelpiece PEBAX cushion material is about 43.35mm.

The thickness of EUR42 heelpiece PEBAX cushion material is about 4.71mm.

The heelpiece has surrounding TPU plate which is placed between the heelpiece and insole to improve the stability.

The thickness of EUR42 heelpiece surrounding TPU plate is about 2.03mm.

The arch TPU stabilizing plate is placed between insole and outsole.

The length of EUR42 TPU stabilizing plate is about 92.71mm.

The width of EUR42 TPU stabilizing plate front end is about 49.40mm.

The width of EUR42 TPU stabilizing plate rear-end is about 36.84mm.

The thickness of EUR42 TPU stabilizing plate is about 2.58mm.

The outsole uses one piece rubber.

The thickness of EUR42 half-sole rubber outsole is about 4.27mm.

The thickness of EUR42 heelpiece rubber outsole is about 5.35mm.

The thickness of EUR42 half-sole (insole+outsole) is about 18.57mm.

The thickness of highest point of arch position is about 24.25mm.

The thickness of EUR42 heelpiece (insole+outsole) is about 25.37mm, the drop height is about 6.8mm.

Let’s have a look at the difference of the MB.02 and MB.01 inner structure:



MB.02(L)& MB.01(R)vamp comparison

MB.02(L)& MB.01(R)shoe tongue comparison

MB.02(L)& MB.01(R)outsole and insole fabric comparison

MB.02(L)& MB.01(R)insole structure comparison

MB.02(above)& MB.01(below)insole A-A section comparison

MB.02(L)& MB.01(R)stabilizing plate comparison

MB.02(L)& MB.01(R)outsole pattern comparison

The thickness of EUR42 MB.02 half sole(insole+outsole) is about 18.57mm, and the thickness of heelpiece (insole+outsole) is about 25.37mm. The drop height is about 6.8mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 MB.01 half sole(insole+outsole) is about 18.11mm, and the thickness of heelpiece (insole+outsole) is about 25.77mm. The drop height is about 7.66mm.

The deconstructed parts of MB.02

The deconstructed parts of MB.01

Deconstructed Report

Vamp: The vamp is made of lightweight engineering mesh fabric. The both sides of vamp uses hot-melting TPU material to improve the lateral support. The inner sleeve design improve the fitness.

Insole: It uses full-length NITRO FOAM cushion technology. And it’s also filled with PEBAX cushion material. It’s resilient. The resilient feedback is great. The arch TPU stabilizing plate with surrounding TPU plate offer excellent stability.

Overall: Based on PUMA MB.01, PUMA MB.02 has been upgraded. It reinforces the strength of vamp and adds PEBAX cushion material on the half-sole. The comfort level is obviously improved.

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Unboxing & Closed Look: PUMA MB.02

PUMA MB.02 has been released for several months. It has several colorways for your choice, such as MB.02 ROTY,MB.02 Sazaku, MB.02 JADE,MB.02 SLIME and MB.02 Rick and Morty.


PUMA MB.02 Rick and Morty

PUMA MB.02 Rookie of the year


PUMA MB.02 Sazaku


Let’s have a look at the appearance details of PUMA MB.02 FLARE today.


The black and silver shoe box has featheriness window, and it’s printed with M.E.L.O. 02.

The shoe tag on the side of shoebox

The vamp is made of lightweight engineering mesh fabric. The shoe head position has big area of hot-melting material to improve the protection.

There are 8 couples of shoelaces holes. The stressing position is thickened, and the position of the last shoelace hole is placed behind the shoe tongue, so after fastening the shoelaces, it can fit the foot well.

It uses inner sleeve design to improve the fitness.

The outboard of vamp has the wing pattern. And the PUMA logo is hidden inside. The soft TPU material improve the lateral supporting performance.

The inner side red wing pattern is more aggressive.

The insole uses PUMA NITRO FOAM cushion technology. The lightweight low density foaming material integrate the soft comfort and energy feedback together.

The shoe heel has surrounding TPU plate. The three-dimensional Bauer’s logo is highly recognizable.

The outsole uses feather pattern. The pattern is dense, and it’s filled with a lot of herringbone pattern.

The surface of shoe-pad uses fabric material. It’s printed with PUMA logo and Bauer’s logo. The reverse side is brush coating.

The length of EUR42 shoe-pad is about 271mm.

The width of EUR42 half sole shoe-pad is about 93.68mm.The thickness of EUR42 shoe-pad is about 5.76mm.

The unit weight of EUR42 MB.02 is about 428.2g.

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HOKA CLIFTON 9 Performance Review

The most famous series running shoes of HOKA is CLIFTON series.

The 9th generation HOKA CLIFTON 9 keeps the characteristics of CLITON series shoes, including Meta Rocker insole configuration.

The thickness of insole is increased about 3mm. It uses ventilated mesh fabric shoe tongue, multi-layer functional mesh fabric and durable outsole rubber.

CLIFTON series shoes are the most representative running shoes series of HOKA brand. It’s different with HOKA Bondi 8. The thickened insole of HOKA Bondi 8 offers exaggerated cushion performance. The CLIFTON series pay attention to running omnipotency and foot feeling. The HOKA CLIFTON 9 keeps the original Meta Rocker insole configuration. It expects to keep the balance of stability, gait transition and cushion.

HOKA released many colorways of HOKA CLIFTON 9, maize yellow, blue and white etc.

The vamp of HOKA CLIFTON 9 is made of multi-layered ventilated functional mesh fabric. The characteristic of this fabric is to offer good fitness and supporting performance.

There are a few HOKA sea mew logo on the vamp. Overall design details in line with all kinds of HOKA outdoor shoes’ appearance.

The stabilizing structure on the outboard of shoe head has the reflective effect and also improve the air permeability of HOKA CLIFTON 9.

Although it doesn’t have nylon pull-tab design on the heelpiece and the vamp is not high elastic, but it’s low version, it’s easy to put on. The shoe tree is moderate, not too thin, not too wide.

Although the middle part of the shoe has a slight retraction design, with the multilayer functional mesh fabric, the middle position of foot is tight after putting on. The fitness is excellent.

Overall, HOKA CLIFTON 9 has big upgrade comparing with HOKA CLIFTON 8. It can satisfy your request of daily training.

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The Performance Review of Adidas ADIZERO SL

The configuration of Adidas ADIZERO SL:
About 50% of the Adidas ADIZERO SL uses recycle materials.
The vamp is made of engineered mesh fabric.
It uses full-length Lightstrike cushioning material.
The half sole also has Lightstrike Pro cushioning material.
The unit weight of US9 is about 245g.
The drop height is about 10mm. The height of half sole is 25mm, and the height of heelpiece is 35mm.

The size of Adidas ADIZERO SL is standard. The shoe tree is widened. If your foot is thin, it’s better to choose half size smaller. The front two shoelace holes uses spanner band design, but the spanner band doesn’t extend to insole, it’s just fixed on the vamp.The surface of vamp is constituted by two kinds of ventilated holes. It uses hot-melting on the shoe head. The flexibility of vamp is not big. The shoe head and shoelace holes use TPU coating film to reinforce the durability. After fastening the shoelaces, the fitness is great. The air permeability is not excellent, but good enough if the weather is not too hot.
The shoe tongue uses the same material as vamp to make the mounting hole. The shoe tongue didn’t slide when running.

The shoe tongue also has Adidas logo. The padding of shoe collar is not thick, but the built-in cup-shaped stabilizing plate is big and thick. The stability is good.

ADIZERO SL is lightweight daily training shoes. But the unit weight of US9 is about 245g.

The insole uses full-length Lightstrike, and the half sole also adds Lightstrike Pro material. It has hollow-out design on the outboard half sole to reduce the weight and improve the flexibility.The insole of half sole is widen to improve the stability. The flexibility is not excellent. But it’s very comfortable after putting on.
After running about 35km, the insole still keep the same, but the resilience of Lightstrik Pro becomes better. After running more than 50km, it becomes more comfortable.I also tried a few times of rop skipping training, the resilience of half sole is great and comfortable.I felt like the ADIZERO SL is a daily training version of the ADIOS 7, with a similar insole configuration, Lightstrike Pro with Lightstrike cushioning materails.
The height of ADIZERO SL half sole is 25mm and the height of heelpiece is 35mm. The height of ADIOS 7 half sole is 19mm and the height of heelpiece is 27mm. It means that the full-length sole adds 6mm Lightstrike.It’s more comfortable.The price of ADIZERO SL is cheaper.The outsole uses strip nicks. The deep and thick pattern has good durability and traction performance. I already run about 35km, but it doesn’t have obvious abrasion.ADIZERO SL is suitable for kinds of training. It’s comfortale, and has good resilience, supporting performance and cushion performance. And the price is cheap. As a pair of lightweight all-around training shoes, it’s worthy to purchase.