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Unboxing & Closed Look: CONVERSE WEAPON CX


The black shoebox is printed with Converse logo.

The side of shoebox has the shoe tag with product’s information.

The vamp is made of cow leather.

The progressive design looks good. The shoe head adds rubber to protect the vamp.

The side of vamp has Converse logo. And the ankle position has classic Y-bar design to improve the later supporting performance.

The shoe tongue is made of canvas and it’s printed with All Star logo.

The red and white colorway looks great. And it’s middle version.

The upper is filled with thick foam to improve the comfort level.

The CONVERSE CX foaming material insole design looks nice.

The arch position has upturning outsole rubber to improve the lateral stability.

The shoe heel has unwrapping design.

The outsole has partitions to reduce the unit weight.

The forefoot sole has the axis of rotation to save labor. The classic crosswise pattern provides good traction performance.

The rear sole has CX logo which point out the cushion technology that CONVERSE WEAPON CX use.

The shoe-pad material is similar to silica gal. The resilience is good. The reverse side uses rhombus pattern which improve the friction force.

The length of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 276mm.

The width of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 96.24mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot shoe-pad is about 5.34mm.

The insole fabric is non-woven material. The inner side is filled with foam.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 CONVERSE WEAPON CX is about 511.3g.


CONVERSE WEAPON CX is saluting to the past. The retro red and white colorway is popular. The size is standard. The middle version is suitable for wearing in Winter. The CX foaming material insole is stable and comfortable. It’s suitable for daily dressing.

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The Excellent Running Shoes in 2021

Today, let’s look back the nice running shoes which were released in 2021.
Carbon Fiber Running Shoes–Asics MetaSpeed Sky
There are many carbon fiber running shoes which have been released in 2021, such as Asics MetaSpeed Sky/Edge, Saucony Endorphin Pro 2/+, Adidas adizero adios Pro 2, New Balance FuelCell RC Elite V2, On CloudBoom Echo, and NIKE Vaporfly NEXT% 2 etc. Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 and NIKE Vaporfly NEXT% 2 only adjust the vamp based on previous generation. So we don’t talk about them today.

Adidas AdiZero Adios Pro 2 and Asics MetaSpeed Sky are two of the standouts running shoes of the year 2021. But the performance of the running shoes also needs to consider the feeling of common runners. For the overall performance and comprehensive experience, it’s undoubtedly that Asics MetaSpeed Sky is the better one.

Asics MetaSpeed Sky uses the new developed insole foam FF Blast Turbo. It’s more resilient and softer than adidas adizero adios Pro 2. It doesn’t have high request for the strength of foot.

Asics MetaSpeed Sky is the closest model to Nike Vaporfly NEXT%.

Speed Training Shoes- -New Balance FuelCell Rebel V2
There are also many speed training shoes which are released in 2021, such as Saucony Endorphin Speed 2, New Balance FuelCell Rebel V2, HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 and Puma Electrify Nitro etc. The most satisfied one is undoubtedly FuelCell Rebel V2.

FuelCell Rebel V2 has two advantages:
1.Lightweight and good air permeability: the unit weight of US9 is 206g. As a pair of training shoes, the weight is light. The vamp uses single layer of grenadine. The air permeability is good.

2.The sole is soft, resilient and comfortable. The FuelCell foam has been adjusted to be soft and resilient. The cushion performance is good when jogging. And we can also feel the obvious resilience if run fast.

If you are unsatisfied at FuelCell Rebel V2, then Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 is also suitable for training. The performance is excellent.
Daily Training Shoes- -Asics Novablast 2
The daily training shoes which have been released in 2021 includes Nike Pegasus 38, adidas adizero Boston 10, Asics Novablast 2, Saucony Triumph 19, HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 3 and HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 etc.

The reason why we choose Asics Novablast 2 is, as a pair of training shoes, the overall performance is good, it can satisfy the request of daily training.

The unit weight of US9 is 269g. The drop height of the forefoot sole and shoe heel is 8mm. It’s not light, but also not heavy. Asics Novablast 2 uses FF Blast material for the insole. Comparing with previous FlyteFoam, it’s lighter and the resilience is better. The colorway of Asics Novablast 2 also looks better than previous Asics running shoes.
Jogging Shoes– HOKA ONE ONE Bondi X
With the carbon plate, the HOKA ONE ONE Bondi X can keep the good cushion and stability. Not matter daily dressing or jogging, we can feel that the shoes is stable and can offer enough cushion performance. But the disadvantage of Bondi X is the weight. It’s a little heavy.
Stability series running shoes–Nike Infinity React Run 2
The 2021 released stability series running shoes includes Nike Infinity React Run 2, Asics Kayano Lite 2, New Balance FuelCell Prism V2, Nike Infinity Miler and Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 etc. The overall performance of Nike Infinity React Run 2 and Asics Kayano Lite 2 are better.

As I really like the Nike Infinity React Run 1, I have better first impression for Nike Infinity React Run 2. Nike Infinity React Run 2 uses thicker knitted vamp. The mid-sole position uses flywire to reinforce. So the fitness and comfort level of Nike Infinity React Run 2 is better than React Run 1.

The only problem of Nike Infinity React Run 2 is the air permeability. It’s unsuitable for running in Summer. But it will be perfect to run in Autumn and Winter. The price is also cheap.
Surprising running shoes series–PUMA NITRO series
Comparing with the other 2021 running shoes, PUMA Nitro series running shoes are definitely the most surprising one. PUMA released 6 models of running shoes with the Nitro technology insole.
1.PUMA Magnify Nitro is designed for heavy weight runners and the new runners.

2.Daily training models: Velocity Nitro & Electrify Nitro.

Velocity Nitro

Electrify Nitro
3. Deviate Nitro has built-in full-length carbon fiber plate for long distance training.

4. Deviate Nitro Elite is designed for top-level elite runners

5. Voyage Nitro is designed for cross-country running.

The 6 models of running shoes can satisfy the request of different runners. Moreover, the appearance is great.
We look forward that each brand can develop more nice running shoes in 2022. We can also see more shoes which are exciting and can’t wait to say ‘SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY’.

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Unboxing: Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2「Sonic Ink」

In recent years, it is popular to use thick sole for the running shoes in the market. Recently, the world athletics association published that the thickness of running shoes’ sole can’t exceed 40mm.

The adizero adios Pro 2 has been released. Let’s have a look at it today.

The adizero adios Pro 1 helped the London marathon elite runner to break the record last year. So the adizero adios Pro 2 keeps the excellent configuration. Many marathon champions weared the adizero adios Pro 2 to attend the November New York marathon.

The appearance of adizero adios Pro 2 looks nice comparing with adizero adios Pro 1. The Sonic Ink colorway is using bright flourescent light green and indigo blue.cccc The adizero adios Pro 2 uses super flimsy Celermesh 2.0 environmental protecting material, which keeps the lightweight, air permeability and supporting performance. The key point is the Adidas’ s environmental protection spirit.

We can see that the Celermesh 2.0 vamp is very thin in visual. It reduces the weight and improve the air permeability. The weight of running shoes is important to the runners.

The thickness of adizero adios Pro 2 is about 39mm. It hasn’t exceeded the international standard 40mm.

adizero adios Pro 2  uses LightstrikePRO double-deck insole structure with EnergyRods propelling system, and it adds a piece of carbon fiber plate on the shoe heel. The LightstrikePRO is Adidas present strongest cushioning foam. The energy feedback and resilience of LightstrikePRO is much better than other material.  The EnrgyRods and carbon fiber plate inject full energy to the shoes.

 The shoe heel of adizero adios Pro 2 also has small variation. It’s easier for the wearers to put on.

The shoe-pad also has punching design which improve the air permeability.

The outsole uses the Continental rubber with lightweight rubber. It keeps excellent traction performance and abrasive resistance.

Although we just tried adizero adios Pro 2 and haven’t tested it, but we can feel the excellent foot feeling of adizero adios Pro 2 even walking. The sole is soft and resilient due to the cooperation of LightstrikePRO and carbon fiber plate. The starting speed is fast. I believe that the excellent configuration of  adizero adios Pro 2 will help more people to break the record.