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Nike KD 13 Performance Review

At the end of the day, Kevin Durant, who was injured in the playoffs previously, still released his new edition of signature shoes, the Nike KD 13. Similar to the Kyrie 6, this Nike KD 13 is also kind of improved version of the previous one. To be honest,  I deemed that it was nigh impossible that the shoes would make a difference initially and I was nearly to give up expecting something from it.

After all, in many cases, improved shoes can not gain the equal popularity as does their original versions. However, after testing this pair of Nike KD 13, I did have some different views about improved shoes.

To begin with, from my perspective, the shoes’ cushioning is the most satisfactory setup. Actually, it’s safe to say that this is a perfect setup.

I’m sure it is widely known that KD13 boasts a luxurious cushioning setup of the full-foot and front-foot ZOOM. But the fact is that there are also lots of shoes boasting excellent cushioning setups that disappoint their fans. Therefore, I was not optimistic about the cushion of this KD13 at the beginning.

However, it was not until I tried the shoes on that I found I was quite wrong. It is in fact very elastic instead of being too soft. The ZOOM in the front part also helps a bit in offering more traction in startup, which does surprise me a lot. And personally, I think there isn’t a cushioning setup that is more satisfying.

With respect to the grip performance, I should say that it is also prominent. Dating back the days when I was still obsessed with the KD12, I found it a bit disappointing that the shoes’ grip performance was just above average and didn’t stun me. However, when it comes to this KD 13, all the regrets have been made up for.

As you can see in the outsole, it is quite colorful and the grains are actually quite similar to that of the PG series. There are many circles in the outsole, which is a very popular design in recent years. In my first testing of the shoes, I’ve perceived that the outsole could not be very long-lasting, and if you expect it to last for several years, you’d better not wear it on rough floors. But on the other hand, I also found during the period that it was easy for the outsole to deal with the wet roads. After hours’ of testing, there was not in the least any signs of slipping. In short, both the transverse and longitudinal traction performances are outstanding and can be sufficient for use.

For the wrapping, I feel it is also sufficient. For example, so long as I tighten the laces, the shoes can wrap my feet tightly. Therefore, if you are not a wide-footer, you are set to  enjoy the fantastic experience the shoe offers.

Then when we are talking about the vamp, many people might have found that the vamp of this pair of shoes is super thin and lightweight. And many will also get surprised by its nice supporting performance with such a thin vamp.

The TPU at the heel plays quite an important in enhancing the shoes’ support.

From the outsole we can see that there are also TPUs which are not solid but enough for use though.

But for the blue supporting setup in the picture below, it seems that its performance is quite average and one can not count too much on it.

Of course, there are some disadvantages of the shoes. For example, the anti-rollover protection performance is not that perfect. Because of this, my impression of the shoes has somewhat influenced.

Overall:

To sum up, however good or bad the shoes are evaluated by people, I think I’ve got my right one and also the most suitable one. So, you might as well keep your own ideas about the shoes, and go and find your most suitable one.

 

 

 

 

 

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Deconstructed of the NIKE COSMIC UNITY EP

Here is the disassembling of the NIKE COSMIC UNITY EP. I am sure that its avant-garde and outstanding appearance has attracted lots of attention and many of you are curious about its structure. So just take a look at the photos here which might give you the answer you want.

Cutting the left shoe open in the middle, we can see clearly its construction.

And then from the A-A section, we can also see the full-foot ZOOM STROBEL air cushion, the midsole as well as the midsole stabilizer.

The picture below shows us the dismantled vamp. By separating the vamp and the midsole of the right shoe, I found that the vamp was reinforced with recycled yarn in such a way that resembles the warp and weft quite a lot.

In the middle layer of the vamp, which is right below the mesh layer,  is made of multicoloured foam and environmentally friendly recycled materials.

And the inside of the vamp is also covered with stitches to enhance the toughness of the vamp and to reduce the deformation caused by movement.

At the heel profile, it is clearly shown that the heel under the multicoloured vamp is filled with thick foam which is very comfortable and helps greatly for wrapping. Besides, with the oversized upturned midsole at the heel, the shoes will only amaze you by its stable support.

With respect to the insole, it is also made of partially recycled material. And the heel of the midsole is upturned.

The ZOOM STROBEL air cushion is placed directly above the midsole with its sides sewn with the vamp, almost covering the entire midsole.

The raised outline in the middle of the ZOOM STROBEL air cushion interplays with the grooves of the insole for a better fit.

For this pair of shoes whose size is 42.5, its air cushion is about 277 mm long, 87.46mm wide in the front foot, and 56.98mm in the heel.

In addition, it is about 8.27mm thick in the front foot and 7.83mm in the heel.

Here are the same ZOOM STROBEL air cushions used in different shoes. On the left side is the Cosmic Unity and on the right is the KD 13. And I am sure some of you might have been very familiar with the two.

The transparent midsole TPU stabilizer extends from the arch of the foot to the heel to improve midsole stability.

 

Here are also some data of the TPU stabilizer. Length:160mm; width in the arch: 47.38mm; width in the heel: 39.84mm; thickness: 2.62mm.

The forefoot (midsole + outsole) is about 18.18 mm thick and the heel (midsole + outsole) is about 23.70 mm thick.

Overall:

As a pair of basketball shoes, COSMIC UNITY EP has got rid of the heaviness in the last two years and instead, it brings more stability. In addition, this is Nike’s first application of recycled materials in its basketball shoes, which is a major breakthrough in the material innovation of basketball shoes. And hopefully, we can see more innovations in the near future.

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Nike Cosmic Unity Performance Review

Three years ago, I was obsessed with the Hyperdunk, and I’d sometimes wonder that what would the shoes’ “successor” look like. And three years later, with the arrival of this Nike Cosmic Unity, I think the past several years of my waiting for it are all worth it. So with respect to its performances, I’ve done some tests which I am going to share with you, and let’s get underway.

The first feeling of my wearing the shoes was that everything had come back, and then all the memories just surge overwhelmingly in my mind. It is still the reliable and comfortable shoe offered by Nike that is quite a familiar brand for me. Besides,  it is destined that the shoes will never be “the nice-enoughs”.

For the vamp, the thick woven material used simply brings me a stellar as well as unforgettable experience. Although the vamp is solid and a bit tough, it remains comfortable and will not hurt our feet.

However, not to put too fine a point on it, there is still a problem notwithstanding the advantages of the shoes. That is the last of the shoe is a bit narrow, which might not be that friendly to people with wide feet. So I highly suggest them that they can have a try before buying if they really take  a liking to the shoes.

I also want to mention a bit about the heel wrapping. At the beginning of getting familiar with the shoes, I just ignored the two ear-like shoelace buckles. Therefore, I thought the wrapping was just of an average performance and I also wondered why so many reviewers gave it such a high rating. And shortly I realized that, quite literally, it’s all the shoelace buckles’ work. So after my using the two buckles, I only found that my feet were firmly locked in the shoes.

Then in regard to the midsole, the full-foot Zoom that is very rare on the market today still makes me feel intoxicated as always. Firstly, as soon as I put on the shoes, I can feel the excellent feedback from the midsole. And without the midsole cloth, the elastic midsole can be felt more directly.

As for the insole, it is the finishing point of the shoes. Without the insoles, it would have been too soft to start up. But with the insoles, I felt it quite easy to make breakthrough on courts. Besides, the insoles also play an important role in improving stability.

The heel cushion is also in place. With the ZOOM and the relatively hard insoles, even those people who are relatively heavy will only find the cushioning quite enough. Or perhaps to put it more bluntly, a Zoom has been removed from the front-foot of the midsole, which also helps reduce the shoes’ weight and improve stability.

I’ve also noticed one thing. That is many people expressed their concern about the shoes’ anti-rollover performance which seems not so reliable.

However, it is under most cases quite reliable and it would be superior had it been widened in the outsole.

For the outsole, it looks ordinary though, it is in fact not in the least mediocre. And although made of the widely-seen herringbone and XDR, the outsole is practical and at the same time durable enough so as to become a long-lasting companion for us.

Lastly, we can see that there is a piece of white hard material which is important in offering support. But, for those with flatfoot, the shoes might not be that suitable.

Overall:

After the legendary Hyperdunk X, I’ve been seeking a more excellent shoe and also searching for its “successor”. But both AlphaDunk and Air Zoom BB NXT have left us an average impression. However, it is quite fortunate that the Cosmic Unity has not failed us and its almost perfect performances are set to make it one of the best Nike shoes on the market right now.

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A Close Look at Nike KYRIE 7

Kyrie Irving’s seventh signature shoes are finally here. The size of this one I got here is US9 EUR42.5 and a single shoe of this pair is 369g.

I’m sure many of you’ve seen a lot of information about this pair of KYRIE 7 over the past few days, but there’s a lot of difference between this one and what you might expect from the “clunky, uncreative” Kyrie 7.

With classic black and red and a few iconic logos  ,the Kyrie 7 shoebox is a bit more understated than the flashy Irving 6 shoebox. But chances are that you might think that it is just so-so, not surprising, nor creative, either. Then you are deceived.

Upon opening the box, you might feel a bit breathtaking at seeing the picture below. So the shoebox is quite meaningful: it is like Irving who is about to enter his 10th year of career.  Even if he’s crazy inside, he’s getting sedate outside.

The most prominent feature of the vamp is that the two sets of shoelace buckles in the forefoot  can not only adjust the space inside the shoes, but also provides outstanding wrapping.

Looking back at the previous versions, you’ll find that Kyrie 7 is on track to be the lightest Irving shoe in history, which should be credited to its vamp. Although the vamp looks average and is made of common mesh, we can see through the designer’s manuscript that it is composed of three layers of composite mesh, which guarantees intensity and durability.

According to the shoe’s designer Ben, the grip is one of their favorite parts of the shoes. The pattern of the 7th version imitated many small-blade patterns from the 5th and 6th version. And with some other elements, the brand new outsole is here.

Placed at the lower end of the tongue and the inside of the midsole is the all-seeing eye and in the midsole  is the familiar Air Zoom Turbo. It’s safe to say that you will know it’s a Irving style shoe the moment you see these setups.

If asked what’s the most impressive feature of Irving signature shoes, of course, I’d say it is the dazzling array of colorways . Though the colorways of this pair have decreased greatly in number, the quality is still online.

The Special FX, indicating Irving’s love of filmmaking and integrating his imagination to life.

The Expressions, originating from Irving’s love for art and artistic expression which endows the creator with the courage to be himself/herself.

The Icons of Sport, paying tribute to the heroes, mentors and inspirations.

The Soundwave, a tribute to Irving’s love of music and how this colorway affected his performance on court.

The Sisterhood, expressing Irving’s support for and respect for female players.

Overall, for me, it doesn’t matter if Irving series can live up to Kobe series simply because I can’t swallow my affection for KYRIE 7. As for its performance, I will tell you through my experience later.

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Nike Zoom Kobe 6(VI) Protro Performance Review

Talking about the protro shoes, I can only think of the high praises given to them by many fans. There is also a saying that “Not every pair of  protro shoes can still be the best of the year with fewer setups.” In the past two years, ZK4PROTRO and ZK5PROTRO occupied a very high position in the hearts of guards and also received a high reputation. Then when it comes to this retro version of Nike Zoom Kobe VI Protro, can the shoes continue the miracle as the previous versions do? Just take a look at this review.

For the vamp, I consider it excellent in offering me the same feeling also offered by the original version. It is actually made of quite breathable and lightweight material so that it offers quite a superior air permeability.

Simply put, the shoes can also wrap my feet very well with each of the three layers of vamp performing its own function. The innermost mesh can simply hug my feet smoothly and the flywire is also upgraded to improve the shoes’ wrapping performance and strengthen the lateral support; the outermost one with ductility is quite elastic and can work well together with the other two layers.

However, just like ZK5Protro, the last of this Nike Zoom Kobe VI Protro is too narrow, which might not be that friendly to people who are wide-footers and they can feel rather uncomfortable in the toe part. So the suggestion here is that you’d better pick a larger size if you’ve already took a liking for the shoes.

Then in terms of the heel, the cushion there is rather fantastic and the experience it offers me is therefore very nice and unforgettable. But what’s nicer is that there is the larger area of TPU which further improves the wrapping performance. In other words, as long as the ZK title holds, it surely won’t be a bad shoe.

As for the overall stability, I think I’d give it a full mark for it really deserves that. Actually, the extension of the soles, which can be clearly seen, and the height difference of the outsoles both play a significant role in enhancing the shoes’ stability.

It has been a commonly-seen phenomenon that almost every pair of sneaker is installed with the carbon plates and hardly would any brand give the setup the deep six. The reason behind this is that the setup is really excellent and it offers enough arch support.

For the outsole, it requires some time for you to get familiar with it. The first time I wore the shoes to some indoor and dusty court, it turned out that the outsole attracted a certain amount of dust so that its grip performance was also to some extent affected. However, despite that, the fact is so long as you get the hang of it, you are likely to be the outstanding one in your court.

But for the outsole durability, it is quite average, and it is therefore not so suitable for rough outdoor courts.

In the midsole, like the zk5, the front part is the zoom turbo which is much thicker than the zoom air of the original version however.

But the most fatal design of the shoes lies in the heel, the cushion of which is rather soft and will accordingly reduce the overall stability. From my point of view, its would be better if the foam in the heel was changed into the regular one that is much harder.

Another consequence resulted from the heel cushion is that the torsion resistance will be to some extent decreased. Although the torsion resistance won’t be significantly reduced, the experience brought by the shoes won’t be that fantastic ,either.

Overall:

If this pair of Nike Zoom Kobe VI Protro is compared with the many shoes in the market of today, it is still the prominent and outstanding one; but if it is compared with the original ZK6, it’ll only be eclipsed. So for those loyal fans who are attracted by the shoes’ name and are to find the initial sensation in the shoes, you’d better think it over.

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Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit Performance Review

It was an ordinary day but it was destined to be a marvellous day. On that day, I just got up and went to work as usual, and it was not until the afternoon when I received the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit, which has not been launched at that time, that the day became extraordinary.

As a matter of fact, running shoes are to runners what guitars are to some musicians who are always expecting to create beautiful melodies. From my perspective, new equipment is the incentive for me to stick by running. However, it also occurs at times that a pair of new running shoes rubs my feet severely that it might slow my pace of running. Therefore, it is of great importance to get the hang of the shoes first before running with the shoes. But still, I am looking forward to wearing new shoes and this Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit is the one that I want to try recently.

In terms of the shoebox, it is the most ordinary one of Nike. It seems that Nike is hoping to leave more surprises for people as soon as they open the boxes so that Nike adopts the orange shoebox in almost all of its running shoes.

Just like the charming smell of cheese when opening a pizza box, the smell of rubber is the most charming when I opened the shoebox. For the shoes’ appearance, the combination of blue, purple, white and black is very nice and eye-catching and make up a pair of visually perfect running shoes.

When it comes to the vamp, it is the flyknit tech that I take a liking to and I have to say that the Flyknit is the best vamp tech among all the vamp technologies. The main feature of this  technology is the double-sided textile structure, which is excellent in wrapping and protection. And the welt is designed like that of a sock, which is also a brilliance of the shoes. But what is even better of the design is that it can create a unique protection performance according to the different characteristics of each person’s ankles.

As we all know, many running shoes will advertise greatly of their outsoles and midsoles which are said to offer the optimal comfort and cushioning. And Nike is outstanding in this respect. Both the external and built-in air cushions and the soft materials are to increase cushioning performance of the shoes. Besides, the shoes are said to have adopted a brand-new tech without using any glue. With this tech, the soles are not only appealing in its appearance, but also in its softness.

To tell the truth, when I saw the descriptions of the outsole online, the first thing that came to my mind was the Puma Mobium. The design of the outsole can offer us the immediate feedback and flexibility. In other words, each time you land,  the outsole will respond to you, which is the most surprising thing about the new Free.

Looking at the picture above, you might be as shocked as I did. The softness of the sole is really amazing that it can be bent to such an extent. And thanks to the softness, it can be used to protect runners and to keep their way of running whether they are used to landing first on the front foot or the heel.

With respect to the insole, it is still the material widely used by Nike whose softness and comfort can be said to be on top of the field.

After getting the shoes, the first thing I wanted to do was to wear the shoes out and to run to my heart’s content. But unluckily, it had been raining the whole day so that I had to test the shoes indoors for the first time.

At first, during the process of running, it turned out that I felt like I was running barefoot and there was not in the least any discomfort. And when I had run 5 kilometers, the shoes were just still quite friendly to me.

However, I have to mention that although the shoes feel like a pair of socks, you’d better wear socks or you’ll feel very uncomfortable.

Overall:

The Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit is overall satisfying for me after some indoor and outdoor tests. In the actual tests, I could feel the brand-new techs and the protection performance, which is mostly criticized, has also been improved. But not to put too fine a point on it, there is still great room for improving its protection performance. But notwithstanding that, this Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit is the best running shoe I’ve bought in recent years.

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Performance Review

Every time I saw the word “Nike” or the Nike logo, I always have lots of things to talk about. In fact, I’ve got along with Nike for years during which there have been unforgettable moments of joy and sadness. When I was still in college, I’d decided that Nike would be my faithful companion. And now, many years later, I still stand by that decision. Recently, I got to know a pair of Nike shoes and I am quite into it which has also accompanied me through my glorious moments. That is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33.

After more than 30 years of development and continuous technological innovation, various technologies of P33 have been almost perfect, which can be seen from the fact that there is not much difference between P33 and P32.

Since I’m a bit heavier, I can feel the cushion instantly with every step I take. Unlike Lunar, the P33’s cushioning is not so fast and soft, but rather slow  and long-lasting. The heel Zoom continues the P32 technology that  meets most joggers’ needs who are used to landing on their heel first. However, now that more and more people have learned to run scientifically and gradually they are used to landing on their front feet in the running process, the front foot Zoom added in P33 provides us with a brand new experience. From my perspective, when  I am absorbed in exercising, the comfortable cushioning makes me feel like the calories inside my body are “evaporating” with the air.

However, when I was running with the shoes the first time,  I found that along with the increase of distance, my dependence on the cushioning performance has  turned to the supporting. The soft Cushlon midsole with the Zoom in both the front and the rear did bring me comfort, but the supporting performance still has some deficiency. The support of P33 is still not enough to reach the level of Structure, but for the average runners, the support is still sufficient and powerful. In addition, compared to the lateral texture of the P32’s midsole, the P33’s longitudinal texture also provides structural support that is less likely to disappear during long runs.

The new and deeper groove design of the P33 sole makes the startup more easier and with the nice grip offered by the outsole, we can have a very nice experience with the shoes.

I once wore the shoes to exercise on rugged roads and during that period I also found that the vamp support of P33 is still of some help. On the basis of the original vamp Flywire, a layer of Flywire breathable engineering mesh is added, which not only makes the vamp support better but also improves the durability of the shoes.

What was even nicer was that my feet remained dry after that exercise, which should be credited to the breathable vamp. But to tell the truth, there is no much difference between the P33 and the previous version. 

Overall:

In fact, I have a deep emotional attachment to Nike. As a loyal and senior fan of Nike, I’ve bought more than 10 pairs of Nike shoes. So when I got this pair of Air Zoom Pegasus 33, I knew that it would be my reliable comrade. To sum up, the shoes are excellent and with its superior performances, the shoes deserve your trying.

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Nike Zoom Kobe 6 FTB Performance Review

To tell the truth, I have been a fan of JR for many years. So at the very beginning, I’ve picked the ZK4 which had companied me for many important moments in my life. And it was natural then that I also bought some other versions of the series. But in the previous several months, there were hit discussions about the retro version of ZK6. Although my feelings about the ZK6  and experiences with it have faded from my memory, I am still eager to share with you a brief review with regard to this ZK6 FTB and hopefully it might be a little helpful for you . And it is here then.

To begin with, I want to talk about the shoes’ wrapping. Actually, I’ve bought the shoes for some time and the first impression it left me was its wrapping performance that was indeed very nice and was even much better than did ZK4 and ZK5. The nice wrapping made me feel like I was just wearing a pair of socks instead of shoes. Therefore, I wore the shoes out for my match and it turned out that the shoes were really a great help during the whole game. It not only fixed me feet well , but also provided me with sufficient traction. Without it, I wouldn’t have performed that nice on court.

However, the fact is that I found the shoes not so satisfying as it did in my match.  I again chose the shoes for my training, but I felt a bit spacious inside the shoes, which was quite different from my first experience with it. And then in the later training, I found some deformation in the vamp and  the reason behind it was the poor  vamp durability. So I think the shoes have to some extent failed me.

The second point about the shoes is the cushioning. In terms of the cushioning of ZK6, it can be said to be superior.  But the problem is however good it is, I don’t think it suit me quite well. Nonetheless, this Nike Zoom Kobe 6 FTB is just the right one. There are separate front and rear cushions whereas the front one is super elastic. They are not in the least too hard or too soft. Therefore, the cushion for me is quite nice and the feedback it offers me is also very obvious. But maybe it is because I am a bit heavy and for those who are relatively light, they may feel the cushion not so prominent.

Then it’s about the anti-slipping and anti-rollover performances. Actually, from my perspective, both performances of the shoes can be listed in the first class. There is also a saying that the anti-slipping and anti-rollover performances of Nike are absolutely the first in this field. In short, these two respects are sure to leave you a nice impression.

But of course there are some shortcomings. Firstly, the shoelace is to  some extent a decoration for it does not in the least improve the shoe’s wrapping. And however tight your laces are, they will loosen in a short time. Secondly, it’s about the insoles. The insoles of this Nike Zoom Kobe 6 FTB are very thin and I sometimes even slipped because of the insoles.

Overall:

To sum up, I am actually a bit disappointed at this Nike Zoom Kobe 6 FTB which is not as excellent as NXT360. However, since I am using it for daily training and exercises, I think one pair of  Nike Zoom Kobe 6 FTB is enough.  And if you are interested in some of its performances, you can also have a try.

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A Close Look at Nike Dunk Low SP Ceramic

In the previous several months, I copped the Nike Dunk Low SP Ceramic by chance. Actually, I’d thought I wouldn’t be able to get one pair of Nike Dunk Low SP Ceramic and I would definitely miss it. But finally I was lucky enough to be able to own one pair of the shoes. So here let’s take a closer look at this Nike Dunk Low SP Ceramic.

As is shown here, there are several colorways for us to choose from, and all of them are very nice and exude the air of superiority. But what matters most is that the colorways all match our daily dressings very well, thus saving the trouble of spending a lot of time on matching clothes.

The one I got here is the combination of black, dark green and orange, which works not bad.

For the shoebox, it is the classic red and white one of Nike. There is simply nothing special with respect to the box.

At the back side of the box is some basic information about the shoes, indicating the materials used in the whole shoes.

In terms of the shoes’ appearance, which has mentioned a bit though, I quite like its lively and vigorous orange that seems to offer me endless energy and makes me want to exert myself on court. And notwithstanding the simple outside, its performance is set to continue a legacy.

The dark green Swoosh with the black leather is somewhat visually shocking and at the mean time eye-pleasing.

In the heel part, you can see that the black part is made of fabric while both the orange and dark green are made of leather. And the Nike Logo embroidered on the dark green leather,U1S1, is refined as well.

The shoelaces are just ordinary flat shoelaces and the tongue, like the heel, is made of black fabric with only the Nike Logo on it.

Besides, the tongue is also a flat one rather than the thick one. And as can be clearly seen that the inner lining is made of orange fabric, which is smooth and friendly to our skin. But the insole is the regular Nike insole without Zoom Air cushion adopted by the Dunk SB.

Overall:

Personally, every time I wear the shoes, I have a urge to break a sweat. In short, this Nike Dunk Low SP Ceramic is not very expensive at the moment and if you are interested it, you might as well take a shot and maybe it will be a great help for you to raise your game.

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A Close Look at Nike Lebron 7 「MVP」

If asked which pair of shoes was the most cost-effective  to be picked up, I would say it is the Nike Lebron 7 「MVP」 which may also be the most worthy one that I think I have bought in the whole year 2020. As a matter of fact, I have bought the shoes way back in June, 2020. And the reason I take it out at this time is to share with you more authentic feelings and experiences.

I had also been thinking about buying another colorway which is in the picture below. However, after serious consideration, I chose the brighter colorway which eclipses the one below.

The shoes are actually launched to memorize the second   MVP won by James in his career in the 2009-2010 season.

It’s safe to say that the shoes can very well reflect all the  feelings of those days. The setups, the materials used and the design in details are all perfectly replicated.

The sneaker’s colorway is mainly a combination of the classic white and wine-red. Such a combination is simple though, it is indeed very eye-catching and memorable.

For the vamp material, it is a large leather in the front part which extends to the rear part. But uncharacteristically, there is no Flywire in this pair of shoes this time, which is mostly adopted by the colorways of Lebron 7. Instead, it is the much softer material that is used here.

The Nike swoosh in the shoe is made of velvet. With the wine-red welt and the gold velvet, the logo is actually very nice.

There are totally 7 sets of shoelace buckles, the last two of which are fixed with a gold reinforcement. And with the red shoelaces, the shoes look all the more beautiful and elegant.

At the back of the shoes, there is the nicest design of the shoes, on which is James’ personal logo at the beginning of his career. To tell the truth, I was even somewhat possessed with it which is rather meaningful.

In terms of the midsole, it was also one of the things I remember that was a hit at the time the shoes were launched. And the reason behind  this is that it was the first time that Nike installed a Max Air360 cushion on a basketball shoe. Therefore, it is no wonder that the tech would cause a stir in the field at that time.

Meanwhile, on top of the Max Air360  is also a cushion which is in replacement of the traditional  midsole. And despite the fact that the tech is widely seen in the sneaker market of today, it was indeed a big hit back then.

The “Lebron” logo.

On the inside of the vamp, the embroidery of the James logo in other colorways have become the embroidery of the MVP.

And inside the tongue is also embroidered the “08-09” and the “09-10”. It is during the two seasons that James won his two MVP in his career.

On top of that, as can be clearly seen in the picture, there are the words “witness” and “history”  embroidered on each side of the heel.

As for the insole, there are also many details about James.

Overall:

Whether it is for memorization or for use, the shoes are now at a relatively low price and are available in many shores. So if you are also interested it, why not take a shot?