2017年09月16日

Nike Kobe AD Honesty Performance Reviews


Traction – This sht was beastly! The traction on the Nike Kobe AD Mid Honesty offers multi-directional coverage that didn’t disappoint. Despite being translucent rubber, it worked really well. Dust is attracted to this type of rubber, so you will need to wipe here and there, but it was nothing that would hinder the traction’s performance if you were too busy playing to wipe.

We should all know by now that squeaking doesn’t equate to good traction. However, this outsole was loud. Like, really loud. These guys will have you sounding like Black Canary is out there maneuvering on the hardwood.

Outdoor use is not recommended if you want traction that lasts because the rubber is pretty soft.

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Cushion – You will not be disappointed with this setup. The midsole is Lunarlon and the heel features a large volume Zoom Air unit. Impact protection and energy return are the heel’s main focus. The forefoot is all about offering a balanced ride that allows you to be quick on your feet while still maintaining a level of comfort. There is a slight bounce to the Lunar foam this time around, and the Kobe AD Mid Honesty is more comparable to the Kobe 10 and Kobe A.D. NXT rather than the previous Kobe A.D. If you’ve enjoyed Lunar setups then you’re going to love these.

Materials – For a $150 shoe, a $150 signature shoe at that, the materials used should have been much nicer. Do they work? Yes. If that is all you’re worried about then the Kobe AD Mid Honesty will do just fine. However, I have to call a spade a spade. The materials are horrible — especially for a Kobe model. You can find better materials on the $100 Mamba Instinct.

Something to note: the materials are not breathable at all — not even the tongue. This might be the worst ventilated shoe I’ve worn since the original UA ClutchFit Drive. These might actually be a little worse. At least the tongue on the CF Drive allowed for some heat to escape.

Moisture buildup becomes an issue within the shoe rather quickly because of the lack of ventilation. When you have moisture buildup within a shoe, and you have friction involved, blistering is inevitable. This is a simple mistake in footwear that shouldn’t really happen anymore. While they were awesome, the ’90s are long gone — and shoes that don’t breath should’ve stayed behind as well.

Fit – The Kobe AD Mid Honesty runs true to size…for the most part. I had a weird issue, that I hope is a manufacturing defect with my pair, because the right shoe was tighter than the left one. The additional tightness, coupled with no air flow and tons of friction while playing for 3 hours at a time, ensured that my right foot looks like it just came out of a blender. Disgusting and painful.

I would highly recommend trying the shoe on in-store before you order online — especially if you have a wide foot. I can’t see a wider footer wearing these comfortably going true to size.

As far as lockdown, I never had any issues. That could be because my foot was practically stuck inside the shoe, and even with the left (properly fitting) shoe I had experienced no issues. The lacing enclosure worked well along the midfoot while the slightly raised collar allowed for optimal heel lockdown. Once you get your size down I don’t think you’ll have any real issues.

Support – The Kobe AD Mid Honesty uses the traditional features that we’ve all come to know and love. The internal heel counter does a good job keeping your foot on the footbed. However, the lateral outrigger is much better than the one featured on the original Kobe A.D. These use a slightly wider forefoot base that is flat all the way through the heel so stability isn’t a problem at all on the kd1osale.com.

Nike even brought back the thin glass/carbon fiber shank for additional torsional rigidity and support. We haven’t seen one of those on a Kobe since the 8. Welcome back, we’ve missed you.

Overall – Ventilation and material quality are where the Kobe AD Mid’s Honesty could improve. However, the rest of the shoe plays and performs really well. Traction was awesome and the cushion was solid — especially for guards. I’m hoping we see some material variations of the shoe throughout the season because it would be a waste if the felt uppers are the only option we’re given. If the Kobe AD Mid Honesty had a knitted or mesh upper it’d be one hell of a shoe.  


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2017年07月21日

Jordan CP3.X peformance reviews


The Jordan CP3.X red white is a perfect example of how just a single component of a shoe can take it from being a top class performer to collecting dust on a shelf.

The traction on the Jordan CP3.X wasn’t anything memorable but it got the job done. The traction pattern features a circular wave-like design that expands from the medial side of the foot. The pattern is very similar to the rubber overlay that sits on the upper and does a good job unifying the shoe’s design elements. The groves are also pretty thick and sturdy, which not only makes dust less of an issue, but also makes the traction pattern more durable.

Would I recommend them for outdoor use? That’s a tricky one because the compound is definitely more sturdy and durable than a lot of other shoes on the market, however, it doesn’t compare to a shoe that’s meant for outdoor play like one with XDR rubber. Overall, I was satisfied with the traction, but I wasn’t blown a way. If you’re looking for a shoe to stick to the floor like glue, I’d look somewhere else.

Remember when I said there was one aspect of the shoe that ruined it for me? Yep, it’s the cushioning. The Jordan CP3.X features the same forefoot articulated Zoom unit that was implemented in the Jordan Ultra.Fly and CP3.IX. In my opinion, I didn’t like it then, and I still don’t like it now.

The issue with this system, for me, is the fact that the individual Zoom pods are so small that they really don’t compress very much, which makes them feel hard. Of course, the more that I wore them the more the Zoom pods began to compress, but it really never felt comfortable for me. The model does provide for a lot of court feel, although that isn’t my preferred setup. But it wasn’t the court feel aspect that I had the problem with; the small Zoom units just felt uncomfortable and awkward, like there was something stuck to the bottom of my shoe. I almost would have preferred if there had been no Zoom in the forefoot at all because this would have allowed for the maximum amount of court feel, without the discomfort of the Zoom unit.

If you’re a fan of court feel, or if you’re heavy enough to really compress the Zoom unit, you may end up liking the cushioning more than I did. Overall, I really wish that Jordan had changed up the cushioning system for it’s latest model, but there’s always next year, right?

Jordan Brand absolutely killed it with the materials on Chris Paul’s newest shoe. When I first saw the overlay on the upper, I was quite skeptical. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way it looked and I was scared that the material was going to be a firm plastic. When I first held the shoe in my hand I was pleasantly surprised. The wave-patterned overlay that covers a good portion of the upper is made of a malleable rubber that does a great job keeping your foot in place, while also allowing your foot to flex when needed. It is very similar to the Kurim material that is found on the Jordan Ultra.Fly. The wave pattern ties in well with the outsole of the shoe, and the look has really started to grow on me.

The rest of the upper features a high quality performance weave which feels amazing on the foot. It is very soft to the touch and provides just the right amount of support while simultaneously wrapping around your foot. There was zero break in time needed with this upper, and right out of the box it was a joy to slip on my foot.

Because of the outstanding materials that Jordan Brand used, the support on the Jordan CP3.X was very good. As mentioned earlier, the rubber overlay did a great job in supporting the lateral side of the foot when making cuts, while not restricting forward movements.

One of my favorite features of this shoe is the lacing system. This setup features not only Flywire, but a dynamic setup that connects to the tongue. It’s a pretty unique system that allowed me to lace up the shoes extremely comfortably and tight. The V-shaped structure that the lacing system has also conformed to my foot quite well and looked great from the top down. I felt extremely secure in these shoes and loved the way that they wrapped around my foot.

The new CP3’s fit true to size. If you really want a tight fit with that woven upper, you could go down half a size. The combination of the rubber overlay and the performance woven upper provide a very snug fit, which pushes you down and helps to keep your heel in place. I never felt any issues with lockdown because of how well the lacing system keeps you strapped in.

JB was so close to hitting the nail right on the head with the Jordan CP3.X. If the cushion setup had been more comfortable I could see these being one of my go-to kd10sale.com for ball. However, because of the awkward feel of that Zoom unit, these are going to fall out of my rotation.  


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2017年07月20日

NIKE KOBE A.D. PERFORMANCE REVIEW


The Kobe series has long been one of my favorite signature lines in the basketball shoe industry. The first pair of basketball shoes that I bought on my own (when I was in middle school) was the Nike Kobe 1, the first signature shoe that Kobe Bryant created with Nike after leaving adidas. After that, I owned the 5s, 6s, 8s, 9s 10s and 11s…so it’s fair to say that I’m usually a fan of Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Because of this fact, the Nike Kobe A.D. was one of the most disappointing basketball shoesthat I’ve ever played in.

I heard a lot of bad things about the nike Kobe A.D. for sale before I even got my hands on them, and I tried not to let others’ opinions affect what I thought of the shoe while I kd10sale it. However, when it comes down to the performance of this shoe, what everyone had been saying was in fact true.

The simple way of putting it is that I didn’t enjoy playing in these shoes…ever. The traction was extremely inconsistent, the cushion system was subpar (and also very misleading with the fake Zoom etchings on the back), and the upper was stiff and uncomfortable. The only reasonably decent portion of the shoe was the support, as the stiff upper cradled my foot well and forced my heel into the heel counter. When it comes down to it, I will never wear the Kobe A.D. on the basketball court again.

For the price point of $160, there are literally dozens of shoes available that not only outperform the Kobe A.D., but also cost a good deal less. Though you can likely now find the A.D. for reduced prices at outlets, I can’t recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid pair of on-court kicks.

Thanks for checking out the Quick Kicks Performance Review of the Nike Kobe A.D. Let us know what your thoughts about the A.D. are in the comment section below, and stay tuned to kd10sale.com for future performance reviews.  


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