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CJ0781-101 Jordan Westbrook One Take Black Toe 2020


While new, the Jordan Westbrook One Take has built up a lot of energy even pre-release. Recognized as the budget-friendly alternative to the athlete’s flagship, the Why Not Zer0.3, the stripped down silhouette has seen quite a few versatile colorways inclusive of Triple Black, Black Cement, and now “Black Toe” schemes.

Inspired by the edgy designs of Russell Westbrook’s “Why Not?” series, the Jordan Westbrook One Take PF combines extra-durable traction and forefoot responsiveness to help players stay in control on outdoor courts. The clash of colors and materials give it a chaotic style, keeping in step with Russ’ intense game and personality.

This latest edition features a White mesh and leather build with Black overlays to give off that “Black Toe” vibe. Red contrasting accents throughout provides that Chicago Bulls look completed with a White/Black rubber sole.

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2020 Latest Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE DA1900-900

2020 Latest Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE DA1900-900
2020 Latest Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE DA1900-900

Rookie Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards will have his very own Air Jordan 34 player exclusive releasing this month. This offering of the Air Jordan XXXIV nods to the rookie’s Japanese background highlighted with cultural graphics. The left foot sports multicolor/tile-like patterns, while the right foot sports floral patterns as a nod to Asia’s cherry blossom seasons. In addition we have a samurai swords icon on the right tongue which forms “H” for “Hachimura”.

DA1900-900 Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE 2020
DA1900-900 Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE 2020
DA1900-900 Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE 2020
DA1900-900 Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE 2020
DA1900-900 Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE 2020
DA1900-900 Air Jordan 34 Rui Hachimura PE 2020

 

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Magenta BQ6472-005 Air Jordan 1 Mid GS Basketball Shoes

BQ6472-005 Air Jordan 1 Mid WMNS Magenta 2020
BQ6472-005 Air Jordan 1 Mid WMNS Magenta 2020

Strengthening their women’s lineup Jordan Brand has a brand new Air Jordan 1 Mid which appears to be a huge hit already this Summer season. While the silhouette has caught steam over the past two years, the Air Jordan 1 Womens has become a standard in the sneaker industry and this Magenta iteration paints the sneaker effortlessly. This edition fo the mid-top Air Jordan 1 features a White leather base with Black nubuck overlays. Highlighting the shoe are Magenta accents throughout as well as covering its rubber outsole. Following we have Magenta accents which lands on the ankle, Swoosh, Jumpman branding and rubber outsole which completes the look.

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Shop Latest DB6537-113 Air Jordan 13 Lucky Green 2020

Shop Latest DB6537-113 Air Jordan 13 Lucky Green 2020
Shop Latest DB6537-113 Air Jordan 13 Lucky Green 2020

Long-time rivals of Michael Jordan in the East, the Boston Celtics, look to be honored with a Beantown-inspired “Celtics” Air Jordan 13 said to form part of Jordan Brand’s Summer 2020 lineup. This Air Jordan 13 will look similar to Ray Allen’s Air Jordan 13 “Three Point Record” PE from 2011. It features a White leather base with Green suede overlays paired, Black detailing and 3M reflective hints along the piping.

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DA1900-900 Jayson Tatum x Air Jordan 34 Welcome to the Zoo PE 2020

DA1900-900 Jayson Tatum x Air Jordan 34 Welcome to the Zoo PE 2020
DA1900-900 Jayson Tatum x Air Jordan 34 Welcome to the Zoo PE 2020

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Jordan Brand is connecting to release another player exclusive Air Jordan 34 which is known as the “Welcome to the Zoo” PE. While the inspiration behind the design is unknown, this special offering of the Air Jordan XXXIV comes constructed with faux fur covered in exotic animal prints. Other details includes the nickname of his son, Deuce, inside of the tongue, while Tatum’s “JT” logo appears on the left shoe. On the heel we have embroidered “Welcome to the Zoo” while on the bottom of the tongue is teeth. Finishing the look is a Gum rubber outsole.

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New Jordans Release Dates January 2019

New Jordans Release Dates January 2019

Air Jordan 11 Low SE Snakeskin
Color: Light Bone/University Red-Sail-Black
Style Code: CD6846-002
Release Date: June 1, 2019
Price: $185

Air Jordan 4 SE
Color: Black/White-Gum Light Brown
Release Date: January 19, 2019
Price: $200

Air Jordan 4 NRG
Color: Hot Punch/Black-Volt
Style Code: AQ9128-600
Release Date: January 19, 2019
Price: $190

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Color: Neutral Grey/Hyper Crimson-White-Black
Style Code: 555088-018
Release Date: January 2019
Price: $160

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Color: White/Sail-Light Smoke Grey-Dark Concord
Style Code: 555088-124
Release Date: January 2019
Price: $160

Air Jordan 6 LTR
Color: Light Armory Blue/Obsidian-White-Dark Concord
Style Code: CI3125-401
Release Date: January 2019
Price: $200

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Completely close to Nike M2K Tekno sneaker in 2018


Nike took the muzzle on everything and all earlier in the year when they took one of their most ridiculous shoes, Air Monarch, launched it in a new version and made it one of the most modern and sought after models on the market this year – Nike M2K Tekno.

Dad sneaker

Nike M2K Tekno has several parallels to the Air Monarch, repeatedly named as the ultimate ‘dad sneaker’, and especially the sole provides associations to retro Nike design with its bastard shape. At the same time, M2K Tekno differs significantly from its predecessor with a completely updated design.

This is especially reflected on the upper part, which is made of mesh and leather and has been added to a number of modern details – TPU panels at the heels, 3M reflexes on the heel straps, and a mini Swoosh logo on the page to customize the model to a contemporary audience.

The result is a voluminous, yet elegant sneaker, both consistent with contemporary trends and shelf classical Nike design. It is perfect for those who want to jump on the ‘chunky’ wave, but in a clean and timeless manner.

Nike has recently added its own contribution to the chunky sneaker obsession and the hits just keep on coming. Its reworked Monarch has ushered in two new colorways in Black/Black/Off White-Obsidian and White/White-Pure Platinum. Dubbed the Nike M2K Tekno, the redesigned sneaker carries out its new design following previous “Black Volt” and “Phantom” iterations.

Off White x Nike M2K Tekno
Color: Black/Black-Off White-Obsidian
Style Number: AO3108-003

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New Jordan Release Dates October 2018

New Jordan Release Dates October 2018


Jordan Legacy 312
Color: Varsity Red/Black-White
Style Code: AV3922-601
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Price: $150

Jordan Legacy 312
Color: Black/White
Style Code: AV3922-001
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Price: $150

Air Jordan 6 Tinker
Color: White/Infrared 23-Neutral Grey-White-Sail
Style Code: 384664-104
Release Date: October 6, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 18
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-Sport Royal
Style Code: AA2494-007
Release Date: October 11, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG
Style Code: AR4491-300
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 9 Boot
Color: Black/Black-Concord
Style Code: AR4491-001
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 9 Boot
Color: Wheat/Wheat-Baroque Brown
Style Code: AR4491-700
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $225

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Rookie of the Year
Color: Gold Harvest/Black
Style Code: 555088-700
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $160

Air Jordan 8 South Beach
Color: White/Turbo Green
Style Code: 305381-113
Release Date: October 13, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 33 “Future of Flight”
Color: White/Metallic Gold/Black-Vast Grey
Style Code: AQ8830-100
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Price: $175

Air Jordan 10 Tinker
Color: Racer Blue/Black-Team Orange-White
Style Code: 310805-408
Release Date: October 20, 2018
Price: $190

Air Jordan 10 GS
Color: Dark Smoke Grey/Rush Pink-Black-Iron Grey
Style Code: 487211-006
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Price: $140

Air Jordan 11 Retro Platinum Tint
Color: Platinum Tint/Sail-University Red
Style Code: 378037-016
Release Date: October 27, 2018
Price: $220

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Nikecourt Zoom Zero Performance Reviews

I didn’t mean for this to happen but the U.S. Open kicked off yesterday so what a perfect time to drop a tennis shoe review. I don’t review tennis shoes often because 1) I don’t play tennis often anymore 2) I already reviewed the GOAT 3) I have some Zoom Vapor 9’s as back up.

But something about the design and look of the Zoom Zero said try me. I tried the Nike Ultra React tennis shoe a few years back as well as the Adidas Energy Boost but those two just didn’t work for me; The React was an overpriced Jordan XX8 wannabe built to satisfy shoe tech geeks but guess what, nobody fell for it…Same with the Adidas Energy Boost. Have all the tech jargon you want, both Nike Shoes weren’t any better than their dumbed down counterparts.

So I bought the Zoom Zero on release day and I think I found a fantastic tennis shoe that doubles as perfect outdoor shoe as well as a great indoor Bball shoe. I guess Bo knows tennis now three decades later

*If you didn’t know I was a top junior in Texas back in the day and played a semester In college before dropping it for a life of hooping and lifting five hours a day with very occasional studying..very very occasional*

Weight

14 ounces so pretty average weight for a tennis shoe or hoops shoe.

Traction

So one of the old school benefits of Nike tennis was a 6 month outsole guarantee but the Zero doesn’t have that guarantee.

The shoe features a pattern very similar to the Nike KD 11 but with smaller triangles and guess what it works ..everywhere and does what it’s supposed to do.

Tennis is a game of starting and stopping but sometimes you have to slide into shots and whatever it’s doing on court, it listened. Chase down a drop shot, split step for a volley, slide into a running forehand… it was just great.

Tennis uses similar if not the same movements as basketball so these work great outdoors as well. I took these indoors to hoop in after playing tennis the other day and they worked great although some wiping was needed on dirty floors. The point is they do what they’re supposed to.

Cushioning

Full length zoom is very rare in a tennis shoe so yes I admit this drew me in. Nike top loaded the heel and midfoot but then bottom loaded the forefoot for court feel.

I’d prefer top all the way through but it’s an interesting idea to say the least and it’s what gives the Zero such a weird looking midsole.

Heel to mid Zoom is great, nice and springy while the forefoot is pretty average with barely only some Zoom feel. I think Nike really parred down the foam to give the wearer a lower to the ground feel since it rides a little high in the heel.

The secret to the heel Zoom feel is the strobel

Nike used a thin foam board and cut out portions in the heel so you really get that Zoom feel.

Although I’d like more Zoom feel in the forefoot, I was very pleased with the Zoom set up overall. Quick and responsive in the forefoot with a nice bounce in the heel. I was talking to a young teaching pro and he asked me about these and said he wanted more heel cushioning to replace his Cage 2’s and I told him these would work great.

Fit

Nike likes to use a really slim and long last with their tennis shoes and these are no different. I went true to side and these fit me slightly long although it’s really the design of the toe box. I have about a thumbs width at the toe but if I went down half a size my toes would get crammed. I think most can go true to size but narrow footers may want to go down half a size. Zero heel slip out of the box which is probably due to its higher than normal cut.

It is a very Nikecourt design with an inner bootie and partial outer one piece design.

I wouldn’t say the fit is quite as good as the Vapors but it’s still a very good fit overall with no movement side to side or front to back (maybe that’s why it’s narrow at the toe, so you don’t jam our toes on stops).

Materials

Mostly mesh so nothing to write home about. For $130 it’s about what I’d expect from Nike or Adidas and it works just fine. Just can’t get cool textures with mesh.

Support and Stability

This is a tennis shoe but there the higher cut just gives it a little more support without restricting movement.

As to be expected stability is excellent thanks to a low to the ground forefoot, wide outsole and tiny outrigger. No tippiness anywhere heel to toe.

Containment

I thought these would be iffy on court but I was wrong.. No stretching on hard changes of direction or when chasing down balls sideline to sideline.

Part of the reason is the huge raised tooth coming off the midsole.

And the other is the use of synthetic and rubber around the toe.

But there is a hidden reason containment works..

There is a layer of stiff synthetic on the lateral side only to keep the mesh from stretching on hard cuts. Zero issues with containment. Well done Nikecourt, can you talk to Nike Basketball?

Durability

I usually don’t talk aboutdurability since I hoop indoors but as a chronic toe dragger when I play tennis , I wear holes in my shoes in a hurry. Nike smartly added rubber to the inside toe and medial side for durability. If you look at our shoes you rub your feet together a lot so Nike also added rubber to the medial toe area. After several hours outdoors in 100 degree heat, these are holding up nicely.

Ventilation

I usually don’t discuss this ether since I play bball indoors but playing in 100 degree weather on hard courts, my feet typically get really hot but these kept the heat at bay for me even during the middle of the day. Mesh is better than leather in this regard for sure. I’m sure there are better ventilated shoes out there but I’m not really in the market for tennis shoes like I am for bball. Still pleased with how these worked out.

Conclusion

I was looking at Asics for my next tennis shoe thanks to a lot of positive reviews from my friends and I liked how they looked but being a shoe nerd, I’m glad I gave these a shot. These are one of those shoes that you put on and forget about almost immediately. Short break in, balanced cushioning, good fit and traction..the list goes on and on with the Zoom Zero. I like my Zoom Vapors but it feels like I’m wearing a shoe on court while these just feel like an extension of my foot. I could have waited to buy these since all tennis shoes hit clearance but sometimes I’m impulsive…

A lot of readers ask about a good outdoor hoop shoe and I can’t answer that often since I don’t play outdoors but if you’re looking for a good outdoor hoop shoes don’t hesitate to try the Zoom Zero. It does everything a hoops shoe does well and it’s designed for the outdoors..heck, it even played great indoors. I’d actually take these over quite a few most hoops shoes.

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Nike Air Max 97 ‘White Cone’ BQ4567-100 Release Information


Last year, Nike brought back the legendary Nike Air Max 97 on it’s 20th anniversary, and with this revival, came a bunch of ultra high heat collabs from the likes of Skepta and Virgil Abloh. To many, the Air Max 97 is one of the best sneakers of recent memory, and now, the Swoosh has unveiled a brand new colourway that you’ll definitely want to cop.

Dubbed ‘Cone‘, clean white makes up the majority of the shoe, with the upper portion rotating between leather and mesh, while a contrasting orange hue can be seen on the side Swoosh, tongue branding, and heel pull tab. The Air-infused midsole and black rubber outsole sitting below round out the design, providing functional support on the popular retro runner.


Nike Air Max 97 White Cone
Color: White/Cone-Metallic Silver
Style Code: BQ4567-100