As AND 1 creeps back to the basketball industry, the brand re-releases the Tai Chi, Alpha, M2, and Boom series. Designed by Dallas Stokes, the AND 1 Boom got its inspiration from fighter jets, bomb drops, and Lance Stephenson’s performance on court. These kicks are made of mesh with overlays to make them durable and lightweight. To prevent ankle rolls, the sides of the AND 1 Boom feature raised thermoplastic polyurethane fingers that make the shoe a lot more stable.
Cushion. The AND 1 Boom comes with a full-length EVA midsole for an all-day cozy feel.
Traction. The solid rubber outsole of the AND 1 Boom features a modified traction pattern, which runs from the forefoot to the medial side of the midfoot. The opposite side down to the heel features a pattern that is composed of concentric circles. Both sides of these AND 1 basketball shoes have TPU outriggers to deliver stability.
Length and Width. There is not much feedback regarding the fit and sizing of the AND 1 Boom. New buyers are advised to fit the shoe in the nearest outlet before they decide to buy.
Lockdown. The AND 1 Boom features a classic full-length tongue that the wearer can adjust to achieve just the right tightness. The shoelaces are held down by lace loops that are anchored to the midsole. This setup gives the midfoot a secure fit when the laces are tightened.
The upper of the AND 1 Boom is made of mesh and welded overlays. The mesh delivers helps wick away moisture. The overlays significantly provide durability on high wear areas. The tongue and ankle collar have enough padding for a cozy fit.
The AND 1 Boom is a high-top basketball shoe with a small brand logo on the tongue and lateral side. The medial heel area features the “DANGER STAND CLEAR” callout.
The AND 1 Boom is released in three colorways. They are the black, blue/black/white, and red/black/blue.