Austin Sun

Austin Sun

Software Engineer by day, basketball player by night. I’ve played in a diversity of environments, including high school varsity games, corporate recreation leagues, and college intramural games. I have enjoyed exploring a variety of basketball shoes throughout my basketball journey. I am always on the lookout for a shoe to add to my game-day rotation!


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Nike Kyrie Low 4
85
Great!

Nike Kyrie Low 4 review Kyrie Irving’s main signature line has consistently performed as one of Nike’s top-selling lines through the past several years, but his low-top basketball shoe has[…]

Nike Zoom Freak 3
84
Great!

Nike Zoom Freak 3 review Giannis Antenakoumpo starts the 2021-22 NBA season with his third signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom Freak 3 which was teased at the end of last year's playoffs. The basketball[…]

Jordan Zion 1
89
Superb!

Jordan Zion 1 review Zion Williamson’s first signature basketball shoe catered well to players of his profile - providing strong support, cushion, and responsiveness. The shoe plays best on indo[…]

Jordan One Take II
85
Great!

Jordan One Take II review The Jordan One Take II is a decent performer. It has a commendable fit, lockdown, and traction, but is weighed down by its mediocre cushion implementation. I would have reall[…]

Nike Cosmic Unity
91
Superb!

Nike Cosmic Unity review Nike has been hot on the press with shoes made partially from recycled materials, and Cosmic Unity is the first of such basketball shoes to be produced in such fashion. In lie[…]

Jordan Why Not Zer0.4
89
Superb!

Jordan Why Not Zer0.4 review Russell Westbrook’s fourth signature shoe comes with a strong forefoot cushioning and traction that is best for explosive guards & forwards. With the soft rubber[…]

Under Armour Curry 8
81
Good!

Under Armour Curry 8 review Steph Curry’s 8th signature sneaker may very well be the biggest hit of his line - elite traction, adequate cushion, and no major weaknesses across the board. The bas[…]

Nike Zoom Freak 2
89
Superb!

Nike Zoom Freak 2 review Giannis Antenakoumpo is back on the scene with his second signature sneaker, which he prominently wore through his statement victory in the 2021 NBA Finals. The basketball sho[…]

Nike Lebron 17 Low
80
Good!

Nike Lebron 17 Low review Lebron James is currently the most sneaker-tenured NBA player with the nearing release of his 19th sneaker, and his recent models have been no slouch at all. The Lebron 17 lo[…]

Under Armour Curry 7
87
Great!

Under Armour Curry 7 review Steph Curry has notoriously become the NBA all time 3 pointer record holder, and his shoes have been no slouch through the last few models as well. The Under Armour Curry 7[…]

Nike Hyperdunk X Low
82
Good!

Nike Hyperdunk X Low review The release of the original Hyperdunk in 2008 was a revolutionary statement that shaped the basketball shoe landscape for years to come—changing the pace from bulkier[…]

Nike Mamba Rage
89
Superb!

Nike Mamba Rage review In 2015, Nike decided to start the chain of the Mamba line—a parallel series dedicated to Kobe alongside the A.D. line that emerged after his retirement. The line is a lig[…]