In-depth reviews of basketball shoes

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Hyperdunk X Low - A fitting close to a revolutionary series

94/100 by Austin Sun
Hyperdunk X Low - A fitting close to a revolutionary series
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, leather built shoes to lightweight, minimalistic kicks.     With each new yearly release of the high top version came its low top version, often different in a few specs but similar in many regards. After taking a break from the past few Hyperdunk models, I decided to try out the Hype[…]

Jordan 2x3 - Performance review

80/100 by Andelino Marzan
Jordan 2x3 - Performance review
The Jordan 2x3 was released in early 2019. These shoes are game ready for both indoor and outdoor court as these are equipped with Zoom Air technology.     These do not feel too stiff even with XDR. With few warm-ups around the court, you are set to go. Upper The upper is composed of mesh and leather with soft foam tongue. It is a combination of comfort, breathability, and sturdiness. Despite it not as premium compared to the other Jordan line, it is sti[…]

Unboxing and initial on-foot feel of the Kyrie 5 SBSP EP

95/100 by Andelino Marzan
Unboxing and initial on-foot feel of the Kyrie 5 SBSP EP
The Kyrie 5 gets the job done. It is simply among the most effective shoes on the basketball court.   Traction It needs a few runs to break in the sole, maybe 10- to 15-minute of warm-up running back and forth on the court could loosen up the initial stiffness. Even so, you get to feel the initial traction it gives on court. If you have already worn them in a game, wiping the outsoles before playing again creates a better court feel. The grip is great, a[…]

Off-White X Nike Hyperdunk 2017: A hyped up shoe that surprisingly delivers great performance

92/100 by Alexis Rei Carlos
Off-White X Nike Hyperdunk 2017: A hyped up shoe that surprisingly delivers great performance
The Off-White X Nike Hyperdunk 2017 is definitely a shoe worth your money. Aside from the hype and the style that it brings to your daily outfit, the shoe delivers great performance on the court, too. Traction  To start, the Off-White X Nike Hyperdunk is really noisy on the floor. Though noisy screeches from these basketball shoes are not necessarily equivalent to great traction, the shoe delivers consistent bite every time, allowing me to perform a successful sto[…]

After one season of playing using Nike Adapt BB

90/100 by Andelino Marzan
After one season of playing using Nike Adapt BB
I got the Nike Adapt BB on the first day of its release here in the Philippines. I instantly fell in love with it—from its box, charging mechanism, technology, colorways, and material. Upper It’s amazing! The quad fit mesh underneath and the high tension ballistic mesh on top are awesome. I have never thought we would transition from leather to mesh with better support.     The reflective silver swoosh is a winner, with another small swoosh u[…]

Return of a Legend: AND 1 Tai Chi

90/100 by Ali Nakhai
Return of a Legend: AND 1 Tai Chi
A baller won the NBA slam dunk contest on a pair of kicks not made by industry giants Adidas or Nike. Two decades later, that very same baller is still playing in the NBA. Yeah, it’s PURE VINSANNITTTY!! Vince Carter brought AND 1 out of the streets and into the NBA with his Y2K slam dunk title. Jay Coen Gilbert, Seth Berger, and Tom Austin shocked the sneaker world in the late 90s with a spastic combination of color, kitsch, and quality.     The c[…]

Adidas D Rose 773 V: A nice overall budget shoe

85/100 by David Nataf
Adidas D Rose 773 V: A nice overall budget shoe
The D Rose 773 V is a low budget shoe. Mainly made for guards, this shoe has BOUNCE™ midsole cushioning technology made out of mesh and has a black and red design. So, what is the performance of the D Rose 773 V?   Upper It’s one of the worst parts of the shoe to me because it doesn’t suit my needs. Let me explain myself. The shoe is made out of a mesh, so the good part is that it’s breathable. The downside is that when it rains, even[…]

Adidas Crazy Hustle - Not exactly what I expected

70/100 by Aidan Shaw
Adidas Crazy Hustle - Not exactly what I expected
After growing accustomed to the Adidas Crazy Explosive '17 I had the chance to play in the Adidas Crazy Hustle. To be honest I did not think it would be equal at this price point. However, it was far less than what I expected.   Traction Not as "grippy" as the Crazy counterpart that Adidas offers - the Crazy Explosive, this shoe is only average with its traction. The composition is mostly rubber with herringbone and mixed pattern that does provide the control[…]

The Nike Lebron 13: Not perfect but a great overall shoe

90/100 by David Nataf
The Nike Lebron 13: Not perfect but a great overall shoe
I’m a 5’9 guy who plays at the point guard position, and I wear an 11 for Nike shoes with Nike Basketball socks. What I like in my basketball shoes is an excellent cushioning, a tight fit around the ankle and lightness. Lebron 13 is a pretty good shoe for both outside and inside basketball. That’s a shoe I’ve been hooping in for almost two years. I’ll share to you my experience with its fit, the grip it has on the court and blacktop, and ho[…]

Ballin on a budget

85/100 by Marcus Fowler
Ballin on a budget
The Jordan Ultra-Fly 2 was one of the most underrated basketball shoes to come out last year.  It features heel and forefoot zoom with a price tag of only $125 the Ultra-fly 2 a steal. Fast forward to present day where I was able to cop the better looking low-top model for a measly $45 (full retail $100) at my local finish line. Yes, you heard me $45. So, is the price tag too good to be true or is it the steal of the year? Let’s find out.   The[…]