Profile of the AND1 Boom

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.

Performance

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.

Fit

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.

Material

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.

Style

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.

Special Colorways of the AND1 Boom

The AND 1 Boom is released in three colorways. They are the black, blue/black/white, and red/black/blue.

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Blue
SKUs: 3006 / 43210

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.