Thursday, November 29, 2018

Performance Review: Nike EXP-Z07

While I'm not a big fan of purely lifestyle kicks, when I heard Nike was coming up with what the call a "performance lifestyle" line, I just had to see what the were up to.

Nike's EXP line is one of the first in their "Performance Lifestyle" line, meaning they've produced lifestyle kicks with performance in mind. The initial EXP kicks have 2 variations, the EXP-X14 which is the higher end version has React Cushion and the entry level EXP-Z07 has just basic foam or Phylon. Coincidentally, form what we hear the X14 and Z07 names are codes for their respective foams while working on their production.

Here is our review of the EXP-Z07:

Will you be looking to try these out? What do you think of the so called "performance lifestyle" models? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Performance Review: Nike Lebron Witness 3

The Nike Lebron Witness line is now on it's 3rd iteration. With the first and second versions sharing the same tooling, the Witness 3 has radically changed. Now with a full length air midsole, a synthetic textile upper with "battle knit" tooling and an a more traditional herringbone traction, this version is definitely a step in the right direction in terms of performance and aesthetics.

I personally enjoyed it as it is good for both indoors and outdoors and the price point is specially good in terms of the performance you are getting.

Here is our review below:

  Do you think the Nike Lebron Witness 3 is a great all around budget pair of kicks? Have any of you tried out a pair? Sound off in our comment section below.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Performance Review: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35

The Nike Pegasus has been a long standing and consistent pair of kicks in Nike's running line up. Simply acknowledging that this is the 35th iteration of the shoe, is already telling of the success that Nike has on it's hands here.

With a basic zoom and foam (usually phylon), combined with an updated upper material, the Pegasus has always been consistent in terms of functionality and performance. A neutral running shoe that provides adequate cushion and responsiveness.

With the 35 however, Nike decided to change things up, from a full length zoom encase in a cushlon midsole the Pegasus 35 provide a more comfortable ride while running but still provides the same responsiveness. And with an updated design for better performance, specially at the heel area, this version of the Pegasus is really the best one yet.

Check out our review here:

Are you a fan of the Nike Zoom Pegasus? What do you think of the latest version? Let's us know in the comments below.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Performance Review: Nike Zoom Hyperdunk X

The Hyperdunk has been a long standing staple in Nike's Basketball line. This team shoe has been consistent though it has had a couple of misses from time to time. But for the most part the Hyperdunk while average and basic has always been for the most part reliable.

In it's 10th iteration, let's see if this current Hyperdunk is more hit than miss. Check out our review below:

The Hyperdunk is definitely a part of my current rotation and it has been anything but reliable. I definitely enjoy the traction and cushion, and the materials do their job pretty well.

Another plus is you can definitely double up as more colorways will make their way once the NBA season starts and also since it's made as a versatile team shoe, there is a low version as well. Also, an XDR version is also available for outdoor hoopers.

SO, what do you think of the Hyperdunk X? Will this be a part of your basketball rotation? Sound off in the comment section below.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Performance Review: Adidas Explosive Bounce 2018

With Adidas bringing out its new line-up of basketball shoes, it seems like Bounce has become the generic cushion of choice. In their current line-up we see that currently only the Harden Vol 3 has Boost, the releases of the Mad Bounce 2018, Pro Bounce and even the DRose 9 all saw the same full length Bounce cushion.

In line with all that we take a look at one of the first bounce releases prior to the upcoming NBA season, and we have the budget friendly Explosive Bounce 2018.

Check out our review below:

With a bang for your buck basic pair of kicks, the Explosive Bounce is definitely a joy to play in both indoor and outdoor, and something you can rock hard given the price point.

The Adidas Explosive Bounce retails at 5,000 pesos, but can be had at 20% off making it 4,000 pesos at Zalora when they have a sale. (These were on sale in Zalora when they first released by the way).

So what do you think of the current Adidas lineup, do you think they made the right decision making Bounce their generic cushion for basketball, and would you like to get a review of the other kicks in the Bounce lineup? Sound off below.