Nike Lebron 15 'Orange Box'

Inspired by Nike's old box/packaging Lebron and his design team made this colorway of the Nike Lebron 15. It has an orange Battleknit upper with white accents on the Nike branding on the lateral ankle aspect of the shoe. While the color of the upper is really loud, there are grey accents on the midsole area of different shades and even the outsole is made in grey just to give a more balanced color blocking on the shoe. There are some odd colorways of the Nike Lebron 15 and while I haven't seen this in stores yet, there are some colorways that I don't feel in images but look good in actuality (like the California colorway). There is no release date yet but these are projected to retail for $200.


Nike Air Precision II

There are budget kicks out there that shouldn't be slept on. An example of those kicks are the Prime Hype as it features a dual density foam setup and is light weight. Last year, I saw the Nike Air Precision in the store shelves and maybe because the reception is good that Nike continued the line this year. The Nike Air Precision II is very identical to the Air Precision in terms of the silhouette and there are some slight changes made as well. For the similarities, it is still made up of a mesh upper with textile backing the upper material. The adaptive lacing system can still be found in the midfoot area for foot containment. The midsole and outsole tooling remains the same. Phylon foam with an Nike Air unit in the heel and it is still not visible unlike some other Nike models in the same price tier. The outsole is still made up of a solid rubber with circular traction pattern so more or less cushioning and traction will almost be the same as last year's model. The difference would be the cut in the ankle collar area. This year's version has a dip which makes the ankle area somewhat sculptped and the swoosh placement is moved on that area as well. The shoe retails for Php 3,695 and is available at Toby's Sports Trinoma.

Nike PG 2 'All-Star'

Celebrating Paul George's 5th NBA All-Star appearance, the Nike PG 2 colorway which was worn by Paul George during All-Star is already available at various Titan stores. A subtle olive colored upper with black and orange hits were used. A translucent outsole was used in this particular colorway which is different from the launch colorway and the March Madness colorway which is made up of a solid rubber outsole. The colorways of the PG 2 that have been released so far are all quite pleasing to me in my opinion. Simple as it may look, the tech specs on these would likely help you in your game especially if you love the responsiveness of Zoom Air cushion. This colorway is available now at various Titan stores for Php 5,795.

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KD 10 Aunt Pearl

Here are more detailed images of the Nike KD 10 "Aunt Pearl" that I was able to scope at Titan Vertis North. Sporting a light pink to upper all throughout, it is too clean to be brought in the court for a good run. It is a nice colorway make no mistake, it's just one of those kicks that you want preserve its cleanliness and not to attract some dirt or might get stepped on. I mean come on, it's looks like a good piece of delicate fabric. Just look at that velvet-like material on the ankle area. The wings design which is a common design piece of the Aunt Pearl colorway is present and is located at the heel counter area. Serene and calming as it looks, these are good to go for some serious balling. Just like the regular version of the Nike KD 10, the upper is still structured and protected and it still has the Max Zoom unit underneath for cushioning (full-length). And just like any other Aunt May colorways, a part (I think) of the shoe's cost will go to the Kay Yow cancer research organization. If you are interested, there are some pairs available at Titan Vertis North for Php 7,695.

More details on the Curry 5 'Pi Day'

Under Armour wasted no time as they give some details on Steph Curry's upcoming shoe, the Curry 5. However, they did not revealed too much on the shoe's tech specs, but at least you can at least have a grasp on what to expect on the shoe itself. Also, the said colorway is called "Pi Day" inspired by the Pi equation. Also, it was also Steph Curry's birthday so they released 314 pair of the shoe (very limited). Don't worry, they plan on re-releasing the shoe on April 14 so you might as well wait for a month. Read through the "Product DNA" below and tell me what you think.

Inspired by the ancient Pi equation of “squaring the circle,” the UA Curry 5 was designed with one thing in mind—to continue helping Stephen achieve the impossible on court. To celebrate Pi Day and Stephen’s birthday, we’re releasing 314 pairs of the UA Curry 5 “Pi Day” colorway.

Product DNA

  • “Squaring the circle” is a design inspiration that functionally & aesthetically frames the upper of the Curry 5, with a circular construction built through the framing of the 90-degree angle of the foot
  • Containment areas in the forefoot lateral wall & the heel lock in the foot, enabling Stephen to play his game on his toes
  • The Pi theme is echoed throughout the shoe design for this specific Black/Metallic Iron colorway. The symbol is featured in the knit of the shoe, 3.14.18 is printed on the lace aglets, numbers of Pi can be found on the sole & the Pi number sequence will be scripted on an exclusively designed shoe box.

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Images of Curry 5 have surfaced

Images of the Under Armour Curry 5 have surfaced and its lowtop build surprising because we are used to seeing a mid or a hightop for the Curry line although there are lowtop version of the silhouette being released, but that is after the mids or high have been in the market for quite some time. I think this is the first time that this happened in the Curry line (correct me if I'm wrong). Does this mean that he will be wearing lows often now? But for the look of the shoe itself, it still has a minimalist build but looks functional. The mid and forefoot area looks it has a thicker or sturdier construction compared to the sock-like build in the ankle area. The lacing system looks modified as well to bring your foot closer to the footbed and you can see in the midsole part that there are parts of the foam that extends a bit higher than the rest of the midsole. This would likely keeps your foot from over extending or teetering from the footbed during laterial movements. We don't know yet the cushion setup and let's hope that they used something special aside from a lightweight foam like in the case of the Curry 4. I don't have any issues with lightweight foams because there are times that they prove to offer good amount of impact protection. However, this is a signature shoe of their top endorser in basketball so it is only fitting to equip him with the latest techs as possible. And from a consumer standpoint who is outside the US, Under Armour tend to cost more compared in the US (in the Philippines at least) people would want to have more value to what they're spending on. But as of the moment, let's wait for the official unveiling from Under Armour. Will he wear the shoe during their playoff run? What do you think guys? Share your thoughts on the look of shoe below.


Spotted: adidas Crazy BYW at Vertis North

I've spotted the lifestyle model for the Crazy BYW at the adidas Originals store in Vertis North. Their store is has the latest adidas lifestyle models kicks and apparel as well. From NMD, to Prophere, even the Gazelle "stitch and turn" is available there. For this particular post, this is a modern take on the Feet You Wear technology back in the 90's which was upgraded with Boost technology, hence the name Crazy BYW (Boost You Wear). Mixture of textile material, mesh, and leather was used for a premium and old vibe, although the look is slim and very modern. It has minimal support pieces so it would be not advisable for basketball even though the whole shoe is a basketball-inspired shoe. However, there is a performance model which is not yet available here in the Philippines (I'll post some detailed pics once I see them). Forefoot and heel Boost foam was used for cushioning which offers excellent comfort underneath. The outsole is composed of a white solid rubber in a segmented or pod-like arrangement mimicking the sections of the foot where it got its inspiration. This is available now at the adidas Original store in Vertis North for Php 9,000.

UA Drive 4 Low in-store images

Under Armour continues to produce team shoes which steers a different direction from the Curry line. One of the most popular silhouette is the Drive model which received different iterations it terms of looks every year. The good thing is that they try to make the shoe different and not just slapping the same tooling and naming it as next year's model. However, performance is another story. Some might love the performance attribute of the shoe during that specific year, that some felt a bit disappointed in case the shoe is not a step up from last year's model. Nonetheless, it is still the wearers preference when it comes selecting shoes so the criteria in terms of performance differs from person to person. For the Under Armour Drive 4 Low, there are some upper material modifications made which I think would help with foot containment. The shoe is still light though and shaving it to a lowtop makes it still light although it wouldn't be too noticeable since there are additional materials in the upper like the compression-molded EVA used as structural parts in lateral containment. While the shoe is made up of mesh, there are fuse overlays all throughout to give the materials some protection from toe drags or outside stress. For cushioning, EVA foam was used with a Micro G heel unit just like the high-top version. This move somewhat minimizes the costing in my opinion (however, prices here in the Philippines is a bit different when compared to US price). The solid rubber outsole underneath has a herringbone pattern with a thinner line in the forefoot and thickens as it goes to the heel area. Two colorways are available now (black/black and black/grey) and retails for Php 6,395 at Under Armour in Trinoma.

Air Jordan XXX2 'UNC'

A University of North Carolina colorway is always appreciated to Air Jordan silhouettes since it was Michael Jordan's Alma Mater. Here are some images of the Air Jordan 32 in the UNC colorway. Just like the regular versions of the Air Jordan 32, a reinforced knit upper was used with light blue shade representing the Tar Heels. Leather panel was used in the ankle area and at the back or heel area, you can see some embellishments that represents the years that UNC basketball reigned supreme in the NCAA, with the gold-colored piece ('82) signifying MJ's year there. The midsole where the Flight Speed system is located has a marbled effect which is nice. While having a speckled design is the midsole is always nice, having a marbled effect somewhat adds a new depth to it. Underneath is a "Carolina Blue" solid rubber outsole to keep the whole theme tightly knitted to its roots. These are available at selected Jordan Brand stores in the US for $185.

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