Nike Hyperdunk X Low

The Hyperdunk series from Nike is considered to be a solid performer and caters to multiple positions. And since the release of the Hyperdunk X mid, we are sure that lows are coming pretty soon and now here are some in-store images of the shoe. The Hyperdunk X Low features the same materials as the mid meaning textile upper material with a neoprene-like piece on the midfoot area where the laces are located. This hugs your foot more and together with the adaptive lacing system will promote a secured fit. The tried and tested Zoom Air + phylon was used in this setup just like the mid. Maybe Nike just felt that for team models, it is wise to stay what is effective for them and this setup is really great if done right (like not too stiff phylon foam carrier and the right amount of Zoom Air bag and shape as well). The wavy herringbone traction pattern in the solid rubber outsole looks sturdy enough for both indoor and outdoor courts. Two colorways are available now at Nike Park in Trinoma for Php 6,295.










This next Kobe AD for the Lakers fans

Nike isn't wasting any time teasing us with upcoming colorway of the next Nike Kobe AD which is being loosely called now as Kobe AD Exodus. This one is for those who are loyal to the Laker nation since the Purple hue in the upper really stands out. This was used on the court by Demar Derozan during the Drew League and I have to say that I like this colorway more than the first one which sports a yellow color scheme. The images right here have a lot of detailing like the digits on the midfoot on top of the lacing area which is significant to Kobe. There are a lot of Kobe logos as well and that piece of material near the throat of the shoe (bottom eyestay) looks really nice and I hope it's made up of reflective material. Again, no tech specs for this yet or even retail price and please keep it down a notch so that a lot can try the shoe. Since the model is set to drop on August 24, we have about a week to learn more from Nike regarding tech specs and price so be sure to keep analykix in browser tabs for more news.



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Is this the new Kobe AD

Demar Derozan had been rocking Kobes for a long time. Even when the Black Mamba has already retired from professional basketball, Demar keeps the legacy of the Kobe signature line on the court. It's no wonder that he would be one of the first NBA athletes who would be seen wearing the latest kicks of Kobe and that's what he did during the Drew League. The overall shape of the shoe isn't too fancy but the obvious thing is the bootie construction and lowcut build would give the shoe a lightweight and snug fit. Textile upper with adaptive lacing structure keeps everything on hold as long as you get your right size and fit. No word yet when it comes to cushion so we'll just wait for more announcements from Nike. Launch date would be this August 24, so it's just a matter of days till we hear from them.



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More colorways of Harden BTE 2 available at Toby's

Here are 2 more colorways for the Harden B/E 2, an off-season model for the Harden line. While this isn't part of his official signature shoe, adidas have been expanding James Harden's line be it performance or lifestyle and this is an example of a performance model that isn't too expensive when compared to the Harden Vol 2. It features a knitted mesh material with some reinforced fuse overlays particularly in the forefoot area. Just like last year's BTE, Bounce cushion takes care of the shoe's impact protection giving you a low-to-the-ground ride. The silhouette looks pretty simple and while I haven't had a chance to try out adidas Bounce tech, this might be the shoe that I'm interested in. However, I'm not digging the colorway and might hold on a bit longer until I see a more interesting colorway. But if you like any of these 2 colorways, then these are available at Toby's Sports. Here are some in-store images that I took at Toby's Trinoma.












Nike PG 2.5 in Racer Blue dropping next week

Scheduled to drop next week, the PG 2.5 isn't making too much noise but it doesn't mean that the shoe isn't good. In fact, the shoe added the forefoot strap found on the PG 1 to give you a more custom fit on the toe area so if you love a snug fit or less volume/dead space in the the forefoot, the strap might be helpful to you. The silhouette follows the PG 2 so it sure feels light because of the construction materials. The Racer Blue hue, as what Nike calls this color together with that bright red hit is a subtle nod to the OKC's colorway which PG will still be a part of this upcoming NBA season. The aqua color lining inside the shoe breaks the redundancy of the blue shade but still completes the whole scheme. Same tech when it comes to cushioning which means you will get the Zoom Air unit for responsiveness while a solid rubber outsole was used instead of the translucent-solid rubber combo that we see in some of the PG 2 colorways. The shoe will be tagged at $110 which is still a good price especially for a signature shoe that gives you adequate performance benefits.






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UA SC 3Zero II


If you are looking for an alternative shoe in the Curry line from Under Armour, then the SC 3Zero II might be an option especially if you want some upgrade in the cushioning department since the recent Curry shoe only features a lightweight EVA which great if you like court feel. For more cushioning, the SC 3Zero II features a combination of Micro-G with charged cushion in the heel. This dual-density foam setup is ideal for those people who would want more impact protection. Aside from that, the boot-like construction is also for those who aren't fond of the Curry 5's lowtop build. I think these are tagged at $100 which is a great pricepoint although I'm not sure how much will these retail price once it reaches here in the Philippines.













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Kith X Coke X Converse

Converse adds another plus points in its street cred with this awesome collaboration with clothing brand, Kith and Coca-Cola. The said triumvirate collab will take on the iconic Chuck Taylor 70 which is made up of a denim-like material ensuring durability as well as rough, street-wear look. There are various branding placements for the collaborators like the Kith tag on the lateral part of the midsole near the forefoot area as well as the embroidered Coca-Cola on the upper material found on the ankle area. The Coca-Cola text is translated in 4 languages in United States, France, Russia, and China which represents each of the 4 colorways. Finally, a translucent rubber outsole with green base material can be seen to add some pop to the design. I'm sure this will just have a limited run so make sure to mark your calendars on August 18, 2018 for its release.










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