UA Curry 7 'UNDRTD' available at Olympic Village

Steph Curry might be out due to that hand injury, but you can't stop Under Armour from releasing his 7th signature shoe. The Curry 7 shares a resemblance of another shoe from Under Armour which is the  Curry 3 Zero3, a more lower-tier model in the Curry (not main signature) line. It has that slim low-top build made from textile and synthetic leather. The cushioning is made from a dual-density setup of Micro-G and HOVR foam. There is also a very noticeable TPU plate which is the orange part in the pictures found in this post, acting as a stabilizer of some sort perhaps. Finally, that outsole is made from a one-piece solid rubber which looks more durable since there are reports that the some of the rubber outsole on last year's model were less durable (peeling or ripping easily). This looks like a solid shoe in my opinion and I was surprised because it dropped here in the Philippines earlier than I expected. You can get them now at various Olympic Village branches.


Huarache-inspired AlphaDunk

I'm loving this colorway of the AlphaDunk, as it taken its inspiration from the Huarache. The light purple hue on the upper somewhat dilutes it a bit, but the heel panel is where the inspiration is heavily seen. The swoosh logo on the heel panel is done in such a way that it's looks similar to the Huarache's heel strap. Making it purple makes it also more dope in my opinion. Everything else in the cushioning is intact which means you'll get that large-volume Zoom Air in the forefoot area which according to Nike promotes that responsive ride, perfect for taking off for a jump. The area of the Zoom Air bag is big so it really covers most part of the forefoot and since it is large-volume, you will definitely feel it. You can get this now at Intersports in Vertis North for Php 8,995.

Air Jordan 12 'Reverse Taxi' available at Titan

If the "Taxi" colorway of the Air Jordan 12 isn't for you, then you might want to hit the reverse and switch things up. The upper material takes a switch from leather to suede which made it a somewhat new look but still reminds you of the good 'ol days when the shoe released in its original colorway. The gold and red hits are still present not to shoo away OG heads who are fan of the silhouette. This is one of those iconic silhouettes of the Air Jordan in my opinion, maybe because of how MJ cemented his greatness on the NBA while wearing the shoe. If you want to cop a pair, then you can check out Titan Fort, Vertis, Conrad, UPTC, as well as their online store and Titan App for Php 9,445.

Via: Titan

Peak Underground X TaiChi get them at InSoles

If you are here in the Philippines and is already itching to snag a pair of Peak Underground X TaiChi, then this post is for you. In Soles, an online store based here in the Philippines could help you in scoring a pair. I have made multiple transactions with them in the past and all of them are hassle free. They specialize in Chinese kicks like Peak, Anta, Li-Ning, 361 Degrees that are hard to find or not readily available in malls. It's an early Christmas treat for us in my opinion and according to their Facebook page, the shoe will cost for Php 6,000 which is a good deal considering that it would be hassle-free based on my previous experience with them. I think this is the first basketball shoe from Peak that featured their TaiChi cushion which was first introduced in their running/lifestyle shoe. This is a limited offer guys, so I suggest you check out their FB page <HERE> if you want to get your hands on Lou Williams' latest shoe with Peak Basketball.   

Peak X Taichi 'Underground'

The Los Angeles Clippers got a first crack in the battle of LA. I was able to watch the game on the net and honestly I really feel good with the outcome. While both the Clippers and Lakers played with an incomplete lineup, the Clippers were able to stay true to the team's personality which is to give emphasis on defense. These are top-notch athletes and I am pretty sure that scoring will be natural for them, but for a team to do it also on the defensive end, in my head it is safe to say that should the Clippers have a great season run (too early to tell because it's just the start of the season), then the landscape of the game would change because teams would also take into account not just scoring baskets, but stopping the opposing team from scoring as well.

Today was also a great time for players to flaunt their latest kicks. For Lou Williams, who is best known for being a sixth man, he was able to rock these joints in the game. I am not sure if this is his real or official signature shoe, but different some basketball store site like is placing Lou's name on the product name which says Peak X Taichi "Underground Goat" Lou Williams. If this is his official signature shoe, then congrats to him because he really deserves a signature shoe. It is a lowtop with a nice color blocking, particularly this one IMO because it has that LA Clippers color theme to it. It somewhat gives that vibe that the team comes first and not focusing on hero ball or only a particular player carrying the team to victory. In the site's product description, it is made from a textile material with Peak's Taichi cushioning being used here. Well it says also in the product name so I guess it really is Taichi cushioning. I don't know if this will reach here in the Philippines though and I wish it would particularly this colorway. I am also intrigued with what Lou wore last season so I might give that a try too after I'm done with the shoe I'm testing. It's been a long time since I reviewed a shoe from Peak so might as well check out what shoes are available now here in the Philippines. 

via: PeakSport IG

Air Jordan 12 'Reverse Taxi'

The Air Jordan 12 "Reverse Taxi" colorway will drop this October 31, 2019. I know a lot of fans of the Air Jordan really love the 12's just because it blends aesthetics and performance really well. While the 12's released some decades ago, I am pretty sure they can stand toe-to-toe with some of the performance shoes from Jordan Brand. The silhouette is timeless in my opinion, along with the rich history that the shoe made. One of the most popular colorway of the AJ 12 was the "Taxi" colorway and seeing the "Reverse Taxi" once again is somewhat refreshing. Sure, the Taxi colorway is a sure hit especially among Jordan fans, but the Reverse Taxi is also a good colorway in its own right. Black based upper with "taxi" and red hits is very noticeable even though it is subtly placed on the tongue area. The outsole is in white with the red and yellow hits present again underneath. You can rock them off court and still a beast on the court because of the tech still present. Again, October 31 is the release date and retails for $190.

Via: sneakgallery

adidas Harden Vol 4 'Black Gold'

The adidas Harden Vol 4 has been out in the market for quite some time now and a bunch of colorways have already been spotted in different stores. If you know me, I love dark colorway kicks specifically black so this really hits a soft spot in my heart. While this black colorway really looks plain even in my eye, that gold hit on the lacing areas, tongue, as well as on the heel where the Harden logo is located really stands out. The upper material used in this particular colorway is a mixture of mesh with suede panel on the toe area and at the back of the shoe. Everything else remained intact in terms of cushioning which is Lightstrike foam together with a translucent (I think) rubber outsole. If I decided to cop the Harden Vol 4, it's gonna be a toss up between this colorway or the pink one (unless there's another eye-catching colorway that drops). But if you are already sold on this one, then you can check out Sports Central located at SM Supermalls which retails for Php 7,000.

Via: Sports Central Instagram

DON Issue #1 'Mail Man'

This colorway of the adidas DON Issue #1 is some sort of a curve ball in opinion since most of the released colorways have a comic theme to it, particularly Spiderman. However, this isn't too much of a surprise since Donovan Mitchell is playing for the Utah Jazz after all and when you talk of the Utah Jazz, the Mail Man (Karl Malone) is a prominent figure to the team. Also it was during his playing days in Utah where they reached the NBA Finals, falling short to the Chicago Bulls. This is their team colorway during that run which features the mountain ranges in Utah. Seeing it again, I kinda miss that old team kit which has that purple, icy blue, and white color scheme. Whether it's for nostalgia or you just dig the colors, they are now available for Php 5,500 at Titan stores, online store as well as through their app.

Via: Titan

Anta X Dragon Ball Z

Here is a good-looking collab between Chinese sneaker brand, Anta and one of best anime out there, Dragon Ball Z. While I love the Dragon Ball anime, I am not really up to date with the recent story arcs although the images here features Goku or a version of him at least. The chosen silhouettes looks good especially the color execution. I think these are lifestyle kicks and while all of them are nice, I like the last image which features a bluish colorway. Another thing worth noting is that, these will not be easily accessible here in the Philippines. If you are from the Philippines and you really want to cop a pair, I think InSoles might help you in getting a pair from China. Anyway, what do you think at this collab between Anta and Dragon Ball Z? Share us your thoughts down below.

Via: thebasketballshoes

New Balance OMN1S drops this end of October

The New Balance OMN1S is one of the highly-anticipated shoes this year. However, the is shoe dropping in limited quantities in select locations the past few months. Now, I think we will be getting a more general release date for the shoe. Dropping this October 23, the New Balance OMN1S, also known as Kawhi Leonard's first signature with the brand features their Fuel Cell foam cushion which is utilized in recent New Balance running models. The shoe's silhouette really looks dope. However, i am not digging this particular colorway. If I decide to cop a pair, I think I will be copping a dark colorway. The Clippers colorway is a good colorway to pick in my opinion if they chose to release them as part of a general release colorway. But if you want to get the shoe ASAP and do not bother the colorway, then I suggest you mark your calendars and keep your tabs on New Balance stores near your place. If you are from the Philippines, I will make sure to post some kixspotted (in-store footage) if ever I spot them.

Via: newbalancehoops