#kixspotted Nike Air Force Max Low

There is a lowtop version of the Nike Air Force Max and I was able to get some in-store footage of the shoe. The name says it all, a lowtop build which features a combination of textile and mesh material. There are some fuse panels on high-wear areas. Inside the ankle collar area, there are some padding underneath the textile material. It somewhat gives you an impression that it is uber breathable because of the mesh material particularly on the medial side but there are some layers underneath it. For cushioning a phylon foam carrier with an 180-Air Max bag was used which is placed starting from the midfoot area to the heel. The bag is big enough to give you the impact protection that you need. The forefoot part is regular phylon minimizing any instability for forefoot-heavy players. They even added some support pieces such as lateral outrigger and rubber piece on the medial side for containment. Lastly, depending on the colorway, you will either get a translucent or a solid rubber outsole. There are nubs found on the outsole in the forefoot with the outer part of the outsole having a multi-directional coverage. Just on the colorway alone, while it has a translucent rubber, I would like the grey colorway more than the camo colorway which has a solid rubber outsole.

You can check out the in-store video footage as well as some detailed images below. The shoe retails for Php 7,195 and is available at Sports Central SM North Tower.

Clear image of the upcoming Kyrie 6

While we don't have any official unveiling yet, various images of the Kyrie 6 have been circulating the web and here is one of those images that we have a somewhat clear grasp on the shoe. This was taken from @solebyjc on Instagram so let's try to check it out and some obvious details about the shoe. It looks like the have the same height as the Kyrie V which means it is going to be a midtop shoe. Materials would be textile on the forefoot most probably engineered mesh while the ankle area has a leather build. We are not yet sure if some colorways would feature a different upper build but my guess is that it would be possibility. Also, we don't have any news with regards to pricing so if these would be on the same price range as Kyrie V, it wouldn't be too much of a premium material.

Another obvious thing that we are seeing here is the midfoot strap which helps promote lockdown. The Kyrie is one of those shoes that love foot containment especially due to the signature athlete's style of play. So along with Flywire lacing system, the strap would add another layer of lockdown in that area. The cushioning would likely be the same so if you love Zoom Turbo, which is an articulated Zoom Air bag in the forefoot, then you would love this as well. There is a very noticeable heel counter for added heel containment. In this angle, we don't have clear view on the traction pattern so we will just have to wait more (maybe on the unveiling) to know additional details about the shoe and probably its official release date, price and colorways dropping during launch time. Uncle Drew is with the Brooklyn Nets now so a Black/White color blocking is surely going to hit the shelves. But what do you think guys, will you be copping a pair just from these images alone?

adidas Harden B/E 3 BATW

Aside from yesterday's post featuring the Marquee Boost, there is also a Harden BE3 "BATW" colorway. Sporting a white leather upper, this has a more premium look compared to the regular releases of the Harden BE3 which features a textile upper. The third stripe which is located near the strap is still made from an elastic material. The Ball Around The World design scheme can be seen on the inner lining, strap as well as on the medial side of the shoe and underneath the translucent outsole. It still has a simple look which makes it easy to match with any jersey color particularly light or home team jersey. Everything else remains the same which means full-length Bounce cushion and herringbone traction pattern that runs in a multi-directional fashion. Tagged at Php 7,000 the shoe is available now at adidas Trinoma.

adidas Marquee Boost BATW

Another collection from adidas basketball is now available at adidas Trinoma. BATW or "Ball Around the World" tackles a multi-national design scheme. For the Marquee Boost silhouette, it has a white base upper with black panels which breaks the plain look. This time around, it is made up of synthetic leather upper which is different from the majority of Marquee Boost releases which is made up textile. The 3stripes branding os where you can see some flag designs but the most noticeable part can be seen underneath the translucent rubber outsole. The shoe is available at adidas Trinoma for Php 7,000.

Best Foot Forward: World Balance Invictus

New shoe drop from World Balance and boy, this one looks straight up fire, I decided to cop a pair when I found out that they were already available at the World Balance store in Trinoma.

I also made a short video down below

For a quick rundown, it features a mesh upper with leather and suede panels for that retro vibe, especially this time where "dad shoes" are very common. When I saw the shoe circulating the web a couple of days back, it really caught my attention and in fact I have decided that I'll pick up a pair once it releases. As for the colorway, there are 2 other colorways that dropped together with this one. One has an all-black with volt hit on the heel area and another one has a grey base. This one I like the most because the orange and blue accents really stand out. This looks really good if you decide to just wear a plain top and jeans because all the attention will be focused on the shoe that you are wearing.

For cushioning, EVA foam was used together with Bounce Pad insole system. The foam is soft which is nice because you wouldn't feel to much fatigued because the foam they used isn't dense. The Bounce Pad adds some step-in comfort so this one helps too. On a side note, there are some paint bleeding on the midsole particularly the blue color. This is just an isolated case and it doesn't affect the performance of the shoe. Of course, this is not obvious with other colorways because they have have a basic color blocking compared to this one.

The outsole is made up of solid rubber with herringbone traction pattern. I have no complaints with their rubber outsole since it's really durable. In terms of fit, I suggest you try them in stores because sizing could be a bit tricky. I am usually size 9 but for this particular model, a size 8 fits me well with enough allowance. You can also use the euro sizing since I find this helpful when shopping for kicks at World Balance.

For Php 2,199 this is a great deal if you ask me. A great-looking shoe which would surely attract some attention particularly this colorway in my opinion. The comfort is also good especially for everyday use. Big props to the whole team at World Balance for coming up with this design and hopefully they continue to release great kicks in the future. These are available now at World Balance stores as well as some of their retail partners.   

Converse Renew Denim

Converse Renew project isn't done yet, as the whole line continues to add more shoes and this time focusing on the Chuck 70. These low and hightop Chuck 70's will have recycled denim as its main upper material. The materials were also recycled and will come in light, medium and heavy washed denims replacing the Renewed canvas material. They still came from old denim so it still adheres to their movement of renewed fashion. Everything else stay true to the Chuck 70 line with a creamy white midsole so this means that quality in terms of comfort will also be the same. They are scheduled to release on August 22, 2019 at converse.com and selected Converse stores globally.


Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit Release Date

We have an official release date for the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit and it will be on August 24, 2019. It's been quite a while when we saw a Kobe shoe that is a midtop so it will be a good choice for fans of the Kobe shoe who loves to play in mids. In terms of tech the upper will have the FastFit system, first seen on the Air Jordan 33. I am not sure about the QuadFit, but I'm thinking it has something to do with the lockdown or foot containment as well. React foam will be used as its cushion source, although they did not specify if it will be a dual-cushion setup or just React foam. I guess we will just have to wait a bit once Nike placed the exact tech specs on their webstore. Once these are out, I'll try to get an in-store footage to share to you guys so be sure to follow analykix.com channels in facebook, instagram and youtube.