#kixspotted World Balance ST2 "Hero"


World Balance ST2 "Hero" colorway

The "Hero" colorway of the World Balance ST2 drops today which you can get at selected WB branches and online. For this particular pair, these are available at the World Balance store in Trinoma so you can check that branch in case you wanted to cop a pair. The second colorway of the World Balance ST2 draws its inspiration from Scottie's stint with the Gilas Basketball National Team. The upper is a combination of white textile and suede and leather upper. The majority of the upper is in textile and the leather panels add some premium feel to it aside from being thick and more durable compared to textile. Underneath is a knitted material which offers a sock-like fit. What is very noticeable is the mismatch heel pulltab at the back part of the shoe which is colored red and blue on each pair. Scottie Thompson's mantra and logo at the heel panel is in yellow which for me would complete the colors of the Philippine National Flag. While there is no design of the Philippine flag specifically, I would say that the execution of the theme is done well. Also, the mismatch color theme is also being used by other brands as well so seeing that World Balance is utilizing them as well only shows that the local shoe brand does not shy away from the challenge in the sneaker game. I also like how the lateral swaybar has a metallic finish look to it. It is made from TPU or plastic but making it look like it is made from metal makes the support piece more solid and durable looking. For cushioning, the S-Ride foam was used for the midsole. Underneath is a solid rubber outsole with the pods having that mismatch treatment as well. Herringbone traction pattern can be seen with its rubber thick enough making it great for both indoor and outdoor courts. Priced at Php 3,999 these are available at WB Trinoma and other select stores and online. 

It is also worth noting that should you have some problems buying products from World Balance in stores, I saw some staff of Salmon Philippines which is a finance group who offers their services of a good installment plan. Requirements are pretty easy to provide and the staff there said that the process time is quick as well so you might want to check that out as another option in acquiring some items from World Balance particularly in their Trinoma branch.

ST2 black and gold box

textile with suede and leather upper

World Balance logo

mismatch heel pulltab with black and gold heel panel

TPU lateral swaybar has a metallic look or finish

mismatch outsole pods in blue and red

solid rubber outsole with herringbone pattern


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