Australia Basketball Shoes Oulet Online, All Shoes Cheaper and Better! Kobe shoes design

Published: Friday 30 December, 2016



Kobe Bryant, the most decorated basketball
player still playing in the NBA, has a new pair of shoes, the Kobe VIII, that's
so ridiculously light you can hardly tell you're wearing them. Weighing at only
9.6 ounces, the secret in its lightness is in Nike's new engineered mesh
technology. It feels like sweatpants.



Kobe shoes Australia has always
been n the cutting edge of basketball shoes cheap techolgy



 When
most players were wearing high tops to protect their ankles, Kobe went with a
low cut shoe years ago. When most players opt for something bulky, Kobe wants a
shoe that weighs nearly half the typical basketball shoe (for comparison,
LeBron James wears a shoe that's nearly 17 oz). This isn't your typical
basketball shoe, it combines the best features from other athletic shoes (think
soccer or running) and incorporates it into something you can wear on the
hardwood.



So
how did it get so light? It's because the upper of the shoe is all
"engineered mesh", something never used in a basketball shoe before.
Think Niike's Flyknit
technology with more support. It's different from the stiff uppers
typically found in basketball shoes because it kind of, sort of molds to the
wearer's foot. Like a tailored fit. There's a feeling of give in the
"engineered mesh" material that's almost unfamiliar. Kobe himself
said that there's a learning curve to wearing the Kobe VIIIs because basketball
players aren't used to having that flexible fitting upper. They're used to the
upper of shoe being a brick wall, not the elastic sweatpants you wear after
Thanksgiving dinner.



The
benefit of "engineered mesh" is that it theoretically speeds up your
movement. Instead of feeling your foot move inside the typical shoe when you
cut, the shoe snugly hugs the foot and molds it into one. The midsole is Nike's
LunarLon and the heel has a "3D anatomical heel counter". Basically,
everything in the shoe is focused on making it as light as possible. It's
nearly the lightest basketball shoe in the world (the Adidas adiZero Crazy
Light 2's are 9.5oz) and it certainly feels it.



As
for the look of the shoe, which is, um, different? Niike designers wanted to
make the exterior look like a snake's vision of heat, like thermal mapping. The
patterns were created using Adobe Illustrator and Actionscript (!) and hides
some of the more structural zones needed for all the cuts a basketball player
makes. The design certainly sounds really cool in theory but can get a little
splotchy in execution. Some will love it, some will hate it. Kind of like Kobe 9 shoes.






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