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Brief Introduction of History of Basketball Shoes

Posted by on February 26, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Basketball shoes are the shoes that people wear in playing basketball. It is also named sneakers. People who are in love with sneakers and keen on collecting them are sneakerheads.


Basketball is not an easy sports; it requires different kinds of skills. In order to meet all its requirements, the sneakers that players wear should obtain several features which are durability, support, stability and good cushioning. The continuous start, shark stop, jumping and moving left& right in the movements of playing basketball, requires your attention to the special features of the shoes. And what position do you play on the court is another standard in choosing the shoes.


The first sneaker was introduced by Converse, a company set up in 1908. The hundred history of construction of shoes of Converse makes it important in the whole history of America. It was the turning point when sneakers involved into the daily life. All Star from Converse, Nike Air Force 1, Adidas Super Star were the top three popular ones at that time. These sneakers moved the plain sporting into comfortable and fashion sports.


The Air Jordan Shoes in 1985 leaded the sneaker culture to the top. The Air Jordan shoes were produced by Nike for the NBA Star Micheal Jordan. And when Jordan became popular in NBA, the shoes were welcomed by the public, and NBA shoes(shoes that NBA players wear on the court) became popular among all kinds of sports shoes.


Nowadays, most of basketball shoes are made of rubber in outsole. And the first sneaker with rubber outsole used in playing basketball was produced in 1800's, named plimsolls.


The word of sneaker came out from the rubber outsole shoes, because these shoes would not make any sounds on all kinds of floor. And the first pair of real- meaning basketball shoes was produced by Converse, it was Converse All Star. But now, Converse All Star shoes are used more in fashion wearing.


When adidas company took part in the sports shoes field, it was dealing with tennis shoes at first. Adidas now as long with Nike, are regarded as the two of the biggest shoe companies. The basketball shoes constructed by these two companies are very popular in the market. The secret of the success is that they have contracts with famous NBA Stars, such as Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James with Nike, and Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose with adidas. By the way, these players are fighting against each other on the NBA court, so as what Nike and adidas do in the market field.

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NBA Lockout is Worse than NFL Lockout

Posted by on November 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

There is not any positive expectation for ending the NBA lockout; and it is confirmed that the result will be ten times more serious than the lockout of NFL. When the NBA forward of Anthony of Minnesota Timberwolves was talking about the NBA lockout, it was unavoidable to mention the labour trouble of NFL happened in March this year. The leading player group of Tom and Drew claimed to dismiss the PA and took the capital part to the court. And today, the same thing happen in the NBA.


The leading player group of the NBA labour is hoping to learn more from the NFL lockout. Last week, the NBPA had claimed to solve the case by court. They are looking forward to receive a result which is beneficial to them after the court. Although the the case of NBA lockout is undergone by law, the both sides are going to have several discussions in order to have a good result.


The difference between the tough result of NFL lockout and NBA lockout is that the NFL just lost one game, but the NBA will lose the whole season. It is widely known to all that how big lose this will cause. The NBA items market referring to NBA Shoes, NBA Jerseys and NBA related gears is great all over the world.  


Not only the producers of NBA items will be toughly affected by the NBA lockout, but also NBA players and staffs of basketball stadiums are bearing great economic burden. After the president of NBA David Stern said before to the public that the 2011-12 season is possibly canceled, NBA players did not get their regular salary twice a month and the workers of the basketball stadiums were facing financial problem even before the NBA lockout.


What's more, the NBA fans will be upset if the cancellation of the whole 2011-12 NBA season does happen. For some of the basketball fans, NBA means much more than just a game of win or lose; it is kind of dream, hope and belief. Started from the first release of possible NBA lockout, lots of fans are keeping complaining at the case.


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What Do NBA Shoes Attract You

Posted by on November 16, 2011 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Everybody loves to view a solid NBA game which has become one of the biggest sports in the country. Older people like to watch it on TV. Children as well as teenagers simply adore playing the basketball game. Wherever you go there are basketball players competing on the nearby court. The game promotes good fitness, so individuals ought to get out and play a game for a good workout. Moreover, playing basketball will take your mind off of the tough issues of life.


Basketball shoes and NBA shoes that the super stars wear cannot be just basketball themed sneakers. Basketball players rely on these shoes to keep themselves safe on the court. An excellent pair of branded shoes not only prevents injury, but improves the overall performance of the player.


Basketball can cause severe injury when safety measure isn't used. Basketball is a game that requires a lot of jumping and running, therefore it is not uncommon to injure the calves. In order to prevent injury, a basketball player must look at basketball shoes.


The truth is that manufacturers of excellent basketball shoes, such as Nike, the biggest producer for NBA Game is aware that basketball demands lots of movements in all directions. There is a temptation for players to sprain their own ankles when they are forced to change direction suddenly.


For that reason, NBA shoes are meant to permit many directions of ankle motion. Sporting a tennis shoe in basketball is a costly error. Wear a set of cross-trainers if you want your shoe to have more use.


Finally, be comfy within the shoes you wear whenever running and jumping. Don't let appearance determine your choice of shoes. Try on the shoe you wish to buy in a store. There probably will be a shoe that is ideal for you. Overall, it is most important that you find a pair of shoes which feels good and also matches your basketball playing style.

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The Popularity of Air Max 90 This Summer

Posted by on September 22, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It is about to the end of the summer, no one could ignore how popular the Nike Air Max 90 is this year. Nike Shoes are always the hot sneakers among people at all ages. The brilliant styles and great quality make them the unbeatable and must-have sneakers for people. Among all fashion lines of Nike, Air Max is one of the oldest which was released in 1987. It so far has contained different series like Air Max 87, 90, 95, etc in the category of Nike running shoes.

 This year, the reissued Nike Air Max 90 came into people’s attention to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of the classic style. Nike natural for this trend in the field of running shoes and has made outstanding contributions to the ashes of class to do something to celebrate their praiseworthy sneakers, which is one other than the best with a few more colorways.


Therefore, we have come across the Air Max 90 Premium shoes. This advanced sneaker has a superb altered technology that is induced with an air cushioning buried at the heel portion. The feature allows the sneaker assure arrangement when the shoes encounter the attack. And the Nike AM 90 Hyperfuse is another shock to the market and all purchasers.


AM 90 Hyperfuse is kind of sneaker different from the classic AM 90 which is made of a combination of mesh and leather in upper. The new AM 90 Hyperfuse Premium is taking lightweight Hyperfuse technology which allow the shoe deliver the lightweight and breathability. So far as the release, there are five colorways can be found in the market; red, blue, green and two mixed colorway with cool gray base color. However, it is great that the sneaker features the same the visible Air technology which made the sneaker one of the most favorite shoes among all Air Max shoes. The full-length PU midsole with Air Sole unite is in heel and the rubber outsole with Waffle pattern provides traction and good durability.


It is obviously deniable that Air Max 90 has brought a great surprise to the public, and people are just waiting for more from the Nike in the new season.


Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Infrared

Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The folks over at the Swoosh designed one of the most iconic running kicks of all time when they unveiled the technologically savvy and stylistically on point Air Max 90 over 20 years ago. While the mesh upper and visible air sole unit was novel concepts back in the 90s, the sneaker has displayed incredible staying power maintaining relevance today. Every sneakerhead worth his or her salt has a pair of Air Max 90s in their rotation, and most of them would probably like to add the pair pictured above.

What we have here is a fresh take on the most popular color schematic of the Nike Air Max 90 simply known as Infrared. This is one of the original colorways of the kicks and insights a good deal of clamor upon every rerelease. This time Nike has retro fitted the Air Max 90 Infrared with their latest and greatest Hyperfuse technology. While the color-blocking remains precisely the same as the original, the one-piece mesh technology offers an extremely fresh look for the coveted kick. Before you run out to try to track these down, know that these were an exclusive raffled off at the Crooked Tongues BBQ. Keep your eyes on the dreaded retail outlets for these, and expect to pony up a pretty penny and be bidding against me if you find these for sale.

Feast your eyes on this pair of Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse in the iconic infrared colorway. Don’t stare too long; however, as this bit of news will hit you especially hard if the images have convinced you that you absolutely need to get your hands on a pair: it’s safe to say you probably never will. That is, unless you were one of the attendees at the Crooked Tongues and Nike Sportswear CT BBQ this past Sunday, in which case you can enter the Crooked Tongues Twitter contest by submitting a photo of the kicks you were wearing, along with the hashtag #CTNSWBBQ2011. (Go there now to see winners being announced on a regular basis.) The lucky few even receive a complimentary CT BBQ apron along with their shoes. Membership has its privileges. Check out more looks after the jump.


Affordable Kobe Shoes Shopping

Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

As a loyal NBA fan, if you are looking for a pair of high quality and high performance Nike sneakers for your basketball playing on and off the court, you will not ignore the high price that you should pay for such a pair of shoes. Basketball shoes from Nike are not cheap, they mostly range anywhere from $130 to $165. As one of the most seller shoes, Kobe Shoes are not cheap, too. It is true that it is a lot of money to spend on such a pair of branded basketball shoes, yet, people still get chances to find the affordable prices through the online shopping.


There are many online shops selling Kobe Shoes at the discounted prices. Zoom Kobe V, the last year’s edition of Nike’s flagship Kobe Bryant line is still available. Online retailers and individuals are selling the shoes up to 40% discount. These shoes are full brand new and in their original boxes. Another good chance is offered by eBay. There are plenty of sellers offering Kobe V’s as a “Buy It Now” or bid option. If you are luck enough, you could buy a pair at a very great price. There are several different colorways that you can get your hands on for less than a hundred bucks including team bank editions.


If you don't want last year's model, you are still luck. The Kobe VI may be tougher to find, but you can still find a pair for as little as $100. Some online retailers currently have this shoe available in the team bank grey colorway with different color accents that include green, blue, and red.


It is Zoom Kobe IV that can not be ignored when talk about Kobe shoes. Although it has been a couple of years since the last release of this shoe, there are still plenty of must-have colorways, and most of them are at very reasonable prices. Low cut basketball shoes populate the sneaker world because of the Kobe IV. You can easily find a discount Zoom Kobe IV by Google the keyword of “Kobe shoes” or “Zoom Kobe IV”.


The Nike signature sneaker lines can command a high price tag due to the unequaled quality, style, and design. They are some of the best basketball shoes made. But, with a little work, you can afford to buy one of the best basketball shoes on the market today.


Three Different Versions of Zoom Kobes "Draft Day"

Posted by on September 16, 2011 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

When 15 years ago, Kobe Bryant was the 13th overall selected by the Hornets; he then was traded with Vlade, a well-known player of LA Lakers by the Lakers’ administration. Nike has released a model of Zoom Kobe IV "Draft Day" in White/Varsity Purple-Photo Blue-Black to commemorate the trade.  


Apart from this edition of "Draft Day" shoes, there are still two other versions of Kobe Shoes, Zoom Kobe VI and Zoom Kobe V. There are now great discussion about which of the variation is the best out of the three. Actually, the result just depends on your own mind.


Zoom Kobe V was the best one among the lightweight sneakers that Nike designed specially for Kobe Bryant. The shoe weighs only 10.6 ounces, and 1 ounce lighter than Zoom Kobe IV, and even lower. The designer of this lightweight sneakers explained before that, "For the Kobe V, we started with the science and performance elements and built from there. We wanted this shoe be a true reflection of his game and persona. As Kobe continues to evolve as an athlete, so will the footwear we create for him."


Zoom Kobe 5 is featured a lighter and stronger version of Nike’s innovative Flywire technology. The Zoom units in the heel and forefoot together with the lightweight Phylon-injected midsole provide the great cushioning system during the playing. Base on these advantages, the "Draft Day" edition possesses a primarily white colored base with multiple sections of teal, namely the translucent outsole, the heel panel and the reptile textured swoosh and tongue. The purple details can be seen on the inner lining, the shoelaces and border of the tongue.


However, Zoom Kobe IV, compared to Kobe V, is no longer the best one out of Kobe shoes in the market, which features the white/purple colorway, and the special latter of 6.11.96 is to celebrate the Draft Day.


And then it is time to look at the Zoom Kobe VI. The shoe's design was based on a suggestion provided by Kobe. Kobe 6 features a dual-density sockliner which extends higher up the ankle than most. The remarkable thing of the shoe is the cue appearance inspired by Kobe's Blank Mamba nickname. The Flywire technology, Zoom unit as the same are located in the shoe.


The Great Born of Nike Mercurial Vapor I

Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It was four years after the World Cup 1998 and before the World Cup 2002, when the first pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor soccer cleats in real sense was born. The cleat was considered as a creative item standing for a new period of soccer shoes by its smooth appearance, simple upper and special different craft from any former boots.


A kind of material called NikeSkin was used in this creative soccer cleats. Compared with the previous K-leather which was often used in soccer shoes, the advanced Nike Skin was lighter, thinner and more durable; and waterproof is one of the most remarkable features from this new material.


Overall looking at the Nike Mercurial Vapor, one of the reasons for its hot welcome is the design of the cleats located in the outsole. The V- cleats allow the Mercurial Vapor I cleats more grip on the filed and ability of reaction. According to the technology test, Mercurial Vapor was good at shortening the time in running by 3% in each 20 meters. Therefore, the speed is the main advertising point when the cleats come into the market.


After that, the Nike Cage Advert again explained the features of Nike Mercurial Vapor I well, the speed that the cleats provide on the field. Beside, in this series of soccer cleats, there were cleats made of different synthetic materials, and the K-leather in black/grey colorway.


The pair of silver/green Nike Mercurial Vapor I worn by Ronaldo in World Cup 1998 was the great choice for the boots collectors. The Nike Company released this model in limit number of 4600 pairs all over the world. And after the WC 2002, there continuously came into the market more colorways of this Mercurial Vapor I cleats.


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Nike Air Max Moto 8 Running Shoes Review

Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The newest Nike Air Max Moto 8 has arrived in the market, each Nike Moto+8 contains Nike’s double secret technology known as Max Air. Max Air is a patented cushioning system placed in the heel of every Air Max Moto+ 8. The air pads take a beating every heel can striker can appreciate.

This loaded air design lessens the impact delivered to the runner’s shins and knees. The Nike Air Moto+8 includes a capsule like Air Zoom unit in the forefoot. (Air Max 90)Air Zoom is an ultra lightweight, low profile cushioning system that allows the runners forefoot maximum maneuverability.

The BRS 1000 blown carbon outsole of this Nike Moto is not only built to last, but it is also environmentally friendly. Imagine that, a multibillion dollar conglomerate that cares about the Earth almost as much as their bottom line.

The notch textile lined inner sleeve beats off every ounce of sweat and condensation you can throw its way. Segmented flex grooves give the Nike Air Max Moto+ 8 the proper amount of flexibility that we all need to create speed during training.

Take note of the breathable perforated upper mesh on these bad boys. The Nike Air max Moto+ 8 is an extremely comfortable training shoe that is built to last. Nike has added synthetic overlays for stability.

Nike+ is an option for runners who enjoy recording and monitoring each step they take towards achieving their fitness goals. Nike+ sensors calculate a runners pace, distance and calories burned. No matter your experience, you will find Nike+ to be a useful tool for achieving those lofty goals.

Nike Air Max Moto+ 8’s are designed for your running training sessions. Heavier framed runners applaud the padding and heel cushioning that takes a lick in’ and keeps on tick in. A few running aficionados prefer the Nikes Air Pegasus 27, or its formidable competitor, the Asics GEL Nimbus 12. These folks sight the weight of the Moto+ 8 as a drawback compared to lighter trainers.

However, if these alternatives don’t fit your needs, go with a pair of Moto+ 8’s. With all this impressive cushioning, your knees and shins will definitely thank you after that long, hard run.


Snakeskin Textured Zoom Kobe VI

Posted by on September 14, 2011 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Snake-skin textures, bright colors, camouflage, three dimensions have all been used on the uppers of the Zoom Kobe VI. The shoe is considered as the most creative sneaker that produced by Nike. It is clear that nothing could stop the Nike producing their sneakers as the top choice. 

Different models have been released earlier this year, the Kobe VI "Gradient" is a relatively new concept and features an extremely unique look that uses a classic Laker colorway of purple and yellow. The upper on the outer side of the upper on both shoes features purple that slowly blends into a solid yellow that covers the inside of the upper on again, both shoes. White is used on the Swoosh and also as accents on the midsole and heel-cup.

The Zoom Kobe VI uses the snakeskin textured upper that has literally turned this series of Kobe Shoes into works of art. Intentionally or not, Nike has in effect, produced a three dimensional element that has been used to release the most creative colorways ever seen on a pair of Kobe Bryant shoes. Or any basketballs shoe for that matter. There is just something about the snakeskin material that makes this shoe pop.

Some of the Kobe shoes and specifically the Kobe VI's are very nearly paintings. Here's an example for you, a concord colored pair of VI's was released during last year's NBA All-Star festivities that blended a Los Angeles skyline, complete with skyscrapers into the upper of the shoe. The Kobe VI "Orange County" is another shoe that feels more like a Picasso than a sneaker. The different shades of orange that are blended into the upper to create the image of a California sunset create a trully masterful piece of art.

The new Kobe VI Gradient is just one more example of the most innovative and creative designs that is currently being dropped on us by Nike. Again, what truly makes this shoe pop is the texture of the upper that creates a three-dimensional look and allows a multiple of colors to be used to create one of a kind design. Nike shoes for basketball are not just shoes, they are works of art.