The last things of importance to me are weight and ventilation. I love a light shoe as much as anyone, but it is not the end-all, be-all for me. A shoe can be heavy but play light, and a light shoe may fold under pressure, so I put more stock in materials and construction. This shoe weighs in the range of the adidas Supernatural Creator and adidas adiPure, so no heavyweight, but not close to the lightest. Ventilation is above average, as the tongue is made up of light foam and wide-holed open mesh. The perforated upper is backed by a mesh lining so the holes are not open but will contribute greatly to cooling your dogs.
So, to sum up. Yeah, I still say it: Best. Traction. Of the year. Cushioning is very interesting and definitely a reason to check these out. Yeah, yeah, I know – “It looks like the Air Jordan XI”. So it may, but tell me one thing – are there anymore truly original designs? I believe the shoe industry has now become like the movie industry – there are no more truly original films. Every design has been influenced and copied by every company at one time or another. Get over it and look at the shoe for what it is – a great performing, comfortable, and versatile shoe built for players who go All Out.
-Review by Bryan Hinkle
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