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@Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit. Not what I expected after wearing and enjoying the 2016 model. The @primeknit upper is very firm and not nearly as comfortable as the upper on the 2016, which was the standard bearer for true knit uppers on basketball shoes. The cushioning was also noticeably firmer than the 2016 which is disappointing. The boost on the 2016 was very soft and Ultraboost-like. I sold my 2016s because they felt clunky despite being very comfortable. Perhaps this is why @adidashoops decided to firm things up and make the shoe sleeker. I doubt I’ll get a pair of these unless I find them for a ridiculous price. These were about $140 CAD. Rumours are the cushioning will be changed to “bounce” foam for 2018, stay tuned. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidashoops #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #adidasbasketball #crazyexplosive
@Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%. Of course I find a pair in Athens of all places as they are sold out everywhere in Vancouver. These shoes are supposed to improve your performance by at least 4%. After trying them on I can say they have the most noticeable bounce of any shoe I’ve ever tried, more than my Ultraboost which is shocking. I can see how these shoes would literally propel you forward. Don’t get fooled and think these are the same as the @Nike Zoom Fly which is the takedown model and doesn’t utilize the same technology. The 4% has a weird looking “wrinkled” midsole compared to the regular Fly. After trying these on I was very tempted to get them but unfortunately they didn’t have my size. The Nike Store in Athens actually had them on sale which is crazy considering the demand for these in North America. Too bad they were not meant to be 😢. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #zoomx #nikerunning #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #nikezoomvaporfly4 #vaporfly4  #nikeathens
@jumpman23 Air Jordan 13 Cherry. The 13s are one of my favourite Air Jordan’s, which makes me wonder why I never had a pair. I always remember my dad watching Chicago Bulls games on tv with me during MJ’s final 2 seasons. The 13’s were his last pair of shoes technically even though he brought out the 14s during the finals. Besides the blue pair this cherry pair is my favourite. Unfortunately these are kids sizes. I still ended up picking them up though. If I can’t have them at least my nephews are going to look fly 😎. I got these for $40 bucks a pair which is a steal IMO. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #airjordan13 #jumpman #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #cherry #outletfinds
@jumpman23 Air Jordan XXX2. The 32 is an homage to the Jordan 2. You can compare the similarities for yourself by swiping to the next picture. This is called the “banned” colorway because the NBA actually banned and fined Michael Jordan for wearing shoes that weren’t predominantly white based. @Nike was more than happy to pay the fines as it resulted in unprecedented demand for the shoe. The shoe is the epitome of basketball technology. The Flyknit, unlocked zoom air and carbon fibre shank plate can’t be found on any other pair of shoes. I got these for the steal price of $110 CAD from @sportchek . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #zoomair #nikebasketball #jumpman #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #jordan32 #banned #bred #airjordan #jumpman23
Sad to see all these pairs go. Some were worn often while others collected dust in my closet and were only brought out from time to time. I remember how and when I purchased each pair. One pair came all the way from Hong Kong while another was from California. Each has their own story but I’m glad they’ve found new homes. #unloadtoreload . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #zoomair #adidas #nike #adidasbasketball #nikebasketball #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #drose6 #kd9 #hyperdunk2016 #hardenvol2 #damianlillard #crazyexplosive
@Nike Zoom Generation OG. Lebron James’ first shoes. These are 15 years old if you can believe it. Notice the genuine leather which is almost never used on performance models nowadays. The major drawback with leather is aesthetically they crease and scuff like crazy but the benefit is the material really molds to your foot. Also, look at that beautiful checkered carbon fibre shank which provides structure and support for your foot and is rarely seen anymore. I never liked this model as the footbed was too flat and my feet would slide and hit the front of the shoe even when I laced them super tight. Overall they didn’t perform well as the cushioning and traction were mediocre, fit terribly and support wasn’t great. Nike recently retroed these for $175 USD 😒. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #zoomgeneration #nikebasketball #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #lebronjames #kingjames #bred #zoomair
@Adidas Ultraboost ST(black/red) and Clima (black). My brother-in-law was interested in getting a pair and it inspired me to post a quick comparison. The ST has about 20% more boost and you can feel the difference. It actually felt like a downgrade in pillowy softness when wearing my Climas. Both uppers are made of primeknit but the edge does to the clima as it uses a one-piece upper that fits exactly like a sock while the ST uses a traditional tongue. Traction is the same but it’s interesting to note that they coloured the boost to black on the clima as you can see the boost through the Continental rubber outsoles. Both shoes are amazing as they don’t sacrifice any performance for style, despite looking damn good. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidasrunning #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #ultraboostst #ultraboostclima #tripleblack
@jumpman23 Air Jordan XXX2. One of the best performing Air Jordan signature models in some time. The few before it had some great features but none of them brought it all together like this model. The cushioning feels really stiff and clunky to start off but breaks in eventually. The fit is good and the Flyknit upper is a high point in terms of comfort. Traction is always iffy when you use a translucent rubber, try and get a solid outsole for best performance. I prefer the higher cut version as the synthetic leather wings by the ankle really wrap around and provide you with good support. I’ve seen the highs and lows go on sale for great prices. The next pic is from the outlet but @sportchek has them for $110 which is a steal. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #airjordan #jumpman #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #nikebasketball
@Nike Kobe AD. These are showing up at Canadian outlets for $120 CAD plus whatever discount they’re having that week. I saw the same pair in Seattle for $80 USD plus another 30%. There was some hype when these shoes came out because they have a nice aesthetic. I especially like this colorway because you can’t go wrong with a gum outsole. Unfortunately the upper is made of a suede-like material which isn’t great for basketball. It doesn’t breathe and there are other materials that could’ve provided the same level of support. When I tried them on the upper felt thin and stiff while the cushioning was very firm. They wouldn’t be bad if the regular price was $120 but the original price was $200. The next shoe in the Kobe line is supposed to incorporate a lot of new tech so I would wait for those. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #kobead #nikebasketball #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #kobemid
@Adidas Ultraboost ST. Still the best running and recovery shoes I own. I’ve put more kms on these shoes than any shoe I can remember and they still look and feel great. Adidas made a smart decision to use continental rubber (yes, the tire company) on the outsole to preserve traction. Boost cushioning is still extremely bouncy and it’s hard for me to pick another shoe when I’m looking for a casual pair to wear. If you’re on the fence, I’d say try on a pair especially now that the hype has died and most Ultraboost are eligible for discount codes and sales. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidasrunning #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters
@Adidas Ultraboost Clima. I told my wife during our wedding vows that I would stop hiding shoes from her... sorry babe 😅. She actually walked by me as I took this shot and she said “those shoes again?” Well they aren’t the same shoe even though they’re both dressed in black. The Ultraboost Clima is similar to regular Ultraboost except Adidas incorporated design elements that make them well-suited for warmer weather. I’ll post more about them later and compare them to my @Nike Vapormax but right now I just want to admire how beautiful both of these shoes look 😍. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidasrunning #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #tripleblack #allblackeverything #nike #nikevapormax #flyknit #primeknit #headtohead #zaizai #threedoggyteers
@Adidas Drose 8. Final thoughts. Very solid shoe. The upper is made of a knitted material that feels plasticky. I wouldn’t have known it was knit if it weren’t for @weartesters. The shoe locks your foot in decently but it would’ve been better if the front portion wasn’t so wide. The second pic shows the air ventilation that was incorporated into the shoe which is really cool (pun intended). The last gym I played in was dusty and the court was made of a synthetic material. I was sliding everywhere and had to switch to my hyperdunks. This was disappointing as otherwise these shoes play great overall. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidasbasketball #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #sneakersdaily
@Nike Zoom Fly. Misleading name as this specific model uses lunar foam cushioning. No zoom air cushioning whatsoever. There is a Zoom Fly elite model that uses ZoomX cushioning but those are very limited. This pair is a takedown model and can be purchased at outlets for $130 CAD. I found them to fit very narrow and the arch support feels prominent. You can see the significant width difference in the first pic when compared to my Ultraboost. The upper hugs your foot well and doesn’t have much padding. I was impressed with the design of the midsole as I did feel like I was being propelled forward after each step. The cushioning is firm but will likely feel more comfortable after break-in. I will be on the lookout for these once they get below $100. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #zoomfly #adidasrunning #nikerunning #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #nike #ultraboostst
@Nike outlet finds from my Portland trip. The Kobe 8s were a youth size 6 but still crazy to find a deadstock pair. A definite cop if they were in my size. The Oregon Kobe ADs were pretty comfortable but they felt slightly tight and stiff. They were $109 plus 30% off. The last pair were the Kobe AD LA city editions. I was tempted to get these because they were only $80 plus 30% off but man they didn’t feel good on foot. They honestly felt cheap and the cushioning was nothing to get excited over. I’m actually shocked I left Portland without buying a single pair of shoes for myself. On the other hand I did get my girl some Paul George 2s to ball in to make up for it. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #kb8 #kb24 #nikebasketball #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #mambamentality #kobead #kobe8 #outletfinds #paulgeorge #pg2
@Nike Employee Store. This was a cool experience I checked off my sneaker bucket list. I made the mistake of going on a Saturday so it was extremely busy and chaotic. I would recommend going in with tempered expectations. Whatever you find at a Niketown you’ll find here but with a discount. Don’t expect to get any of the popular Air Jordan, Flyknit trainer or Epic react models. A lot of those models are reserved for staff. Overall it was a fun experience but definitely go during a weekday. ‭. . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #nike #nikesportswear #nikerunning #nikebasketball #employeestore #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters
@Nike Flyknit Racer Oreo. By far the most stylish and comfortable summer shoe. They’re super light, comfortable and have great airflow due to the Flyknit. #chillinwithmyhomie . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #flyknitracer #nikerunning #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #oreo #summerkicks
@Adidas Drose 8. The traction on these shoes are solid. They aren’t the best out there but no real complaints so far. I wanted to highlight the beautiful gold shank plate. This plate does a great job of stabilizing your foot and providing support. It ensures your foot moves with the shoe and is aligned correctly so you aren’t putting too much pressure on your tendons. I appreciate how adidas used a shiny plastic material. The gold really pops. This is the best colorway of the Drose 8 IMO. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidasbasketball #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #drose8
@Nike Hyperdunk 2017 #kayyow. The Richmond Nike outlet has been dry for months now. I don’t remember the last time they carried anything interesting. The only pair of note is this colorway of the #hyperdunk2017 that is helping to bring awareness to breast cancer. I’m glad wearing pink especially on shoes is now widely accepted. This pair would look great on the court and @nikebasketball did a good job of not making the pink overpowering. From what I’ve heard the shoes are decent except the “react” cushioning feels very firm. React foam is apparently implemented differently in running shoes and feels great so we’ll see how Nike uses it in the future. This pair was $120 CAD with an additional 20% off. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #nikehyperdunk #nikebasketball #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #nikehyperdunk2017 #kayyow
@Adidas Drose 8. Played in these for the first time and the first thing that came to mind was smooth. The cushioning is softer than the #hardenvol2 but not as plush as the #crazyexplosive. It just felt easy to play in them. Another feature that I appreciated is the material and design of the upper. When you first feel it, the material feels plasticky and cheap.  Nothing compared to the knit materials on other performance models. But once you lace up you’ll realize the genius behind this design as it feels like you’re wearing an ankle brace. For some people this may be too restrictive but I loved it. So far so good. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #boostislife #adidashoops #adidas #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #drose8 #moltenbasketball #drose
@Nike Flyknit Trainer and Racer. When the lineup is long at @rainorshineyvr you take shoe pics to pass the time. . . . . . #dixknowskix #sneakerfiend #sneakersteals #nikeflyknittrainer #nikerunning #nike #igkicks #sneakercommunity #sneakeraddiciton #sneakergame #sneakerfam #shoeoftheday #performancereview #weartesters #nikeflyknitracer #oreo #yeknits

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