Or everything that was interesting in shoe news three weeks ago…
But I digress…there has been a bit of shoe news pop up over the last couple of months and while not timely anymore I feel obligated to pass along the news to those of you who may not be scouring the internet (or watched the Olympics DOH!) for the latest shoe news
First up…its the long awaited but not really because the season just ended and holy cow how are they already releasing the Lebron X?
Thats the special “Gold Medal” Team USA colorway of the shoe complete with special golden, anti establishment, backwards facing swoosh. I’ll let the marketing buzz speak for itself:
“The design of the LeBron X is inspired by the diamond, an unbreakable gemstone forged by time, heat and pressure. LeBron’s latest is constructed for dynamic containment, impact protection and responsiveness to assist one of the game’s most explosive players.”
Uhh right. I thought the 10th anniversary was aluminum, not diamond?
Anywho from a tech standpoint the shoe features the first full-length visible Nike Zoom unit, dynamic Flywire technology, Hyperfuse construction and Nike+ Basketball. Rumors abound that a special Nike+ basketball edition will feature additional sensors and run over $300.
I also wanted to touch on the Olympic colorway of the Kobe VII because hey this is Droppin and I’m all about the Kobes. When it was first unveiled I didn’t think much of the rather boring design and so I never posted on it. Then they released the pics of the “Gold Medal” edition:.
HOLY COW! That gold swoosh makes all the difference in the world to an otherwise boring colorway. I could do without the gold gradient/splatter on the heel counter but other than that its a very cool take on the VII.