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I love the shoe. but i dont think its the right color.
Aren’t these running shoes?
niQ thats a question I’ve always pondered myself…The whole Shox technology was originally designed for basketball sneakers, but since then they’ve been more targeted towards running/training….I’ve personally never seen anyone ball in Shox like these….I was really nearly about to pick a pair up a few weeks back thinking that same question
I have a pair of the Shox R4, which looks similar to this and yes it is a running shoe. But I don’t think I would ball in them just cause I need more ankle support.
Nike makes this shoe more as a lifestyle sneaker now. They have begun to focus more on the lunar foam models for running and the free because those shoes allow for the runner to utilize mid and forefoot striking which is becoming the next big trend. While the Shox are comfortable they are clunky when jogging so they are clunky when balling and can actually be pretty unstable when landing which can cause ankle roll. Nice color though, gray is always nice in sneakers.
I think they did a really good job designing this shoe. I have tried them on and they are really comfortable but really expensive but i would really recomend this shoe to anyone who wants a comfortable shoe.
I believe that Shox technology has been a massive failure and they only keep releasing these kicks in order to justify the years of R&D that went into designing them. But that’s just a theory, I’m sure some people probably dig ‘em. Maybe the Shox themselves are a fashion thing, or visually pleasing (???). I prefer MaxAir for most activities (daily casual, cross training, basketball), and the Lunar platform is ridiculously perfect for running. To each their own though…
Toe looks like a golf shoe.
Funny thing is there wasn’t that much R&D, they purchased the technology from DaDa, unless that is an urban legend. Maybe someone can do a detailed search on this. But I think this is how DaDa ended up making so much money in the 90′s. Either way, the shoe still sells. I hate setting up at the local market though and watching the horrible knock offs being sold out there. I can honestly say at least 100 pair of the knock off versions of this shoe is sold in Memphis for nothing. It’s insulting.
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