Monday, July 28, 2008

Versatile Ninjas

Here is an another colorway for the Union Versatility. Reebok has found a way to tap into new market opportunities with releasing distinct design, rather than trying to fit into bukatsu stereotypes as often presented by other companies.

This colorway is pretty aggressive when you think about bukatsu players wearing them in a relatively conservative bukatsu environment. During the 90's when I used to play, there was this incident where one of my teammates' shoes were stolen by the upper classmen just because they were black and too aggressive. That's how serious it was to choose what to wear in bukatsu because in Japan, "A nail that sticks up gets hammered down" was still true back in the day. But today is a whole new era, Ninjas no longer need to be unperceived, it's time for sneaker companies to step up their game in bukatsu designs.

This shoe was heavily focused on achieving maximum ventilation for bukatsu ballers who play all year round in a gym where there are no A/Cs. There is another version of this shoe made for speed player. I will post some pics, so stay tuned...




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