Friday, January 30, 2009

Make It Rain

The second installment of the Bukatsu series from Reebok was engineered based on 3 key technical elements that was inherited from the original Bukatsu Union-Versatility shoe; maximum breath-ability, grippy outsole, and light-weight construction.

Noticeable improvements from the original is the quarter panel ventilation details; dome-shaped molded mono mesh laminated with molded synthetic leather retains the shape of the shoe without building on unnecessary layers of material. This construction helps maintain the strength on the quarter without sacrificing the weight and breath-ability.



Also worth mentioning is the forefoot dual density midsole for lateral stability, full-foot internal mesh bootie, and low profile dmx foam for responsive cushioning.

The sample shown above was created using a last designed by taking an average of a large number of Asian basketball players’ feet. Nevertheless the upper pattern compliments this Asian last to obtain a specific proportion, the product that you will see in retail will have a slight modification to the last for wider range of audience-- visual sacrifice made, all for the sake of making the best performance shoe.

さらに特筆すべきディテールは、安定性を保つ為に前足部に配置されたdual density foam、靴下のようなインナーのinternal bootie、そしてクッショニングには薄めのDMX foam。


Monday, January 12, 2009


This month's Slam features Allen Iverson and his latest shoe. It's been 10 years since AI graced the classic Slam cover with his blown out 'fro in retro Phila jersey. This month's cover reminds me of that particular issue I used to flip through over and over.
In the interview, he talks a bit about the Answer XII so if you claim yourself as a sneakerhead, I suggest stop what you're doing now and go to the newsstands!

インタビューの中でAIがAnswer XIIについて語っているので、スニーカー好きの人は手を止めて直ちに本屋さんへ向かいましょう!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's '09

I guess better late than never, Happy New Year to everyone who is visiting this blog! Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and wish you a safe and great year.

Just few days before celebrating the New Year in Times Square,
I had a chance to watch the Nets-Bulls game in Jersey. It's never been this entertaining watching the Bulls since the post-Jordan era. Derrick Rose led the Bulls over the Nets with his career high 13 assists and a couple of freakish drives to the basket that looked way too easy. Can you imagine him with a range in a couple of years? unstoppable... Big ups to my man Dice for hooking me up with the game and a once in a lifetime New Year's experience in NYC.

Now moving onto '09 I will continue posting entries to shed some light on fresh kicks that you will find here first and some basketball related stories so keep checking back.


タイムズスクエアで新年を迎える数日前、ニュージャージーでネッツ対ブルズの試合を観ました。ブルズはジョーダン時代以来、初めておもしろいチームになって来たんじゃないでしょうか。デリックローズのキャリアハイの13アシストと、いとも簡単に見えるドライブで勝敗はブルズに軍配があがりました。あと数年で彼がジャンプシュートを身につけたらどうなるのか?止めらんないですね!Dice, ゲームのチケット、そしてNYCでの楽しい時間ありがとう。