Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Union Speed II

If you live in Japan, you've probably seen this shoe already on court and at retail stores. I figured I'd post them up since it was not released outside of Japan. This model is a step brother to Make It Rain - a lighter version for quick guards for those who play Bukatsu ball. It shares the same outsole/ midsole design as its predecessor, with an improved rubber compound that is little more grippier.

日本に住んでいる人はもう既にコートやお店で見かけたかもしれない。日本国外では発売されなかったので紹介します。このモデルはMake It Rainの弟分として部活でプレーするスピードタイプのガード選手の為に誕生。前モデルと同じミッドソールとアウトソールを使用し、ラバーコンパウンドをすこし変えてグリップが向上。

What's unique about this shoe is the construction. Free floating webbing, or what I call 'fingers' create support for the midfoot, while the monomesh underneath give plenty ventilation to let the heat out. I guess "hot" kicks don't always have to literally be that way.


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