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White/Gum Future Legend reduced to $74.98 - http://www.finishline.com/store/product/mens-brandblack-future-legend-basketball-shoes/prod1121476?styleId=262BB&colorId=WHT

 

Futher price reduction on some other models as well - www.finishline.com/brandblack

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Man...just played in the Future Legends and these are amazing!  I like these better than the JC3 because the outrigger is huge and I felt totally safe.  Traction was freaking beast, even on the dusty court (I wiped out of habit but I would've been fine without wiping I think).  The cushioning...man...the cushioning was so freaking awesome.  Bouncy, up there with Boost from the D-Rose 6 for me (when the Boost was good in those).  Low to the ground, but bouncy and firm as well.  I felt so confident playing these.  My ONLY complaint is that it feels a LITTLE bulky and not one-to-one as much.  I did play with and without the shroud and the shroud DOES make a difference.  I will play with lacing setups to see if a slightly tighter fit will help with one-to-one feel.  It wasn't BAD, I just noticed that something was on my foot while playing.

 

I would be interested to see how the cushioning height difference compares with the Rare Metal.  I am scared to get those because of the traction, as well as the Jetlon Plus being slightly thinner (I tend to bottom cushions out pretty quick).  Any comparisons from people who have both and have played in both for a while?

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Originally Posted by jrdatrackstar23 View Post
 

Man...just played in the Future Legends and these are amazing!  I like these better than the JC3 because the outrigger is huge and I felt totally safe.  Traction was freaking beast, even on the dusty court (I wiped out of habit but I would've been fine without wiping I think).  The cushioning...man...the cushioning was so freaking awesome.  Bouncy, up there with Boost from the D-Rose 6 for me (when the Boost was good in those).  Low to the ground, but bouncy and firm as well.  I felt so confident playing these.  My ONLY complaint is that it feels a LITTLE bulky and not one-to-one as much.  I did play with and without the shroud and the shroud DOES make a difference.  I will play with lacing setups to see if a slightly tighter fit will help with one-to-one feel.  It wasn't BAD, I just noticed that something was on my foot while playing.

 

I would be interested to see how the cushioning height difference compares with the Rare Metal.  I am scared to get those because of the traction, as well as the Jetlon Plus being slightly thinner (I tend to bottom cushions out pretty quick).  Any comparisons from people who have both and have played in both for a while?

 

I have the Future Legend and the first edition of the Rare Metal (Thunder).  I hear you on the complaint about the bulk of the FL but still that shoe is very impressive in so many ways.  I'm a bigger (weight) guy at 5'10" 213 and I am all about cushion with great response too.  I have yet to bottom out on the Rare Metal and that JETLON-Plus is amazing.  I've played in my pairs (red/black and all black) multiple times and my feet and legs always feel great.  If you're worried about the traction, and I understand that because I play on those wonderfully dirty courts at 24 Hour Fitness, then I would recommend getting the Rare Metal Lightning.  The upper is lighter and the outsole was made with a different compound that has more grip, bite, etc.  I'm waiting for the mostly black colorway of the Jigsaw-Camo print and then I'll be good to go on the courts.  Oh yeah, I'm also waiting for them to finally release the low cut Future Legend.  Really interested in how those will feel without that strap, even though I love the lockdown on the regular Future Legend.

Size: 12 US or XL (Presto)

Current favorite model to hoop in: Kobe XI Elite Low (halfcourt)  /  Kobe A.D. (fullcourt)

 

Westcoast living for me.

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Size: 12 US or XL (Presto)

Current favorite model to hoop in: Kobe XI Elite Low (halfcourt)  /  Kobe A.D. (fullcourt)

 

Westcoast living for me.

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I have the Future Legend and the first edition of the Rare Metal (Thunder).  I hear you on the complaint about the bulk of the FL but still that shoe is very impressive in so many ways.  I'm a bigger (weight) guy at 5'10" 213 and I am all about cushion with great response too.  I have yet to bottom out on the Rare Metal and that JETLON-Plus is amazing.  I've played in my pairs (red/black and all black) multiple times and my feet and legs always feel great.  If you're worried about the traction, and I understand that because I play on those wonderfully dirty courts at 24 Hour Fitness, then I would recommend getting the Rare Metal Lightning.  The upper is lighter and the outsole was made with a different compound that has more grip, bite, etc.  I'm waiting for the mostly black colorway of the Jigsaw-Camo print and then I'll be good to go on the courts.  Oh yeah, I'm also waiting for them to finally release the low cut Future Legend.  Really interested in how those will feel without that strap, even though I love the lockdown on the regular Future Legend.

Repped! Appreciate you man!

So if you had to pick, would you get another pair of Future Legends or Rare Metals? I like the Future Legends in every area except bulk. The cushioning, though it has gotten lower to the ground (which I don't like, ironically I am a guard at 5'11 190 lbs), is still pretty nice. I do wish the cushioning had kept more height, but I pray I don't bottom it out. It has lost some of that initial bounce that had me excited for them.
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