Originally Posted by thapointguy
The aggressive full length herringbone traction pattern is the only thing interesting here. Is the upper suede and the collar (synthetic) leather? Weird the Drive model would use these materials. They look more like a Fire Shot 2.
EDIT: This is a LUX sample. Regular version will have a mesh upper. Not sure of any other tech at the moment.
Not much other than what it is right now and still working on getting more details, so all of this is pure speculation... It certainly does look suede, but they could've just been testing how materials look and all. For a performance driven shoe, I'm sure the stock version has more ventilation/more performance materials, even if this is a LUX version.
The Fire Shot line did pretty horribly in sales so it's not hard to believe this was something they were working on as a successor to it, and decided to add it to the Drive franchise instead. Or they wanted to update the Drive line. I mean the 1 and 3 are pretty much the same looks and performance wise, and the 2 was one of the most boring shoes UA has ever put out in my opinion.
UA needs a bball franchise to take off other than Curry, so they could be putting more resources into that. Plus with a shoe that kinda looks like the 4 but won't carry the price tag of a signature shoe, makes sense from that stand point.
Again, none of this fact, just some speculation.
Edited by FlashSole - 1/9/17 at 11:27am