Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by rfx45, Jul 30, 2014.
D-Rose 5 Boost (OCT 16)
CrazyLight Boost (AUG 1)
Boost would be very cool to try in a basketball shoe
should have kept the 3 stripes on the tongue.
Really looking forward to these on court. I've got a couple pair of boost shoes and they are incredible. I just wish we didn't have to wait until October for them to release. I never understood why they reveal sneakers so far in advance of the actual release date.
Well the Cray Light Boost comes out in a few days.
Yea, but since they don't have full length boost I have no desire for them. And I've seen a couple diff release dates-some Aug 1 and some in sept.
Not feelin' either sneaker.
Gonna try out those D Rose 5's as my next hoop shoe.
I thought there were going to give Dame a sig already.
I copped the crazylight boost today in the Collegiate Green CW, they seem like decent mids and I hope the boost holds up. Ill do a performance test shortly once i have a few games in em.
Have they released in the US already? I see rubio got a blue sig CW in em also..
SUPER CLEAN CW
Ive been playing in these a few days now and a few things Ive noticed, the fit is great, it’s a 5/8 cut shoe with low to the ground stance giving them great court feel. Size runs slightly long but I would go TTS for the most part, the lacing stops a bit short giving some dead space in the toebox but it dosent make them loose or sloppy.
The offset on these must be very low as my calfs were hurting me after playing in them, not in a bad way just felt I was putting more pressure on my calfs when running/jumping.
Traction is very good, the forefoot cushioning isn’t great feels like a thin layer of phylon but hardly adiprene or “boost” tec in the forefoot. Heel is decent, I had a worry they would be a bit soft but they give decent support and have some “bounce” to them its not a game changer tho..
In terms of weight they are hardly “crazylight” my sz 12 came in over 13oz, far from the 11 advertised. Compared to the hyperdunk they come in about the same weight as the 2014s, here you can see the 2013s are 1oz more in same size.
Overall Id give them a solid 8/10, I like the fit more than the hyperdunk 2014 and the traction is better IMO, they wont be for everyone if you’re a guard or light on your feet these are ideal, for bigger post players the upper might be a little soft and the forefoot cushioning may be an issue if your carrying weight. Ankle support was as good as it gets for a mid, they offer much better support than a Kobe yet they allow great range of motion and good traction.
^^Nice review. The lack of forefoot boost is the killer for me, especially since I've read a few places now that not only is there no boost, the phylon is thin and sub par. Hurry up DRose 5!
Thanks for the review.
In terms of fit I would say these are similar to the Hyperdunk 2011s, (Narrow in the forefoot) the material in the upper is a synthetic mesh material (seamless on the inside) making them feel like a flyknit. The ventilation could be better but its not a major issue for me its more down the the material than the breathability, I still find the fit to be the best feature, the lock-down is great for a shoe without a strap, the heel counter works well with the stableframe and the outsole is good and wide which is good for traction. I would say its an ideal alternative to a Kobe or KD shoe than a lebron type shoe.
Im looking forward to trying out the D.Rose 5 cus if they are anything like these they will be a great performer with added cushioning and support.