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Traction – Front to back, the herringbone worked perfectly fine. Dust and debris will slightly hinder overall performance of the traction – due to the translucent rubber – but if you are able to keep up with consistent wiping you should be alright.

I stated this in the 1st Performance Teaser; the heel gave me some slight slippage when in transition. Mostly when curling around screens, running fast breaks & driving by the opposing player at an angle. It’s something that even I couldn’t change… couldn’t quite adapt to the issue very well so I wish there would have been less smooth surface along the heel and more herringbone to possibly prevent the issue from occurring too often.

Cushion – Pretty much the same setup as the Air Jordan 3 & 4; featuring a heel & forefoot Air unit along with a Polyurethane midsole. The midsole will start off fairly stiff but soon breaks in over time, something that I had not experienced with the Air Jordan 3  or 4 . Forefoot cushion – while available – is lower to the ground so if you aren’t used to playing in sneakers that have you sitting roughly an inch above ground then you will want to give yourself time to adjust.

Material – Materials on this colorway require practically no break-in time. However, they get softer as you play so it’s less supportive as time goes by. If you choose to play in a pair I’d recommend wearing a pair with the split grain leather uppers as they’ll offer up much more durability & support.

Fit – The fit was a hit and miss in most areas. While the midfoot fit is fine – also offers two ways to lace up your shoes for greater midfoot lock down if needed – the heel and forefoot are a bit sloppy… mainly the forefoot. Even going down ½ size you will receive a sloppy forefoot fit but the heel may improve a bit with less room from front to back. With a sloppy fit comes slight hesitation upon your movements and that can cost you a few milliseconds… which counts when you have your opponent beat yet you lose your advantage due to an interior forefoot issue such as slipping.

Ventilation – Much like the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 5 offers ventilation on both side panels & tongue. While the rubber mesh layered on top will slightly restrict air flow, it’s not horrible and shouldn’t be too big of an issue… especially seeing as how most performance models in this era lacked ventilation so in comparison the Air Jordan 5 was probably one of the most well ventilated shoes at the time.

Support – Again, just like the past Air Jordan models, there isn’t much support. There is a molded arch and a thin internal heel counter – what it’s made of I do not know – so that’s pretty much all the support you will get. If the upper features leather versus the nubuck you will receive a bit more support from a material standpoint than you would from this particular pair.

Overall – Still a great shoe from its time. Not a complete upgrade from the Air Jordan IV – in my opinion – but they were headed in the right direction going into the 90’s. If you were to play in a pair of kd 10 for sale.  I’d definitely recommend going with a pair featuring leather along the upper versus the nubuck for some additional strength and support.

New Arrivals : Jordan 5, Nike PG 1, Kryie 3, Flight Bonafide can cop now

New Arrivals : Jordan 5, Nike PG 1, Kryie 3, Flight Bonafide can cop now

Another Saturday, another set of drops that you can cop now.

Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Cement’ For Sale : Men’s |

The classic Air Jordan 5 style comes with a classic colorway, with cement print taking over.

The colorway takes inspiration from the Jordan 4 ‘Cement’ with the gray midsole with black speckling originating from that style. Black and red touches contrast the white leather throughout the silhouette.

Quality is said to be fairly good on this pair, with a supple leather that may come with extra tumbling, depending on the pair.

Check above to find the Air Jordan 5 ‘Cement’ in men’s  sizes, with the men’s retailing for $95.

Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Deadly Pink’:Women’s|

The AJ 5 is also dropping in a girl-friendly colorway, with a black nubuck upper and small touches of ‘Deadly Pink’ to draw the eyes. An interesting touch on this shoe is the imprinted, horizontal lines on the tongue.

You can pick up the Air Jordan 5 ‘Deadly Pink’ up for $90, with smaller kid’s sizes available for less.

Nike PG 1 ‘Checkmate’:Men’s|

The popular PG 1 is back with another simple colorway, this time in black and white. The colorway is likely based off of chess, with the strategic game featuring white and black pieces.

You can pick up the Nike PG 1′ Checkmate’ for $83 in men’s sizes, with full family sizes available as well.

Nike Kyrie 3 ‘Blackout’: Men’s |

If you thought the PG 1 was popular, you may not know that the Kyrie 3 is the top-selling basketball shoe out right now.

Kyrie Irving’s third signature has dropped in a (mostly) all-black colorway, with a little bit of white infused into the outsole in a camouflage look.

This Kyrie 3 can be found for $88 in men’s sizes, with family sizes available as well.

Nike Flight Bonafide ‘Military Blue’: Men’s

Another updated version of a classic model, the Nike Flight Bonafide has dropped in ‘Military Blue’ at Eastbay.

The shoe takes the eye-catching tooling from the Zoom Flight 95 that was famously worn by the likes of stars like Jason Kidd. The updated part of the shoe is the Flyknit upper, which reduces weight and gives an aesthetic update with more popular shoes from the swoosh featuring such an upper.

Nike Flight Bonafide ‘Military Blue’ can be had for $95. go to our Store:KD10sale.com