After releasing in high-top and engineered mesh makeups, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low is now available for your summer basketball sessions. Curious how the sneaker performs on court? Our latest video Performance Review breaks down the first low-top Flyknit sneaker for the hardwood in every category, from traction to durability. Check out the video below, and give us your thoughts on the Mamba's latest sneaker in the comment section.
The Jordan Melo M10 is essentially the Air Jordan XX8 SE. Or is it?
The multi-directional traction pattern is indistinguishable, the Jordan Flight Plate is integrated into both, and the lacing structure appears to be the same. Aesthetically (and performance-wise in some aspects), the M10 and the XX8 SE are comparable, but there are a few qualities incorporated into the Jordan Melo M10 that make it more of a 'power position' shoe than the Air Jordan XX8 SE. Find out the minor tweaks - and in some ways major tweaks - that give Carmelo Anthony's 10th signature shoe its own distinct fit and function.
The Air Jordan XX8 SE is nowhere near as polarizing as the original XX8.
There's no Scholler mesh sleeve creeping up past your shin (when zipped up), no unzipped sleeve covering the entire heel (when zipped down), and there's no YKK zipper running through the middle of the silhouette. All of the attributes that made the Air Jordan XX8 intriguing and unparalleled, at least aesthetically, are stripped away, but the XX8's standout performance qualities truly lie within its framework.
Under Armour burst onto the performance basketball footwear scene in the fall of 2010 with a shoe called the Black Ice and a young, free-spirited point guard named Brandon Jennings, endorsing it. The Black Ice wasn't the greatest performance shoe we had ever seen, but UA's first attempt at a basketball shoe surely didn't fall on deaf ears.