There were two sneakers that I was excited for in the beginning of the NBA season (other than Kobe’s), the Nike Zoom HyperRev and James Harden’s Nike Zoom Crusaders. I visited my local outlet and with a little luck, was able to cop a pair of Crusaders for a steal. Since then, I been wearing them almost everyday trying to break them in, and damn do they feel good.
Upon initial try-on the fit was amazing. The sneaker is as low-cut as any other shoe, if not lower. Not much of a big deal for me as the lacing system keeps your heel locked in. I do have a concern however on the materials as it isn’t as rigid and sturdy as you want it to be for basketball movements. I still yet to hoop in them so that remains to be seen. Cushioning is the standard Nike Zoom set-up in the forefoot and heel. This surprised me due to the fact that you get heel zoom when usually it’s just phylon. Not only is the shoe only priced at $110, but it feels amazing. Once broken in, it felt amazing. It felt just like the Zoom Kobe… i’ll stop it here.
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