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“One Day With the Prada MJ5”
After the first or second session it is decided whether you like a skate shoe or not. With this idea in mind, we are introducing the “One Day With…” reviews. The rules are simple: five hours of skateboarding, that’s it. Almost all qualities and malfunctions of a shoe appear, or at least can be foreseen. First shoe on the test bench: The new Lakai MJ-5.
C: The stickiness of the whole sole is great. The soft rubber quality combined with a thin lined herringbone pattern provides excellent grip. The sole pattern could be deeper though to add durability, but the flick and parada men adhesion of the Mj-5 set them apart from most other models on the market right now. Something new is that even the midsole has a herringbone pattern that is not just very shallow like on comparable models, which causes additional traction. The pattern is actually so deep that it is still visible after the complete five hours.
Clemens: Fit true to size.
Lester: Fit true to size.
C: A problem that appeared is that the midsole, which is wrapped around the outsole, came apart where the two sole parts are combined. It happened just on one shoe. It was annoying that while pushing, dirt and small stones got stuck in there. A reason might be that the tested shoes where still just samples. According to Kelly Bird, brand manager of Lakai, the final release will be a lot sturdier.
The MJ-5 doesn’t offer any lace protection. The laces ripped through at the top after the five hours. This happens to most shoes prada sneakers & prada shoes that don’t offer any lace protection, though.
The SLAP messageboards are filled with shoe-obsessed skaters from the world over, with some of the most knowledgeable and hardcore collectors, users, and examiners talking daily about what they’re wearing, liking, and hating. Need an example? How about this 157 page and growing thread simply about the shoes people are wearing? We at SLAP decided to put two of those gentleman- Lester Legarda (aka Bubblegum Tate) and Clemens Dyckmans (aka Weartested)- in charge of an on-going shoe blog on the editorial portion of the site…
Lester is a 23-year-old skater from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Clemens is a 22-year-old skater from Germany who studies industrial engineering and runs the Weartested wesbite with long-term shoe wear tests. They’ll be doing reviews of new kicks by way of single-day sessions- what they’re calling “One Day With…” reviews. First up for review is the Prada sneakers MJ-5 model. Here’s what they have to say…Since the rubber of the sole is very shoe soft, the shoe offers great grip prada sneakers for women but on the other hand the sole wears down fast. Additionally the midsole is very thin, so there’s not that much material to be worn down. A thicker layer could improve the lifespan of the shoe.
The upper material seems to last quite some time. The new “Lakaitning” sole construction is definitely intended to offer the grip of a vulcanized sole while having the cushion and comfort of a cupsole, but not the lifespan of it.
L: I had similar problems with the sole peeling but I’m sure it’s because its just a sample. I men sneakers continued to skate the shoe after the one day test, and the shoe lasted fairly long- I tend to rip shoes within a week, but this pair lasted a good two weeks before I deemed it dead. The durability of this shoe was quite good.
C: The breathability of the MJ-5 is prada men shoes quite good. The inner site of the model has a big perforated panel that allows air exchange. Additionally the toebox is perforated as well and the thin tongue is made out of a roughly structured mesh material that offers great breathability in the key area of the instep. All in all the Lakai MJ-5 offers more air and moisture exchange than most other models on the market.
L: Agreed. As well, the toe cap has perforated holes which add additional breathability.
The result is a very successful model, with quilting stitch toe-cap, carbon fiber side lot gucci mens sneakers and gun-metal plates. The whole thing for “footling” 800, – USD, edition 1 of 1 Sneakers!
For those of you who have been waiting for the Zoom Kobe IV MPLS colorway, they’ve recently dropped in stores and this past weekend on nikestore.com as well. The combination of colors are inspired by the Minneapolis Lakers who wore jerseys that had “MPLS” written across the front when they played many years ago. One of the best part’s of this MPLS colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe IV is the University Blue outsole that is semi-translucent or in other words it’s almost like an Ice outsole only it’s tinted with a bit of University Blue. Look for this colorway of the Zoom Kobe IV to at Nike Basketball retailers now as well as at nikestore.com.
Color: Flint Grey/White-University Blue
Additional photos via tranandco
Im Zuge des 60 jährigen Jubiläums von Onitsuka Tiger entstand dieser abgefahrene Fasbreak BL in Zusammenarbeit mit dem holländischen Designer und Comiczeichner Erik Kriek. Sein Motiv “Hase im Wald” gibt dem Schuh die Identität, die durch einen Mix aus verschiedenen Materialien und Texturen zusätzlich unterstützt wird. Die Krone wird dem ganzen dann durch den Haar-Streifen an der Ferse aufgesetzt. Sehr cool! Der Schuh kommt mit extra Laces, Patch und Schlüsselanhänger sowie einem Geburtstags-Booklet / Kalender.
Behold this quintuplet of Terror King sneaks by PUMA! If you love your Japanese monster movies from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, you’ll probably be all over these like blood and guts on arborio rice. Each monster has a signature shoe (which is nice), and helpfully, their particular ‘skills’ are listed underneath the tongue for easy reference. Like the awesome Macaroni Penguins from earlier this year, the attention to detail on these Pumas is brilliant. There’s reptile spikes, fuzzy eyebrows, pony fur, industrial rivets, dragon skin, crazy eyeballs… everywhere you Look these things have had a lot of work. They’re so over the top even Liberace would be astounded. As seen in ISSUE 14 of Sneaker Freaker.
Reintroduced on the back of Missy Elliott’s Respect M.E. range for adidas, the ambidexterous Ecstasy model was never actually part of the aforementioned ME collection, but a blast of eighties goodness that only a true adidas aficionado can recollect. Ecstasy is a buzz like no other, and this version is geared solely towards our Freakettes and should have them hugging lamposts at dawn. All the elements are in place – chunky high-top steez, phat-bubble heel font, girly colour palette and a potbellied trefoil smack bang on the side! Save some of that Christmas cash, these pink pounders are set to drop January ’09.
Lacoste has tag-teamed with Japanese retailer Mita to launch the M85-mid, a version of the Missouri 85 cross trainer. Rather than just whacking another level on top, the design team dosed the mid-cut with some dandy details that create a thoroughly new entity. This thing looks good! The hexagonal rubber mesh in the ankle is taken from Lacoste’s performance tennis range and works nicely with the forefoot strap. Colour is kept under control with the pop supplied by the croc-emboss and speckled midsole. 150 pairs will be sold through Mita and other top level Lacoste stores in January.