While the entire NBA is mired in dispute over the issue of resting players, local sneakerheads are in a positive mood following the arrival of a specific merchandise from one of the players involved: the Nike LeBron 14.
The latest signature shoe of superstar LeBron James dubbed as 'Chase Down' was unveiled during the Come Out Of Nowhere Experience at the Kerry Sports Manila in Taguig.
FHM was among those given the chance to try out a pair in the training camp of sorts, and we noticed that the basketball star basically personifies the eponymous shoe through these shared qualities:
The flexible strap ensures optimum support, while hexagonal Nike Zoom air units provide active cushioning—specs that are suitable for the expanded workload of a franchise player. Even at 32 years old, LeBron is still the consummate teammate, with his ability to make the players around him better.
The Black and Ice colorway is as simple as it gets, with the speckled midsole its most conspicuous detail. Unlike the futuristic designs of those that came before it, the minimalist look of the 'Chase Down' makes it a fairly decent casual shoe. The King, one the other hand, has actually watered down his game, despite his 10 triple-doubles this season.
LeBrons are known to be chunky and boxy—certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Taking cues from the man's astounding weight management, the 14 is a cut above its predecessors, thanks to the buoyant composition: stretchy lining, perforated foam, and thin mesh. The breathability just comes as an added bonus.
The previous versions are notorious for their ridiculous pricing that is as unfair as him on the court. The newest pair quietly dropped at a tolerable P8,845, making it more accessible to practical fans. Fitting enough, former teammate Dwyane Wade has poked fun at the NBA's highest paid player, for to the latter's reluctance to pay for data roaming.
The Nike LeBron 14 'Chase Down' is available in selected Nike and Titan stores