The Brandblack Rare Metal 2 is the long awaited follow up to the Brandblack Rare Metal. The original Rare Metal was a well-rounded on court performer designed by David Raysse. Raysse is a footwear industry veteran who previously worked at Fila, adidas, and Skechers before going independent and founding Brandblack.
For our longtime audience members, you’ll remember that we liked the Rare Metal enough to do a Brandblack x WearTesters collab with it. Needless to say, our expectations are high for this second model. Click play above to see Chris’ initial thoughts, on foot video, and performance predictions.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- Supercritical Jetlon cushioning
- A traction pattern you’ve seen before
- Wraptech Vibram outsole
- Rare Metal versus Rare Metal 2
- Lacing options and lace lock
- Sizing recommendations
As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing tells us why she doesn’t like the Supercritical name for the cushioning and comments on how the Rare Metal 2 doesn’t look like a basketball shoe.
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the Brandblack Rare Metal 2
The Brandblack Rare Metal 2 will be available for $250 on March 15, 2021 at Brandblack.
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