As a kid growing up in the Philippines in the 80’s we were pretty much limited to what we wore during PE, Nike was pretty much out of reach and so were Adidas, Reebok and the like, what we did have were local brands such as World Balance.
Today we’re having a look at the new World Balance Bank Shot.
I know, I know it doesn’t have a swoosh or little man in red jumping around, nor does it have any stripes in threes running through it… but this little known shoe manufacturer does have is potential.
Traction is pretty much a mixed bag of patterns, you have a modified uh, wavy herringbone type pattern from the tip of the shoe down to the medial front outrigger, then you have a hexagonal story-telling pattern down the lateral side all the way to the heel where there are curved strips of rubber. These look like they’ll hold up well on both indoor and outdoor settings, and from first try-on the frontal pattern sticks like glue, so I have high hopes that this setup will benefit a lot of smaller players and guards.
The entire medial side of the shoe is perforated with holes… I mean literally, like someone took an assault rifle and peppered the entire side with holes and the tongue is full mesh so you can expect to have dry socks with these.
Other than those two main points I really do have high hopes for these, especially when those high hopes only cost about Php 2899.00 (US$ 65.00)
Stay tuned for a full review soon!
Shop here: http://www.worldbalance.com.ph/