Kaizen Footwear is new to the scene, but you wouldn’t have thought that at first glance.
While they’ve previously released the Futuro for the lifestyle side, the upcoming Astro is for on-court use. Visually they look really clean and sleek, while utilizing modern material options along the upper. The colorway is pretty dope as well. According to their pre-order page on KaizenFootwear.com:
Breathable Mesh Upper Construction for Maximum Airflow
Fused Toe for Increased Durability on High-Wear Areas
Herringbone Traction Pattern from Toe to Heel for Superior Traction
Double Layered Mesh Tongue for Breathability
Rubber Heel Counter to Keep the Heel from Moving Throughout Play
Internal Heel/Ankle and Achilles Cushioning
Foam Cushioned Midsole, Bounce Back Heel and Court-Feel Forefoot
Personally, I’m pretty excited to try these out for myself. Long-time readers of WearTesters.com already know I’m more than willing to try new footwear options as there are plenty of shoes that meet the needs of today’s athlete. Whether it be in terms of pure performance, or the budget conscious hooper; there is something for everyone if you look hard enough.
Stay tuned for updates on the Kaizen Astro, and be sure to share your thoughts on the model down below in the comment section!