Slippery as an eel…
I would say snake but snakes aren’t actually slippery.
The Lunarlon feels amazing. Definitely the most comfortable Kobe to date. However, there is a small problem with the modular setup this year… luckily its nowhere near as bad as last year.
Even with the Kobe socks, your sweat was just not meant to pool up on this foam insert. Lining is needed in order for your foot to truly stay in place and remain locked into the shoe. If it wasn’t for this then they’d have the best fitting Last since the VI and coming in just after the Kobe V which still has the best fit – in my opinion.
Just because something isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean it cant be modified to function properly.
You actually have a few options to choose from…
1. You can leave things as is and hope that you wear the midsole in enough to stop slipping inside the sneaker… if you are lucky enough to not roll your ankle first.
2. You can wear socks that have those sticky things on the bottom… the kind that they give at the Hospital.
3. Find some sort of thin fabric and glue it to the midsole. This is not the best option by the way.
You can choose from either of the three options above or if you happen to have the Air Jordan 2012 lying around… you can have yourself a true system since the midsoles are all the exact same shape, size and thickness as what is provided with the Kobe 8. Only down side is that you are giving up the wonderful Lunarlon cushion for more traditional Air based setups… most of you may actually prefer that, I just happen to love foam.
So… these are wonderful so far. They wont be considered ‘perfect’ due to the slipping but its as close as they’ve come so far. Its almost as if they make these shoes with some sort of imperfection just so they have something to do next year.