We’re back with Issue 15 of the WearTesters Weekender. If this is the first time you’ve checked out the segment, we encourage you to read through previous week’s articles as well. If you’re returning this week looking for more, thank you for your continued support! As always, be sure to leave your thoughts and comments below!
WearTesters Weighs In
Alright, so you’ve been challenged to a game of 1 on 1 by a co-worker, a friend, relative, teammate, anyone you can’t bare to lose to. This is a high stakes grudge match, indoors, with an interesting twist: you get to choose what sneakers you play in, AND what shoes your opponent plays in. What are you picking and why? Also, do you have a go to move for the 1 on 1 situation? Let’s hear it from the WearTesters team.
I have a friend that mechanically has one of the worst shots I’ve seen and yet the ball constantly goes in. Dude is always wearing the same Nike Flex Run shoes too, which I’m sure has some magical Like Mike powers inside them.
While I like winning without giving a disadvantage, I’d give my friend the Nike Air Carnivore if the stakes were really high. The shoes are clunky (that’s the 90s for you) so it definitely would slow down his quick first step.
I’m sticking to the Jordan XX8 that I’ve been wearing for a while now. The traction is fantastic and I just get a confidence boost knowing my shoes won’t negatively affect my game. Because of that confidence, I actually started developing a little Dream Shake and a decent post game, even though I’m (barely) 5’9″.
The opposite of the aforementioned Nike Flex Run…
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In Case You Missed It…
Air Jordan XX9 Vs BrandBlack J Crossover II – by Nightwing2303
The Air Jordan XX9 and the BrandBlack J Crossover II, two of the only true woven basketball shoes currently on the market… but which one is better than the other? Maybe this video pitting the J Crossover II versus the Air Jordan XX9 will help you make a decision.
Yeah, that’s right – ANOTHER Curry 1 review. Why should you read it, when everyone else has already done one? Well, you probably shouldn’t, but I am doing it anyway, so click here…
Full length Lunarlon, Zoom, textile mesh upper, and a plethora of stability features; these are just some of the things the Nike Kobe X has to offer performance wise. WearTesters details it all for you in this latest Tech Breakdown.
Jordan Geller, creator of the ShoeZeum, drops a history lesson as he gives us a detailed look and comparison of the Nike Air Ship – the shoe that was actually banned by the NBA – and the Air Jordan 1.
WearTesters Wordplay of the Week
The youth, the living resurrection
Reflections of the sun glaring through the window
Now the audience staring at my mental
Feeling like the world, the world is at my fingers
‘Bout to speak to an auditorium full of dreamers
Kinda took me back to when I first had a dream
To be like the king that sang Billie Jean
Now it’s gold records, and I’m on silver screens
At the mountaintop, you still gotta dream
To the dreamers
– Common, The Dreamer, The Believer
Common has gotten attention lately for his acting in a number of recent roles, but the man can spit. He has quite a few solid albums but I chose to highlight The Dreamer, The Believer this week. It is a well put together, intelligent, and downright enjoyable (listen to Celebrate) to listen through. The album features three powerful guests in Maya Angelou, Nas, and John Legend. He also teamed up with Chicago producer No I.D. to hammer home the passionate, consistent Chicago sound and message. Common can get preachy, but he is charismatic and there is something to appreciate in his positivity and good intent. Listen, enjoy, dream, let us know!
Listen to it all here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5RvrQNE_1E
As always, we hope you enjoyed this week’s edition. Thank you for reading and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! Who will you play in 1 on 1 and what shoes are your throwing on their feet?