So the other day, we were thinking, and we realized we have a good amount of people that return to the site, because maybe they trust our info or maybe they like the articles or maybe they like the layout, but we decided we want to give more to our readers and we know its a little late considering the shoe has disappeared from most retailers by now but we wanted to give a little bit of a performance review for the first version of DRIPTs favorite shoe this year, the Lebron 8.
One of our favorite features in footwear for comfort is the Air Max unit, which we give Nike so much thanks for and Frank Rudy for helping them out. Not only is it comfortable but it is aesthetically pleasing to someone looking from some cool kicks but sadly it gets scratched up kind of easily cause it so low to the ground. But regardless, the shoes feel like big slippers, but a little bit firmer around the feet, and are 100% true to size. There really isnt much to say besides for the fact that they are really comfortable and our tester, who has a wide foot, couldn't even argue with that one.
In regards to using them to play ball, we will let you know that they do feel like your a little higher off the ground then you should. Like in Jordan Retro 3's. they have the air unit but you don't feel high off the ground. However for some people that isn't a problem when balling out, but when wearing them to get outside and go to the mall or to show off your kicks to friends, definitely a good comfortable pair to rock.
In regards to the look of it, the upper utilizes flywire and carbon fiber material patterning and the lion imprint on the tongue. The plastic shine that the swoosh offers can attract anyones attention from a distance.
Overall on our scale of 1-10 we give this Lebron 8 V1 "Blackout" a 9 based on the comfort, and style, and technology utilized. (Sadly our tester didn't give it the full ten cause he doesn't like all black kicks, but 9 isn't so bad)
Leave us your comments below on how you feel about the Lebron 8 V1.
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