When Nike Released the 'Air Zoom Ultra Flight' hoop shoe, they clearly shouted the message "Don't mess with the best!" Nike have clearly been the dominant factory for basketball trainers in the past decade, and my personal choice for the past two years. Lucozade use the slogan "Your sport, Our Science" but Nike truly is throwing in some science, sport and technology with this new shoe. This shoe was released over a year ago and yet, no other trainer provides a better combination of comfort, fit, cushioning and traction as the ultra flight. The term "the trainer doesn't make the player" is owe so commonly used, but I think in this case the shoe could actually define you as a player if not make you a better player. The word Bold springs to mind in more ways than one. The look of the air zoom ultra flight is one of the key values of this shoe.
With the Air Jordan shoe range the technology is the main emphasis, that I think they completely forget to design the look for the 21st century. The Air Jordan trainers seem to all look as if they were still Mj's first trainer back in the 80's. (No disrespect to the legend as I idolize the player, just not the shoe.) The Nike design team has managed to create a beautiful sleek look like a Porsche 911, and have the handles like one too! The entire heel and most of the lower portion of the outer is made of a translucent, thermo.9 oz at a men's size 11 (us). And as far as clunky ness goes, this shoe adapts to your natural motions from your feet. This makes u aware that the shoes is there and giving that sense of security and protection whilst causing no discomfort or interruptions to your game. Last but not least, the traction created from the sole. Unlike most trainers the sole of this shoe doesn't have a continuous pattern, yet different grain and grips in certain areas were used best. the heel area has a mirrored version of the forefoot's grip completely missing out the ache of your foot. were the sole is raise half an inch at the bridge, stopping and strain or pressure being released on it which tends to be a big detraction in peoples game and sometimes even causing injury. The sole is almost squared on the outer side of the foot , never allowing the trainer to roll over and sprain ankles which in any sport is a good thing. The inner toe (biggest toe) also has a different design of grip, I found this helps when making quick cuts to the basket and allowing you to change pace quicker in those fast plays. This trainer also comes in some vary nice colourways to fit in with any kit you choose to wear. So to conclude this review, I have not got one flaw, nor quirk or bad comment. This trainer seems perfect in everyway. I just wouldn't waist this trainer on a heavy centre it would suit a nimble guard, and someone who is going to use the full potential of the shoe to its full extent. Speed, Grace, comfort, control and elegance all in one shoes.