Sunday Sneaks: The Bro's high-fashion flex at the Big Dome
Paul Lintag on Sep 04, 2017 08:02 AM
Terrence Romeo's Gucci high-tops cost some serious money.
Week 2 of Sunday Sneaks was supposed to be all about Manila Clasico.
How can it not be, right?
However, for unexpected reasons, we turn to an off-court option as the centerpiece of this edition of Sunday Sneaks*.
*Sunday Sneaks that will come out every Monday.
And by unexpected reasons, we mean Terrence Romeo deciding to stunt on all of us.
After a tough loss to the NLEX Road Warriors, the Bro decided to catch some Manila Clasico action before he left the Araneta Coliseum. And as he made his way to the VIP seats of the Big Dome, Romeo's high-top, high-fashion shoes immediately caught the attention of this writer.
Because come on now, how can you not notice his probably ultra-expensive shoes? Not to mention his ultra-expensive bag?
We don't know about his bag yet but Terrence's choice of footwear, they're definitely expensive.
Terrence Romeo's Gucci leather high-top sneakers cost $620 as listed on the Italian luxury brand's website.
That's over P31,000 based on the latest exchange rates.
My goodness bro.
We're not going to bother you with the specs of the shoe because there's not much actually. It's leather and it's Gucci.
Aka it's expensive.
Okay back to Manila Clasico sneakers.
Playing his second game back from hip injury, Marc Pingris went with the latest Jordan Brand has to offer.
Well, latest until the Air Jordan 32 arrives next month.
The veteran Star forward rocked the Air Jordan 31 low in the Camo colorway. Jordan Brand has released a bunch of shoes featuring Camo print over the last couple of weeks and this particular pair features a green flyweave upper on the forefoot and green synthethic leather in the heel area.
A white midsole and translucent gum outsole complete the look. In terms of performance specs, aside from the flyweave upper, the Jordan 31 has a full-length unlocked Zoom Air.
While some may say that this tooling is a bit unstable, it's unlocked Zoom Air. And it's full length, it doesn't get any better than that from the Jumpman, for now at least.
Over on the other side, Sol Mercado's choice of kicks came in correct and matched his Ginebra jersey.
Mercado opted to wear recently-released KD 10 in the "Red Velvet" colorway, a shoe that's meant to celebrate "the smoothest player in the game."
And if you didn't know, Sol is a pretty smooth player on his own right.
This KD 10 has a mixed of red and black in its Flyknit upper with white accents on its branding and midsole and outsole.
Full-length Max Zoom Air can be found as the shoe's cushioning, providing a bouncy ride although Weartesters' performance review states that the KD 9 actually has better Max Zoom Air.
It's still bouncy though don't get the wrong idea.
That's all we have for this week, make sure to tune in next Monday for more shoes!
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