Sunday Sneaks: Shine bright like a diamond

Paul Lintag on Sep 25, 2017 11:15 AM
Sunday Sneaks: Shine bright like a diamond
Star does not sport this color. In fact, no team in the PBA has this color so this is a PJ Simon special. And he stands out on the court because of it.

After missing out last week to accomodate the Bro's incredible taste in fashion (if you missed that, click on the link below), Sunday Sneaks* is back!

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Because shoes are the best. Am I right or am I right?

This is the fourth edition of Sunday Sneaks and if you guys want to check out the previous ones, click here, here, here, and also here.

Now on to the sneakers!


*Sunday Sneaks that come out on a Monday.

 

Players usually wear sneakers that match their uniforms, or at the very least, they like to wear neutral colors.

That's good and all but sometimes it just gets boring. Fortunately, brands often release crazy colorways that are inspired by the most random stories.

Fortunately as well, some players are not afraid to rock colors.

Case in point, PJ Simon's Kyrie 3 in the Aqua colorway or as the internet likes to call it, the Kyrie 3 "Tiffany."

Star does not sport this color. In fact, no team in the PBA has this color so this is a PJ Simon special. And he stands out on the court because of it.

This edition of Kyrie's third signature shoe keeps it simple, it's all aqua or teal with just a hint of black and white on the outsole.

In terms of performance, the Kyrie 3 is a pretty solid shoe overall, although cushioning leaves a lot to be desired.

Up next is Arwind Santos' blinding Kobe 11 elites in the Ghost of Christmas Past colorway.

The Grinch is one of the most famous Kobe colorways ever and this shoe tried its best last year to recreate that with an all-out Liquid Lime upper. The best feature here though has to be minitur Swoosh in black.

Again, San Miguel has zero lime in its uniforms. But Arwind likes the color green (which is a story for a different time so watch out for that) and he's man enough to pull it off.

Tech specs on the Kobe 11 Elite include a flyknit upper that is reinforced with TPU strands and the usual Kobe drop-in midsole done in lunarlon with a thick heel zoom air unit.

Sticking with Kobe models, Star import Kristofer Acox brought out the Kobe AD NXT Mambacurial Sunday against NLEX, one of the few souls brave enough to rock this shoe in the PBA.

A favorite theme in the Mamba's signature line, thiss latest Mambacurial is a little subdued compared to the bright pink shoes of the past but this one is still unique despite sporting a dark navy base.

The highlight of this shoe is definitely the turquoise hits that highlights everything else on the shoe including the Swoosh and the bold Nike branding on the medial side.

Similiar to the Kobe 11, the AD NXT sports a lunarlon midsole with a heel zoom air unit but it's definitely the better fitting shoe with its overall build and lacing system.

Finally, this shoe is not wild per se but it's an old classic.

The LeBron 14 Agimat was not te first shoe by the King to honor the Philippines. That honor belongs to the LeBron 12 low in the Rise colorway.

And thanks to Asia Taulava, we got a little throwback look to the shoe Sunday at the Big Dome.

Released during James' Manila visit in 2015, the LeBron 12 low Rise sports a blue upper white hits of red, yellow, and white. Basically the colors of the Philippine flag.

The shoe has a special badge on the tongue that was inspired by the Philippine national team's coat of arms crest. "MNL LBJ. 23" can also be found on the heel tab to remember LeBron's final stop in his 2015 world tour.

 

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