Review Category : KATC Features

KATC Feature: Jack Gray Breaks Down the adidas Rose 3

adidas officially unveiled their adidas Rose 3 today in Chicago, Derrick Rose’s hometown. Derrick Rose was on hand for the event as well as several key adidas Basketball team members who, along with Rose, played large parts in bringing the new Rose sneaker to fruition. In this video, Jack Gray, adidas’ Global Category Manager for adidas Basketball Footwear, breaks down the adidas Rose 3 from several angles including the aesthetics, the performance, and the background. Check out the video below and make sure to watch in HD.

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Your Thoughts: State of the Nike Foamposite

When the Nike Air Foamposite One made its debut in 1996, it was a once in a generation sneaker that literally changed the direction of performance Basketball sneakers forever. The Foamposite’s one-piece, seamless, molded, iridescent upper coupled with the legendary ice outsole and carbon fiber midfoot was, and still is, a site to behold. Beyond the design and look of the sneaker, on the court, the Foamposite One became synonymous with Penny Hardaway, who at the time was considered a once in a generation player, and Arizona’s memorable run to the National Championship in the NCAA tournament. After the sneaker’s initial release, Nike went on to release the Swoosh clad Nike Air Foamposite Pro in several colorways while they dabbled with a couple of new colorways of the Air Fomaposite One and several retros of the original “Penny” Nike Air Foamposite One. Over the past couple of years though, the Nike Air Foamposite One, and the Pro, have become ubiquitous, with several releases in several different colorways, and special make-ups, every season. To our knowledge, there are at least three more Foamposites dues in 2012 and several more due in 2013. So now, we ask you, with all of the Foamposites that have dropped, and all of the Foamposites that have yet to drop, what is the current State of the Nike Foamposite? Should Nike continue to churn out more colorways of the legendary sneaker, or, is it time to give the sneaker a break? Let us know how you feel in the comments section below.

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Nike World Basketball Festival Washington DC Recap

Last weekend Nike, Jordan Brand, Converse, and USA Basketball took over Washington D.C. as part of the World Basketball Festival. The World Basketball Festival spanned across three days and several locations around the D.C. area and it served as an immersive Basketball experience. From Barry Farms, to the D.C. Armory, to the Verizon Center, the World Basketball Festival gave attendees and invited media the opportunity to experience the best Basketball and Basketball related products that the world has to offer. The WBF features events that included a Team Nike vs. Team Goodman scrimmage at Barry Farms, a live Team USA practice at the D.C. Armory, several Basketball tournaments at the D.C. Armory, the Nike+ Dunk Contest, interactive Nike/Jordan Brand/Converse displays, the Converse Block Party, a Nike+ Basketball wear-test, and finally, Brazil vs. Team USA at the Verizon Center, which President Obama attended. All said, the World Basketball Festival was a truly amazing event and experience for everyone that attended. If you weren’t able to attend the World Basketball Festival, check out the gallery of 100+ pictures from the event below.

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The KATC Sneaker Spot HD: Jordan Brand June

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The KATC Sneaker Spot HD is back this month and in this episode I take a look at a handful of Jordan Brand releases for the month including the “Gold Coin” Jordan Fly Wade 2 EV, the “Year of the Dragon” Jordan CP3.V, the “Military Blue” Air Jordan Retro 4, and the “Obsidian” Air Jordan Retro 12.

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KATC Video Feature: Robbie Fuller Breaks Down the adidas adiZero Crazy Light 2

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adidas officially unveiled their new adidas adiZero Crazy Light 2 today in Los Angeles in front of a select group of invitees from around the world. As part of the event, Crazy Light 2 designer Robbie Fuller was on hand to showcase his latest piece. In this video, Fuller breaks down the adidas adiZero Crazy Light 2 from a technical, aesthetic, and design perspective. Hit the jump for the full video.

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