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ASICS GLIDERIDE Performance Review

After MetaRide released on February, 2019, Ride series released the running shoes ASICS GLIDERIDE with GuideSole technology which are customized for most of the runners.

Unboxing & Appearance

ASICS held a competition in Utah on Sept. 7th. 30 peoples who comes from different countries and have different sports level come to visit this competition. The result indicates that every runner’s performance improved by an average of 24%, and their actual running times and mileage exceed individual expectations, which shoes the advantages of Glideride.

  1. Insole: The insole Guidesole is arc-shaped structure. It has the effect to push the runners to move forward when running. It can save the runner’s energy.
  2. The insole of GlideRide uses guide structure. The upper layer is FlyteFoam Lyte light cushion technology. The light and durable organic fiber energy will brings excellent cushion performance to you. And the sublayer use FlyteFoam Propel foaming technology. FlyteFoam make the sole light, and Propel can offer resilience. With such combination, it will bring enduring elastic and cushion performance.
  3. It still uses classic GEL on the shoe heel of FlyteFoam insole. It can reduce the impact force when falling to the ground. It not only brings the comfort feeling, but also protect your feet.
  4. GildeRide is the great and classic running technology. As the star technology of ASICS, 3D Guidance Line can make you running more stable.

The Arah Plue outsole is durable. The mesh grain of outsole can offer excellent traction  performance.

  1. The shoe-pad is comfortable design.

Performance Review:

  1. Comfort Level

I feel wired when wearing ASICS GLIDERIDE in the beginning. The radian of shoe head is a little exaggerated. But it’s stable than normal running shoes. The GUIDESOLE design can push you to go ahead. So it’s bound to run. It’s not suitable to be a pair of casual shoes.

  1. Fit & Support

ASICS GLIDERIDE uses knitted mesh and TPU coating film shoe lacing holes, which has good air permeability, stability and durability.

The main advantages of ASICS GLIDERIDE is resilience and cushion performance. Ascis always pay much attention on the arch supporting performance. But Metaride and Gilderide de-emphasize the arch supporting performance. It only has a 3D Guidance Line.

  1. Cushion Performance & Abrasive Resistance

As we mentioned, GlideRide uses guiding type insole structure. The combination of FlyteFoam and Propel have the light weight and good resilience. Although the area of GEL on the shoe heel is not bigger than MetaRide, but the cushion performance is good enough.

For the abrasive resistance, as it uses AHAR PLUS durable rubber outsole, I only run about 43km, so I can’t see the difference of sole at present.

  1. Appearance & Weight

The appearance of GlideRide is different with previous Asics series running shoes. It looks dynamic.

The unit weight of GlideRide is about 295g. It’s a little heavy for the speed type runners.


The appearance of GlideRide is cool, it has 3 colorways, black, blue and red. I prefer to the red one. As the red one is attractive.

GlideRide is made for the beginning runners. If you don’t pursue the fast speed and need a pair of shoes with good comfort level, protection and economic, you can choose GlideRide. It’s very suitable for jogging. The overall performance of GlideRide is good. But the unit weight 295g is too heavy, so it’s not suitable for competition. But due to its good cushion performance and protection, it can satisfy the request of daily training.

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Air Jordan 31 Black Cat VS Dame 3, Which The Best ? Jordans or Adidas ?


Jordan Brand  and Adidas brand , there are a lot of different opinions , someone like the Jordan , but for others, they will choose the Adidas brand , also there are many reviews on the internet , so whats difference between them ? Here we  close lookAir Jordan 31 Black Cat and  Adidas Dame Lillard 3.

Here  is a  comprehensive comparison as below :


Air Jordan 31 dubbed the Black Cat which  was done in a nice suede and quilted leather upper. Well, it looks like another Black Cat version of the Air Jordan 31 is on the way but this one is done in the model’s normal construction.


But for the  Adidas Dame Lillard 3 dressed in a Core Black, and Footwear White color scheme. This adidas Dame 3 features a fuse mesh upper, customizable crate lacing system, blade traction and Bounce cushioned sole.


Yeah , it is different for these shoes . not only the boxes ….

For the  material , they are different totally . The Air Jordan 31 Black Cat used a nice suede and quilted leather upper.  I have to say there are many version Jordan shoes ,but  this is my favorite shoes  , the upper is soft  and amazing, seems it like the last version ,but it improved .Having the weave up front feels amazing and the break-in process is nonexistent.  then the snug is amazing .Then there is the transition from the weave to the synthetic leather which feels amazing as well.

For the  Adidas Dame Lillard 3, it is also nice for the material , fuse mesh makes its way onto the adidas Dame 3 and it’s a pretty cool material choice.  the ventilation is amazing ,then you can  see an overlay are heat welded together with the mesh itself as it’s coated in TPU. that is amazing  , because of it  reduces layers and weight without giving up any durability or structural support.

For the lace system , they are seem similar.but for the Adidas Dame Lillard 3, it will be better , the Dame 3 just put double lace hole , you can adjust by yourself . that is the best one for us .

Then for the cushion , Adidas Dame Lillard 3 must the best difference . Bounce makes a return to Damian Lillard’s third signature model, this is must one biggest different  between the Jordans .If you’re looking for a cushion setup that adds a spring to your step,  it is used the Adidas tech as usually . so  it still maintaining plenty of court feel, then Bounce is one of those options that you should heavily consider.

But for the Jordans , it is totally different .Air Jordan 31 Black Cat features the Flight Speed setup, that is great,  If you wanted to experience a true unlocked full length Zoom setup then the KD 9 is where you’ll find it.  but the Black cat ‘s protection is nice ,the court feeling also amazing  responsiveness.The thing I wasn’t a fan of is how unstable it feels. You’ll eventually get used to the wobbly feeling the shoes offer.

For the  traction: The Jordan 31  used the  rubber compound  which works better, the grip just so so ,then the Dame 3  seems will be better , maybe the blade traction offers multi-directional coverage for almost any move you can think of. No matter what your feet are doing on the hardwood, the blade traction should have you covered.


For the supporting : The support had potential to be great for the black cat . Having a slightly wider toe box which it can offer enough space ,  then the  heel have a foam to supporting . For the Dame 3  , the supporting just so so .



Overall, if you like the Jordans , the  black cat is amazing , the great  cushioning is perfect  , the great material and supporting .the Air Jordan XXXI isn’t perfect for me, I know they’ll be perfect for wide footers. It’s very difficult to find a shoe that’ll accommodate a wide foot nowadays.  Then the Dame 3 also  full of the Adidas tech ,the bounce cushioning ,and the amazing material and  traction also great .

So which brand will you choose?

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What Is The Flyknit 360 ? Is The New Innovation ?


As we know the new  KOBE NXT 360 was released in 13th,April ,for this shoes was totally new .In order to pursue excellent and stable performance, this shoes was put more design and innovation , of which the most important one is the midsole configuration. The  midsole is made of Lunarlon foam and it is worth looking forward to with Nike REACT Technology, but another new change is   Flyknit upper structure with   an innovative concept.


In fact, the first shoes equipped with the new Flyknit 360 weaving technology include the Nike Free RN Motion 360 and two new soccer shoes, Mercurial Superfly 360 and Mercurial Vapor 360, in addition to the Kobe NXT 360. Its innovation lies in the traditional Flyknit weaving, through the machine’s high-precision weaving, new color, and the amazing breathability, but the final structure is nice. The new Flyknit360 has more 3D effection and have a  360-degree three-dimensional structure of the shoe upper. Compared to the traditional flat Flyknit weaving, it achieves a better effect of wrapping the entire foot and reduces the sliding of the foot inside the shoe. In this way, athletes can bring better fit and lock-in effects during sports and help athletes to better focus on the game itself. So Nike also called this technology a whole new generation of Flyknit.

The aim of change itself is no change. It has never changed in the pursuit of lighter, more breathable and more comfortable, and better sports performance for athletes. However, from the initial canvas to today’s Flyknit 360, it has also undergone a long period of development. And the evolution process.


The aim of change itself has been no change. It has never changed in the pursuit of lighter, more breathable and more comfortable, and better sports performance for athletes. However, from the initial canvas to today’s Flyknit 360, it has also undergone a long period of development. And the evolution process.

In 1917, the brand CONVERSE was recognized first pair of basketball shoes, the CONVERSE ALL STAR, using a solid canvas as the upper.  This sneaker quickly gained wide acceptance in the market once dropped. The canvas material is cheaper , durable , and lighter , so it has  been popular in the basketball market . With the continuous improvement of the uppers technology, people are also aware that although the advantages of canvas basketball shoes , but the most common type of basketball shoe uppers,  its support and protection are increasingly .

As the NBA  star —Jabbar, who with its exquisite and unique  baksetball skills has become a symbol of the times, of course, his low-top leather basketball shoes, also played a role in promoting the era. As a rising star at the time, Nike released its first basketball shoe– Bruin and Blazer using a leather upper material in 1972. Of course, the more classic must have the Air Force 1 that was later introduced. Nike uses nylon mesh with a leather upper material, coupled with the unique design of the ankle strap, to achieve the development of basketball shoes. The leather upper shows its unique advantages in terms of toughness, support and texture, and it eventually became the core material for the uppers of that era. After the classic Air Jordan shoes, the application of colored leather, and extra mesh on the skin has become the representative of the shoe upper technology and shoes performance.



On the basis of material, how to ensure  the  characteristic of upper, how to ensure the fit and comfort of the leather material, how to ensure the lightweight of the shoes while not losing function . The concept of Huarache came into being. The use of appropriate hollow cuts and interleaving with TPU materials has a profound effect on the design of future shoe uppers.




After many years, the classic shoe Hyperdunk 2008 released. Followed by the use of hot pressing process made of support design, but it is   different appearance than other shoes. Then the “plastic” sense of the shoe upper revolution began, Hyperfuse shoe upper released, to achieve the new look, through the superposition of different uppers, a special process one-time hot press molding,which combines lightness and breathability.






Flyknit was created from Nike’s . Nike hired a group of computer programmers and engineers to transform a knitting machine that originally made sweaters and socks. The computer that controlled the knitting machine would make the uppers knitted according to the designer’s pre-programmed procedures. Depending on the need, join Lycra blended threads or multi-layered spun yarns to meet the needs of shoes. So this kind of upper is lighter, more environmentally friendly, and it can be very firm. Kobe’s signature shoe, KOBE 9 ELITE,also followed the structure. In subsequent products, Flynit’s uppers were widely distributed on almost Nike’s entire line of products.


The Flynit shoe technology are continuing. Also in the Kobe series of shoes, the Flynit upper used in the KOBE 11 ELITE has changed. The designer weaves the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) fiber with the traditional weaving thread and precisely positions the TPU on the upper according to the requirements. Strengthen the toughness and provide better strength for the shoes.


The development and evolution need time. then it  can also be regarded as a symbol of an era. Along the footprint of Nike’s shoe technology.Therefore, Flyknit 360 represents not only a product, but also a brand-new shoe structure that was born through extensive testing and scientific calculations. as the KOBE NXT 360 tells, is to better help athletes achieve the goal of opening space .