The New Lebron Shoes For Soldiers

The Nike Lebron Soldier series keeps marching along. This will be the 5th consecutive year that Nike will drop a Lebron shoe under the “Soldier” moniker. The fifth edition of this shoe will be released in more colorways than the previous four years. Already 6 different colorways, including a “Think Pink” edition promoting breast cancer awareness, have hit the market. With the a new edition of the Soldier series releasing, Lebron James has more than one signature sneaker that you can fight the good fight in.

The Lebron Soldier V uses both old and new technology in the construction of one of the best Nike shoes for basketball that is currently on the market. First, the old. The fifth edition of the Soldier continues to use the same midsole and outsole technology. The combination of the Zoom Air and Max Air have been taken from the Soldier IV to provide the ultimate in cushioning. Second, the new. The upper expands on the uppers used in the past by using more Flywire. This year the Flywire wraps around the forefoot and is stretched almost all the way to the ankle. Although this is one of the differences in the upper of the Soldier V, it is not the biggest difference. The biggest difference is the midfoot strap design that has been a staple of this shoe. This year the strap is used both the lateral and medial sides and is actually attached at the midfoot of the upper. In the past editions of the Lebron Soldier, only a lateral strap has been used. This new strap system ensures maximum stability.

There are some very popular colorways of this year’s Soldier edition to be had. Cool grey, Pinkfire, Black,and sport red have already dropped. In addition, a new colorway has been rolled out on the this new Soldier. Nike shows us a new color they call Iguana. The new colorway is Iguana/black/white/max orange to be exact. Very close to military green, this colorway is perfect for a shoe who’s namesake is “Soldier.”

The Lebron Soldier has been a very strong secondary signature sneaker line for Nike now for the last four years. With a price point of $110, this signature shoe provides a very affordable high quality, high performance pair of basketball shoes. The Nike Soldier series looks like it’s run will not end anytime soon. With a new look and more colorways, the Soldier looks like it will continue to march on. That is fine by me, this is one great shoe for the court.

Puma Sneakers & Puma Shoes – Most Popular Among Young Generation

With so many varieties available in shoes, sneaker shoes are still rich and famous in the shoe industry. Now they are more than enough for jogging activities. They can be used for casual wear when you are out running errands, leisure sports or serious fitness training. Whether you are running, jogging, weight lifting, playing tennis, or taking aerobic classes, they are just perfect for every activity. In the current time, there are so many brand names that are offering their version of street, comfortable or whatever detail you may be looking for kind of sneaker. Among these top rated brands, puma sneakers have that spunk to offer wearer great comfort and style.

When it comes to blending fashion with sports, puma shoes bid to be the most enviable and recognizable brand. Consequently, you’ll see many sports celebrities and famous athletes sporting the brand both on and off the field. Puma is leading brands of most of soccer teams. PUMA is tied up with many top soccer teams of the world. PUMA’s other famous shoes involve shoes designed for sports like running, basketball and most importantly football. They are also main sponsors of Formula 1 teams like Ferrari and BMW and have released their PUMA – Ferrari and PUMA – BMW apparel series. However, most of people who have hardly any interest in sports or athletics still prefer puma sneakers and shoes just because they look stylish and comfortable.

Apart from soccer and football, puma shoe products are also popular within the running, motor sports, BMX, golf, and sailing industries. Now puma sneakers are available in so much variety and style that you can select your choice sneaker according to your preferences. The variety is so huge in puma sneakers that sneakers shoes can be taken from the gym to a night out on the town, as long as you know how to wear them. You can also mix and match them with blue jeans or a khaki green pair of cargos. You might have tough time in finding a large selection of Puma shoes in local stores but you might be able to try on a couple different pairs to see what size feels best.

If you are looking for a good piece of puma sneaker which is not only stylish and fashionable, but also provide maximum comfort, then go straight to online sneaker shoes stores. On these stores you can find huge variety in sneaker shoes. Plus, on these stores, you can find a lot of great deals on the many styles of Puma sneakers. You can select sneakers in bold mixture of colors, peerless and high quality sneaker fashioned with high-gloss overlays in different style and size. To end with, Puma sneakers have that timbre to satisfy your every need.

Evolution of the Sneaker

When I was a kid growing up during the 1960’s things were much simpler when it came to shopping for athletic shows. In fact, way back then, shoes worn for sport activities weren’t even referred to as “athletic shoes”.

They were called “sneakers”.

There weren’t even specialized shoes for basketball. Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Cousy wore sneakers just like the rest of us. So a pair of sneakers from one of the “Big Three” sneaker makers – Keds, PF Flyer, or Converse would do us for any sport regardless if it was softball, basketball, touch football, tennis, or swimming in the creak.

Sorry, we didn’t know what soccer was back then in Philadelphia. We thought it was one of those ancient sports played by the Aztecs and the losing team would have their hearts cut out as a sacrifice to the gods.

As I got older and entered junior high school, the sneaker of first choice was the “Chuck Taylor All Stars” by Converse. Everyone just referred to them as “Chucks” for short. To this day I still don’t have a clue who Chuck Taylor was. All I knew was unless you owned a pair of “Chucks” you weren’t officially cool.

Peer pressure and fashion status had just hit me upside the head like a 2×4.

Back in the “good old days”, as I like to refer to them now, sneakers came in only two colors – black or white. Henry Ford would have been pleased except for the one extra unnecessary color option. I seem to recall that red might have been offered, but the last kid brave enough to wear a pair of red sneakers to school suddenly changed schools after being run off campus by a raging mob.

Those sneakers might just as well have been pink.

When I entered college as a freshman in the mid-1970’s, athletic footwear was just becoming more specialized and was then being referred to as athletic footwear or at least as “running shoes”.

The running and jogging craze was in full swing and Adidas led the way with their now legendary blue nylon running shoe with the white stripes down the side. I caught the jogging bug and of course got myself a pair of Adidas blue runners. Frank Shorter was my new hero and I excitedly watched the running competitions in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games.

I actually enjoyed jogging, as it was a sport that didn’t require any particular skill, which was a relief for me. Though I never really did fall in love with those hideous blue nylon Adidas running shoes. They wore out really fast and looked incredibly dorky regardless if worn with running shorts or blue jeans. They also made my feet sweat like nobody’s business.

Fortunately, Adidas quickly gained some competition in the running shoe market and much higher quality as well as nicer looking running shoes were offered. It did seem rather ironic that most owners of these “running shoes” never took them out on a good run.

During the 1980’s I caught the “Basketball Jones”. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird had just come into the NBA and things were getting really exciting. Then when Michael Jordan ascended to greatness and the marriage made in Heaven between MJ and Nike was consummated, the industry of athletic shoes simply exploded.

The era of ridiculously high-priced basketball shoes was upon us.

I know my parents are extremely thankful that their boys went through childhood and their teen years well before this era emerged. My father blew his stack when Keds went over $10 a pair. I worry that he might not be with us today if I had asked him to buy me a pair of $250 basketball shoes. Come to think of it, I might not be here today if I had asked him that question.

I could never bring myself to pay the big bucks for a pair of Air Jordan’s. The closest I ever came to owning a pair of designer basketball shoes was a pair of LA Gear shoes that I bought from a clearance table once. The shoes looked pretty cool, but weighed a ton, which didn’t make too much sense for basketball shoes.

Maybe that’s why they were on clearance.

I only wore them once and that was during a pickup basketball game. I wound up stubbing my big toe when I tried to go up for a rebound. The shoes anchored me down like a pair of cement blocks and reduced my vertical leap to zero. That was the last time I ever wore those shoes and to this day they sit in my closet. Except for a thin layer of dust, they look as new as the day I spied them sitting on that clearance table.

These days, I’ve resigned myself to a versatile yet cheap athletic shoe. It’s the kind you can get for $29.95 at most discount places like Wal-Mart and Target. The brand doesn’t matter since there’s a wide selection of these kinds of shoes out there.

They are nice looking shoes and usually have all-leather uppers and look pretty nice with a pair of jeans. I can wear them to the gym or play tennis and basketball in them and are definitely a great value for what I pay for them and how long they last.

But there just seems to be something missing and I’m not sure exactly what that is. Perhaps it has something to do with those endless summers so long ago when sneakers were made of canvas and we didn’t have a care in the world.