Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Review: Converse EB2
As the Sixers take atop the Atlantic division, we take a look back at their forward's signature kicks from the past season, the EB2. The shoe was released 2 years ago as the 2nd part of the EB line trilogy.
The material used is a combination of suede and leather. White stitching and red highlights add certain color contrasts with it.
Logo & Colors
The star chevron logo is prominently featured on the side of the shoe accompanied by the Elton Brand logo near the upper heel.There is also another EB logo placement at the end of the strap. The shoe's tongue features the Converse logo. White piping is prevalent at the sock liner and tongue area.
The EB2 is the second signature shoe of sixers power forward Elton Brand. He is the only one which has all star credentials in their endorser line right now.
My only gripe here is the strap. The Midfoot support strap was supposed to help give a better fit and prevent the shoe from getting loose should the laces get untied in a duration of the game. However, the strap doesnt quite fit wide footed players such as me. They should've made it more stretchable since this is supposed to be a big man's shoe. Too bad because it really works well for the shoe's aesthetics and the strap had a nice hidden detail of EB logo and #42.
Inside the shoe, A very unique take on the inner liner, both the inside of the shoe contains a different color of blue and red. This may reminiscent of Brand's past 2 teams, the Sixers and the Clippers.
Cushioning on the other hand seems okay. No blisters or hot spots inside the shoe after playing with it for 5 games in the hardwood. Solid feel, no spongy or too much cushion involved. The traction is great but the heat dispersal is just average.
As a Big Man's Shoe, there seems to be no hindrance on pivots down low and there is an ample ankle support nonetheless.The fit is a bit snugger than the newer cons basketball models, but it fits nonetheless.Overall, it is a solid basketball shoe. Nothing out oft he extraordinary but with its $65 SRP, you get more bang for the buck.