Gordon Hayward is a professional basketball player in the United States. He plays the position of a small forward in the NBA league. He is 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 226 lb. he plays for the Utah Jazz since 2010 tot now. He was also a finalist for team USA during the 2014 world basketball finalist. He won the horizon league player of the year in 2010. Hayward draws his inspiration from Kobe Bryant who is an iconic figure n the world of basketball. Here are the shoes that he wears.
Nike zoom live 2017
The Nike zoom live 2017 is a men’s basketball shoe which has an upper that is made using light textile, a midfoot strap for great and fast controlled play. It also has traction and responsive impact protection features. The upper textile is easy breathable through, while the zoom air and phylon in the forefoot and midsole respectively, offer cushioning and responsiveness. The midfoot comes with a strap which has a hook and loop closure for better lockdown. There is a half inner sleeve for additional comfort while the rubber outsole provides the perfect grip during playtime.
The materials of the shoe include nylon, mesh and fuse. The materials are comfortable and simple. They are also durable and soft to the foot.
The cushioning system comprises of the zoom air unit. The addition of phylon offers extra comfort to the foot. The heel has no cushioning but has foam that s comfortable.
The fit of the shoe true to its size and it does not run small or large. The containment is great when the laces are well tied up.
The Nike zoom live 2017 offers adequate ankle support and internal torsional support. The material of the shoe aids in support features by locking down the foot with a glove like feature while the strap lock both the foot and the lateral layers into the rear of shoe.
The traction of the shoe is excellent considering the deep grooves in the heel and the nubs which are placed in a multi directional manner to cover all angles.
Nike Kobe 10
Hayward has on many occasions expressed his admiration for Kobe Bryant. He wears a number of his shoes. Among them is the Nike Kobe 10. The shoe is lightweight, has a low profile and is designed to deliver maximum speed and agility during play.
The cushioning system of the shoe is TPU hence allows one to wear the shoe comfortably.
Traction is also good when worn indoors.
In terms of the material, the Nike Kobe 10 uses fly knit. Some parts such as the midfoot are made using pure flyknits.
In fitting, the shoe has an exact fit although it is a little snug on the forefoot.
The collar used in this shoe is thin and it fits the whole shoe and foot as one piece.
The fit and lock down is amazing. The base of the shoe gives more support without limiting movements taking into consideration the flex grooves.
The shoe has a great ankle support, is easily breathable in, breaks in easily, is comfortable, durable, and lightweight, runs true to size and has good traction.
Nike Kobe X USA
The Nike Kobe X USA model has a sports gum bottom. The shoe is designed with five rings which symbolize Kobe’s five championships while playing for the Lakers.
The cushioning of the Nike Kobe X consists of a hybrid combination of zoom air n the heel and lunarion in the forefoot. The zoom air gives the shoe a comfortable feel in addition to the lunarion insoles. It also offers impact protection and adds to stability.
The fit of the shoe is one perfect one as it feels like one is wearing a glove. The lockdown is also great. The fit is well contained from the heel to the forefoot.
The tongue is greatly padded hence tight lacing up won’t hurt the foot.
The upper is made using open weave textile though it feel more like a fuse. It adds more to stability and structure and also adds to overall support.
The traction used in the shoe is of a new type. It consists of tiny nodules which is similar to the threads on race car tires.
The heel counter and the midfoot sections help to keep the foot on lock down. The use of fuse on the upper also aids in keeping the foot in place without restricting movements.
The shoe is an excellent performer and is guaranteed to give one a pleasurable play time.
Nike Kobe XI elite low
The Kobe shoe game is definitely one to look out for. The XI model is made using durable flyknit for durability and lightweight. The heel contains the zoom air unit for maximum response, it has a low-top design which aims for range during motion, a lunarion foam, which is of full-length, for soft cushioning and a rubber sole with micro-thread pattern for good gripping during multi-directional movements.
The cushioning system is a combination of both the zoom air and lunarion foam. The lunar design in the forefoot which consists of a free grid permits for more natural movements during motion. It also gives excellent support with the help of the heel zoom during heavy landing.
The shoe materials are of fly knit which are of excellent quality. The Nike fly knit uses TPU yarn to give a light weight and durable shoe.
The shoe also fits true to its size although it can be a bit narrow for people with wide feet. Once the fit is perfect, the shoe will automatically have a great support system. The lacing system is flywire while the materials used allow for a direct fit. The well molded heel counter and the TPU which is fused with fly knit also gives additional support.
The shoe has no shank plate in its midsole due to the full lunar midsole which includes the free-inspired natural flex together with the heel zoom.
The Nike symbol is laminated on the side of the shoe.
The general conclusion is that the shoe is very light, has a good traction, is easily breathable, breaks in easy, runs true to its size and it has great colors.