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See part 2 of my Top 5 FAILED Sneaker Techs here! https://youtu.be/XI_hfFtJHz8 See more Top 5 Sneaker videos here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9XD2DCN230LqNID5vTmvhZ_oo5sD1kTU All my camera equipment for youtube videos listed here https://www.amazon.com/shop/heskicks Social Media for Heskicks http://www.twitter.com/heskicks http://www.instagram.com/heskicks Business Contact email : [email protected] Top 5 failed sneaker technologies Avia — Cantilever Technology Sneaker Shown: Avia 830 Year (Innovation): 1979 Cantilever technology centers the heel of a shoe over a concave sole such that the sole "acts as a trampoline" to soften the force of impact, add support and provide a return in energy to one's stride. The company is also known for some of the performance technologies built into their shoes, including the Cantilever Heel (heel support), the ARC – Anatomical Rebound Cradle (comprehensive foot cushioning and arch support), and Avia's FOM technology (shock compression).[10] In 1991, Avia filed a lawsuit against Nike, alleging that Nike's ''Air 180'' and ''Air Force 180'' running and basketball shoes infringed upon Avia patents. Avia accused Nike of pirating its ''Cantilever'' technology, which uses a cushion to provide shock absorption and stability. The company contended the technology has been the basis of its products since Avia was founded in 1980. Avia widened the suit in January 1992[11] and settled in December 1992.[12] Converse React Converse — REACT Juice Technology Sneaker Shown: Converse Aero Jam Year: 1993 Wait, what? There's a responsive, seemingly radioactive fluid in my sneaker that may or may not automatically transition to the area of my foot when needed for running and jumping and, a 6-7 Grandmama wears them? Gimmick or not, REACT Juice is probably one of the coolest-sounding sneaker innovations of all-time and Grandmama is the epitome of marketing genius. How could the Aero Jam not have been commercially successful? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIAfD2sRfg4 Reebok ZigTech Reebok — ZigTech Technology Sneaker Shown: Reebok Zig Pulse Year: 2011 Reebok Zig is an athletic footwear technology and collection of shoes designed by Reebok. ZigTech debuted in January 2010 and was first introduced with the ZigPulse later that year.[1] ZigTech includes a zigzag foam sole that is designed to push athletes forward.[2] The design assists in energy return to the wearer by absorbing impact at the heel and dispersing the energy through the zigzag composition which propels the athlete forward and also reduces stress on the shins.[3] Reebok has released various styles of ZigTech designs that are compatible across a variety of sports.[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reebok_Zig Nike Shox Nike — Shox Technology Sneaker Shown: Nike Shox BB4 Year: 2000 Inspired by the springy indoor running track at Harvard University, Nike's Shox not only absorb impact while running, but also claim to spring back and add more power to one's stride. The "Boings" certainly seemed legit when Nike gave Vince Carter a pair for the 2000 Olympic games Shox is a shoe feature developed by Nike and incorporated in several of their flagship athletic sports shoes. Shox is an array of small hollow columns in the midsoles of the shoe, usually of rubber. There are different formations, but Shox are usually four circular columns in a square formation to provide cushioning. There can also be five or six Shox, 25 mm high, though they may vary in height, and triangular and rectangular Shox that Nike says provide better stability. Some shoes have midsoles made entirely of Shox, like the TL series. Nike claims that Shox not only absorb impact from heel strike while running, but also claims they "spring back" and add more power to a runner's stride. Aside from this alleged boost in speed, the Shox is supposed to provide superior shock absorption with high-tech elastic foam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike_Shox Adidas springblade – Aug 2013 What is it? An midsole/outsole made up of 16 high-grade polymer blades, forgoing any sort of traditional foam-based midsole compound. Each blade features a slightly different width and angle, resulting in an individually tuned configuration. Currently, it has only been applied to the SpringBlade running model. How does it work? SpringBlade technology quite literally functions much like a spring. The idea is to provide a high amount of energy return, giving runners an extra push forward as they complete their stride. As soon as the foot strikes the ground, the blades compress, quickly releasing spring-like energy as the gait cycle finishes. While foam compounds only rebound in a vertical direction, the angled blades in SpringBlade technology offer multidirectional responsiveness and support. http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2013/07/know-your-tech-adidas-springblade http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2012/02/the-25-greatest-sneaker-innovations-of-all-time/14
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Hes Kicks (1 year ago)
YO! based on your great feedback in the comments I decided to do a PART 2 of this video! it is linked in the description, enjoy!
Ramiro Duran (2 months ago)
As long as they make me jump higher i dont care hehe
louiethepitt (5 months ago)
the LA Gear Catapult deserves a special mention
Domineek Sanford (5 months ago)
+NZotyoka81 ..... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🐕🐕🐕💩💩💩
Ilie Aguillón (6 months ago)
I remember those spring blade
Raymond Greenwood (6 months ago)
Hes Kicks I just got a pair of Nike Shoxs for $44.99 at the Nike outlet Mall. They are okay and they are not bad looking at all.. as far as how they feel.. after wearing a pair boost it almost seemed unfair because the expectation levels are so high. 0 to 10 I’d give them a 6 but looks 8.5
Jergis (2 days ago)
nike shox are the best shoes I ever had! Wish I can walk that nicely again
Cristian Cruz (2 days ago)
I only had the newer converse and i prefered i had the older model as the gel looked really cool
you eat mA lollipop (2 days ago)
i thought this was mind warehouse
Steven Wenger (2 days ago)
My main complaint with the springboades is the sound of gravel is quite loud when walking
Fattyfatfatty6 (2 days ago)
“This was a great shoe, they were going for innovation and a new design. It looked great, I actually bought a pair. This shoe is still being made with a newer design... That’s why I think it is a top fail” Well... okay.
Ryan Johnson (2 days ago)
The spring blade is super comfortable
MMA Highlights (2 days ago)
Are you joking?
Marco spaccino (3 days ago)
could anyone recommend a site to buy nike shox nz in europe? thanks
Kelemen Bálint (4 days ago)
Shox is Back!
alex hermnanseds (4 days ago)
Top failed shoe is...... Twinkle toes?
JR Park (5 days ago)
I got Reebok zigtech just some months after they came out in 2011, and they still hold out well. Even today I ran with those shoes worn and I felt comfortable.
Vincent August Arts (6 days ago)
Bro, spring blades were ugly
Yusuf Jasat (7 days ago)
That thumb looks like it has some liquid in it
Jeffrey Driscoll (7 days ago)
I’m sorry but where is the Converse shoe w helium in the heel.
Nicole Vera Martínez (7 days ago)
Nike Shox and Adidas Bounce were the dopest in my school when I was a 10 year old kid...
Braden Vineyard (7 days ago)
All basketball refs have all black zigtechs
Ade Oredin (8 days ago)
THe converse from grand mama those actually felt good .
Lodogg 3323 (9 days ago)
Failed Technology video... Tells everyone about the new version of that old ‘failed’ technology...
Parminder Singh (10 days ago)
Only the coolest kids back then wore zigtechs. I was one of those cool kids.
Yo Sam (11 days ago)
i had a pair of spring blades and they felt good walking in them but jumping hurt and the blades wore out easily.
Corey Parrott (11 days ago)
When i would run on gravel with my spring blades gravel would get in the blades and hurt like crap
darwin orendain (11 days ago)
What about the Reebok Pump?
darwin orendain (11 days ago)
I had that Converse React Juice back in 1993. It was my 1st dope bball shoe for training.
Chris Benham (13 days ago)
Spring blades like looked cool as hell, but they didn’t feel good and they got things stuck in them easily.
Zeccede (13 days ago)
I loved the spring blades I had a pair of blue spring blades and two pairs of the spring blade ignites in black and blue I wore them for 4 years altogether!
Tacomanbob 123 (14 days ago)
Zigtechs were the shit in 2nd grade
David Richter (15 days ago)
I LOVE THE REEBOK ZIGTECH!!! They really reduce muscle strain when you run especially on the treadmill. They are the only sneakers I get. I got the black and silver Zigpulse II near when they first came out. They were endorsed by Sidney Crosby and Peyton Manning.
nike shock love
MCMXC (21 days ago)
Idk if nike shocks were a fail. They still sell the old style here in Canada and everyone and their dog had a pair in the early 2000s when Vince Carter Played For The Raptors.
Big Bean (21 days ago)
I had a black and orange pair of those Reebok zig zag shoes. They literally felt like any other shoe.
I remember I had the light blue and grey springblades in this video and they sucked.
Melanie L (22 days ago)
Calls them fails but then calls everything "dope", some people have literally no standards at all. Also "If you know anything about that because i can't remember" is always a stupid thing. If you can't be arsed to spend 5 minutes on google to do some research, you completely fail as a video creator that wants to be taken serious.
matsujonen (24 days ago)
I had those grandmamas they were super light. I had the black and Charlotte blue that you showed
Its funny because the shox are comming back
Joel Stern (26 days ago)
Nike Pegasus increasing the arch. The show was perfect in 31&32, 33 and on are ruined for me.
Dan Graz (26 days ago)
I hated my zigs because sticks and acorns and shit were always getting stuck in the little gaps the the zigs
Over Lit (27 days ago)
If you run with Springblades, you better not be planning on stopping. It's like steering and braking in a giant old Buick.
F. B. (27 days ago)
I like my springblade so comfortable shoes 🤗 green and orange color look so cool
FortniteMaster387 (28 days ago)
I remember being small and trying the adidas blade at the airport and they were fucking comfortable
steamhard (28 days ago)
Adidas Springs. I had a pair n they were awesome. I wish I had another pair
Péter Mojzes (28 days ago)
L.A. GEAR Catapult?
DoublEE (1 month ago)
Absolute trash 🗑 Reebok and Adidas need to take a back seat Zig tech and spring tech are nonsense but Cons and active juices 🤣
Going Up? Records (1 month ago)
Gotta say, had the original Zigtechs in black and red and I ran those shoes into the ground. No blisters, no shin splints, no tendinitis. To this day the best pair of cushion-y running shoes I've ever owned.
Clayton Sumpter (1 month ago)
CLASSIC NIKE SHOX FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! 😑😑😑😑😑😑
Clayton Sumpter (1 month ago)
+Hes KicksDude, I had at least 6 pair and constantly scan eBay for more.
Hes Kicks (1 month ago)
loved mine! i had black and white both
HONDA RULES (29 days ago)
I had those exact green zigtechs in grade 4. Super comfy, compliments from every possible girl in existence, and they obviously made me run SUPER DUPER FAST
Milo Kovet (1 month ago)
Karl Malone’s LA Gear Catapults! https://youtu.be/R9d4Y-vS1-E
5:45, I had those shoes as a kid
BenzGamer (1 month ago)
In my elementary school, zigtechs were the shit.
Abhimanyu Khadwal (1 month ago)
I remember the Nike Shox didn't absorb impact and they broke at the heel very often. I wore my dad's broken pair for quite some time. So the issue was the poor material used in the 'shockers' that broke rather easily.
empoppe (1 month ago)
Nike Shox = nostalgia!!! I remember being in elementary school and them being released.
Onyx Penguin (1 month ago)
Reebok pumps
Austin denning (1 month ago)
Video really starts at 1:20
vwbora26 (1 month ago)
I still use my zigs at the gym for inside shoes for my workouts and honestly they are so confortable ,they work great. Also i think they look good. Now for running outside I use Nike Pegasus 35 wich great too.
HSR Shoxy (1 month ago)
Shox .... so ugly
Phantom Alpha (1 month ago)
If you ever wanted to wear high heels and basketball shoes in one then Nike shocks are for you.
Phantom Alpha (1 month ago)
Oh Rebook, shout out to Rebook Blacktop! (Just whatever u don’t actually play on the blacktop our you’ll destroy them.)
Danial Amani05 (1 month ago)
Spring blade was real trash tbh
James williams (1 month ago)
Them shoes in the thumbnail ugly asf!👎🚫🚮
Chauntel Shannon (1 month ago)
I loved Nike Shox back in 2000.
Hes Kicks (1 month ago)
Same! Had so many pairs!
Aidan K Botha (1 month ago)
Spring blades are actually pretty comfy
AutoFox1 (1 month ago)
The shoe store I work at actually carried Shox until just last year! I think there are still a few pairs in our clearance...
xSXPREMEx (1 month ago)
You sound like Bruce Cambell
Peter (1 month ago)
shox R4 just re-release
Vinod AK Pillai (1 month ago)
Had Springblade and zigtech
Tungaa Bayarmaa (1 month ago)
you sound like josh from soccer reviews
BMW Builds (1 month ago)
I had 3 pairs of zigzags in first and second grade
marcus griffiths (1 month ago)
Water soluble... Wait you want your shoes to dissolve in rain 😂
C Chavis (1 month ago)
Glad the Reebok pump is not on this list.
Izzy Roses (1 month ago)
The Reacts looked kinda cool. Not gonna lie. I liked the high ankle support. Color mix looked cool too.
Marshmelloww (1 month ago)
Why do I feel like I'm watching a video from 2008
BubbleGum 7 (1 month ago)
My father silll have those Nike shox
Brown Mamba (1 month ago)
John Wall's first signature shoe was one of my favourite shoes to play in. His second signature had a more of an open toe which didn't feel as snug as his first. A very underrated shoe imo...
BrysonHearl (1 month ago)
personally i dont see whats wrong with the springblades XD
code buywls (16 days ago)
ADHD
Aditya Wardhana (1 month ago)
Just steal cat technology! Their paws can withstand 9 stories floor!
Solomon Pew (1 month ago)
The Nike shoes was a piece of shit
Solomon Pew (1 month ago)
Sorry typo the Nike shox was trash
E_rich C (2 months ago)
You forgot about the Reebok pump!!!!!!
sponge cock (2 months ago)
I had Nike shox and That shoes was the Best
Hauvkuab Yang (2 months ago)
Wo remembers the Zigtech show commercials with Peyton and Eli manning, that was the shit back then
EyesInTheDark1 (2 months ago)
It took New Balance 40 years to come up with a cushioned light weight shoe, the Beacon (What kind of name is that?) I'd say 90% of what the shoe companies overcharge us for is crap.
Urban Cow (2 months ago)
The Avia 830 is literally the most comfortable basketball shoe I've ever owned. Been searching for another pair for years now.
Bernt Hahn (2 months ago)
I love the bb4s but when I played in them they broke and my ancal was broken
Juan Arguello (2 months ago)
Nike Shox deliver so cool
che10461 (2 months ago)
Vapormax sucks too.
Nocturne (2 months ago)
dude i have that adidas spring blade thingies
Craig Bennett (2 months ago)
I miss my zigs! The only thing I don’t miss about them was when you ran on gravel you would always get rocks jammed in between the zigs.
Jed Holliday (2 months ago)
I had a pair of the spring blades and they were cool
POLISH BEAR (2 months ago)
i love the shox i had two pair
Charles Warren (2 months ago)
Avia is pronounced ava? I had some of those back in the 90s too.
Dojo Brashear (2 months ago)
I have some shox reax
Brian Cao (2 months ago)
Walking in Springblades is really weird, you can feel the blades bouncing. Also, the bottom wears out really quick.
RealKing_ Boo boo (2 months ago)
You forgot the Reebok pump
Michael Sullivan (2 months ago)
I had the original zig techs really disrespected them like that
Caramel of Love (2 months ago)
Rebox zigtech's were so hot
Mr. Hiram (2 months ago)
Spring technology
Kish Deval (2 months ago)
I had a pair of Zigtech, bloody comfortable.
Aiden Lander (2 months ago)
I’ve seen the new Nike shocks at Ross in like size 13
Arshit Tathgur (2 months ago)
I have used springblade. There are 4 pair of springblade in my collection...
Arshit Tathgur (2 months ago)
https://www.amazon.com/adidas-Springblade-Drive-Running-Shoes/dp/B00LSYW9HY
Arshit Tathgur (2 months ago)
+Afnan Nazri may i know from which country do you belong to?
Afnan Nazri (2 months ago)
where can i get it now?
Chef Boyardee (2 months ago)
i love the Nike shox they are very nice
Bill Jones (2 months ago)
CATAPULT
Jack Breivogel (2 months ago)
My friend got the spring blades and they were so weird

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