When mentioning the shoes without shoelaces, we also have seen many sneakers without shoelaces in the past 20 years, such Reebok series with PUMP technology and the sneakers with Disc technology. After new century, we can see the T-Mac 4 basketball shoes with Hug technology and Air Jordan XXXIII with FastFit technology which are also without shoelaces types. In this year, Nike and Adidas also release the sneakers without shoelaces, Adapt BB and N3XT L3V3L. It seems that the sneakers without shoelaces will be a new trend of sneakers in the future.
Adidas has the connection with number 3, such as 3 sagely paths, trefoil and 3 stripes. And the name of N3XT L3V3L also has the connection with number 3.
- Adidas N3XT L3V3L is really hard to wear
It’s hard to wear N3XT L3V3L. In the past few years, there are several shoes types which are hard to wear, such as LeBron 14 and Crazy Explosive 17. N3XT L3V3L has the same upper height and same knitted sock design, so it’s also hard to wear N3XT L3V3L.
But anyway, you can find a way to put on the shoes. Generally, comparing with Crazy Explosive 17, N3XT L3V3L is also suitable for the people whose foot is wide type. For the same size, N3XT L3V3L is looser. And the weight is lighter. The unit weight of size UK9.5 N3XT L3V3L is only about 380g.
- The Primeknit
The collar and vamp material of N3XT L3V3L is also Primeknit, the same as Crazy Explosive, but on the heelpiece, instep, shoe head and both sides of shoe body, the knitted way of Primeknit is different.
You will feel that the stiffness in each part of sneaker is different. The shoe head and heelpiece supporting part is stiffer. In the inside of three sagely paths, it uses the similar knitted way as Alpha Bounce Forgefiber.
The attracting part on the outside is thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) midsole decoration.
- Light Strike Technology
The Adidas N3XT L3V3L takes the Light Strike technology. The appearance of this new technology is similar with Bounce technology. The feeling of Light Strike technology is similar to Bounce technology. But it’s lighter and the feedback is faster.
- The herringbone grain on the outsole
The outsole grain of Adidas basketball shoes is keeping changing these years.
You would find that the details of the grain is different in recent different Adidas shoes. But this pair of N3XT L3V3L uses the normal herringbone grain. In the midsole and heel part, it has added a hollow processing, which directly expose the Light Strike technology.
We can also find some details on the outsole, such as “DESIGNED IN B/C/F” on the outsole, which may means that this pair of shoes is designed in Creator Farm, Brooklyn. And it also marks the longitude and latitude of Creator Farm on the exposed Light Strike.
What kind of outsole design do you like? Different people, the idea is different. But keeping the stability should be the best design.
The size is normal size. The quality and comfort level is good. But it needs time to break-in. As in the beginning, it’s hard to put on.
The designer of Adidas N3XT L3V3L is Nick Daiber. He also designed Crazy Light Boost 2016, Pro Bounce and Harden Vol.2 LS which have got great feedback in the market. The overall performance of Adidas N3XT L3V3L should be also great.