What good is a perfect alley-oop pass if you can't get above the
rim? The a³ Basketball Forefoot, featuring a³ technology,
will help get you there.
now, most shoe technologies have been one-dimensional, offering
only one benefit. They were encased in a block of foam, meaning
they could not function independently, with specialization for
specific functions. But a³ is different; its construction
allows each piece to be tuned to a particular need. This allows
a³ to offer three important benefits: It Cushions, Guides
and Drives for optimal performance. Five years of research and
testing went into developing a³, and it is now available
for the specific needs of athletes in different sports.
players need their footwear to help them when they are jumping,
cutting, or running on the court. Footwear needs to retain natural
propulsion forces while providing a stable platform for transition
and minimizing the pressures felt by the foot during toe-off.
a³ Forefoot shoes will retail at around £100 per pair
and will be available from March 2003 throughout the UK.
The a³ Forefoot BB unit specifically addresses these needs.
Each foam element is made of the highly elastic adiPRENE+, to
ensure retention of energy. The Transition Plate is made of thermoplastic
for durability and to distribute pressure evenly.
adidas a³ Basketball Forefoot shoe
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