The Book 1
I didn’t talk about it, I didn't write about it, I didn't want to even think about the Nike Book 1. Devan Booker’s first signature shoe is so bland and just terrible. If it was 1988 this might be an alright shoe but it's so basic and so plain, that it's just lame. Nothing proves that to me more than the fact that for the Phoenix Suns media day, Booker didn't even wear his own signature shoe. He chose to wear Chucks. Nike was going for a “Future Classic” with the Book 1, but instead it just looks lazy. While they do have a top loaded heel Zoom Air unit full length Cushlon 2.0 midsole encapsulated in a TPU midsole to hold the foam together, that isn’t enough to make up for the lack of style. It is possible that a colorway might catch my eye but the likelihood of me flipping and buying these is slim to none. The Book 1 won't be hitting shelves until spring of 2024 so maybe something will change by then but I doubt it.
What's your thoughts? Do you think these are the “Future Classic” Nike was going for? Let us know!
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