SH9000 represent a pretty major shift in performance and performance
principles for Victor’s top model – despite the cosmetic similarities to
8000 family can be characterized by their heavy, plush and
thickly-padded uppers and supershock absorbent sole. This is not the
case with the new SH9000 model. Sole
Substantially lower/thinner than
the 8000 models – both at the forefoot and heal. This lends to a very
connected and direct feel with the ground. No more sponginess and that
hint of instability. This coupled with its first-rate grip (almost as
good a Mizuno Wave Fang XT – which I consider the very best), it seems
to allow for quicker movement and faster push-off.
A little thinner and
overall, a little bit stiffer. No big change, other that the inner heal
material has been replaced by a crystalized finished fabric which, I
guess, is supposed to prevent the heal lifting away from the shoe. I
didn’t notice any real change in play. Also, the tongue has lost its
lace-loop. A bit irritating…
Lateral Support and Stability
For lateral support, the front side talons are gone, now replaced with a brace tek bar that runs from the bottom sole to the 2nd
lacing hole. It works great, without any pinching or painful hot
spots. The foot feels solidly planted when moving side-to-side. The rear
brace unit is not as rigid as with the previous model. The rear unit is
longer and has been positioned slightly forwards – this adds more
support to the mid-footregion, at the cost of offering less lateral
support to the ankle region.
midsole material is softer and the TRINECTIC unit under the heel is
very effective – almost gel like. However, there is not getting away
from the overall thinner sole. Cushioning is not as good as the older
I like them a lot. They are
still ultra wide and comfy, so suit me fine. The overblown plushness has
been replaced by a lighter, faster and firmer feel. They are still very
comfort-oriented, but now offer more in the agility department. I like
this. The build quality is nicer and the grip is still excellent.
Negatives: price increase over the older model, slight drop in ankle support and slightly reduced overall cushioning.
Postives: faster, more overall stability, lighter, and still offer great protection and comfort.
A great shoe for anyone looking for a balance of very
good protection, coupled with atouch more speed. Subjectively, it is a
shoe that is 55% protection, 45% speed (the old model 80% protection,
20% speed)… hope that makes sense. Go for it!
미켈러의 싱글 홉 시리즈. 이번에는 사츠 홉이다. 사츠 홉은 체코의 사츠라는 곳에서 생산되는 홉으로 필스너 우르켈과 부데요비츠키 부드바에 사용되는 아주 유명한 물건.
을 풍부하게 들이부은 만큼 풍성한 사츠홉의 풍미를 느낄 수 있다. 도수는 6.8%로 분류는 AIPA이긴 한데 워낙 사츠홉의 풍미가
강하게 드러나기 때문에 임페리얼 필스너라고 하면 딱 맞을 듯. 이전에 리뷰했던 임페리얼 필스너인 홉 번 로우는 그냥 필스너
몰트에 AIPA홉을 부은 AIPA라는 느낌이었는데 이건 정확히 필스너의 풍미를 증배시킨 임페리얼 필스너라는 느낌이다.