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While AND1 has recently been known for their affordable footwear sold at Walmart, their newest performance basketball shoe – the AND1 Attack 2.0, is one of the top performance basketball shoes of the year. Those that grew up the ’90s are well aware of the AND1 streetwear clothing, mixtape, and their previously endorsed players – Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups, and Latrell Sprewell.
Fast forward to nearly two decades later, AND1 is back, and they’ve signed reigning NBA champion, Fred VanVleet, of the Toronto Raptors. VanVleet is having himself an All-Star caliber year, putting up 18 a game, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals, on 41% and 40% shooting clips. Signing the starting Shooting Guard for the Toronto Raptors, and a potential All Star player, is something that should not go unnoticed. AND1 may still be selling shoes in Walmart, but their new Attack 2.0s are a pair of sneakers you won’t want to miss out on.
Following up with its predecessor, the AND1 Attack, the sequel takes everything from its past model, with some serious upgrades. Synthetics, fuse, and Harmonix RX cushioning was featured on the Attack 1.0s, but the 2.0s have massively improved those features. The AND1 Attack 2.0 arrives with a multi-directional wave outsole, featuring some pods of herringbone.
The midsole is where quite possibly the biggest feature of the shoe is – Harmonix RX – a dual density sole unit where a top loaded thermoplastic sits full length underfoot, encased in a standard EVA foam chassis. An external midfoot TPU shank plate is also applied at the sole, in between the rubber and foam for increased support and rigidity. The forefoot of the upper features a ballistic nylon, but this may differ depending upon colorways. The rear is a complete nylon/neoprene material, which is overlaid by a ballistic nylon heel counter. Completing the shoe is a webbed lacing system and a one-piece construction.
We’ve shared our AND1 Attack 2.0 Performance Review above for your convenience. Per our source at AND1, the Attack 2.0 is hopeful to release in SS20 (Spring Summer 2020), with a retail price of at or around $100. Don’t expect these to release anytime soon, but stay tuned to the AND1 Email Newsletter, and our site for a potential shock drop or limited release before the Summer. Let us know what you think of our performance review in the comments below, and stay tuned for more video content as we have now upgraded our camera equipment.