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BrandBlack Rare Metal

Released 10/2016, Mid Top, 
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8.6
EXPERT RATING
4 reviews
NA
USER RATING
0 ratings
Works well across all categories -except traction

Best Suitable For:

Perfect budget sneaker for guards with slightly wider feet.

Price Comparison:

Available at 0 shops | Official Retail Price: $109.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (4)
User Ratings (0)
Traction
7.5
Cushion
9.0
Materials
8.8
Support
8.5
Fit
9.0
Outdoor
0%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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BrandBlack Rare Metal Review

Pros:
Nice Materials
Comfortable Cushioning
Cons:
Inconsistent Traction

Performance of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

The BrandBlack Rare Metal works well across all categories - except the traction. Especially on dusty courts, you will need to wipe hard and often to get the stopping power you need. The new Jetlon EVL foam cushioning is on par with Adidas' Bounce cushioning and provides comfort, impact protection while still being responsive and low-to-the-ground. As always with BrandBlack, materials are premium and do a great job. Overall, if it wasn't for the lacking traction, this could have been the perfect budget sneaker for guards with slightly wider feet.
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Expert Reviews of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Rating: 8.6 (ranks #90 of 238)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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9.0
The Rare Metal gives you premium materials, great cushioning, and damn near great traction.
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8.6
If you are looking for a highly cushioned, low profile and low-cut rocket for your feet, especially on clean courts, then the Rare Metal is your pick.
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8.4
December 27, 2017
The Rare Metal is a shoe that does nearly everything well. If the traction was more consistent and more aggressive, I wouldn’t hesitate to put this into my rotation maybe even into my top 5.
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8.2
January 26, 2018
I was really disappointed by the traction - otherwise this is a great shoe. If you play on clean courts, then the BrandBlack Rare Metal is a great choice.
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User Reviews of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

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Traction of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Traction Rating: 7.5 (ranks #211 of 238)
User Traction Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.0
Good, not great. The blade traction does its job well.
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9.0
On clean floors, you are great, but the rubber attracts a lot of dust.
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7.0
December 27, 2017
Personally, I don’t like how the traction plays because I prefer more bite and consistency.
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5.0
January 26, 2018
On dusty courts, the traction is absolutely horrible, and you need to wipe extremely hard to get a few good stops.
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Cushion of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #69 of 238)
User Cushion Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
The Jetlon EVL felt more responsive and slightly bouncier without the instability, which in this case, is super comfy.
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9.0
Jetlon EVL has a bouncier, livelier feeling, and provides great court feel.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
BB calls this Jetlon EVL or Plus and I really like it a lot.
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9.0
January 26, 2018
Really, really nice premium cushioning that feels similar to Adidas' Bounce cushioning.
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Materials of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.8 (ranks #55 of 238)
User Materials Rating: NA 
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3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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9.0
The Jacquard upper on the Rare Metal feels great on foot.
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9.0
One thing Brandblack has never skimped on is materials.
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8.0
December 27, 2017
I personally don’t mind the slightly stiffer upper but I know lots of people want a sock-like upper.
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9.0
January 26, 2018
The upper is freaking nice!
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Support of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Support Rating: 8.5 (ranks #123 of 238)
User Support Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
3
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
Everything you need, and nothing that you don’t.
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7.0
Support isn’t overbearing, just enough to where you don’t have to worry.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
Stability is excellent thanks to a flat outsole, forefoot outrigger and a stable heel that easily passes my heel test.
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9.0
January 26, 2018
Nasty outrigger and supportive upper material make you feel very secure.
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Fit of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #39 of 238)
User Fit Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
4
8 - Good
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7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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9.0
The shoe sculpts around your foot very well.
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9.0
Spot on, in every way.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
The fit in the midfoot is also fantastic and my wide feet filled the forefoot just fine.
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9.0
January 26, 2018
The fit is absolutely amazing - no dead space at all!
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Durability of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

User Durability Rating: NA 
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8 - Good
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7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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Outdoor of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #231 of 238)
User Outdoor Rating: NA 
Good (100%)
0
Fair (50%)
0
Bad (0%)
1
no
January 26, 2018
Outdoor use is probably not very good.
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Width of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

very narrow
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slightly narrow
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regular
1
slightly wide
2
very wide
0
slightly wide
Even with a wide-foot base like myself, going true to size fit well without any restriction.
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slightly wide
December 27, 2017
The Brandblack Rare Metal is a little wide.
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regularly wide
January 26, 2018
Perfect for my feet.
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Size of the BrandBlack Rare Metal:

very small
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slightly small
0
true to size
2
slightly long
2
very long
0
true to size
The shoe fits perfectly true to size.
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true to size
The length is perfect.
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½ size large
December 27, 2017
These run a little long lengthwise.
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½ size large
January 26, 2018
Go down half a size.
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