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Concept 1 Black

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Concept 1 Black

Concept 1 Black


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APL’s Concept 1 Black basketball shoe weighs only 15 ounces and utilizes some of the most technologically advanced materials ever seen on a basketball shoe. The patent-pending Load 'N Launch® technology is designed to instantly increase your vertical leap*. The striking black upper is accented by our signature APL® green and is complemented by a green translucent outsole.

Concept 1 Black is now completely sold out in all sizes.

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With its unique construction, the Concept 1 shoe fits completely true-to-size and provides the secure feeling of a shoe that is designed to perform at the highest level of competition.  The upper materials are a combination of the finest synthetics, microfiber mesh and special anti-microbial linings to keep the foot comfortable and performing at the highest level throughout extended periods of play.

The APL® Basketball Concept 1 is for serious players.  High-density collar padding on the interior is designed to maximize comfort while providing for the use of ankle braces.  The patented Load ‘N Launch® technology is implanted in a cavity in the forefoot of the basketball shoe and is designed to provide an instant improvement in vertical leap.* The device works in conjunction with the high-performance materials of the outsole, midsole, insole and sock liner to create a performance experience unlike any other basketball shoe.

- Carbon fiber look synthetic upper materials are ultra-lightweight

- Load ‘N Launch® forefoot device designed to increase vertical leap instantly

- High-Rebound, carbon fiber wash EVA midsole for superior cushioning and energy return

- Crystal rubber outsole for long-lasting performance and visual appeal

- High-grade Thermoplastic Urethane shank for heel-to-forefoot stability and shock absorption

- Load ‘N Launch® sock liner featuring rebound EVA, APSPOX and PORON® for maximum comfort, shock absorption and performance.

- High-impact EVA insole for maximum comfort and cushioning

- Clear window on outsole makes technology visible

*Results may vary based upon height, weight, athletic ability technique and physical condition.