We have a new lifestyle sneaker from Reebok to check out — the brand new Reebok EVZN (pronounced “Evasion”) lifestyle shoes.
The 2020 Reebok EVZN is an evolution of the original Reebok Evasion, which was apparently a running shoe a long long time ago.
This version, however, is a lifestyle everyday casual wear shoe instead, in the popular chunky Dad shoe style. It’s priced at US$ 75 is the USA, or MYR 329 here in Malaysia.
And in the theme of everything 2020, the shoes are inspired by escapism and how fashion can be an escape from reality. I’m sure everyone wants to just escape this year, right?
We have the chalk-white-and-green colorway. It’s a more vintage style but the other colorways of the 2020 EVZN are inspired by the original. It comes in black with a light grey Reebok logo here in Malaysia.
There are also more colorways depending on your region. There’s a white-blue-and-red colorway which is my personal favorite, but there’s also a white-and-black colorway, a yellow-black-and-white, and a really funky neon-pink-and-blue one that I just can’t describe in words.
There’s also a really, really nice beige brown leather colorway that I can’t seem to find anywhere. But Dayum.
Depending on the colorway, this is a really nice looking shoe.
Design and materials
Coming to the shoe itself, and starting with the toe box, you’ll see this black mesh material at the top. It allows the shoe to be a little breathable. It’s surrounded by layers of chalk white synthetic leather panels that wrap around it.
You’ll notice this leather panel at the top which extends upwards and around the shoe. The leather panel at the top forms these loops, which the white rope laces weave through.
I love that they included rope laces here. It really elevates the shoe and makes it look more premium, in my opinion.
Underneath those rope laces, there’s a green nylon tongue, which is well padded so that it feels comfortable on the top of your feet.
Moving upwards, you’ll see the classic Reebok vector logo on a chalk white badge towards the top of the tongue.
One little detail I absolutely loved here is that the Reebok logo on the badge is also in a black and green color, just like the logo on the side of the shoe.
Speaking of which, along the side of the shoe, you’ll see the deconstructed Reebok Vector logo made out of green and black synthetic leather panels with this white mesh at the bottom below it, and this black mesh fabric above it.
The chalk white leather panel extends around the back of the shoe, forming a heel cage. Meanwhile, the black leather panel that’s part of the vector logo also extends around the back on to the other side of the shoe.
Moving to the back of the shoe, you’ll see this green nylon fabric at the top, with the Reebok branding and vector logo debossed in black and green into the white leather.
Coming to the inside of the shoe, you have this green sockliner around the ankle that has a lot of great padding in this area. Apart from that, your foot is up against the mesh material towards the front and sides of the shoe, other than the nylon material of the padded tongue.
At the bottom is a usual Reebok insole in black with, curiously, no branding at all.
Moving on, that entire gorgeous intricate upper sits on a chunky, etched EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning.
You can see from the design that the midsole is sculpted to add more drama to the shoe. It definitely looks pretty cool, especially this extra lip at the back where the outsole kinda extends out.
Lastly, coming to the bottom of the shoe, you have a black rubber non-marking outsole. Again, It’s in a pretty dramatic design, with the Reebok vector logo towards the top.
Fit and sizing
These do seem to fit true to size. But if you have wide feet like I do, you might want to go up half a size. For example, I’m a size UK 11. But with these shoes I’d definitely go up half a size because otherwise it’s a bit snug.
If you have regular narrow feet though, you can go true to size here, no worries.
In terms of cushioning, it’s a standard EVA midsole here so it’s quite comfortable. It’s not as plush as an Adidas Boost midsole or Nike’s react foam. But it’s already pretty good for the price range.
Since these are meant as lifestyle everyday wear shoes, Reebok made sure that these are comfortable to wear — with all the padding all around, the mesh for breathability, and the EVA midsole, these are actually pretty great.
Admittedly, I did not expect too much from this shoe but for the price tag, if you’re looking for a pair of chunky lifestyle shoes, these are definitely something worth checking out.
Is this your SneakerMatch?
I know Reebok doesn’t get as much hype nowadays as back in the day but they sure pump out some awesome shoes. The Reebok EVZN is yet another example of this.
A lot of brands are bringing back their running shoes as chunky lifestyle shoes nowadays. The implementation here, with the combination of nylon, mesh and leather really makes these look way more expensive than they are. At US$ 75 (or MYR 329 here in Malaysia) these are absolute value for the price.
In fact, I’d even say that the styling here is more like those huge chunky Balenciaga and Gucci dad shoes. If you’re into that, this is something that’s much more approachable.
Huawei Vision S series now official in Malaysia
Huawei’s making TVs now
Huawei has officially unveiled their Huawei Vision S Series in Malaysia. It’s a pair of Smart TVs that continues to be part of the company’s 1+8+N strategy.
What are you getting?
The company is positioning it as being able to enjoy your entire Huawei Video library on a larger screen. The said library provides users access to content from the likes of BBC Studios, Paramount Pictures, as well as local productions like Astro and Media Prima.
As part of their seamless connection strategy, you will be able to jump from one Huawei device to another without missing a beat. It lets you pick up from where you left off in the previous device. Huawei is also promising lossless music by playing it through the Huawei Music TV app on the Huawei Vision S.
Smartphone functions on the TV
In an effort to bring more than just your regular TV experience, the Huawei Vision S is equipped with some nifty features. First is access to the AppGallery. Compatible apps will be shown right away. In Malaysia, this includes Kaodim along with other food and recipes portals.
The whole TV is also powered by Huawei’s own Petal Search. The Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) native search engine will scour the web for video, music, and whatever else that could keep you entertained. It also comes with a magnetic camera that allows you to use Huawei’s video calling app MeeTime.
Price and availability
The Huawei Vision S comes in two sizes: 55″ and 65″. Pre-order period is from April 28 to May 12. Interested buyers can pre-order from the Huawei Online Store, Lazada, and Shopee. Pricing are as follows:
- Huawei Vision S 55″ — MYR 2,999 (Available starting May 13)
- Huawei Vision S 65″ — MYR 3,999 (Available starting May 3)
Tales of ARISE releases on Sept 9
Collector Edition also announced
The long-running Tales series (25 years now!) has a new title coming! Tales of ARISE will be released in Southeast Asia on September 9, 2021.
Here’s the release date trailer to get you hyped.
What is Tales of ARISE?
The game will follow the story of Rena — the star that has been ruling the Dahna planet with an iron fist for the past 300 years. Renans have been depleting Dahna of its natural resources, enslaving most of the planet’s population in order to do so.
This tale follows the fight to free Dahnans of their fate and will be experienced through the eyes of Alphen, an iron-masked Dahnan fighting to free his people, and Shionne, a girl from Rena, who’s on the run from her countrymen. They will be joined through their journey by characters like Rinwell and Law that will help them in their fight for freedom.
Southeast Asia Game Editions
All pre-orders and Day-1 retail package version will receive a new costume for Alphen and Shionne, as well as outfits accessories and new cooking recipes and ingredients.
- Tales of Arise retail package version is only available for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Southeast Asia.
- The package version includes pre-order digital bonus only for the first production. The number of initial production is limited and will end as soon as it runs out.
On Digital platforms, a Deluxe and an Ultimate edition will be available. The Deluxe edition will have the following items:
- Premium Item Pack, containing gold, cooking items and Boosts
- Premium Costume Pack, including 8 full costumes and 6 accessories
- Premium Travel Pack, allowing for better cooking and crafting abilities as well as discounts in shops
The Ultimate Edition will have all the content from the Deluxe Edition as well as new costumes for the characters including special costumes in collaboration with other BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment games.
A physical Collector Edition will be available and include the same content as the Ultimate Edition, along with an exclusive figurine, a Steelbook, an Artbook and the game’s Soundtrack. This edition can be purchased at participating retailers in Southeast Asia.
A special Hootle Edition will be available exclusively and in limited quantities on the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia store at a later date. This edition will include, in addition to the base game, a metal case, an Artbook, the Soundtrack, a 15 cm Hootle plush along with 4 accessories, Hootle DLC for the game as well as stickers and 3 art prints.
Genshin Impact players can now buy Genesis Crystals at Codashop
Genesis Crystals are the in-game currency
Coda Payments or Coda announces that players of the 2020 huge hit open-world RPG Genshin Impact can now buy in-game currency via Codashop.
This option is available to players in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. Just follow these steps:
- Simply go to codashop.com
- Enter unique Genshin Impact user ID on Codashop
- Select the server where you play
- Choose payment method
The Genesis Crystals will be immediately credited to the account after completing the payment.
By making a single API connection to Codashop, miHoYo has made it possible for gamers to pay using 45 popular local payment methods and for some of the biggest brands in Southeast Asia, including GoPay, OVO, ShopeePay, LinkAja, Indosat, Tri in Indonesia, Globe, Smart, PayMaya, GCash in Philippines, and TNG, U Mobile, Boost, Celcom in Malaysia to contribute to the game’s continued success by promoting it to their users.
Genshin Impact launched in September 2020 as a cross-platform game that can be played on mobile, PC, and console. It was also recognized in December 2020 by Apple as the iPhone Game of the Year. The game is free-to-play, and players can unlock premium features by purchasing Genesis Crystals.
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