I used to play in those and they were the best pair of shoes I have ever balled in. They lasted for over a year (playing at least 5-6 days a week) until the strap in the front started to rip. THese were the only shoes I have never suffered an injury in, it had alot to do with luck but also the ankle protection and the cushioning on that shoe. They were amazing for me. Unfortunately im a college student and I couldn't afford another pair so right now im balling in the Kobe Zoom 1s because they are only like 30 bucks now.