this has been bugging me for a very long time.
why do you guys need special shoes to throw a ball in a hoop?
skateboarding shoes make sense, they have to be really strong or else they will rip. the friction that is made when the shoe rubs up against the grip tape is big, and shoes are usually torn up within weeks. these basketball shoes would only last about a few days with skateboarders.
shoes like this, osiris skate shoes, make sense:
they have air bubbles in the sole to absorb shock when skaters jump 10+ stair sets. why do basketball shoes need these air bubble? your not going high enough to actually need air bubbles.