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Old 09-18-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Need advice on new Basketball Shoes.

I am a 6'1 PG/SG and I've always wore cheap shoes during my high school and club season, and now I want to buy some legit good basketball shoes.

I was wondering what are the best shoes out right now that are good for a guard which are light weight, comfortable, and durable? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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I am a 6'1 PG/SG and I've always wore cheap shoes during my high school and club season, and now I want to buy some legit good basketball shoes.

I was wondering what are the best shoes out right now that are good for a guard which are light weight, comfortable, and durable? Thanks in advance.

It terms of on the court performance, i say Kobe V are in a different league of its own that's why so many NBA players wore it. light weight, low tops, great grip.



If you want a high top sneaker there are only two choices.


If you have a bigger wallet i would also recommend. Air Jordan 2010

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need advice on new Basketball Shoes.

I don't rock low top shoes period. Thats just me. I need ankle support.

And yeah, Ive heard the Jordan 2010's are really nice, but that hole kills the shoe's appearance in my opinion. Not that its a big deal, it all about performance. I don't know that much about the Hyperfuses, but they look nice and that they were worn by team USA.
Thanks man!

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Need advice on new Basketball Shoes.

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I don't rock low top shoes period. Thats just me. I need ankle support.

And yeah, Ive heard the Jordan 2010's are really nice, but that hole kills the shoe's appearance in my opinion. Not that its a big deal, it all about performance. I don't know that much about the Hyperfuses, but they look nice and that they were worn by team USA.
Thanks man!


You can get great ankle support from low tops, high or mid tops could acually be harmful. THe Kobe IV or V are great shoes, i love them, and they have great support for a low top.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Need advice on new Basketball Shoes.

This probably should've gone in the sneaker forum, but no problems, I just don't check that forum much.

Big misconception however that lows don't provide ankle support. All basketball shoes pretty much have the same support for the ankle. If you're going to roll your ankle, no shoe will stop that. The only thing that would stop that is if you had a cast or a boot which prevented your ankle from moving.

When the ankle rolls, a high top does nothing to keep it in place. No matter how tight you lace it, it's the sneaker material (leather, synthetics) that aren't rigid so the ankle rolls. Lows in fact will strengthen your ankle since you aren't relying on the high tops to constrict them. I find that lower cut shoes give me more foot freedom, are lighter and feel more natural/comfortable.

The Kobe V I heard was an excellent shoe, some durability issues but for the most part, one of the top Nike basketball shoes of the decade. Here's what makes them and other well designed lows so good. It starts with the platform. A stable shoe is less likely to roll, and the Kobes have outriggers which keep the base solid.

Next up is the heel cup. This keeps your foot in place so there is no shifting. Shifting of the foot inside the shoe puts you at risk for injury and the loose fit makes it easy to turn the ankle.

Finally the collar padding is well designed so that it conforms around your ankle balls and the little "inlets" behind your ankle balls, between the bones and the Achilles tendon. This keeps the shoe comfortable and secure.

This sounds like a Nike ad but the point is, lows aren't as bad as people think. I've been wearing them for some time and I love them.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:42 AM   #6
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:56 AM   #7
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This myth needs to die.
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I'm physically same to you an i'm rocking with this shoes, this upcoming season

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Old 09-19-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
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I'm leaning into buying these shoes right now at the moment. Should I go with these Jordan CP3's?

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Old 09-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #11
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OMG MAN , If you want lightweight go with KOBE's or Nike , JORDANS ARE ****IN HEAVY, you hear me?

I got like 4 Jordans sitting out waiting for me to wear it, but no..

I use Kobe V's, If you dont like low-tops then get the hyperdunk. ----> .
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The Adidas Supernatural Creators that Drose and Eric Gordon wear are the best basketball shoes on the market for guards right now. They are light, have excellent cushioning, top notch ankle support, and excellent traction. Adidas really outdid themselves and put together probably their best shoe ever. I saw em at Footlocker on sale for $89.99 which is pretty much dirt cheap for a shoe of this caliber.

The Nike Hyperize is another shoe I would go with. Tons of excellent ratings and feedback on the shoe and it only costs $99.

I definitely recommend the Supernatural Creator by Adidas for every guard out there.
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The kobes are fantastic, I've owned the IV and have the V now.. and have never worn a better basketball shoe.
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Get Nikes for games, and get Proteges for practice
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Default Re: Need advice on new Basketball Shoes.

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I'm leaning into buying these shoes right now at the moment. Should I go with these Jordan CP3's?



i didn't have that model i think i had the one before, great shoe overall if you can find it cheaper
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