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Old 01-05-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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hey guys, i haven't had a legit pair of basketball shoes in a while and i need help deciding on something to wear. i want a pair that's very light (the ones i have right now are heavy as shit) and also comfortable. only problem is that i don't have too much money to drop on them. i'm looking for something around $90 or less

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I dunno just how light you're looking for, Although I hear that the KD 3's are pretty good, and they're only $87 on eastbay, if you wanna check those out.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:42 PM   #5
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thanks for the help. i ended up getting the nike air max hyped tb (whatever that means ) they're great, much better than my older pair of really shitty shoes. they're really really comfortable and very light. i can stand under the hoop and grab the rim pretty easily, something i've never been able to do. i also feel a lot quicker and i'm not sliding on the court at all. highly recommend getting these, i think they were 75 bucks
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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yeah marshalls ross and t maxx are good if you get lucky. Rugged wear house if theres one near you. occasionally a random assortment of wicked colorways in kobe 5s, hyperizes and just random stuff and jordans all for 45ish, its insane. but i definately recomend some kobe 5s or hyperdunk. josh smith adidas are nice too. if you can, itll be worth a trip to a nike outlet
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Hey guys I'm new here and can't make a new thread yet so I decided to hijack this guy's shoe recommendation thread since it is pretty old. I need some advice for a new pair of basketball shoes.

I have gone through several pairs of low hyperdunks, which have been pretty durable for me and are probably my favorite pair of shoes to ball in. Is anyone else more comfortable wearing low tops and feel more stable? I bought a pair of zigtech slashs a while back real cheap and rolled my ankle in them after only a couple games. Should I stick with low tops if I feel more comfortable in them and maybe go for kobe VIs or wait until the KD 4s come out? Also, I play indoors but not on hardwood. The surface is surprisingly good to shoes but am leery about spending $120+ on shoes that wont last if not on wood. Thanks for your input in advance guys.

BTW if I go high top I have considered looking at the crazy lights coming out soon, Jordan Phase 23s, and the Lebron 8 PS. I know thats a pretty wide range in shoe weight lol.

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Hey guys I'm new here and can't make a new thread yet so I decided to hijack this guy's shoe recommendation thread since it is pretty old. I need some advice for a new pair of basketball shoes.

I have gone through several pairs of low hyperdunks, which have been pretty durable for me and are probably my favorite pair of shoes to ball in. Is anyone else more comfortable wearing low tops and feel more stable? I bought a pair of zigtech slashs a while back real cheap and rolled my ankle in them after only a couple games. Should I stick with low tops if I feel more comfortable in them and maybe go for kobe VIs or wait until the KD 4s come out? Also, I play indoors but not on hardwood. The surface is surprisingly good to shoes but am leery about spending $120+ on shoes that wont last if not on wood. Thanks for your input in advance guys.

BTW if I go high top I have considered looking at the crazy lights coming out soon, Jordan Phase 23s, and the Lebron 8 PS. I know thats a pretty wide range in shoe weight lol.

Well, first off, you should really just wear what is comfortable for you. If you find yourself feeling to cautious of your feet when wearing something, don't wear it. The mind is a powerful thing and something like thinking you're not safe in what's on your feet would greatly affect the way you play.

That said, it doesn't matter what shoes you're wearing - You're not invulnerable to ankle sprains or injuries. Your body mechanics are a far bigger attribute to your injury threshold than your shoes (although you should always get shoes that fit perfectly for you). That's why those fools who keep saying that "ehhhh drooossse spraind his ankl in thees. These wack" are just plain ignorant. Following their logic, the Kobe VI's shouldn't be good shoes either coz Kobe sprained his ankle in them too (which obviously, is not the case).

I've heard the 8 PS' are great. I've never worn a Nike shoe in over 8 years due to my ortho saying so, but nevertheless, I've heard great things about it. Forefoot Zoom + Heel Max Air is widely praised as an awesome cushioning set-up. You don't want your forefoot to be mushy, as that would make you slower when pushing off your foot, thus the firmer, thinner Zoom, and your heels need some plush when landing, thus the Max Air. However, some people are saying still that the Zoom in these were kinda mushy, lessening the response time, but it still didn't affect their satisfaction with it.

As for me, well, exclusively adidas for years now. The best pairs I've ever owned from them that were high-tops were my beloved Supernatural Creators and my new favorite, the adiZero Rose 1.5s. They are amazingly low to the ground, but still don't give up too much cushioning. In face, they feel great while landing or toe off, despite the lack of anything like Zoom or Max. adiPrene does the job very well for me. PureMotion is also the best thing adidas has done in terms of basketball for me. Those pods you see on the outsole? They're placed on the parts of your feet that usually absorb the most impact or touch the ground most. The segmented layout focused on those areas also allow for great flexibility and aid in your foot's natural movement, so in a way, these are corrective shoes too. Sprintskin is pretty good. It's a combo of mesh + a rubber webbing which gives unbelievable comfort and support. The Sprintframe (the heel cup) does a very good job locking down the heel and allowing minimal to no foot movement at all. By far the best shoe I've ever owned.

I hope this big post didn't scare ya away from the site, buddy. Just tried to give my 2 cents worth here and help ya out. Welcome to ISH too.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:13 AM   #12
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Wow, thanks for the detailed post. I really appreciate you putting forth the time. You are absolutely correct, a shoe needs to be comfortable and fit perfectly. I found a shoe I loved in the low hyperdunks and stuck with them for a while but nike is making them more and more difficult to find. Now I'm trying to collect as much info as possible to make a better decision than I did when I impulsively bought the reeboks. I haven't worn adidas since the tmac days but that was years ago. I REALLY like what i see coming from them this coming year and wouldn't mind waiting to check those shoes out. You seem to know a lot about the specific components of shoes do you know much about what adidas has coming out with their new line? I know they are changing a lot of their technology and do you think its going to be an improvement? I will have to check out the rose 1.5s too if you say they play close to the ground. that is definitely a quality i value more in a shoe now that I have tried something outside of the hyperdunks.

do you know much about kobes? if so what differences there are between them and the hyperdunks i know they are fairly similar. the differences in durability between the two? I know you said you don't wear nikes and this would all be what you have heard.

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No problem, man. You look like a good, reasonable poster and I'd def wanna help ya out. The hypebeast/fanboy types, well, not so much.

Anyway, from what I read, the VI's are still pretty much the favorite shoe of the mass of basketball players who collect/buy newer shoes. They stick with the series' tradition of light, comfortable, and responsive. There have been complaints though of initial heel slippage and some break-in time required but the pros overpower the two cons.

And I don't know but I thought I'd just share. My really good friend collects a lot of shoes, especially these Nike basketball ones, and I tried his Hyperdunks and Kobe IV's before. I found myself trusting the IV more, despite my constant fear of rolling my ankle due to having a bad one 1 years ago and another one 2 months ago. I felt more supported in the IV and the traction was simply amazing, and it was a very dusty cement court we played in. The Lunarfoam that time (only featured in the IV's. The V's and VI's have Zoom now) was almost dead coz they were my friend's go to shoes, but it was still very comfortable and didn't hurt when I did any toe-offs or landings. The succeeding Kobes are said to simply be improved versions of each so I wouldn't be afraid of investing in a pair. I'd probably go for the V though. Zoom is supposed to be more responsive than the Lunarfoam in the IV so that's already a plus for me. And on the V, it's full forefoot Zoom (not sure about the heel anymore), compared to just the Zoom bag in the innermost metatarsal (that part just before your big toe). It's said to have the least favorable traction of the low-cut Kobe's though, but I guess that's a small trade-off for the Zoom.

As for adidas, their current campaign I believe is aimed at striving to make shoes lighter but still have optimal support. Robbie Fuller, one of the adidas basketball head honchos, said that about the Crazy Lights. He wants them to be the lightest ever, but they won't go to the point where the minimalism with the parts provides less support for the foot than what is needed. The coming releases though don't have PureMotion anymore, which I'm sad about. PureMotion is really such a great thing. They said it's coming back for the second half of the next season though so I still have faith. The upper of the Crazy Lights is called "Sprintweb" which is the next generation Sprintskin (found on the adiZero Rose and Beast series). I honestly think the Sprintweb could work, but with the recent injuries to Rose and Collisson, they might want to put that back on the drawing board. I know I said you can sprain yourself in any shoe, that's true, but as a precautionary measure, I believe they should.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #14
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Alright man thanks. I think I am going to check out the Kobe Vs, Kobe VIs, and the Rose 1.5s. I wish it was possible to rent basketball shoes for a week and try them out lol. unfortunately I don't have any friends that wear my size or any of the shoes I am interested in.
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Have your friends made a comparison of the durability between the kobe V and VI? and does the V provide significantly more protection for the top of the foot it looks like it would. And I saw pictures of a low Rose 1.5 online but aren't sure if they are available yet? Do you know anything about that. I know I sound like I favor nike quite a bit but it is more of the style of shoe I am comfortable with and one of the only companies to have a couple of different low models.
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