NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Why would you play in a 'free sole'? Your feet start hurting after 1-2 games

    And I never understood all the cushioning...too bulky. That is why I picked up the Kobe's...pretty light shoe to run in with traction.

    I never understood all the ballers who played in Jordans, shoe is heavy and so much show not fitted for on the court play.
     
  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Which frees are you referring to? Huarache Free 2012s? Theres also a new Hurache BBall 2012s that looks like it has a waffle sole? But free soles are just bad for basketball. For straight up running, it's good but for cutting, quick lateral movements and sudden stops, there aren't enough support on the forefoot and arch that it is just asking for an injury.
     
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    I'll take your word for it ;)

    FWIW I was referring to the Huarache strictly with the free sole. Didn't know there was a "bball" version.

    I played in my free 1's for a quick game and it was not fun even though my legs felt super light. I actually sprinted up and down the court ha
     
  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    ^^^ I was actually asking indesertum because there are pretty much dozens of different frees right now.


    For big men, bulky is good. Is you aren't a cutting/slashing player, the bigger and bulkier the better, you need to be more planted for post ups and box outs but most of all, support on landing if your on the heavier side.

    Jordans mainline always has the best tech in it. They always introduce something new and innovative like the XI's having the first cf shank, removable shroud, the interchangeable pods for the insoles, etc.... They aren't always the heaviest, my favorite Jordans for indoor ball are the XIVs and those are pretty damn light and just has the best tractions ever. For outdoors, I love the XIIs, it can handle any surfaces. You really have to play in it to find out, most are pretty good. I am not sure what you mean by too much show, BBall shoes has always been gaudy in it's own way. There aren't many nice looking bball shoes out there by SF standards.
     
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    Never knew all that regarding the heaviness and padding, but it makes a lot of sense (common sense lol) when someone states it like that. I guess I had 1 bad impression when a friend picked up his Jordans at the mall and had the horrible shiny Jordan medallion and after 1-2 games, the leather looked like it was falling apart. He said it didn't feel comfortable as well.

    And it's sort of funny how you mention big men as most dudes I play with are Asian and all where Kobe's / hyperdunks or some light weight derivative.

    I also owned the Adidas Pro Model and really wanted to like them. At the time it seemed like they were the hype and every dude at the gym were wearing them. My friend who was playing point guard position made them look so light and agile, but when I played with them on after a while, they were just so bulky (even on feet when I looked) and heavy to run in. Compared to my Kobe's now, they were hell to play in
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    My boy said his js were the best to ball in, I think the xxiii with the cd rom and all that bullshit it came with and the stitched sides (the last jordan I believe). Man i wanted a black pair pretty bad but never gotem.
     
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    nah i mean the huarache bballs or nike frees (not the huarache frees, although those are dope too)

    i play in my free run +2 a lot and my feet and legs are fine. i can cut pretty easily.


    jordan xii, xiv, xiii might be nice to bball in but cotdamn those shoes some ugly ass shoes. only jordans i can get behind aesthetically are 3 through 8
     
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  8. ConcernedParent

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    Hyperfuses are probably the best bargain out there. The APC's circa 2007 of basketball shoes.

    Pro quality shoes that run $80.
     
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    Ok I ball competitively for my university, FYI I'm a 5'10, 155 lb slashing 2-guard and prefer to play in low tops...best shoe ever played in was Kobe Vs. I normally play indoor on a wooden court though.

    I used to own a pair of Kobe IVs...they were great shoes, probably better than my Vs but I rank them lower because they only lasted half a season before the lunarfoam gave way, but IMO brand new, pre-bottomed out lunar foam is the best cushioning, as it has a springiness of zoom air but even lighter in weight.

    DO NOT buy the Kobe VII as Nike took a step back with these, not as quick or as comfortable as the Kobe V or VIs. They are decent shoes but not worth the $130.

    if you play outdoors 1 or 2 times a week & want a "fast" shoe with little ankle restrictions, try the Adidas Crazy Lights. Everyone I know loves them, I wore my friend's (hi tops) for a game and felt really really fast...went coast to coast on a few possessions with no problems.

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    The low top version has less support but feels "faster". Anyways both the hi and lows are the lightest shoe on the market. The original retail was $130 but they may be discounted now.

    Hyperfuses and Kobes are great low shoes but the rubber used is not that durable and you will wear your shoes out quickly.
     
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  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    ^Singapore. Haha, yeah our center isn't even 2 m tall.
     
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    is there a shoe that would help me dunk? remember, i look just like my avatar.
    thanks.
     
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    Although LawrenceMD doesn't have any personal experience with the strength shoe, LawrenceMD has seen his friends gain 20inches on their vertical leap after working out with them.

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    LawrenceMD does think they look ugly, but the science behind them is sound...

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    Does the food guy have any single lady friends that LawrenceMD would be interested it?

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    LawrenceMD has been happy to clearly date himself as a product of the 90's.
     
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    good guy is all :uhoh: wondering what kinds of shoes you wear to improve your dating status!
     

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