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The fives are one of the best pairs of basketball shoes i have ever owned and i have owned a lot. Anybody have these that think they’re better or should i grab another pair of the Vs?
get these only if you want to break your ankles. kobe tapes his ankles like mofo when he wears these. how many of you guys tape your ankles? yeah, i thought so.
@Zabba, Players around the league where these VI’s, the old V’s, Hyperfuses, and a bunch of other low cut basketball sneakers.
but anyways, yeah these are very good basketball shoes, definitely some of the best. I’m cheap so I would NEVER play basketball in a $130 pair of sneaks, or even buy a pair of sneaks for $130 if they weren’t just pure heat, so I’ll never get these. I’m a big fan of the lightweight performance sneaker though. I’d say look at some of Nike’s more lightweight cross-trainers if you want a decent bargain and similar feel. The Nike Free TR is a good place to start, TR 1.2 Max as well. I wouldn’t recommend playing in anything lower than those as far as support goes though.
I got an old pair of beaters, I’ve been playin ball in. Some old Nike Air Presto Escape Trainers……I think I might be the last person on the planet with this particular sneaker lol. Nike discontinued them but they were an incredible shoe, very able cross trainers, extremely lightweight. something like 7.0 oz a foot
man these are ugly.
i like low cut cuz im very careful not to roll my ankle. when i grab a rebound i quickly look down to see if i can avoid landing on someone. when i dunk i hang on the rim to check if if ima land on a foot, and i stretch my ankles as a precaution, i rolled my ankle once in 8th grade and it hasnt happened again and im 18 now
these are VERY NICE!!!
Real talk…ya’ll know these kicks are ugly; your just a blind follower to Kobe because he’s arguably the greatest basketball player in the world.
If any other player (excluding Lebron maybe) co-signed these and you wore these kicks at West 4th or Rucker you’d get laughed off the court.
I dislike Kobe. I like his kicks.
@X try em on and then see how you like them, I’ll admit I haven’t found any Kobe after the IV’s particularly appealing, but they’re built for performance not casual wearing. Plus these definitely look better than the V’s….I thought the V’s were just hideous
@Black Rick…I’ll take you up on that next time I’m at the mall. It’s hard to stomach these outrageous color design though (Have you seen the Orange County Edition ?!?!?!?). I haven’t rocked low-tops since my black & white Reebok BlackTop’s from the early 90′s; but those were rugged & heavy like low-top Tims. I also broke my ankle skateboarding as a kid so there’s a fear factor involved doing it again while playing ball.
This color scheme is beast
@X the crazy color combos are mad limited and if you didn’t get them on release hour, you don’t really have to worry about finding them in a mall. And BRK, Prestos were so amazing. I have a couple of pair that I still wear time to time. Never tried to hoop in them though.
I own em, picked them up the day they came out at the Nike Wearhouse in Toronto. I admit ugly as hell and was not the first choice, but they were in my size, Lebron 8′s were not. Point being, I took the kobes home, comfy as hell…and you can roll your ankle in ANY shoe.
I love these shoes. Like someone said I would not pay 130 for a pair of basketball shoes to play on the court except if there Jordans. Thank god for footlocker discount. I love how the shoes look specially outside now that the hot weather is approaching. I got me the black/yellow and white/concord and I wish I had the 3D. I play basketball in them and in low tops since the IVs and have never rolled my ankle, the zoom is perfect for speed and cuts. If there was any air bubble on the shoe, because of the low cut I would probably roll it. Its as important as how low your foot is to the ground, I would say even more that the shoe being a low, mid of high top.
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