After each session, i was spending the night with icepacks on both of my feet. Ankles and achilles tendons were in terrible pain and my wife was really complaining that i was pushing my body too far.
That was BEFORE i got my EKTIOs!
This shoe is absolutely brilliant. They feel light and like they are part of your feet! My heel was locked at the back of the shoe (obviously the friction of my back-heel with all normal shoes, caused inflammation of my old injury)
The ankle feels stronger, you can feel it in each step! With normal shoes, if i tried lowering and try to cross-over, i felt intense pain in my right ankle (the one i have sprained like a thousand times), so i was avoiding explosive moves. With my EKTIOs, my ankle is locked inside the shoe, so any pressure applied to my weak ligaments was vastly reliefed
The greatest feeling is when you land after a strong jump! You can really feel the power of this shoe! How many times you avoided jumping for a rebound, fearing you will land on some other guy's foot and sprain your ankle? Well, after a couple of jumps, i let my self go! I felt lighter and more confident, jumping higher, scoring more and getting more rebounds!
I am 34, and pretty heavy. Before my Post-Ups, i was posting and shooting without really jumping. Now i can be more versatile, i can post, jump-shoot (that was waaaaay improved, since i feel more confident now), cross-over slower players, and jump strong enough to do a reverse lay-up. I havent done these since i was 20! I am even considering joining an amateur league team, starting next week!
So, throw away your ankle braces, get a pair of EKTIOs and focus on the game. You will be amazed...