Overall, I like this basketball shoe. They are light and seem to be made of good quality. I would like to see what the condition of the shoe is after about a year of use. Right now I'm using them for indoor gym play only, but would like to see how they hold up outdoors on concrete.
Takes some getting used to, to properly strap the shoe up and I had to walk around with the small instruction sheet to remember how the straps are supposed to be placed.
I wore the shoes without the ankle supports that I normally wear due to multiple ankle sprains and week ankle joints. I wanted to put the claims to the test. Unfortunately one day during a game, I stepped on a foot coming down from a rebound and turned my ankle in a way where no shoe could have prevented a strain. Don't get me wrong, if I weren't wearing these shoes the sprain would probably have been much worse, maybe even damaged ligaments or a break. No shoe could have prevented my ankle from bending the way it did when I came down on that foot. When I took the shoe off later that night to ice my ankle, I noticed there were black and blue marks where the straps cross over the joint of the ankle, which indicated to me the shoe tried to do it's job as best it could without breaking my ankle. I wound up with a "high" ankle sprain instead on a normal sprain. Keep in mind that I am a 48 year old weekend warrior with a long history of bad ankle sprains, attempting to keep up with 30 to 35 year old's. From now on I'll wear my normal ankle supports along with the shoe for added protection.
Overall I like the way the shoe feels, they are very light, but seem durable enough and the grip of the bottom rubber seemed very good, even on a dusty gym floor.
I would recommend this shoe to anyone who have had chronic ankle injuries or would like to prevent them.