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Basketball Shoes
I have been wearing a pair I borrowed from a mate like 4 years ago ever since, they are still going fine but I figure I should return them

Looking for reccomendations on goosd basketball shoes, ideally that could be bought in stores in Australia, fuck the internetz.

This isn't a "fly kicks" thread, i literally actually play Basketball and need my shoes to be designed as such for when I am doing so. Sure I'll get as badass looking ones as I can but really i'm looking for comfort, protection and functionality..

would appreciate any suggestions! thanks
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Adidas Crazy Light (D Rose shoe). Best bball shoes I've owned, and I've been playing for 20 years.



They're not for everyone though, so I would try before buying them online.
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i just started wearing durants Nike Zoom KD III. they got good reviews on the net, and feel pretty great so far. they are last seasons shoe so if you wanted to buy in store you could probably find them on sale.

in terms of shoe technology, the Lebron 9's would probably be the best (imo), but you'll be forking out a lot for them, and you'll be wearing Lebrons shoe...

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Those look nice. Not a fan of high-tops though.

I no longer play, but if I did, I'd probably get something along these lines
http://www.nicekicks.com/tag/kobe-bryant-shoes/

Just have to put aside your irrational Kobe hate.
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haha i have the crazy 8's too old and slow to need light shoes anyways, pretty cool they still sell the same shoes i used when i was 16 though.
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Those look nice. Not a fan of high-tops though.

I no longer play, but if I did, I'd probably get something along these lines
http://www.nicekicks.com/tag/kobe-bryant-shoes/

Just have to put aside your irrational Kobe hate.

Yeah, Kobe’s shoes are really good too. It was a decision between them and Rose, both extremely light shoes. Crazy Light’s aren’t high tops though, still of the mid cut variety.
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I don't play anywhere near as much as I used to, but And1 had the most comfortable and durable shoes when I stopped "semi-professionally" playing a couple of years ago. Adidas had decent ones and Nike might as well be made of paper.
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can't go wrong with jordans imo.

my last pair were a pair of cp3 IV's and they were great. currently in a cheaper pair (needed new ones urgently and it was just before xmas so i was poors). CMFT 11's i think they are. Not bad - pretty light and provide good traction.

just curious - why intent on buying from a shop? i'll never set foot in a footlocker again - not when i can get the same gear on Eastbay for close to half the price and delivered in 4 days!! sure it's not helping the aus ecomony, but hey i gots bills to pay.
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more pics of bball shoe porn please

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Starting playing again last year too after 10 years or so..

First 3 games I played in shell toes and was fine, then the mrs got me a pair of retro jordans from America.

First game in them I snapped my Fibula. Probably just me being a spastic though and nothing to do with the shoes..
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if i had any spare cash, this is where it'd be going:
adizero rose 2

nike zoom kd iv christmas colourway



this is the pair i'm wearing at the moment
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thanks guys, keep em coming...

these ones are rad, they had them in the store today but the colours were gay, this looks awesome though... didn't have time to try them on and see what they felt like.

even if the Kobe ones are good I will get them despite my hatred! I'll call them "Air Rapes"
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well they're defs on eastbay and ebay, so you could try on instore and buy online if you wanted to be sneaky

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well they're defs on eastbay and ebay, so you could try on instore and buy online if you wanted to be sneaky

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yeah was thinking that, problem is I'm getting fitted for orthotics soon and want to have new shoes by then for them to be fitted to, so I pretty much need to buy them in store
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ah righto. in that case as the others said the kobe VI's could be the go, probably the most common shoe you see pro ballers wear. i think the VII's have been released recently also but will be $$$
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I'm picky when it comes to bball shoes...prefer high cuts with good ankle support and, cannot bare to wear any Kobe-related products and don't even think they are suitable for me anyway...these are my bball kicks...Air Max Go...



edit: big range of colours on Eastbay...Just checked, Footlocker website do sell them in white and blue but listed as sold out...maybe just pop to Footlocker and try all the bball shoes if your in a hurry...
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jordan XVIII's were the shit!

dream shoe...
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ended up with these right here, was the best combo of price and comfort... feel real good. I look forward to scoring 30 points in my debut game with them
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Charles Barkley Nike AirMax 2

I had these shoes in Year 9 -- I also got my first root that year... I'll let you do the math

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Charles Barkley Nike AirMax 2

I had these shoes in Year 9 -- I also got my first root that year... I'll let you do the math

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UNDERARMOUR is flying under radar, Very solid ankle support, good court grip, durable too
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