They need to NEVER EVER GO BACK TO A HIGH OR A MID!!!! Every year should be lighter and lower!!!!! Get back to where they were going with the Kobe 4-6!!! The 7s were a HUGE STEP BACK IN PERFORMANCE!!!! Clunky, chaffed the foot, too high off the ground, bad court feel, actually felt like they made me a step slow! I really hope the 8s get back to pushing the lighter and lower envelope. I don't care what anyone says, I have never felt more secure with the ankle support provided by the Kobe line. There isn't a high or mid shoe that has given me the confidents and lockdown that the kobe 4-6 do. People who think it needs to go back to a mid or a high need to go buy lebrons or jordans if they want that crap IMO. The kobe line is about light and low, let everyone else have high cut shoes that don't do you any good when you roll your ankle. People need to realize, a high will not prevent an ankle roll, or reduce the damage, its a myth!! Sorry for ranting, but man, Kobe 4-6 are the best shoes ever made, they need to get back to that!