A plesant surprise: Shox Certified review

Discussion in 'Review Archive' started by matrix31stat32, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. matrix31stat32

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    Well, if you have read reviews I have written previously you would know that this isn't the typical shoe that I buy. I generally steer towards the big man models with Max Air.
    Previous shox I have bought have had features like monkey paws (BB4, Limitless), ankle straps (Xplosive) or other ankle support (Lethal)...
    But, its not every day you find a shoe designed with the logos and colors of your alma mater, so when the Arizona Shox certified came out I had to give them a try without having even tried them on. I figured if I didn't like them to ball in I could at least have a cool pair to wear with my UofA gear.

    Sizing
    I wear an 11 so I bought an 11. I may have been able to wear a 10.5 in these. Even with the inner bootie I had to tie them very tightly to get a snug fit. More on that later.


    Fit
    I'm not sure how wide they were, or if they are just big for their size, but to get a secure fit, despite wearing 2 pairs of socks, I had to tie them very tightly, resulting in some numbness in my toes of my right foot. I wear a brace on my left ankle so I didn't tie that one as tight, but I'm not sure.
    7/10

    Comfort
    When I first put these on the initial thing I noticed was the weight, or more exactly, the lack therof. (in English, these shoes are LIGHT!). This is probably because the upper has a large amount cut away, exposing the inner bootie.
    9/10

    Ankle Support
    Surprisingly not bad considering this is a shoe primarily designed for guards. This may, however be a result of tying the shoes very tightly as mentioned previously. In any case, I din't feel like my ankles were in danger, even when some jackass tripped me driving through the lane (I hit the layup on the way down by the way).
    8/10

    Cushioning
    Very similar to other shox I have worn. The one I would compare them most to in terms of cushioning is the Xplosive. Zoom in the forefoot and shox in the heel is a good combination for players at any position.
    Personally, I don't like the zoom air as much as max air because it's too soft, but I know many people wouldn't wear anything else.
    8/10

    Traction:
    Excellent. I felt that if I were a PG, I could make quick cuts and stops in these. They really stuck to the court.
    10/10

    Weight/Position
    I'm 190 and I play in the post. If you play down low these probably wouldn't be your first choice, with better options out there, but these are very good all around shoes.

    Overall:
    8/10
    I take points away for having to tie them so tightly. Other than that, they are great shoes for players that play a multiple of positions. Point guards would like them due to their weight, and swingmen would like them.

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  2. weak ankles

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    ncie review
     
  3. chris chicago

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    generally I think they are goofy looking but that ariz. pair is pretty nice.

    thanks for the review!
     
  4. clutchshooter

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    holy crap where did you get those?

    *EDIT*: i tried to ezinbox you but i think i fudged it up so i'll ask here. Did you get those from the store or was it a hookup?

    i wanted to get one of those few pairs of Team J's that Eastbay had a while back but they didn't have my size. Some info on those would be awesome, thanks in advance.
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  5. phxfan34

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    They were on nikebasketball.com as a special limited edition.
     
  6. jumabat4

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    they got em on Nikeid.com too....and do u think it would be good for a pg also??
     
  7. clutchshooter

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    Im in Canada so if anybody can hook that up in a 10.5 im paypal ready.
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  8. hotballer714

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    I think they are too high off the ground at the heel and the ankle supports aren't that great.
     
  9. panda31893

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    dang.. lots of kobe haters here....
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  10. ac4three

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    I havent played in those but they felt very good when I tried them on....
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  11. lilsproles

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    I think they look aight, but thanks for the review and how they fit...I was wonderin if I should get a size bigger or not, but thanks to this, I'll just get my true size...

    110.00 is alot though for my cheapself... - that the NikeID price...I got a nice colorway too...
     
  12. cafinest23

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    Good Reveiw I might get these.
     
  13. holdenmichael

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    Wow, wide forefoot AND Zoom Air in the front w/ Shox in the back (I prefer air)?

    Sold!

    Thanks for the review.