Interesting to say the least. I own the Black 2k9 in size 13, but I wear a 14 so had to wait till the white version released to do my review. So, here it goes. I have balled in every good/great Jordan / Nike shoe for the past 15 years. These shoes remind me of some previous Air Jordans. Examples: AJ 22 - Weird heel feel. AJ 17 - stiff arch support and forefoot zoom feel. AJ 13 lacing system. AJ 20 forefoot outriggers. AJ 18 heel zoom. *UPDATE* Had a chance to run full court two more times... Pros: 1- Very luxurious feel inside and out. The leather is some of the best ever used on a Jordan model, which is a shame since it seems no one owns them lol 2- Forefoot Zoom Air could be the best implementation to date of forefoot zoom. It doesnt bottom out, and feels super responsive. 3- Court feel at the forefoot is outstanding. Similar to the AJ 17 without the bulkiness. 4- Traction is excellent 5- For all you crease monkeys - these crease very minimally, due to the toe box shape and the leather used. 6- Outstanding arch support - ala AJ 17 7- Easy entrance / departure from the shoe Cons: 1- THE DAMN HEEL. It feels like your wearing high heels 2- Heel to toe transition - full length zoom would have benefited this shoe. It feels as if the heel and forefoot are not working in conjunction. 3- Casual wear - you have to lace up the shoes fully - if not, you will fall out of them. I have never experienced this in any jordan shoe. It BLOWS. 4- Price! 5- THE DAMN HEEL! 6- Weight. Although theyre no Zoom Lebron 4, they are heavier than most Jays. 7- Toe box can be on the bit of a narrow side. Cushioning - 4.5 / 5 Traction - 5/5 Court feel - 4/5 (would be 5/5 if the heel and forefoot acted together) Ankle support - 4/5 Weight - 3/5 Overall - 4 / 5. How can that be? Although the shoe is loaded with technology, the sum of the parts is NOT greater than the hole. FINAL WORD - Try them on before you buy. The feeling right out of the box does not change much over time - even asfter usage. If youre a fan of the AJ17 and 22, you willlike this shoe.