I need a high shoe to ball in because of a bad ankle break and surgery....what should i buy??

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hey guys, i am lookin for a shoe to ball in that has great ankle support, because i had surgery and now have pins & plates in my ankle. i tried the kobe iv last year and i couldnt use em, and have been hoopin in the hyperdunk ever since. i am in the market for a new pair, and was gonna buy the hyperize until i read all the bad reviews on this board. please give me some shoes, but i cannot wear lows, such as the kove v. I also want to stick to a somewhat light shoe after wearing the hyperdunk for a year
 
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i don't have a good suggestion for you because you want a high top, but i've rolled my ankle numerous times in high tops and since having a low top i have not (knocks on wood).

why can't you wear low tops? (i'm just curious i'm not bashing you or anything). does too much freedom in the ankle actually hurt you?
 
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yea i cant have all that freedom.....i even wear i sleeve and a lace-up ankle brace and i had to change outta the kobe iv's mid-game last year. maybe i will go with the lebron vii's
 

younggunna714

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I sprained my ankle pretty bad and had knee surgery. I used to hoop in my Kobe IVs but I developed planter facitis. Im about 5'11. 220. heavy build. I tried to Kobe V there really light but I worry about the ankle Protection since I dont have time to tape my ankles every time.  Ive been hooping in my Lebron VII latley and there great!!!Cushioning, and support. I dont wake up with planter facitis anymore. So I recommend the Lebron VIIs
 
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The Melo M6 is cut fairly high (not a hi-top, but a tad higher than a mid) and is a great overall performer. Try them out beforehand though... they have a pressure point that bothered me at first. 
 
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Adidas ts supernaturals....... either d.rose or d.howards version which everone fits your game, both have great ankle support and perform just as well if not better as all the nikes that are out now and they are cheaper!!
 

jaoridarn

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The Adidas super natural.. d.howard version is super high. Im not sure if youre a guard but those might be too high, but you should try the koBe V.. those have super good ankle support.

JK.

I use the hyperdunks with a ankle brace.

Good luck.
 
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Originally Posted by YoungGunna714

I sprained my ankle pretty bad and had knee surgery. I used to hoop in my Kobe IVs but I developed planter facitis. Im about 5'11. 220. heavy build. I tried to Kobe V there really light but I worry about the ankle Protection since I dont have time to tape my ankles every time.  Ive been hooping in my Lebron VII latley and there great!!!Cushioning, and support. I dont wake up with planter facitis anymore. So I recommend the Lebron VIIs
 
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Just get some more Hyperdunks or the Hyperdunk 2010. The Lebron VII is good but the cushioning is way diferent than Hyperdunks its an old school feel.
 
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Originally Posted by crw127

yea i cant have all that freedom.....i even wear i sleeve and a lace-up ankle brace and i had to change outta the kobe iv's mid-game last year. maybe i will go with the lebron vii's
If you play in a sleeve AND a lace-up brace, sad to tell you, a high-cut shoe is not going to help too much. Better to look for one that fits your foot well, whether high or low, and try it out.  

  
 
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I'm currently hooping in the Nike Comet Red Hypermax and they are pretty good balling shoes. Only dislike I have is that they are a tad bit heavy. My boi hoops in his Lebron VII's and said they are a great balling shoe. I'm thinking about switching to them.
 
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Originally Posted by duke4005

If you play in a sleeve AND a lace-up brace, sad to tell you, a high-cut shoe is not going to help too much.

Better to look for one that fits your foot well, whether high or low, and try it out.  

  
yeah I heard pretty much the same thing.  in an older addition of KICKS magazine Steve Nash was referenced because he's known for wearing low cut shoes.  Nash basically said the same thing Duke did that the cut of the shoe doesn't matter as much as the shoe fitting well

**I've had ankle problems/rolls of my own lately and in addition to using a brace I've found wearing an extra longer relatively tight fitting sock over the brace has worked very well for me.  In fact since using that method, I haven't had a single issue with my ankle. 
 
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Jordan Icon looks really high (so high it turns me off), BUT they probably offer good ankle support and feature the same IPS cushioning that the AJ XX has.
 
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Oh, and I agree with people saying find a shoe the fits your foot well...

I've only been hooping in the Jordan XII retro for the last 5 months because it fits my foot perfectly, offers excellent ankle support, great lockdown, has full-length Zoom, a carbon fiber spring plate (maximizes the Zoom and helps prevent plantar F), and good traction.

I absolutely love the XII for bball - my perfect shoe.
 
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Originally Posted by Crazy EBW

Originally Posted by YoungGunna714

I sprained my ankle pretty bad and had knee surgery. I used to hoop in my Kobe IVs but I developed planter facitis. Im about 5'11. 220. heavy build. I tried to Kobe V there really light but I worry about the ankle Protection since I dont have time to tape my ankles every time.  Ive been hooping in my Lebron VII latley and there great!!!Cushioning, and support. I dont wake up with planter facitis anymore. So I recommend the Lebron VIIs

I would say the KD2, AMLVII, ZS3 or the Shox Vision all with some ASOs on
 Just get the one that fits your feet and needs better
 
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