Is it just me or does the XIV's grip suck acid??

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I have almost every colorway of the XIV retro and all of them have traction thats below par. The redwoods have much better traction than the other colors for some reason. I know people said they're not as good as the OGs which I've never tried , but damn I am disapointed.
 
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My XIV's are fine, indoors and out.

2K5's are that shoe for me. I had the black/purple colorway which was fine, but the white/red/black colorway was below average for me, clean court or not.
 
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well, its true that JB has lost its quality touch over the years. same thing with Nike, so traction and durability is a big problem. my guess is that if u don't use it as much, the traction pad won't wear down that easily, just because of JB's durability issues
 
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mine are holding up well...

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Mine got some fake grip goin on, they still squeak like they were giving my mad grip but I feel my foot sliding like crazy.
 
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Quote:[hr][/hr]Mine got some fake grip goin on, they still squeak like they were giving my mad grip but I feel my foot sliding like crazy.[hr][/hr]


exactly I felt like I was wearing some moccasins on hardwood
 
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The traction on my last shots is great. Was your playing surface dusty?
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They have excellent traction to me. When I wear them casually sometimes I think its too much.
 
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first time I wore my xiv's I kept tripping over in the hallways because my feet kept catching onto the floor.....so I don't know why u say the traction sucks...maybe it's just the dirty surface
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