LB VII or JB 16.5

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  1. hardaway33

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    I have been thinking about getting one of these shoes. I don't know which one is better for my style of game though. I play the 2 guard (shooter and postup when needed). I have been know to bottom out zoom in the heals of most shoes. That is why I was considering the VII's, but the 16.5 have air in the healas well. I don't know... HELP!!
     
  2. 23legacy45

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    I got the 16.5's yesterday and got a chance to play in them today. They are stiff when you first put them on but get more comfy after breaking them in. Onething I noticed is that the 16.5's are very spacious at the toes. Another thing is that they have flat soles, but so are the lebrons. I play 2/3/4 andprefer driving in and posting up and had no problems with blisters and such. My stealth XX's I played in before would kill my feet and the ankle supportwasn't that great. You can't go wrong either way with either the lebrons or 16.5's.
     
  3. l8bloomer11

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    out of box playability for the 16.5 is much better than the lbj vii. the 360 air is nice but for a 2 guard id go with a more responsive shoe such as the 16.5. they are extremely comfortable and the cushioning and grip is well above par.
     
  4. hardaway33

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    I just bought the 16.5 on the last 50% off sale, but the VII's have been calling me lol. I really need impact protection, especially in the heel. I havegotten too many heel bruises in the past.
     
  5. andfattoo

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    If you are looking for impact protection....... then the lebron viis are your shoe. I have practiced in them a few times and they definitely have good impactprotection. Coming from a person that has knee problems and playing with them on a very dusty and hard floor, i had minimal knee pain after a couple of hours.I wish they could be a lil softer but the fit of the shoe is great. I may need to get a bigger size, but im happy with the shoe.
     
  6. hardaway33

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    I just swapped my pair of 16.5 for the VII's today. And once I pulled those thin insoles out and put in my Sofsole Airr's the shoe was amazing! I alsoprefer the look of the VII's over the 16.5. Still might get a pair of 16.5 for my ball rotation anyway.
     
  7. hardaway33

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    Did anyone else find the cushioning a little flat in the heel in the 16.5?
     
  8. andfattoo

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    Where can you get sofsole Airr's??
     
  9. cbfpunch

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    ^ got mine from my local finishline store. you can also order them from the finishline site.
     
  10. hardaway33

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    Same here! But I think it is sad to have to buy a sneaker at $160 and need to have the insoles upgraded. But the Sofsole does make this aplay-able shoe. Without the upgrade I would not even attempt to play in them...too firm for me (feel like your ballin in Timbs or AF1)!
     
  11. aljayz863

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    Imo lebron VII all the way specificall designed to protect the surroundings and forefoot of your feet. Defo recommend it.
     
  12. shook one

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    Go with the 16.5's
     
  13. hardaway33

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    I will still cop a pair of 16.5's for ball. Because when I put on the LB VII's I was expecting to be wowed and I walked around and feltlike...

    Really disappointing. The 7's really are a big mans shoe! The 16.5's felt MUCH more responsive!
     
  14. cbfpunch

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] nice gif
     
  15. 23legacy45

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    I love playing in my 16.5's now. Very comfortable after the 3rd time playing in them. I want another pair =P
     
  16. andfattoo

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    [​IMG]....+1
     
  17. purplehazen

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    everybody on niketalk is saying alot of ghood things about the 16.5. might have to see what all the fuss is about