- Joined Oct 27, 2000
US Mens size 10.5.
I played basketball in them for the first time last night. Put them on brand new straight out of the box.
FIT: I only wore one pair of socks and it felt kinda loose, but that's to be expected for new shoes. Here on out, I'll be wearing 2 pairs. They fit true to size however. You can feel the forefoot zoom air at work. Shoe is very light and despite its looks provides good ankle support.
The front is pretty stiff, so it doesn't flex much, but I'm sure it will once broken in.
QUALITY: The black suede is a nice touch. No visible glue marks and the leather is smooth texture, so easy to clean. Laces are nice and thick and are the correct length. No complaints here.
TRACTION: The court I played on was semi-dusty but I was not slipping and sliding. I was more worried about having only 1 pair of socks on and having my foot move around.
CUSHIONING: Forefoot Zoom Air. Felt great and you feel low to the ground with this shoe on. The inner booty sock is nice too and adds a little extra sense of padding around your foot. I prefer zoom air over max air or shox myself however.
OVERALL: If I had to rate it from scale of 1-10, I would give this shoe a solid 9.
Feel free to ask any other questions you may have. I'll try to answer it to my best knowledge.