They're supposed to be volleyball shoes. A buddy of mine just fractured his ankle playing vball, so the first thing that came to mind when thinking up vball shoes was ankle support. Security around the entire foot and ankle actually. Thought of all the straps, air casts, active ankles... and all those things that you see numerous vball players have come to depend on (some even wear them purely for fashion ala Rip Hamilton with his face mask). As for the outsole, paw-like.. like the Air Jordan 13s... and all those Asics vball shoes with the wet grip and the gum soles. Those Asics Altas of years past were the best on the court in my opinion. Cushioning? Gel, Zoom... somethin low profile for better feel and reaction.. but doubled in the landing zones for the foot.. for the hard impact for those high flyers out there.
1 year ago