Here are some tidbits about basketball shoes that may help you determine if the men's adidas Crazy Shadow shoe is right for you:
To handle the rigors of the game, basketball shoes must offer durability, support, stability, flexibility and shock absorption. Your personal playing style can make a difference in the type of shoe you'll need.
• Power players will want shoes with maximum cushioning and stability. You may have to play in a heavier shoe to get those benefits.
• Look for shoes with moderate ankle support and cushioning
• There are many shoes to choose from. Almost all types are fairly lightweight.
• Choose a lightweight shoe that offers moderate support, cushioning and flexibility
• Shoes with a lower-cut are often good choices
The construction and materials used in the midsole will impact the levels of cushioning and shock absorption and can affect a player's ability to explode off the floor.
* EVA/Compressed EVA offers lightweight cushioning, but not as much stability and durability. EVA can be compressed to make it somewhat more durable.
* Polyurethane (PU) is a more dense and durable cushioning material. It can add stability to the shoe, but also adds weight.
* Proprietary Cushioning Technologies are usually found in the heel and forefoot of the shoe and add an extra degree of cushioning without much extra weight
* Stiff materials are used in some basketball shoes on the medial or inner side of the shoe to reduce inward rolling of the foot
* Heavier densities of cushioning materials may also be used in the medial area to increase a shoe's stability. The midsole can negatively affect stability if the cushioning materials are too thick.
* Look for relatively thin layer of cushioning to keep your base of support low and stable
I hope this information helps you.
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