I mostly play outdoor, and need a good pair of shoes that won't get torn up on pavement.
I'm a point guard first, shooting guard second. I've modeled my game around Iverson's since 98 or so, but I don't hesitate to pass. What I mean is that I use my speed/quickness/explosiveness to my advantage, and I have great handles, so I look to beat people off the dribble to create scoring/playmaking opportunities. If it helps, I'm from Boston area and Rajon Rondo is my favorite PG currently, so you know I'm not selfish running the point.
The cheap "cross-training" shoes I'm wearing now have holes on the outside from changing directions too fast. If I explode to my right, then plant my right foot to explode to my left, it puts a ton of stress on the right side of my right shoe. The cloth sided "cross-training" shoes can't handle that type of stress, and have holes in them. Plus these cross-trainers are too low-cut, they don't give me proper ankle support. I sprained my right ankle 3x from April till August.
So I definitely need basketball shoes, and there are lots of options, BUT, I need a pair that can handle outdoor use. I need to protect my ankles, and also offer traction, but won't wear out too quick.
My current pair of garbage "cross-trainers", I make a hard move to the right and switch direction (on concrete), and I "slide" about a foot before I can change direction. I can smell the rubber burning.
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Any suggestions for a good pair of outdoor basketball shoes for an explosive point guard?
Thread: Best Outdoor Basketball Shoes?