Bang for your buck AND a solid team model…
The traction is solid and will grip the floor on clean and mildly dusty floors (with wiping here and there). I did have two problems however, one is that the grooves are incredibly shallow, which makes these a no go for outdoor use. My second complaint is that the rubber compound doesn’t allow the shoes to squeak. This is just a personal complaint because the grip is there, but i like to hear a squeak to give me some mental reassurance.
Bounce is a great upgrade from the EVA/Adiprene+ used in the previous versions of the 773. Is it Boost? No, but this is still a huge upgrade. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bounce used in more adidas basketball models in the future, as is it a solid secondary option to Boost. In my opinion, adidas has been relying on Boost too much in their hoop shoes. Nike has Zoom, Lunarlon, Air Max, etc… while adidas has Boost and Adiprene+ (which is not a great cushioning system in my opinion). The new Bounce technology is huge for adidas and gives them a solid second cushioning option.
We have a perforated synthetic leather in the toe box along with mesh panels along the midfoot of the shoe. The materials aren’t the best, but for $110, you can’t complain. One feature that I enjoy is the padding along the tongue. There is no pinching in the upper ankle area whatsoever.
The shoes fit true to size and have a very nice/snug fit. The midfoot area does a nice job of wrapping around your foot while tightening the laces and as I stated previously, the tongue is nicely The two straps in the back are useless because they are stitched onto the shoe, but the internal heel cup keeps you secure regardless.
The support is mostly coming from the overall fit. Since the fit was very nice, so is the support. I didn’t feel insecure once while playing in this shoe, so there is nothing to complain about here.
Perforated synthetic leather in the toe box, and open mesh on the tongue and side panels allow for a solid amount of breathability. Very above average in ventilation and won’t cause any blisters.