These are combat boots for basketball courts… really comfortable combat boots…
First off, these are comfortable when you wear them casually but I must say… you won’t even remotely experience what these have to offer in terms of cushion unless you run around in them. I only have one word that describes how they feel when you actually use them for what they were made for… springy.
Traction is another attribute that is pure awesomeness. Even on dusty courts they were above average… which I was somewhat surprised with.
Only one area I found an issue with and that is the circled section. I ended up slipping on a couple of cross overs due to how I plant my feet – this is where platforms found on more modern era sneakers can come in handy. Once I realized what I was doing I was able to adjust just fine and had no issues afterward.
At this point in time there is only one thing that these lack… flexibility. But if you wanted a solid all-around hoop shoe that is made with raw materials and designed with elegance then the Air Jordan XII is THAT shoe.