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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago

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Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Casey Prather is known to wear RETRO Jordan's when he plays. He's also shown to be carrying a lingering leg injury.

Could the two be LINKED?

Should HE consider switching to more CONTEMPORARY sneakers instead of retro Jordan's with 15+ year old TECHNOLOGY in them?

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Scopes44
Two months ago
12:40 2 Feb 17

Reply #622028

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Great post.
I love my shoes, and I tend to agree. I've tried wearing retros and reissued shoes and my feet hurt. And I'm crap, can't imagine a pro using these when so much is out there to protect them.
I also think (no science) that low tops for big players is asking for trouble.


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Farrison Hord
Two months ago
12:51 2 Feb 17

Reply #622029

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

You're grasping at straws thinking his injury troubles are connected to his shoe choice.

Your assumption that low tops are bad for big's is also wrong.


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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago
13:01 2 Feb 17

Reply #622032

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Shoe choice CAN be connected to injuries.

Trying playing in a pair of Air Force ones and then a pair of 2016 Basketball shoes. There is a MASSIVE difference.

High tops only give you that mental protection that your ankles MIGHT be safer, but it really doesn't make a difference. If you jump and land on someones foot you are going to roll your ankle.

Keeping in mind many players strap their ankles and wear orthodics, shoe choice CAN affect players.

The retro's Prather chooses to wear aren't always made for actual Basketball use. The materials aren't optimized for basketball play.

It's only a small thing, but maybe it's a small contribution to a much BIGGER issue.


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Farrison Hord
Two months ago
13:24 2 Feb 17

Reply #622033

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

The retro shoes Prather wears aren't designed for basketball use?

I'm not even going to continue.


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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago
13:31 2 Feb 17

Reply #622034

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

The aren't... they once were, but the way they are released now are LIFESTYLE releases.

For example. An original Jordan 7 would have been released with an all LEATHER upper, now they are released with other materials more suited to enhance the colour, look and feel of the shoe rather than the PERFORMANCE side of things.

This is common knowledge, something you clearly lack.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
13:47 2 Feb 17

Reply #622037

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I'm no expert on styles but his majority red nikes seem to be more slippery in game than the majority black ones with the red strappy bit.


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Farrison Hord
Two months ago
13:51 2 Feb 17

Reply #622038

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

The VII has a full leather upper.
The X had a suede/nubuck, which is no less a quality of product to be used for a basketball sneaker. The X even actually has leather on the shoe as well to lock down the laces.

What do you think basketball shoes were made of before flywire, hyperfuse or any other kind of knit, mesh or product introduced in the last 10 years?

Hopefully you cool down from the flaming before responding.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:11 2 Feb 17

Reply #622040

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I'm not sure who is trolling who!


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Fundingsland
Two months ago
14:42 2 Feb 17

Reply #622043

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Wilt Chamberlain played in Chuck Taylor's . End of thread


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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago
15:12 2 Feb 17

Reply #622048

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

It's NOT JUST the materials, it's the form, cut and design of new sneakers.

Sure the retro Jordan's were great for Michael, but he was the best player ever. Prather isn't. He'd be better off in a contemporary pair of shoes.


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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago
15:16 2 Feb 17

Reply #622049

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Stats weren't all that accurate when Wilt was playing.


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- - Rod
Two months ago
15:21 2 Feb 17

Reply #622052

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

It's funny, Jordan never had many injuries playing in his shoes!


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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago
15:25 2 Feb 17

Reply #622053

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Jordan BROKE his FOOT while playing in the Air Jordan Twos.

But he was the GREATEST. So he's the exception.

This isn't about Jordan. This is about Prather, who clearly HAS an ongoing leg INJURY.


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Fundingsland
Two months ago
16:13 2 Feb 17

Reply #622057

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Is it the shoes?


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Dave
Two months ago
16:29 2 Feb 17

Reply #622058

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Stick decent orthodic sports innersoles in the Jordan 3's 4's or 5's and they are sweet.

He wouldn't be buying the shoes from footlocker, sticking them on his feet and hitting the court. I doubt many of the players would, in any shoe.


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Scopes44
Two months ago
16:50 2 Feb 17

Reply #622060

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

The RE releases are not the same as the originals. But how can you expect a signature shoe to always be compatible with other players.
He probably likes the way they feel so it's his and other players issue.
I see David Andersen wears low tops and he hurt himself, but he did wear them for years. So who knows. I think shoes play a part so does, knee guards, under garment pads etc etc. You body compensates for less strength and imbalances.


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Dazzamaniac
Two months ago
17:10 2 Feb 17

Reply #622061

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

The KEY is more players USE orthodics with whatever shoes they wear, also they have their ankles/knees/arms taped as well.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
18:23 2 Feb 17

Reply #622069

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

If you watched the last home game against Melbourne, Prather was wearing a pair of Nike Zoom Kobe icons. He was sliding all over the place, thought he may change shoes but he stuck with them and was struggling in them noticeably.


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Ricey
Two months ago
18:40 2 Feb 17

Reply #622071

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I could finish this off, but nahhhhhhhh


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Anonymous
Two months ago
19:03 2 Feb 17

Reply #622073

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Actually last game Prather was wearing some NIKE Gloves. I don't know if they were the retros or the updated version. But they were all red. He wore them in warm ups at least.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
19:49 2 Feb 17

Reply #622078

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

No they arent Nike gloves, anon is right, they are kobe icons.


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TD15
Two months ago
19:51 2 Feb 17

Reply #622079

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Lol they aren't gloves, they are kobe icon 'china's


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Hendo8888
Two months ago
21:19 2 Feb 17

Reply #622086

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I don't THINK you NEED to capitalise every other WORD.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
21:29 2 Feb 17

Reply #622087

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I recently bought a pair of Kyrie 2's

Hands down the worst pair of shoes I have purchased for basketball other than the KD 4's

while the grip was good, the rigid upper cut into my ankle repeatedly, even after me giving it the benefit of the doubt thinking they would break in - but to no avail.

Having a pair of Jordan 6 lows sitting in the cupboard gathering dust, i decided it was time to break them out on the court.

Easily one of the best shoes I have played in, the nice comfortable feel outperforms any modern shoe i have bought within years.


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TD15
Two months ago
21:33 2 Feb 17

Reply #622088

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I agree with you on the Kyrie 2s, a noticed a number of nbl players started wearing them and then switched after a game or 2 aswell.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
21:53 2 Feb 17

Reply #622089

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Anyone that suggests that shoes can't cause injuries or stress to the feet and more isn't getting it.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
21:58 2 Feb 17

Reply #622092

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Are cars more efficient and comfortable than cars from 40 years ago, yes, but classic cars are extremely popular. Same with kicks.
Hardly think shoes will make a difference in causing injuries,imagine the lawsuits if it's proved Jordan's caused injuries. Obviously Prather has an existing injury that hasn't recovered, a professional athlete wouldn't put his career in jeopardy wearing shoes.


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Luuuc
Two months ago
22:39 2 Feb 17

Reply #622095

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

"causing injuries" might be over-stating things a bit, but there's no doubt that when you play a lot of basketball, wearing the correct shoes for your feet can make a hell of a difference. It certainly did to me back in the day.


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J
Two months ago
23:33 2 Feb 17

Reply #622096

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Love sneakers!

Any shoe can cause an injury if it is not fitted or faulty, old or new, or you are wearing them when you hurt yourself.

Everyone values something different, the usual compromise is court feel for cushion. Retros usually have more cushion, new shoes often have less cushion and more court feel, however some have firmer vs softer cushion they all differ.

After Agent zero wore dolce and gabanas in an NBA game and Thabo Sefalosha wore air max trainers (i think) it really comes down to preference.

Lot's of players slip all the time, it is a court issue not a shoe issue in the nbl (In my opinion)

Should he wear new shoes, no. He should wear what ever makes him comfortable.

I have been contemplating Harden 1's or Lillard 3's, but will probably get the NIke air zoom generation (Lebron 1's) when they re-release. Why I went undefeated in them in high school and love the shoe, will they be the most comfortable? I don't jump high enough for it to matter anymore!


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Anonymous
Two months ago
00:54 3 Feb 17

Reply #622100

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Prather warmed up in all red Gloves. Not the kobes. He played in the kobes.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
01:26 3 Feb 17

Reply #622102

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

Developed stress fractures in my foot from playing on bitumen in Nike Free Runs. Obviously these aren't basketball shoes, but got told that injury may not have occurred if wearing proper kicks. I remember Earnest Ross playing in Jordan Futures (lifestyle shoe) fot the Cats and then a few games later he snapped his achilles.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
05:58 3 Feb 17

Reply #622104

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

I used to read into all the technicals of this this stuff as a sneaker head. At the end of the day a player knows what they feel for comfortable in and we have no clue. Interesting discussion, but when Zach lavine is wearing retro 6s and Thabo sefalosha is rocking in air max 90s... yes air max 90 running shoes, you have to leave it with the consumer who's knows their own feet and skills movement they can get from wearing them better than anyone else. Again I would've always thought the new shoes have better technology etc but when nba money is on the line and guys are rolling in retros, what do I really know. I just assume.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
09:16 3 Feb 17

Reply #622110

re: Thoughts on Prathers shoe selection

No he didn't, he wore the icons in warmup and the game. I know this cos me and the dude that sits next to me both have a pair and we commented on it during the warm up.


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