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Old Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:46am
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Ok, the season is fast approaching. What are you all wearing this year?


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Old Sun Sep 15, 2019, 02:02am
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Been wearing Nike Men's Air VaporMax Flyknit 1 and 2 versions the last 3 or so years.

I am going to try for college games Asics Men's Gel Quantum 360. I have loved Asics in the past for walking shoes but did not find an officiating shoe from them I could wear in the past.

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Old Sun Sep 15, 2019, 09:51am
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Ok, the season is fast approaching. What are you all wearing this year?


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What I've been wearing.

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Old Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:55pm
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What I've been wearing.

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You are such a contrarian. I love it though. LOL!!!

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Old Sun Sep 15, 2019, 04:05pm
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I will be using Nike Lebron XVI low in triple black. Very comfortable but not very breathable.
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Old Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:42am
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Hoka Bondi 5 and Hoka Clifton 6. Most comfortable shoes by far.
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Old Tue Sep 24, 2019, 01:24pm
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patent leather basketball officiating shoes put out by ump-attire.com; very comfy however they are now 3 yrs old---a few scuff marks on them that I need to buff out tho before the thanksgiving tournament.
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Old Wed Sep 25, 2019, 12:11pm
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Just purchased the Asics Men's Gel Quantum 360. I have not worn them yet in a game, but they feel good and I have heard great things about them. They will be my college shoe for now. I have liked Asics in the past for normal shoes, so I know they feel good on my feet normally. Never saw a basketball shoe I felt worth wearing. We will see how they work out in a few weeks.

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Old Sat Sep 28, 2019, 10:15am
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I've sworn by Zigs for a long time, but thinking about making a switch. I'd be interested to hear mid-season reviews from those of you who are trying new shoes this season.
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Old Tue Oct 01, 2019, 09:43am
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Old Tue Oct 01, 2019, 12:20pm
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I have 2 pairs of Nike Air Monarchs in all black. They look good and are comfortable. They aren't marketed as court shoes, but they are good as court shoes and as running shoes.
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Old Tue Oct 01, 2019, 03:38pm
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I've taken a google-look at those various types/styles of "exercise/fitness shoes" and they are quite sporty looking; however, aren't they "fitness" shoes?
I guess in this "post-modern era" there's no need to stick with traditional types of officiating shoes---strive for comfort, style, and availability right?
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Old Wed Oct 02, 2019, 10:22am
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I've taken a google-look at those various types/styles of "exercise/fitness shoes" and they are quite sporty looking; however, aren't they "fitness" shoes?
I guess in this "post-modern era" there's no need to stick with traditional types of officiating shoes---strive for comfort, style, and availability right?
I guess that depends on what you consider traditional type officiating shoes to be. Shoe companies are no longer making all leather, black shoes across the board that we can shine. So we have to find whatever fits and often some standards have been relaxed as a result. Also, all leather shoes are heavier and do not breathe very well. So that is why I stopped using Zigs and other similar types of shoes that were "traditional."

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Old Wed Oct 02, 2019, 02:18pm
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I guess that depends on what you consider traditional type officiating shoes to be. Shoe companies are no longer making all leather, black shoes across the board that we can shine. So we have to find whatever fits and often some standards have been relaxed as a result. Also, all leather shoes are heavier and do not breathe very well. So that is why I stopped using Zigs and other similar types of shoes that were "traditional."

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*very clear JRut! thanks!
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Old Wed Oct 16, 2019, 02:53pm
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Nike AirMax 270s. Comfy and have some bounce to them. Very Comfy Shoe...at least for me.
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