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Old Tue Aug 14, 2007, 11:00pm
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I went to Tony Stigliano's basketball Camp this summer and I worked a lot of games, like 6 games a day. My feet were killing me. I talked to a few other officials and Someone mentioned finding black running shoes, because they had better support. Wondering where I could find some all black running shoes to Work Games. Any help would be appreciated.....freddie_g2001@yahoo.com
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Old Wed Aug 15, 2007, 12:32am
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http://www.amazon.com/ASICS-Mens-GT-...7155755&sr=1-5

There are many that you can find. I've posted a link to what I have above. Just use a Sharpie marker over the gray.

I'm sure that others will post what they like.
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I went to Tony Stigliano's basketball Camp this summer and I worked a lot of games, like 6 games a day. My feet were killing me. I talked to a few other officials and Someone mentioned finding black running shoes, because they had better support. Wondering where I could find some all black running shoes to Work Games. Any help would be appreciated.....freddie_g2001@yahoo.com
Hang out at the nearest department store or outlet store and find three or four different kinds that are on sale for $25 or $30. When you figure out which you like the best, stick to those, whatever the price. Some of the big name styles that people like are New Balance 609 Nike Air.

There are also several different on-line shopping places for officials. They each have their own brand of shoes, in addition to varied other brands.
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These are the best shoes I've ever worn.

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Old Wed Aug 15, 2007, 02:37am
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They are Nike Air Max Solas, here is how they look after a magic marker and polish.

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Old Wed Aug 15, 2007, 08:14am
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How does the marker hold up? Do you have to do many touch ups?
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I don't know if I mentioned this before, but.....about two weeks ago, I happened to be talking with a very high ranking Nike executive. I told him that if Nike made a shoe specifically for basketball (and other sport) referees, they could probably sell quite a few of them. He asked me if I would be willing to endorse them if they did. Obviously, he was kidding. I told him he might get Tim Donaghy for that, since he wasn't doing anything right now and probably needs the money. He thought that was also a great idea. Obviously, he was still kidding.
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I don't know if I mentioned this before, but.....about two weeks ago, I happened to be talking with a very high ranking Nike executive. I told him that if Nike made a shoe specifically for basketball (and other sport) referees, they could probably sell quite a few of them. He asked me if I would be willing to endorse them if they did. Obviously, he was kidding. I told him he might get Tim Donaghy for that, since he wasn't doing anything right now and probably needs the money. He thought that was also a great idea. Obviously, he was still kidding.
He is probably thinking about him endorsing the new orange model.
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He is probably thinking about him endorsing the new orange model.
I believe it would be the tan model, from what I understand from my prison guard friends.
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I currently wear these Reeboks:
http://www.honigs.com/detail.asp?Cat=2&Sub=12&Item=870


Although they are very comfortable I was thinking about sporting New Balance next season, does anyone have feedback on this model:
http://www.honigs.com/detail.asp?Cat=2&Sub=12&Item=1093
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I believe it would be the tan model, from what I understand from my prison guard friends.
Maybe his cell mates will be Neal and Ben Dover.
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Although they are very comfortable I was thinking about sporting New Balance next season, does anyone have feedback on this model:
http://www.honigs.com/detail.asp?Cat=2&Sub=12&Item=1093
I liked the New Balances I had for several years, but they weren't this model. I quit wearing the ones I liked because I couldn't get them in wide sizes. No one around here carried them.
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Old Wed Aug 15, 2007, 03:23pm
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I currently have the Reebok Shiny shoes. I wore them for two seasons and the support and comfort is gone. I was wondering if anyone has used the New Balance and how they are for Support and comfort. I'd really like to find some black running shoes to wear because it seems running shoes have better support. Nike usually has great shoes but I haven't found any all black. Thanks for any advice in advance....freddie_g2001@yahoo.com
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I currently have the Reebok Shiny shoes. I wore them for two seasons and the support and comfort is gone. I was wondering if anyone has used the New Balance and how they are for Support and comfort. I'd really like to find some black running shoes to wear because it seems running shoes have better support. Nike usually has great shoes but I haven't found any all black. Thanks for any advice in advance....freddie_g2001@yahoo.com
Personally, I prefer basketball shoes to running shoes, but I think that's largely a matter of personal preference. The trick to finding all black, is to ask around. Ask a sales person if they can special order them. Or shop at the officials' sites. Lots of folks wear shoes for only one or two seasons, so that's not so much a matter of the brand as the particular need. Oh, and didn't I just say that I liked the New Balance? Support and comfort, yes, when I could find the right size.
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Old Wed Aug 15, 2007, 03:27pm
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Running shoes don't have very good lateral support, though. So if you find yourself making a lot of quick lateral cuts (like we all do), you may turn an ankle more easily wearing running shoes.
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