If you want a shoe that's cool, but still fits great and doesn't compromise on quality or comfort, Adidas CC Response, offered by Zappos.com, is what you may be looking for!
Adidas pays attention to the needs of basketball players and it shows in their Clima Cool technology. The ClimaCoolŪ ventilation helps keep you cool. There are even little vents in the bottom of the shoe! The overall design and the sock liner fabric helps ventilate and wick moisture away from the skin, minimizing overheating and energy loss. It also helps minimize bacterial and fungal growth, which is a big plus!
These shoes are very comfortable with no rubbing and the tonuge stays where it is supposed to. The pattern on the bottom of the shoe offers excellent court traction and they have non-marking soles. I noticed that I was able to stop and turn quickly without sliding around in these shoes! The shoe provides enough cushioning for impact protection and stability and includes forefoot cushioning which helps with push-off efficiency. The structure of the shoe also gives good midfoot support. It comes to about mid-ankle which is great! (Personally I think low-topped shoes should be banned from basketball due to the risk of greater ankle injuries.)
I personally love the Adidas CC Response! Apparently so do a lot of other people because every time someone sees them, they immediately want to know where to get them. They are great looking shoes and really good all-around basketball shoes - for both the beginning player and any player who demands quality. A great looking shoe that is comfortable, sound, and has great traction. This is one shoe I have no problem recommending!
You can view the Adidas CC Response shoes at Zappos.com and they also carry a great selection of just about every kind of shoe you could ask for including many more styles of basketball shoes!
One more note: I do not work for, nor get paid by Zappos.com to do this article and I am not into the advertising business. I am in the information business and I believe that this is a great place to go when looking for athletic shoes and have added this for informational purposes for my readers.
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