Well, if you have read reviews I have written previously you would know that this isn't the typical shoe that I buy. I generally steer towards the big man models with Max Air. Previous shox I have bought have had features like monkey paws (BB4, Limitless), ankle straps (Xplosive) or other ankle support (Lethal)... But, its not every day you find a shoe designed with the logos and colors of your alma mater, so when the Arizona Shox certified came out I had to give them a try without having even tried them on. I figured if I didn't like them to ball in I could at least have a cool pair to wear with my UofA gear. Sizing I wear an 11 so I bought an 11. I may have been able to wear a 10.5 in these. Even with the inner bootie I had to tie them very tightly to get a snug fit. More on that later. Fit I'm not sure how wide they were, or if they are just big for their size, but to get a secure fit, despite wearing 2 pairs of socks, I had to tie them very tightly, resulting in some numbness in my toes of my right foot. I wear a brace on my left ankle so I didn't tie that one as tight, but I'm not sure. 7/10 Comfort When I first put these on the initial thing I noticed was the weight, or more exactly, the lack therof. (in English, these shoes are LIGHT!). This is probably because the upper has a large amount cut away, exposing the inner bootie. 9/10 Ankle Support Surprisingly not bad considering this is a shoe primarily designed for guards. This may, however be a result of tying the shoes very tightly as mentioned previously. In any case, I din't feel like my ankles were in danger, even when some jackass tripped me driving through the lane (I hit the layup on the way down by the way). 8/10 Cushioning Very similar to other shox I have worn. The one I would compare them most to in terms of cushioning is the Xplosive. Zoom in the forefoot and shox in the heel is a good combination for players at any position. Personally, I don't like the zoom air as much as max air because it's too soft, but I know many people wouldn't wear anything else. 8/10 Traction: Excellent. I felt that if I were a PG, I could make quick cuts and stops in these. They really stuck to the court. 10/10 Weight/Position I'm 190 and I play in the post. If you play down low these probably wouldn't be your first choice, with better options out there, but these are very good all around shoes. Overall: 8/10 I take points away for having to tie them so tightly. Other than that, they are great shoes for players that play a multiple of positions. Point guards would like them due to their weight, and swingmen would like them. KOBE SUCKS!!!!