A sneaker designed for maximum performance on the basketball court. High tops, which have openings that extend to the top of the ankle, are the preferred style because they provide maximum ankle support, stability, and cushioning. Mid tops extend to the ankle and are lighter than high tops for enhanced speed. The less-popular low tops are also lighter for speed, but don't provide the needed ankle support for regular play.
New Balance BB891 Stylish Shoes
January 29, 2013
Reviewer: R.J. D from Buchanan, GA.
I really liked the stylish up-to-date look of the shoes, they look good on my feet, and I have received numerous compliments on them. They are color coordinated with the red and white uniform that I wear at work. My only suggestion would be to make them in a wider size. They are a little tight on my feet, I'm just hoping given time they will loosen up a bit so I can really enjoy wearing them without changing the way I walk. (Great suggestion to order a half size larger than regular size).
Wears this shoe: At work
Fila DLS Game Bulky
December 08, 2012
Reviewer: Aaron from MN
I bought this shoe regular width, but it feels to wide. I have to lace them really tight to wear them and they still feel too roomy.
Wears this shoe: playing basketball
New Balance BB907 Strong, stable shoe
September 23, 2012
Reviewer: Ark W from Northern VA
This is my first pair of high tops in about 15 years. At 6'5", 225lb, I'm hard on shoes. I usually play in cross trainers (608s), but I'm playing more often and wanted the ankle support and lateral stability of a real basketball shoe. These don't disappoint. They grip an indoor floor well and don't roll or slide on hard stops and turns. They're surprisingly light, but still feel pretty loud on yor feet. Since I bought these off season, there wasn't much in the stores. So I wanted to go with a brand whose sizing I was comfortable with. 20 years of New Balance and their sizing is still great. Overall, I highly recommend these shoes.
Wears this shoe: Indoor basketball twice. Week