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    Anyone play basketball? I'm trying to find a solid pair of shoes to wear.. the Chuck Taylor's aren't cutting it and I can't see my Vibrams working out well either.

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    I play basketball at a fairly high level and use Merrell pace glove barefoot shoes. There's no ankle support, but if you've been training in the Vibram's for a while your feet/ankles should be tough enough. For me personally, I use to roll my ankle's a lot in the Kobe IV, V & VI... anyways, haven't rolled them once since playing in minimalist kicks. Tried Vivo barefoot shoes to, but something about them didn't seem right on the court.

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    • #3
      I wear reebok b-ball shoes. I don't worry about minimalist stuff for sports.
      I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

      Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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      • #4
        basketball with minimalist shoes? How does that work? How comfortable would you be going for rebounds?

        Like federkeil said, I don't worry about minimalist stuff when playing sports...especially if you want to be competitive.

        and onto the topic, I have the Adizero 2.5's.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lator-illa View Post
          How comfortable would you be going for rebounds?
          from my experience with trying vibrams for volleyball.... landing is not comfortable, I was more worried about timing jumps for spikes and blocks than soft landings.
          I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

          Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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          • #6
            I've been playing in the Merrell's I just bought and feel great.

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            • #7
              I've played racquetball a couple times in Vibrams and it didn't take. I don't think the minimalist shoes are really designed for sports. Though I know Federkeil doesn't consider Racquetball a sport...
              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                I've played racquetball a couple times in Vibrams and it didn't take. I don't think the minimalist shoes are really designed for sports. Though I know Federkeil doesn't consider Racquetball a sport...
                I've played Ultimate in vibrams and it's been fine (indoors, essentially on old astro turf with Komodos), tried my Treks outdoors on grass and couldn't get enough traction for cutting.
                I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

                Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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