great reads great reads. Ive thought and wondered all these same things and come to agree with you very much. Dunking and flips are my thing, and I’ve been dissatisfied with the hoop shoes. Kobes are also my favorite, I’ve had 3 pairs of 5s and 6s (which are really similar to each other) and a pair of 9s. I think i hate the 9s, way too much going on with the arch, but my 6s are like flat. its tough. I just wanted to know your opinions on the issue. barefoot in grass is the way to be, but sometimes i wonder is we just aren’t made to run and jump on hard flat surfaces like the basketball court. idk, id just love to talk to you. hope ya get this.