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thanman, the 9s are a big improvement coming from heavily cushioned, inflexible shoes like the LeBron’s. I appreciate your Kobe 6 recommendation and will check them out. The Under Armor Anatomix Spawn Low is meant to be pretty flat, too. I think in general that basketball shoes have gone way too far from a “support” standpoint – TPU heel cups, torsional shanks, mega thick midsoles that don’t flex. It’s even worse than the chunky running shoes that are suddenly all the rage. I know basketball places a lot of demands on the lower leg but having optimal capacity and solid jumping, landing, cutting and running mechanics are the true foundation of a stable baller. All these braces and clunky shoes are just masking athletes’ real issues.