Had a shootaround, and a tourney game in these 2.5s
I'm a convert. It is, for me at least, an upgrade over the 1.5
The formotion or pure motion, or watever that podular outsole the 1.5s were boss, but these aren't shabby at all.
The crazy good stop on a dime traction made these the better ones for me. Crazily light as well.
My previous fav balling sneaks were the 2k4, Kobe 2. Loved the Kobe Vs, but a seriously bad sprain made me slightly squeamish over wearing lowtops now. (don't start on the low tops being the same, heel cup support just as impt yada, mayb it's just psychological)
Glad I skipped over the Kobe VIIs for these.
It's been awhile since the 2k4s, so my memory of them is abit fuzzy, but these are right now to me, the best hooping sneaks, bar none.
The only peeve I had with the OG 2k4s was the slightly hard cushioning, which was why I had the Kobe 2s as another fav, but the cushioning in them 2.5 are at least the same as the 2k4, so for those who loved the 2k4, u WILL love these.