Kobe has put out multiple performance sneakers in the past. This is the fifth in his signature line. I purchased this shoe recently and have had nothing but good experiences with them. to start off the shoe fits perfectly. The shoe is not to narrow nor to wide. The design of the shoes leaves it so that the toe box does not crease over time. Some may say that the low top shoe is detrimental to the health of a serious basketball player but i disagree. I have not suffered any support issues while I wore these shoes. If that is a serious concern ankle braces can comfortably be worn with them. The traction of the shoe is great for the court. Good for stopping and going. I have yet to mention how light they are! They are by far the lightest shoes on the market. Compared to Lebron's sneakers the Kobe V's are the most lightweight. They are also cheaper than Lebron's shoe this is also an attractive quality. While wearing them you don't even realize that they are on. I feel like the only thing that scares people away from these is that they are a low top sneaker. The grip on the bottom along with the design make up for the stability concerns anyone may have. With all the different colorways that are releasing it is becoming easier for people to get their team colors. I recommend everyone try these out for their summer ball play or all around ball play whether competitive or recreational.