Why are Nike's basketball shoes so narrow?
April 23, 2014 12:38 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for an article or a good explanation for why Nike's basketball shoes are so narrow. Basketball players are some of the bigger/taller people on the planet, so what gives?
posted by cashman to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Nike's basketball shoes were fine for a time, but in the last decade most of Nike's basketball seem to have gotten more and more narrow. Why?
I am looking for articles from Nike, interviews about how they design their basketball shoes, or the like.
I have seen stories like Ray Allen's
and Lebron James'
who both had issues with Nike's shoes, which dominate the basketball shoe industry. Lebron's feet
themselves suggest that narrow Nike shoes have been a problem. I know this is a longshot, but I'm hoping mefi detectives have an answer.