Ok, if it's trend driven, then I'm not interested. I haven't had much success with locally adjusting laces. Part of the problem is I have a bone spur on top of my foot. The laces "net" ends up putting a lot of pressure on that spur. Can be painful.yo wrote:Nothing works better than laces typically. Because they can be local adjusted and in effect work as a net over your foot displacing pressure over a wider area. The velcro thing is a bit of a trend. It comes and goes, though it is pretty heavy right now. There has been a trend toward the lower profile, higher stick velcro which is pretty cool.
I probably won't actually be playing basketball in these, but I hear you, haha. I'm not a fan of the velcro look either, trust me, I was just interested in the functionality.masood1224 wrote:Umm...if I came to the blacktop with velcro, there would be A LOT of trash talk...
By "performance" I mean the amount of support my feet/ankles get. Not "these are going to make me faster" performance. It's a matter of whether or not I'm sore the next day. But I like your example, and 100% agree with you in that regard.iab wrote:For your average schlub, probably doesn't make one whit of difference in performance.
Many cycling shoes are velcro only. The very expensive ones aren't and tend to talk about lightness, stiffness, power transmission and a lot of other phony baloney marketing gibberish. You can put me in the "best" most-expensive shoe, a professional cyclist in flip-flops and they will drop me like a bag of wet sand. Crush my soul.
Buy whatever floats your boat.
Never seen those before! I might give those a shot. I wish they were a little more minimally styled though. I want just a straight band without the bulge around the fastening point.ralphzoontjens wrote:I also prefer the comfort of velcro but don't wear them because of the sound and 'patched on top of' look, how about Hickies?
I certainly think that comfort is a part of performance. Kind of hard to perform when uncomfortable.Brian_Donlin wrote:By "performance" I mean the amount of support my feet/ankles get. Not "these are going to make me faster" performance. It's a matter of whether or not I'm sore the next day. But I like your example, and 100% agree with you in that regard.
The foot is the most dynamic part of the body with the highest concentration of bones and muscles... and there is a ton of variance amongst people. Try them out. Perhaps velcro is the solution to your bone spur problem.iab wrote:Brian_Donlin wrote: My point being is, you won't know unless you give it a try. Those shoes may give you great support, me none, or vise-versa, or any other combination. And obviously, don't believe the hype.