I bought these expecting a lot more. Aesthetically, these shoes look great. On the court, it's a different story. The midsole is thick and nicely cushioned, and the same for the midsole. The problem is that your foot is right on top of where you see the midsole from the outside, and the zoom is bottom loaded. You can't feel the zoom. There is very little court feel, if any. The forefoot traction is mediocre on good floors and worse on dusty floors.