More Debate Around the Hyperize
Charlie Villanueva speaks on the Nike Hyperize.
that post, and it sparked all sorts of conversation. Yesterday, Charlie Villanueva himself responded via Twitter. Saying that "First off I still rock my Nike Hyperizes, I love them! I've yet to had any problems whatsoever; ankle injury can happen to anyone at anytime." There is no doubt it can happen to anyone, but does the fact that he is wearing substantial ankle braces have anything to do with it? Considering guards Ben Gordan and Will Bynum didn't wear them while playing in the Hyperize, it's hard to think the braces don't have some sort of relevance. Sole Collector's own Terence Tang recently gave a great performance review on the Hyperize, breaking down the pieces of the shoe that seem to be the subject of much debate. Granted thousands of people play in the Hyperize on all levels daily without spraining their ankles, there is still something to be said of Arnie Kander's comments. He's obviously in a position to see first hand the positives and the negatives, whether it be on a point guard or a power forward. Check out the rest of Villanueva's comments below, and follow him at twitter.com/CV31