Basketball Shoe Review – Ektio Breakaway

If you’re a basketball player, then you know how difficult it is to find supportive, well-designed basketball shoes.  The Nike Kobe VII has been a favorite of mine — and now I have  Ektio to add to the list.

Ektio is a unique new brand of basketball shoe that offers unparalleled ankle support. Ektio was kind enough to send me a pair to evaluate — and FDFAC staff member (and former WNBA and professional basketball player) Brooke Smith gave the shoes a rigorous court workout. The Result: Ektio passed with flying colors.

FDFAC Brooke Smith

This shoe is designed to support the ankle and prevent inversion sprains, which it accomplishes by utilizing the following features.

  • High Top Design — Supports and stabilizes excessive ankle motion

Ektio_Medial

  • Two Strap System — Secures and cinches to the ankle to provide leverage against lateral inversion motion

Ektio_Ankle_Straps

  • Lateral Forefoot Flare and Graphite Outsole — Makes the shoe torsionally stable and less prone to twist

Ektio_Top

Overall, this is a terrific shoe — especially if you have a history of ankle sprains, or if you routinely wear an ankle brace for added support. You can also wear orthotics with this shoe, making this shoe my new favorite. Best of all, this shoe is reasonably priced at $129.95.

If you play basketball and haven’t tried Ektio, you will want to check them out!

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One response to “Basketball Shoe Review – Ektio Breakaway

  1. Interesting review Jenny, I think I might try these out!

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