Who should buy the Nike Air Max Impact 2

This basketball shoe is going to be very appealing to the following:

  • People who plan to only wear them casually
  • Retro-loving players
  • Narrow-footed players

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Who should NOT buy this basketball shoe

No matter how well-received it is, the Air Max Impact 2 just won't cut it for wide-footers. They can choose a pair from the list of wide basketball shoes that we have compiled. This shoe is also not for those who got used to more modern basketball shoe designs. They are better off getting signature shoes such as the Nike PG 5 and the Nike KD 14.

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Looks and style? The Air Max Impact 2 got you covered!

A good number of buyers report that this shoe really looks nice; they get compliments every time they wear it casually.

You won't have problems with grip

The shoe's grip on the floor is not a source of concern, so it's safe to say that traction isn't going to be a problem with this one.

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The Nike Air Max Impact 2 really protects from... well... impact!

The Air Max Impact 2 from Nike feels great on the foot because of its plush cushioning. Knees surely won't hurt even if this shoe is worn for a long time.

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In this shoe, the foot is securely mounted

The lace and strap combo works well for this basketball shoe; a good number of users report that it provides great foot containment and support.

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On top of that, the shoe is made of high-quality materials that are also quite responsive. However, don't think that this results in a heavy shoe. The Nike Air Max Impact 2 won't weigh you down at all.

This shoe is just...old

While the Nike Air Max Impact 2 is still playable, there are modern basketball shoes that are just generally better. Its techs are just way outdated at this point.

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Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Air Max Impact, Nike Air, Nike Air Max
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Grey / White / Blue
SKUs: CQ9382001 / CQ9382003 / CQ9382004 / CQ9382005 / CQ9382007 / CQ9382100 / CQ9382102 / CQ9382400

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Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.