Since I always liked to play in low top shoes, these were perfect for me. Personally, I like to have my ankle uncovered and flexable like a soccer/football shoe, as my playingstyle is quick and explosive. Unfortunately, if you play a lot, this one will fall apart quickly, e.g. the glue didn't last long and the upper(of the white ones) quickly discolored in to a sweaty brown and got stiff over time. But Overall, a great shoe, especially the traction(very grippy), fit and cushion.