Sneaker makers have always wanted us to belive that their shoes would give us more hops, but these may actually have a case. NBA’s David Stern banned these kicks siting an unfair advantage for the game. Even though no NBA player was actually going to wear them. The “Concept 1” made by Athletic Propulsion Lab’s(APL) were officially notified by the NBA that their shoe is banned.
The NBA cited APL’s Load N Launch technology used in the shoe would give player an unfair advantage in today’s NBA. 25 years ago David Stern banned Michael Jordan’s first shoe, and now APL’s Concept 1 without them even being worn in one game.