What Shoes Does Karl Anthony Wear?

Karl Anthony Towns Jr. is an American-Dominican basketball player. He plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Towns played college basketball for the University of Kentucky.

Nike Men’s Hyperdunk 2016 Basketball Shoe


Traction: this shoe features blades and a lot of pattern for durability and stopping power. Open windows at the ball of the foot and heel ensure that traction is more consistent.

Cushion: this shoe features zoom cushioning embedded in a phylon midsole. This means that pushoffs are fast and landings are solid.

Materials: the mesh/fuse upper is comfortable and durable. The lateral side of the shoe is made of fused mesh which provides stability and support while the medial side is made of open cell mesh for ventilation and mobility. Flywire for the laces makes the shoe a tighter fit.

Fit: the shoe has a great fit without lacing it tight. The tongue wrap and flywire plays a big part in locking in the foot.

Support: this shoe has certain aspects that offer great stability. These include a wide base, adjustable lacing, midfoot shank, and low ride. The foot sits below the top of the midsole hence the phylon prevents it from rolling off during hard cuts.


  • Great support
  • Great ventilation
  • Comfortable
  • Zoom cushioning


  • Too tight due to the tongue wrap

Frequently asked questions

Q: Are these shoes authentic Nike footwear?

A: Yes, they are.

Q: How high do they come up on the leg?

A: I didn’t manage to get my leg inside. They were too narrow and I returned them.

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Nike Men’s Zoom Hyperfuse 2014 Basketball Shoe


Traction: this shoe features Herringbone. The grooves make the shoe usable both indoors and outdoors. However, the rubber outsole is a little bit too soft for outdoor use

Cushion: this shoe has Zoom Air at the forefoot and heel. The forefoot does not feel the same as the heel most likely because of the dense phylon used. The phylon is dense but also lightweight.

Materials: this shoe is made of fused mesh material which is durable and does not inhibit mobility. The outsole is made of rubber.

Fit: lengthwise the shoe fits to true size but it is a bit too wide. This makes it ideal for wide footers. The heel lockdown is perfect but the forefoot is sloppy since the shoe is wide.

Support: for stability the shoe features an internal midfoot shank with the midsole providing lateral support. The shoe also has a wide base the offers great support.

Ventilation: shoe ventilation is perfect.

The shoe also features compression molded collar fit that is aimed at fitting your foot perfectly and soft foam midsole that provides cushion on impact.


  • Does not clog in dust
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Ideal for wide footers


  • The rubber sole is too soft for outdoor use

Frequently asked questions

Q: Does this shoe have non-marking soles?

A: No. It is not a non-marking shoe.

Q: Are these shoes ideal for outdoor basketball? If not, do you have any recommendations because I really need some high top basketball shoes?

A: Yes. These shoes are ideal for outdoor basketball.

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I have not played basketball for more than three years. When I bought this, it was amazing how the shoe technology has improved since. This shoe fits me perfectly and it is a good option for anyone with wide feet. The shoe performs really well outdoors or indoors. It is also light, comfortable, and it almost feels like I am not wearing a shoe at all. As a result, I have more control this way. The support is also perfect especially ankle and bottom support. Overall, the price and quality of the shoe is impressive.