This is the reallest most informational part on this website
The Converse All Star (above) used to be the best basketball shoe available

The Nike Hyperdunk (above) is the newest technology in basketball shoes

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James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.
http://www.sneakerhead.com/nike-brand-technology.html -a good website to explain how technology has changed shoes and made them better
The converse shoe was the old shoe that had a lot of ankle support but couldnt last long. Now the new age of shoes "The Hyperdunks" has great ankle support, last longer, and over all gives you a better perfomance.Basketball was first played with a laced leather ball (under the converses) and an orange crate fixed on top of a pole. Basketball has come a long way and now has become a professional sport in the NBA legue.In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, and balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored; this proved inefficient, however, so a hole was drilled into the bottom of the basket, allowing the balls to be poked out with a long dowel each time

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20061108/Note3.asp -another kidformational site that explains how basketball and technology has collided.

Basketball shoes are a very important part in the technology of the sport. They have to be light weight while still being suportive and strong, a good basket ball shoe also has to be able to grip the court. Nike is the worlds top producers in basketball shoes and has come out with some of the best shoes like the hyperdunk. This shoe is one of the top shoes in history because it is hightop, lightweight, and it hugs your ankle tight so it has more suport.