Crawford plays with high energy in low-tops

Crawford plays with high energy in low-tops
March 28, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Jordan Crawford plays with high energy. He wears low-tops to help him do so.

The streaky Celtics guard laced up a pair of green and white Nike Hyperdunk low-tops Tuesday against the New York Knicks. His sneaker choice stood out on the court among the traditional high top options.

“They help me move quicker, jump higher, all the good stuff,” he explained to

Crawford changes up his kicks during the season, opting for the pair that feels best whether they are low-tops or high-tops. For him, it is all about being able to move with ease. He posted 14 points, six assists, and four rebounds over 41 minutes in his first start as a Celtic on Tuesday.

“Whatever shoes are comfortable, really, that’s what I go with – comfortable and light,” he said. “These are the lightest ones I’ve got right now. ... Low-tops feel a little different in game. High-tops tie around your ankle, that’s about it. The support is all the same, really.
When it comes to his ideal sneakers to play in, Crawford responded almost immediately.

“Jordan 11’s in patent leather,” he said. “They tie up well [and are] comfortable.”