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Comments: Mine has a massive hole worn into it after 2 months of playing once a week. It really isn't as robust as it
may look or is advertised. I'd go as far as to say that this may well be the worst shoes I've ever owned and I play basketball, tennis
and run often with various shoes.
From: Nigel, 4/15
Comments: I have worn the RS Defier since they came out in 1997. Tried the Big Shot || and ended up turning my
ankles three times with these shoes. I am a 4.0 who plays six times a week. These are the worst shoes I have ever used. Bring back
the RS Defiers.
From: George, 3/15
Comments: I am a big fan of the original KSwiss BigShots. I ordered these thinking I was getting the same high
quality but I was mistaken. I like the flashy look of the shoe but my feet ache during and after all my tennis matches. After
wearing the Bigshot II for about six weeks it feels as though my feet bones are being pulled apart. I know that description must
sound strange but it's the best way to describe how my feet feel. I decided yesterday that enough was enough! I pulled out my
last pair of tennis shoes for my doubles match. I played a very competitive doubles match without feeling any pain. I am retiring
the Bigshot II to the garbage can. I wasted my money and the comfort of my feet by wearing the shoes.
From: Doug, 3/15
Comments: Best shoe ever. Over the past 15 years I have worn either Wilson or K-Swiss and this pair of K-Swiss is
by far the best pair I have worn. Best in durability, best in comfort, and best in cushioning. They still feel soft after 5 months and I
play 3-4 times a week. While I am not a style freak, they look good too -- despite the unconventional asymmetry. In both Wilson
and K-Swiss, sizing has been consistent and I wear size 10.5 in both. My foot is a bit wider and they still fit comfortable in the
ball of the foot area with a thinner sock. I have a medium arch and these easily accept my over the counter 3/4 orthotics that I
wear for additional support. My only concern is that after 5 months I may not wear through the toe and get a free pair. That
would be a first. Good job K-Swiss.
From: Paul, 11/14
Comments: Love this shoe, comfortable right out of box. I will be wearing this shoe for a long time. You can't go
wrong with this shoe, KSwiss is great, right out of the box!
From: Jim, 9/14
Comments: I went from the NB 650s series to the Ultrascendor 2s, which are good, but the BigShot 2 is the best.
Great performance with a low to the ground feel. KSwiss is one of the few companies that make good looking shoes.
From: Jordan, 12/13
Comments: First match wearing these, they felt snug and felt good. After the second match, they fit perfect and
loosened up a bit. After the third match, I was sliding around inside them as if I was playing on banana peels. Im not sure why
they broke down so fast but I was afraid to play in them again after only three matches, couldn't imagine what they would have
felt like in 8-9 months of playing as that how long my court shoes usually last.
From: E, 7/13
Comments: Best shoes I've had so far. I like them more than the original Big Shots, although those are great too.
From: Tom, 7/13
Comments: Overall disappointing. Took many sessions to break them in and = the left shoe cut into my ankle. The
toe guard wore through to the stitching a week after the warranty period ended. And finally, the shoes leave marks on hard
courts. On the plus side, they are light and look cool. I was happier with the Ultrascenders.
From: Tim, 7/13
Comments: These feel so much different than the original BigShot. They definitely are more stiff and feel more like
barricades rather than the speed oriented BigShots. Also, my feet hurt after every time I play, especially on the achilles. Also, I've
had these shoes for about a month, and already the toe has worn out and part of the outsole has lost its traction. If you like
KSwiss shoes, stick to the BigShot.
From: Nick, 6/13
Comments: After 2 months in these shoes my feedback has changed a bit. After every time I played my achilles on
both sides would be killing me. I replaced the stock insoles (thinnest I've ever seen) with a pair of Cadence. Huge improvement!
I've played the equivalent of about 15 hard matches in the them and they've held up a very well. I'm a toe dragger, serve and
volley player. I finally blew out the toe on the side of the ball of my foot. Pros - good durability, lightweight. Cons - run large,
really thin insoles
From: Mason, 6/13
Comments: Fairly lightweight for how durable they are. I've played 6 times and see little to no wear. They do mark
the court a bit. I actually think the toe box is a bit large. Overall, I'd say they run about 1/4 of a size large. I'm a 10.5 in every pair
of shoes I own and I have to wear thick socks with these. Standard width not too narrow. I'm extremely hard on shoes. Overall, I
feel like these are pretty solid. 8 out of 10.
From: Mason, 4/13
Comments: I've been a Big Shot wearer from the first day they came out and loved the feel and comfort. The BSII
has that traditional K Swiss fit that I love. Not sure if they are better than the original, but they are still play a lot better than my
From: Nath, 4/13
Comments: These have a totally different feel and are super tight in the toe box compared to the original Big Shots.
If you like adidas you might like these.
From: Jono, 3/13
Comments: Seems to run a bit smaller than the original BigShot. The toe box seems lower and slightly shorter
length. I have 4 pairs of the original BigShot, all in a size 9.5. I think I am going to have to move to a 10 in the BigShot II.
From: Cliff, 3/13
Comments: I liked the original Big Shots due to the cushioning in the forefoot. These fit more like a "glove" but to
me it doesn't have as much cushion. I hit some the other night and played 2 sets today and I see fairly significant wear in the toe
area and on the side of the forefoot. We will see how the durability stacks up in time but may be making my first wearing out of a
shoe within the warranty period.
From: Val, 2/13
Comments: I wore Adidas shoes for a very long time and wanted something different. I play 6 days a week for long
hours and go through shoes about every 2-3 months. These shoes are very comfortable, no break in needed, light-weight, and is
the best looking shoe on the market. I highly recommend this shoe to any kind of player.
From: Michael, 2/13
Comments: Why does yet another shoe company have a very good introductory shoe and then completely ruin it in
the second version?! This shoe is not good. It feels like a ski boot and does not fit properly at all. Don't waste your money on this
one, and get the original.
From: Andrew, 1/13
Comments: I was down to my last pair of Barricade 5s and was getting worried. The Barricade 6s were too narrow
in the toe (as were Nikes) and the Barricade 7s killed my instep. The K-Swiss Big Shot IIs are great! Soft breathable uppers, wide
toe box, lightweight, very stable, and no problems with traction.
From: Joe, 1/13
Comments: This is my third pair of KSwiss shoes and these are hands down the best pair I've ever owned. I was a
hard Adidas shoe buyer, but the break-in period was a killer on my feet, and they were too narrow. Not this shoe, as they fit new
of the box like I've had them for months. Just a heads up, KSwiss run small so you may want to order a half size larger.
From: Edward, 12/12
Comments: These shoes are super comfortable and very lightweight for a durability-guaranteed show. Historically,
KSwiss shoes have not fit me very well since I tend to have wider feet. However, I have had no problems with these. I would totally
recommend these. I tend to prefer speed shoes and am very impressed/surprised that these come with a durability guarantee!
From: Terry, 12/12