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No, Basketball shoes do not make you jump higher. They are meant to keep your ankles safe from the constant changing of direction that occurs in basketball. Some shoes may claim to help you jump higher, but that is just a way for them to sell shoes.

If you want to jump higher, there are plenty of drills you can find by searching Google that will help improve your jumping specifically for basketball.

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There are two major reasons basketball shoes help you play better.

First, the traction. The out sole on all basketball shoes naturally have more grip for court surfaces.

Last, the mid sole. The mid sole on basketball shoes are usually thicker so you won't get foot pain from landing hard. Also, the material is more responsive so you can jump higher.

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It is easier to jump higher in lighter shoes so it depends on the shoe.

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they do not help you jump higher. it helps your ankles from getting injured and other movements on court

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