The NBA has officially banned a pair of performance enhancing basketball shoes over fears that the super-powered kicks would offer players an unfair advantage during games. Created by L.A.-based apparel company Athletic Propulsion Labs…


…and manufactured somewhere in the depths of China, the Concept 1 basketball shoe allegedly lends wearers up to 3.5 inches of additional vertical leap. "Under league rules, players may not wear any shoe during a game that creates an undue competitive advantage," the NBA said in a statement released October 19. PL has already capitalized on the ban, loudly advertising it on the front page of the company’s website. The $300 shoes are still available to the public, and will likely soon be seen on suburban basketball courts around the country, strapped to the feet of Lebron wannabes seeking an edge over their weekend competition. READ MORE