Let me begin by saying I love Nike and their products. They make the most stylish performance gear on the market, IMO. So, when I was in the market for a new pair of shoes, Nike was my first choice. Being as that I'm a a big dude (6'3" 195 lbs) and a serious toe dragger, I thought the Zoom Cage would be perfect for my game.
When I received the shoes, I immediately tested them on the court. They were comfortable, stable, breathable, had great traction, and played a lot lighter than the nearly 16 ounce weight of the size 12.5. After about 5-6 times out, however, I began to notice some serious scuffing on the upper toe, just above where the outsole connects to the top of the shoes. I figured it was no big deal considering the drag-on technology Nike has been using for years has a solid reputation. That said, after about 10-12 times out, a hole formed in the toe, forcing me to file a claim with Nike and send the shoes back to Midwest. Aside from the hole, there was little to no sign of wear on the shoes, including the rubber on the toe and the outsole in general (no way you will wear these outsoles out in time to make good on that 6-month outsole warranty), making the issue even more confounding.
Thankfully, Midwest's customer service was incredible. They immediately sent me a shipping label and gave me credit to buy another pair.