Picking out a pair of basketball shoes can be rather difficult. The best of us take days or weeks to settle on one, and even then we’re not 100 percent sure it’s the right pair for us.
There are many things to consider when choosing the perfect ball sneaks:
- They should fit comfortably while locking down our feet tightly.
- They should provide support and protection to prevent our ankles from rolling.
- They should grip the floor while allowing us to shift direction at a moment’s notice.
- They should provide impact protection to reduce the stress on our knees and feet.
All of this, and they should look great, too, when paired with the rest of our basketball ensemble. To help you brothas pick out the perfect pair, we’ve listed the top basketball shoes in the market right now. Here’s to you finding your sole mate!
Adidas Harden Vol. 3
These kicks are the go-to if you value court feel and freedom of movement. Top-notch cushioning + outstanding traction = Perfection. Take one good look, and you realize immediately that this is so much more than a basketball pair. It even goes well with your athleisure ensemble.
Nike LeBron 16
If you consider yourself an explosive and powerful wing player, always ready to attack the basketball with unbridled tenacity, then the LeBron 16 is the right pair for you. It’s got balanced cushioning and traction that work on all surfaces. Also, the look and feel of that premium BattleKnit upper will leave everyone in the dust.
Jordan CP3 XI
CP3’s 11th signature shoe is without peer if you’re looking for an affordable all-around performer with no weaknesses. It’s got amazing traction, perfect balanced cushioning, and very good fit. And you know that its unassuming, simple design is what you really like about it.
Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low
Despite being a low-top, it actually offers great support, has excellent cushioning, and solid traction. It’s best for super fast guards in need of maximum grip on the courts, but also quick movement. Oh, and did we tell you it’s also one of the more affordable ones compared to others on this list.
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360
Looking almost like a pair meant for football, this low-top has got an attention-grabbing design, impeccably balanced cushioning, and a great fit. If you want to take over the game and look good while doing it, these are the perfect Kobes for slaying the competition.
Nike LeBron 15
Combine the Air Max and the Zoom, and you get the LeBron 15. Its insanely comfortable cushioning is perfect for big guys that jump a lot and need a ton of impact protection. It will kind of make you look taller, too.
Nike PG 2.5
As if the PG 2 weren’t awesome already, this sneaks just added to an already great performance with an additional forefoot strap for more lockdown. Also comparatively affordable, the PG 2.5 lives up to its monetary value and then some.