Shoes are not made equal and so are the feet that will use them. Different players also have different needs. Price is a big factor for some and performance for others, but we all agree on comfort, breathability, and traction. Choosing the right one will add to the performance while the wrong pair can lead to injuries. Be careful at buying the pair for you.
To choose the right pair, you must try out the shoes first and determine the performance of the shoes according to: smooth traction, impact protection, snug fit, comfortable, and provides all around foot support especially under the ankles. You must also choose the shoes with breathable materials or if not grab a set of socks to lessen the odour that will accumulate on the shoes.
Here is a list of the top basketball shoes in no particular order:
Of course we have a Nike! Multi-directional traction, a great cushion, and a good fit without a bad side.
Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017
Very light and comfortable. The rubber sole wraps grips hard on the floor but it is not as durable on the outdoors.
Under Armour Curry 4
This curry is very comfortable with a snug fit design and the traction is enhanced by its design.
Nike Lebron Soldier XI (eleven)
Lightweight, great support, traction in indoors and outdoors court… What else are you looking for?
Nike Air Jordan XXXII (it’s the number 32)
Another Nike, hurrah! It has very comfortable support and the sole is designed for a variety of surfaces. Alternatively check out the nike hyperdunk reviews which never seem to go out of fashion.
Adidas Cloudfoam Ilation Mid
The price is fairly low but still lightweight, comfortable, and effective. This one is good for beginners.
Reebok Shaq Attaq
Smooth traction, breathable, motion and pivot support, solid grip, very lightweight. This one is for the wide feet.
Anta KT 2
Good traction, good durability, good support, and it will fit those with smaller feet.
Jordan Why Not Zero 1
This pair of shoes is well balanced with a nice design. The only downside to this is probably the cleaning you will do when you play outdoors.
Adidas Dame 4
Impact protection, affordable, low on the ground, lightweight design, snug fit. This is another well balanced pair.
Adidas D Rose 8
It is cheap, performs well, got lots of traction even on a court outdoor, simple, and high top.
Nike Kyrie 4
Affordable and a very good all-around performer in all categories, and it provides great impact protection.