* Celebrate March Madness with some new kicks
* Stylish, performance-ready basketball shoes
* From Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour
March Madness just kicked off with the First Four games, and we’re stoked. It’s one of the few sporting events where underdogs actually stand a chance, and unknown kids can become buzzer-beating legends.
If you’re as excited about March Madness as we are, you’re probably also itching to shoot some hoops yourself. In that case, we’re here to get you geared up with the right kicks. And if you don’t play basketball, we still suggest picking up some basketball shoes for your 2019 wardrobe. They’re quickly becoming the next must-have sneaker, with fashion brands like Yeezy and Louis Vuitton producing their own basketball-inspired kicks.
Below are some great basketball shoes to help you perform better on the court, and look better doing it.
1. Under Armour UA Jet Mid
You’ll be hard-pressed to find good basketball shoes for less than these $70 Under Armour Jets. They’re affordable, but still have impressive features like a premium mesh and synthetic upper, a molded Ortholite sockliner for cushioning, and a multidirectional outsole.
2. Nike Kyrie Flytrap II
These Kyrie Flytraps might not give you handles or speed like Mr. Irving, but they’ll help develop your skills on both fronts. They utilize a lightweight mesh upper for breathability, as well as a padded (but flexible) collar for ankle support.
3. Adidas Pro Adversary Low
If you like a low basketball shoe, go for these Adidas Pro Adversaries. They’re super minimal, but offer unexpected performance with a herringbone-tread outsole and a flexible, lightweight construction.
4. Nike Zoom Evidence III
Having a unique style on the court has always been a big part of basketball. These Nike Zooms bring some of that statement-making swagger with a unique, modern design and an eye-catching colorway.
5. Adidas Pro Bounce Madness
For premium modern style and some serious performance on the court, try these Pro Bounce sneakers from Adidas. A knit perforated sock-like mesh upper and unique details provide an undeniably cool look, while features like Adidas’ bounce technology allow you to bring the heat your A-game.