Elevate Your Game With the 8 Best Pairs of Basketball Shoes Out Right Now

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With the NBA season well underway and March Madness right the corner, it’s about to be all basketball, all the time. If you love shooting hoops as much as you love watching stars like LeBron, AD, KD, Giannis, Harden and more, then you owe it to yourself to get some shoes you can really ball in.

If that’s the 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 2020 wardrobe. Basketball shoes have been in since the days of Michael Jordan, but with fashion brands like Yeezy and Louis Vuitton producing their own basketball-inspired kicks, they’re becoming even more popular. Below are some great basketball shoes (including options from Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour) to help you perform better on the court, and look better doing it.

  

1. Under Armour UA Jet Mid Basketball Shoes

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 multi-directional outsole.

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2. Nike Kyrie 6 Basketball Shoes

There are few players in the NBA with a game that’s as dynamic or interesting as Kyrie Irving. That latest installment of his signature shoe, the Kyrie 6, were designed to help bolster one of the most creative and unpredictable players in the game by focusing on control and comfort. Bouncy and supportive cushioning (courtesy of Nike Air Zoom Turbo tech) helps to provide a high level of responsiveness for quick pivots, while the adjustable strap that sits over the top of the laces helps keep your foot in place. Made in a colorway that highlights Kryie’s love of bold colors, this shoe is a statement both on and off the court.

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3. Adidas Pro Adversary Low Basketball Shoes

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. And with their subtle herringbone-patterned mesh and suede toe cap, they just so happen to look sleek to boot.

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4. Nike LeBron 17 Basketball Shoes

It’s equal parts inspiring and absurd that LeBron James is still in the NBA after 17 years and that he’s still one of the top five best players. We’ll go ahead and attribute part of that success to his shoes that he works directly alongside Nike to develop season after season. The high-top basketball shoe is made from a combination of several different proprietary Nike materials including KnitPosite (a combination of Nike’s Flyknit and pre-twisted yarns that form those sweet swirled patterns) that help provide a light and durable shoe. Long live the King.

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5. Adidas Pro Bounce Madness Basketball Shoes

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 your A-game.

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6. PG3 Basketball Shoe

Paul George has long been obsessed with the moon, which is fitting because he seems to take his game to new heights each and every single year. The PG3 basketball shoe is the signature shoe of the LA Clippers player and is built with a number of key factors to help you play your best on both sides of the ball. A slight bootie construction helps to ensure a snug and secure fit that hugs the ankle without giving up any quickness of movement. Meanwhile, the Zoom Air cushioning will help provide both traction and comfort to take your game, well, out of this world.

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7. Under Armour Curry 7 Basketball Shoe

Just because Steph Curry is sitting out this season doesn’t mean you can’t harness the power of the three with his shoe from Under Armour. The Curry 7s are designed to help control the court by helping to keep you stable and supported without ever forgoing quickness. With a blend of synthetic leather, mesh, and thermoplastic polyurethane the shoe helps to provide padding in key areas for stability and comfort. Meanwhile, the rubber outsole re-purposes herringbone patterns to provide critical grip when running up and down the court.

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8. Adidas Harden Vol. 4 Basketball Shoe

As one of the league’s most captivating players, James Harden continues to defy and shatter expectations season after season. Adidas has worked alongside the Houston Rockets player to help him achieve those goals. The Vol. 4 are designed to help you stay strong through all four quarters with their super lightweight midsole cushioning that’s also responsive enough should you need to make a quick turn. Additionally, the mid-foot band helps further stabilize the foot before giving way to the rubber outside for further traction and grip. You’ll be hitting your own step-back threes in these shoes in no time.

 

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