Every year, new on-court basketball shoes hit the market, some brand more anticipated than others. Just like any other sports item on the shelves, when talking about shoes, it all comes down to personal preferences. Each person has their own preferred clothing line, and sports shoes are no different. Coming up with list of the ten best basketball shoes on the market is no easy task, considering how unique each brand is and how peculiar each pair of shoes has to be.
10Under Armour Men’s UA Lockdown Basketball Shoes
These synthetic basketball shoes provide a surprising amount of airflow, more so than pretty much any other synthetic shoes out there. They also benefit from an impressively adherent rubber sole and an added collar foam which increases comfort and support around the ankle. At the same time, they have a full-length molded EVA sock liner with an EVA midsole and a one-piece solid rubber outsole to provide better traction.
9AND 1 Men’s Master 2 Mid Basketball Shoes
Thanks to a well-built synthetic leather upper, these particular shoes weight a lot less than most basketball shoes in this price range. Not only that but they also boast an internal molded ethylene vinyl acetate midsole which provides superior cushioning while decreasing the shoes’ weight even further. Also worth mentioning is the fact that they have raised midsole edges to provide a lateral/medial support of the highest standard.
8Adidas Derrick D Rose 773 III Men’s Basketball Sneakers
These shoes stand out for having a SprintWeb on their upper for added support and breathability along with an improved AdiPrene midsole which makes the shoes surprisingly lightweight. They also benefit from a non-marking rubber outsole which varies in thickness to reduce weight and maintain durability over time. Not only that but they also have a leather upper which is fully ventilated with perforations that cover it throughout its entirety.
7Under Armour Men’s UA ClutchFit Drive 2 Basketball Shoes
When it comes to basketball shoes, you want them to be not only comfortable but lightweight as well. Incidentally, these are the exact characteristics that make these shoes stand out from the rest, features they owe to their updated UA clutchFit technology ‘second skin’ covers. They also benefit from a 3D molded tongue which is designed to form around your foot and ankle so as to fit your foot better.
6AND 1 Men’s Rocket 3.0 Mid Basketball Shoes
What makes these shoes stand out is their ability to be just as lightweight as they are durable. In fact, you will find that these are some of the durable soft basketball shoes out there, seeing how most are made from some sort of synthetic leather. At the same time, we should point out that these shoes are entirely manmade and that they boast an extremely durable and adherent rubber sole aimed at providing perfect traction.
5Adidas Performance Men’s Light Em Up 2 Basketball Shoes
Due to their Bounce technology, these shoes will ensure that you enjoy a thoroughly comfortable experience regardless of how long you wear the shoes for. They also have an engineered air mesh upper which provides an almost perfect breathability, a comfort they owe in part to the EVA cushioning sock liner. Not only that but they also have a comfortable textile lining and a non-marking rubber outsole for good measure.
4Nike Men’s Lebron Soldier IX PRM Basketball Shoes
Among its many interesting features, Nike’s Lebron Soldier IX PRM shoes have this like flywire cables to integrate with a midfoot strap for better lateral support, coupled rubber pods for greater durability and flexibility in motion, hexagonal pattern for a multidirectional traction, and a lot more. At the same time, we should point out that these particular shoes are also very elegant to look at, which is always a big plus.
3Adidas Performance Men’s Crazy 8 Basketball Shoes
These shoes benefit from a state of the art torsion system for better midfoot integrity along with a Puremotion midsole which mimics the natural movement and stability of the human foot. As you would expect, these shoes enjoy a synthetic & textile construction with a rubber sole, a construction that makes them both lightweight and flexible. Furthermore, the synthetic material mix upper is designed to provide the type of mobility one could only expect from high-end basketball shoes.
2Nike Men’s Prime Hype DF Basketball Shoes
Nike’s Prime Hype DF Basketball shoes are among the most flexible and lightweight basketball shoes on the market today. They owe their flexibility to their synthetic & mesh construction, one that includes a lightweight rubber sole,a dual-density foam midsole with a firm Phylon core, and a soft interior Phylon core to provide cushioning all around. At the same time, these shoes come with an innovative breathe tech upper to provide you with perfect breathability and comfort.
1Nike Hyperdunk Men’s Basketball Shoes
What makes these particular shoes stand out from the rest is the fact that they benefit from a Lunarlon midsole cushioning that is both soft and responsive while maintaining a high degree of flexibility at all times. They also have a molded heel counter for an almost perfect adherence to whatever surface you’re using them on. Not only that but their synthetic & mesh construction makes them extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear even for extended periods of time.