Basketball season is just around the corner, which means that it’s time to start searching for the shoe that best suits your style of play. Having various designs and brands (Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and more) to choose from can make it difficult for one to find the perfect shoe. We are here to help you find the shoe that provides you with the mobility and comfort that you want on the court.
High-top vs. Low-top:
The choice between high-top and low-top shoes should be a matter of preference. Choose the shoes that make your feet the most comfortable. Low-top shoes are lighter than high-tops and provide for an increase in a player’s speed and agility. High-top shoes have added material around the ankle for extra support and are typically worn by larger players. Due to the extra ankle support in high-tops, a common misconception is that they are safer than low-tops. A prospective randomized study done by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine concluded that “there is no strong relationship between shoe type and ankle sprains” after collecting injury information from players wearing high-top shoes, low-top shoes, and high-top shoes with inflatable air chambers.
Nike is one of the most highly recommended brands of basketball shoes and offers over 50 shoes – including the infamous Air Jordan title.
For people seeking a shoe for speed and agility, Nike offers shoes like the Nike Zoom Run The One. This low-top shoe has an open mesh upper, which provides for enhanced ventilation and breathability. It also has a synthetic backing for added support and flexibility. The shoe’s Flywire technology, located in the forefoot, offers more support in the front of the foot. The shoe’s rubber outsole offers durability and traction to make quick cuts on the court.
Adidas offers a wide variety of basketball shoes, as well, and customers have very good things to say about them. One customer who reviewed the Adidas Cross Em 3 Basketball Shoes said, “As usual a perfect fit with Adidas. The shoes are stylish and tough.” He gave the shoe a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
While Under Armour Basketball shoes are relatively new to the game, they are quickly becoming well known for their great fit and durability. A customer review for the Under Armour Micro G Anatomix Spawn Basketball Shoes said that he was “very pleased with the high quality of these shoes and the sleek look. Fit true to size and regular width.” He gave the shoes a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
More brands: There are also many more brands like And 1, Fila and Reebok on our website!
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