The 5 Best Basketball Shoes of 2017A shoe is not just a shoe and that is why there are a plethora of them to select from. This holds true especially when it comes to basketball shoes. Apart from comfort, obviously, your basketball shoes must also offer flexibility, responsiveness, traction and unmatched support. So without further ado, let’s check out some of the best basketball shoes of 2017.
1. Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Men’s Basketball Shoes
Meet one of the top-rated basketball shoes ever created from one of the best companies in the industry. Combining comfort and responsiveness in the most lightweight designing possible, Nike does not fail to deliver. Herringbone is replaced by a surprising blade, delivering unbelievable traction both indoors and outdoors. Featuring the Nike’s signature Flywire technology, the support you get with this shoe is beyond words can describe. Thanks to the Zoom Air cushioning and breathable upper, this Hyperdunk 2016 delivers what it promises, comfort, traction, breathability and low-profile responsiveness. There is locked-down midfoot, thanks to the Flywire cables that integrate with this shoe’s laces. Enjoy responsive cushioning with Injected Phylon midsole of this men’s basketball shoe.Verdict: Though it may be a little uncomfortable at first, once you break into it, you’ll feel like you are walking on a cloud. Although, it may not be the best fit if you have wide feet.
2. Adidas Performance Men’s Crazy 8 Basketball Shoes
The perfect blend of on-court performance and style, this basketball shoes pushes the limits when it comes to delivering the best. Bootie construction of this Crazy 8 minimizes friction for superior hardwood comfort. Leather and synthetic upper look hardcore in and out of the field. Equipped with art torsion system, you can enjoy perfect midfoot integrity while running at full-speed. Puremotion midsoles are designed specially to mimic the natural movement of your feet, making it comfortable to wear them for long hours with zero discomfort and pain. Verdict: Made from high-quality material that fits like second shoe, this shoe is worth every buck. With superior cushioning and traction, this shoe is one of the favorite among basketball players. However, when it comes to breathability, the performance is poor but the fit makes up for it.
3. Under Armour Curry 2.5 150
With a game-changing history behind this shoe, the Under Armour Curry 2.5 was won by Stephen Curry after he broke Jordan’s Chicago Bulls’ nearly unbreakable record of 79-3. With a solid traction and mesh and synthetic upper, you can enjoy superior comfort both in and off court. Featuring Charged Foam cushioning, this shoe is uber-responsive, brilliant for fast players. Wide enough to fit most foot types, this men’s shoes is comfortable with nice foot hug. Backed by brilliant ankle support, superior comfort and unmatched stability, this basketball shoe will win your heart and the game.Verdict: Though not as impressive in its looks, this shoe makes up for the comfort what it lacks in its good looks. Superior comfort, good traction and amazing flexibility is guaranteed with this Under Armour Curry 2.5.
4. Adidas Rose D 7A
Adidas Rose D 7A name that is synonymous with the best, this Adidas Rose D 7 delivers nothing but the best traction when it comes to basketball shoes. Multi-directional herringbone pattern on the thick rubber stands out among the best. If you think this shoes just stops with amazing traction, think again. Spectacular cushioning combined with unbelievable responsiveness, this shoe is as good as they come. With full-length Boost technology, this basketball shoe is bouncy with meatiness that spreads from the forefoot to the heel.Verdict: Combining stability, support with unrivaled traction, this shoe delivers nothing but the best on-field performance. Although, ventilation is not that great, if you’re looking for an on-field shoe, this shoe will blow your mind.
5. Nike Lebron XIIIStanding tall and stylish
Nike Lebron XIIIStanding tall and stylish is the Nike Lebron XIII that combines better comfort, performance and cushioning. With Zoom Air Hexagons, this Lebron XIII maintains the spring while adding stability and flexibility. Dynamic Flywire, along with HyperPosite and mesh, this men’s basketball shoe adds lockdown support among several other brilliant features of this shoe. With incredible responsiveness and brilliant response, this shoe deliver both in and off court. Add arresting support and comfort, you get a shoe that stands taller than most basketball shoes.Verdict: If you are looking for comfort and traction, you don’t have to look any further than this Nike Lebron XIII. Combine this with better support and good cushioning, this shoe will not fail to impress you. Although traction could have been a little better, you can’t expect a shoe to deliver in all aspects.There you have it. The best basketball shoes of 2017 that impressed us among the plethora of them. One thing we want to leave you with is this when you buy a basketball shoe, don’t compromise on the comfort, traction and breathability as these can make or break your game.