With increasing crossover appeal from the court to the street, basketball shoes have become a staple wardrobe piece for hardcore competitive athletes, weekend pick-up game players, and followers of street fashion alike. Designed by artists, endorsed by athletes, and worn by superstars and average Joes - basketball shoes have become a culture of their own.
Jordan shoes have been pivotal in blurring the lines between performance and fashion. Creating some of the best performance-enhancing shoes worn by instantly recognizable professional athletes such as Chris Paul and his CP3, Kobe Bryant and the incredible Predator series, and Carmelo Anthony and the Melo M8, Jordan brand is synonymous with elite court performance. But the impact goes beyond the court. Jordan brand basketball shoes are being worn as one of the focal points of modern urban style, taking the trends of the '80s and refining them to be the higher fashion of today. Many modern Jordan basketball and basketball-influenced shoes feature a combination of elements from earlier models and technical upgrades, creating hybrids with enhanced comfort, support, and performance.
No stranger to the shoe game, Nike basketball focuses on elite-level performance with a variety of colors and styles to meet every taste. Utilizing Zoom Air, Flywire, and Hyperfuse technologies, Nike has taken basketball performance footwear to a whole new level. Zoom Air provides a great court feel and increased responsiveness. Durable Flywire provides ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It holds the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. Hyperfuse technology reduces layers and provides lightweight strength with increased breathability. Nike's Hyperdunk, Hyperfuse, and Hyperaggressor have all been designed to help the wearer take their game to the next level.
One of the most recognized names in the game is LeBron James. Great things were expected from him and great things he delivered - including a line of shoes befitting an multiple MVP. Showcasing some of Nike's most advanced technology and incorporating LeBron's personal inspirations and design styles, the LeBron line of signature shoes have been seen on the feet of players worldwide.
Celebrating The Return of Chicago's hometown hero, adidas and Derrick Rose have teamed up to bring the most advanced Rose basketball shoe to date. Just as sharp, crafted, and lethal as D-Rose's game, these shoes are what separate an MVP from the others. Lightweight and responsive, the Rose 3.0 is a weapon on the court. The adidas Crazy Light 2 also offers the wearer a lightweight feel with a unique style. These shoes are built to accommodate quick cuts, speed, and lateral motion.
The number one overall pick of the 2010 season, John Wall, has a new signature shoe releasing this year: the Reebok Wall Season 3 ZigEscape. Featuring a ZigNano cushioning element, this lighter, sleeker version of the original ZigSlash offers a closer-to-the-ground sole for increased stability and responsiveness as well as quicker cuts and better handling due to the lower mid-cut upper.
Taking an unconventional approach to basketball shoes, Under Armour brings the Micro G Charge BB to the court with the promise of increased stability and an uninhibited range of motion. This high-top basketball shoe is built to feel like a low-top, allowing the wearer to drive hard and cut quick with the support needed to perform.
Whether you're looking for a classic profile or a new out-of-the-box approach, there is a style, silhouette, color, and performance-level basketball shoe that will meet your needs.