Best Basketball Shoes for 2018

Shoes are the tools of the trade, whether you're playing on cemented surfaces or polished wooden ones. You've got to get your gear right and it cannot be just anything that floats your boat. Here are the best shoes that will complement your grace and strength perfectly....
SportsAspire Staff
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Things To Remember Before Buying A Basketball Shoe

'Thou shall naught compromise on the fitting even if the design of the shoe shalt tempt ye'


Also, pick the shoes appropriate to the surface you're playing on. Pro and street gear do come with a price, but they are totally worth it. It is advisable that the shoes you choose should settle your feet in comfortably, and support your ankles to avoid any complications with quick turns and sprints. Shock absorption and all-round flexibility is a must-have.
Basketball shoes today, range anywhere between USD 25 – USD 250. If you are serious about your game and are a consistent player, don't compromise on your shoes with other replacements. Basketball shoes are designed distinctly in accordance to the surface and the players movements, which keep you active on your feet and reduces stress. Get ample room for your toes and heels when selecting any of these shoes. In order to keep them intact, refrain from wearing them outside the court.
Air Jordan XXXI
Who other than the greatest basketball player to be the inspiration behind these state-of-the-art shoes. Jordan stepped on the court in 1985 with the Jordan 1 and the rest is history. A 14 ounce of true comfort designed by Tate Kuerbis is the shoe is the one to own. With materials like Flyweave in the forefoot and synthetic leather in the heel and technology like zoom air and higher traction that helps you on the spins and sprints is what makes the shoe what it is. All of it in USD 185.
Nike Lebron 15
The Lebron series has been one of the more preferred shoes in the basketball world. This year the maker Jason Petrie has just upped the game. The Lebron 15 comes with a Flyknit construction and an advanced cushioning system. The articulated cushioning system uses the Max Air and Zoom air to make you more comfortable and support better agility. In all Nike boasts of the flynit in this model, as according to Nike it's never been done before. All of it in USD 185.
Nike Lebron Soldier 10
The Soldier has been known for its supportive fit and springy cushioning. The Soldier 10 provides a lace less fitting that help players get shoes on and off effortlessly. It uses the Nike Flyease technology which is an effortless way of shoe fitting, it is easy, reliable, and secure. The other notable features are Tri-layer foam and textile upper, compression inner sleeve, and multi-directional out sole. All of it in USD 140. It is designed by Bruce Kilgore.
Nike Zoom KD 9
The KD 9 is equipped with the most advanced Nike Flyknit and Zoom Air technologies. The Flyknit is its most notable feature, that uses a honey comb knitting which allows the player all the movements and sprints. It keeps the construction light weight without compromising on strength.The tapered Zoom Air Unit runs from heel to toe, the construction of which provided maximum cushioning impact. You can buy this Leo Chang designed masterpiece at USD 150.
Adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit
The shoe comes with a rare Primeknit that is very soft, light and comfortable. The Primeknit also allows the wearer to fit right in the shoe, which was an issue earlier. The BOOST cushioning embraces your foot comfortably and provides the necessary bounce. All of it in USD 150.
Other cool shoes this season:
  • Adidas Harden Vol.1
  • Nike Lebron 14
  • Air Jordan XX1
  • Nike Kyrie 3
  • Nike Zoom Rev 2017
  • Nike PG1

In the shoes lie the 'soles' of the players. Look out for the Air Jordan collection and many more. Good luck for selecting your pair of shoes, in case anyone of 'em appeals to your eye. Break a leg!