High top basketball shoes have always been a trend. Whether we’re talking about the early days of basketball shoes with Converse or even more recent sneakers. They’re a staple amongst the many options of basketball sneakers.
Some people find the higher collar height annoying, and some prefer it because of the feeling of more support. If you’re one of the people that likes high tops, then you’ve come to the right spot. Here are the best high top basketball shoes you can buy right now, and you can always check out or list of the best overall basketball shoes as well.
Last updated 11.27.2023
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Best High Top Basketball Shoes 2023 Overall
Best High Top Basketball Shoe 2023
Nike GT Jump 2
This is one of the best hoop shoes of the year, and its also a high top. It’s nice to see the changes Nike made in this shoe. They have taken everything that was great in the first model and tweaked it to make the GT Jump 2 that much better as a performance basketball shoe. It also makes the Nike GT Jump 2 a more accessible model for the majority of basketball players out there who need the added reactiveness and stability. Read the full review.
This year’s Jordan Flagship model is a beast and a big improvement on the Jordan 37. The 38 is lightweight and nimble, with tons of ventilation, a great no-nonsense traction setup (which in this colorway is etched into a translucent rubber sole), and a very well-balanced layered cushioning system. On top of that it is half high top and half low top. The sides of the shoe are clearly that of a high-top basketball shoe, but the back is sculpted like a low-top. This should offer the best of both worlds: the lockdown of a high and the mobility of a low. AWESOME. Price: $200. Read the full review.
Puma MB 03
The Puma MB 03 might just be the best LaMelo signature shoe to date, which is saying something. It is also, halfway between between a mid and a high, but it deserves to be on this list. In terms of on-court performance, the Puma MB 01 is hard to beat, but the MB 03 features better materials, and, in our opinion, a more refined and unique design, which might just clinch the W. Read the full review. Price: $130
Nike Air Zoom GT Jump
The Nike GT Jump, Nikola Jokić’s shoes, arguably has the most cushion we’ve ever seen in a basketball sneaker and the most Air in a Nike basketball shoe. We have a full-length Zoom Air Strobel that sits on top of a Cushlon midsole. And then we have two large volume Zoom Air units under the foam, one each in the heel and forefoot. No one will feel like they still need more cushion in these. The best pair of high top basketball shoes currently available. Read the full review.
Way of Wade 10
The Li-Ning Way of Wade 10 is as tech-heavy as it gets in a signature shoe from any brand. For support, they have a full-length carbon fiber torsional plate that also acts as a spring plate. The cushion is also beefed up with the brand’s BOOM cushion. It feels like Zoom Air took steroids and was put under your feet. These are one heck of a shoe to play in. If you’re a fan of DWade or want to try non-mainstream high-top sneaker, this sneaker is for you. See the full review. Price: $225-240
Anta KT 8
The Anta KT 8 builds upon all the technology featured in the Anta KT 6 and KT7. The Anta KT 8 features Anta’s nitro-infused Pebax foam cushioning, which in this case is slightly denser and firmer (and durable for that matter) than previous iterations. It is also equipped with a 3D printed springplate for torsional support, and a layered, carbon fiber thread textile upper. Just a beast of a shoe that can act both as a high top and a low top. Read the full review. Price: $179
adidas Dame 8
The adidas Dame 8 is a sneaker we’ve all been looking forward to because of the known consistency of Damian Lillard’s line. For the first time in the brand’s basketball lineup, we get Bounce Pro in the midsole, which feels soft and fluffy right off the bat. There’s also another foam compound on top of that for stability purposes. The upper materials are breathable and malleable, which makes for a short break in time. The tongue is also nicely padded and the traction is mostly wave-bone which has been proven to work. Read the full review. Price: $120
Best Budget High Top Basketball Shoe 2023
Nike KD Trey 5 X
The Nike KD Trey 5 X is Kevin Durant’s latest budget signature model that takes cues from his flagship, the Nike KD 14. The biggest and most welcome surprise is the cushion. The foam midsole is Renew, and a rectangular forefoot Zoom Air unit is in the forefoot, similar to the Nike Kyrie Low 5. It provides impact protection without making you sink into the midsole. For a high top, it also isn’t too restrictive. Read the full review. Price: $100